I updated to Maverick and trying to update CS6 and get the error messag "unable to write to location users/johnburket2/library/applicationsupport/adobe. Please add write permission and try again. It does not look like tia file exists as I have run a search. Please advise on how to get the update to work. Thanks.
Sounds like you didn't copy all the app files from another partition/machine, or your permissions are just broken.
That directory should exist, and should be writable by you. If that directory does not exist, you need to copy it from the old partition/machine, or reinstall the software.
I had to reinstall PS once I migrated it over from my old computer (Three months ago) because the Apple migration software does not pick on non Apple software. PS and NIK plug-ins all work fine, it is just the software update that is not working. So you think I should uninstall and install again?? It is just a pain if not needed. I ran a permissions scan and no Adobe products came up as having permission issues?? Thanks for your input.
The permissions problem would be on the application support folder, where you have a problem (bad permissions or missing) with one or more directories. Without seeing your machine to know exactly where the problem is - I can't tell.
Fixing the perimissions, copying the folders from backup, or reinstalling is the way to get it fixed.