I have exactly the same problem with trying to install ACR 6.1 on an iMac under OSX 10.6.3.
So I rebooted and tried again - no go.
Uninstalled CS5 and also used the Adobe clean script at http://www.adobe.com/support/contact/cs5clean.html .
Tried again - get the same error:
Photoshop Camera Raw 6.1 Update
Any advice appreciated. Or maybe I just wait for the final release.
I tried the update on a 2nd Mac and it installed without error. The difference between the two installs seemed to be early in the process. On the machine that it failed on, the patcher program gave the error message within a minute.
On the machine where it succeeded, the install took several minutes.
The error log seems to point to ERROR: 1 Unable to get permissions of "/Applications/Adobe/AdobePatchFiles"
I checked my Application folder and I had an old text file called "Adobe"
I deleted and create a new empty folder "Adobe"
I tried the updater again and at this point it was able to use this new folder
and complete the update both for ACR 6.1 and Bridge 4.0.2
That solution worked for me as well.
Indeed. It's interesting that the installer can't tell the difference between a text file and a folder. I just deleted the text file and did not create a new Adobe folder. Bothe ACR 6.1 and Bridge 4.02 installed without error.
Case solved. Danke.
That fix worked for me too, thanks very much for posting. The offending 'Adobe' file in the Applications folder dated back to 2005! Adobe should add this to their knowledgebase, I spent a long time going round in circles with that before looking here.
Same for me, problem solved aad thanks for posting!
Still wondering however why Adobe has chosen to create a folder called 'Adobe' inside the Applications folder, that doesn't contain any application, but only files that an average user shouldn't ever touch. This folder should reside in some library folder, not in the Application folder. Bad, bad installer.
Also wondering why Adobe is still remaining silent on this issue. Would be nice if they al least just would acknowledge it.
First of all, thanks for the info. The fix described fixed my problem also.
The sad thing is I spent about an hour trying 2 different knowledgebase fixes that did not work. I am not sure why Adobe could not put this fix in their knowledgebase so that the customers did not have to eat up hours trying bogus fixes.
Same exact problem with update to 6.2 ACR
"Photoshop Camera Raw 6.2 Update Installation failed"
Follow Mic's directions and delete the file /Applications/Adobe, then rerun the update.