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I just signed up for Spotify and was in the process of installing the client on all of my computers. I got it working on Windows, my iPod, and even on Linux. However when I downloaded the client for Mac I have problems. I downloaded the dmg which mounts fine, but when I try to drag the program to my applications folder I get the following message:

The operation can't be completed because an unexpected error occurred (error code -8003).

I tried running the application from within the dmg and it works fine. It's only when I try to copy it somewhere outside of the dmg that I get the error. For this reason I'm pretty sure its a Mac OS X problem, but I still don't know how to fix it.

Any ideas what could be causing this? Is it a Mac problem or a Spotify problem?

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This could be a general issue. Can you install other applications by dragging? This error usually comes up when trying to empty trash. – fideli Jul 28 '11 at 22:51
I can empty my trash just fine. When I googled the error code I saw that most people couldn't empty the trash. So I tried emptying mine and it worked fine. I had no problem downloading and installing vlc from the dmg. – rhololkeolke Jul 28 '11 at 23:33
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I did a repair disk permissions and redownloaded the dmg and it installed fine. I'm not exactly sure what caused the initial problem, but I do know that doing those two things fixed it.

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