WoW won't update


I’ve been getting this error -Please try again after logging on as an administrator, when I try to update. I am the admin on my computer but it’s still not updating. I’ve tried their suggestion but it’s not working. Has anyone else had this issue?


Having the same issue today. I even went as far as reinstalling the Battlenet app but no luck getting rid of this error. glad its not just me cause I’m pretty sure I didn’t do anything to trigger this.

Mac OS 12.0.1


You’re not the only one who has this problem. It was working fine yesterday and going to log on today, I’m like what the heck lol


Yup, had no problems yesterday, only this morning.

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Yeah. I restarted my computer multiple times, deleted the tools folder, ran the games as admin, yet still nothing is working.


Yeah I did the same thing, I reinstalled but no luck Mac OS 15.1

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Same here, won’t update Shadowlands due to Admin error (I am admin)…tried BN reinstall, created new Admin user on OS, repair wont even work. Come on Blizz!

Also, same problem with beta battlenet, so version of BN doesn’t matter. WoW app does launch directly with no problems w/o battlenet though, so is playable


Same problem for me

Mac OS 12.0.1 iMac M1


Same, very frustrating knowing name reservations are tonight

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I don’t have anything new to add other than I cannot log in either, but was able to do so just fine last night.

MacOS 10.15.7 (Late 2015 iMac)

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BLZBNTAGT0000841 error? Same. Tried steps in troubleshooting article (which does not address Macs specifically) :
Still won’t update. I adapted these - adding my Admin account specifically to permissions for Battlenet, world of warcraft folder and Wow application. Still no update which means no login, which means no playing today for me. :cry:

I too have been having the same issue. The application response when I press the Update button in the app is “Please try again after logging on as an administrator.” This is for both retail and classic versions.

After some research and trouble shooting I found that the permissions on the /Applications/World\ of\ Warcraft/Data directory was set to 666, basically my admin account could Read and Write but not execute.
I tried launching the game manually but I received a modal window with an error of “Cannot start WoW. ClientHandler: initialization error: failed to create storage component.” I did a quick Google search and found this article
Followed those recommendations to no avail.

I am able to manually launch the game now after opening up a terminal and running the following:
“sudo chmod -R 777 /Applications/World\ of\ Warcraft/Data”

Looks like a recent patch to the application migrated some bad file permissions.

Mid 2017 iMac running Mac OS 11.6


Same problem here, 2019 imac, newest OS.

You can directly launch wow from your applications folder still though if people are interested, but yes an annoying bug.

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If launching the game directly the authenticator never works for me, maybe that is just a me problem I don’t know. But always works with site and login.


I couldn’t get my authenticator to register a login attempt either. I was so excited to be able to login, only to fail at the last second. So much for launching the game without the battlenet client.

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The problem appears to be fixed. My launcher updated the game with no issues and all I did was relaunch it. Hopefully it works now for the rest of you!

No such luck here

I’m having the same issue. I’ve reinstalled a bunch of times, finally came here to see if there were others having this same issue. Hopefully this gets fixed.

Same issue… guess I will play FFXIV, they know how to not break stuff every other day…


Same issue. Please try again after logging on as an administrator.
MacBook Pro 16 M1 Pro