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MacBytes
Aug 6, 2006, 02:20 PM
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Category: Mac OS X
Link: Repairing permissions: What you need to know (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20060806152048)
Description:: Here is a thorough (and calm, for once!) explanation of exactly what Repair Permissions does, and when it will and won't help.

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nagromme
Aug 6, 2006, 11:53 PM
Great article! Permissions--as they NOW stand--have been demystified. Repairing permissions is hugely unlikely to do any harm. Nor is it necessary, but occasionally can solve a problem. Doing so regularly is needless but harmless if you want to--and doing so after a problem appears is easy enough to be worth a shot.

I'll leave it to YASU!

fixyourthinking
Aug 7, 2006, 09:15 AM
Very informative ... however ... repairing permissions CAN help a computer's speed.

It's better (if you have a PPC G3, G4, G5 CPU) to use AppleJack to repair permisions and repair problems at the same time.

It also helps to use a prebinding utility.