can't even repair premissions

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by bennetsaysargh, Mar 6, 2004.

  1. bennetsaysargh macrumors 68020

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    i cant fix permissions. whenever i go to either fix or verify permissions, it says
    anyone know how to fix this?
    please don't say "try fixing permissions" :p
     
  2. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    sorry man no help here, hate to tell you but i never have to fix permissions and still wonder why so many swear by it. why are you trying to fix permissions?
     
  3. HexMonkey Administrator

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    From http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=25704, hope it helps. :)


     
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    Cleans up all your access to different programs. I think its a bigger deal if you have multiple users> If thats not right please correct me someone.
     
  6. bennetsaysargh thread starter macrumors 68020

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    thanks. im trying to repair permissions because no one else besides me on my computer can open iTunes. i guess i'll reinstall panther.

    thanks for the help :)
     
  7. bennetsaysargh thread starter macrumors 68020

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    well it worked. i actually copied the files from the old imac.
    thanks again:)
     
  8. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    It's not just for multiple users. Installer programs can sometimes write files with incorrect permissions, causing the apps or the system to act flaky.

    I repair permissions after an OS update or software install to make sure nothing got messed up.
     
  9. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    Thanks and how you doing this evening Rower? Glad to hear Bennetsaysargh got it fixed. I do the same thing, keep xtra's on the wife's Imac just in case. I have to say I dont have Multi users and i guess hence never mess with permissions on Good old Quicksilver :) "Edit" Rev C machine? could it be?
     
  10. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    No problem and I'm doing fine. Yourself? :)

    You should run it and see if it fixes anything. You'd be surprised to see what it can catch on a system that hasn't had permissions repaired in a while.
     

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