HP printing software kills permissions...

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mopppish, Oct 29, 2006.

  1. mopppish macrumors 6502

    Nov 27, 2005
    I just bought a Macbook (which I'm exchanging soon for a MBP, but that's not the point) and got the "free" HP Photosmart 3180 something-or-other all-in-one printer-copier-scanner blah blah blah.
    I know that these things aren't particularly hot, but hey, it was free.
    I installed the included software so's I could use the scanner. The next time I repaired permissions, a TON of stuff was listed as repaired, all of it stemming from this new printing software...
    Anyone else had experience with this? Is there a way to scan from this thing without installing the HP software? Will this cause problems? The permissions seem to have stayed repaired, but...
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    Nah... as long as it's a one time thing I wouldn't worry too much, it got repaired, didn't it...? Just Repair Permissions doing its job... ;)

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