Repair Disk Permissions Question

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Irish Paul, Aug 25, 2006.

  1. Irish Paul macrumors newbie

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    Hi - Quick Newbie question...When I'm running the Repair Disk Permissions utility on my boot drive- do I choose the Macintosh HD icon or the one with the numbers after it? (See screengrab) Or does it matter?

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  2. SimonTheSoundMa macrumors 6502a

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    That's the make and model number of your root hard drive.

    I can tell your firewire drive is a Western Digital WD20xxx for example.
     
  3. telecomm macrumors 65816

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    I suspect the option to select the drive (rather than a specific volume like Macintosh HD) is there for people who have more than one volume on a specific drive, so that they can repair permissions across a number of volumes at once.

    Having only one volume on my main drive, it does the same thing no matter which you select.
     
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  5. Irish Paul thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks guys - the reason i ask is because i remember a Final Cut tutorial by larry jordan where he specifically suggests one or the other - and for the life of me i cant remember which one... If anyone has seen it can they suggest?
     
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