Unable to repair Disk Permissions!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by PORSCHER_911, Jan 15, 2006.

  1. PORSCHER_911 macrumors newbie

    Jul 18, 2005
    I have been trying to repair disk permissions for a long time now since I first updated to OS X 10.4.3 (now running 10.4.4) still nothing gets repaired. It keeps showing same permissions everytime I check or try to repair. I've searched this board if anyone else is having this problem and I found only one guy who seems to have the exact same problem as mine with disk permissions...
    Permissions related to Widgets and DVD player application like for example:-

    - We are using special permissions for the file or directory ./Applications/DVD Player.app/Contents/Resources/English.lproj/AboutBox.nib/objects.xib.
    - We are using special permissions for the file or directory ./Library/Widgets/World Clock.wdgt/version.plist.

    And also this odd one in between:-
    - We are using a special gid for the file or directory ./System/Library/CoreServices/Dock.app/Contents/MacOS/Dock.

    Is there anything I can do to repair these permissions? :(
    Because lately I've noticed that my Mac is acting a little bit slow with some rare crashes (once or twice) with random applications like Safari.

  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    Special permissions are temporary ones used while the process is underway -- there's absolutely nothing to worry about.


  3. PORSCHER_911 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 18, 2005
    Ok, that's a relief... Thanks! :)

    But there's one thing, most of those permissions are related to Widgets and lately I've noticed some problems with my widgets like for example the Translator widget isn't working properly anymore (Not working at all actually.. it shows up with corrupted interface and nothing to click at) --> image attached


    I'm just afraid that this would happen to other widgets/applications in the future.

    Yet again, thanks.
  4. spencecb macrumors 6502a


    Nov 20, 2003
    I don't know if I agree with this 100%. I have the same exact problem on my iMac G5, and I called Apple about it and they said the system has become corrupt because they can't even be repaired when booting from the install DVD which has a heftier repair disc compared to the one within OS X while the OS is running.

    They said the only way to fix this is to Archive and Install.
  5. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
  6. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    There's always a few files that use special permissions. These are normal.
    Not sure if it has anything to do with your troubles, Porscher, but those "errors" (not really errors, more like notifications) are supposed to be there.
  7. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    Any "special" item can't be repaired at all because there is no error, per se.

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