Verify vs. repair

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by TyWahn, Sep 28, 2004.

  1. TyWahn macrumors 6502

    TyWahn

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    Do you have to Verify Permissions BEFORE you Repair them?
     
  2. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    I did it once or twice but now, I just run the repair option straightaway.
     
  3. Elan0204 macrumors 65816

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    No, you don't. I actually don't know why anyone would verify permissions, but not repair them. Doing verify before repair just makes the process take twice as long. I always just repair permissions straight away.
     
  4. Espnetboy3 macrumors 6502

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    should i do this to my slave drive too , and how often is it good to do this
     
  5. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    It's really the same process, one just documents the errors, the other fixes them. You certainly don't have to verify first. Verification is useful mostly when people have custom permissions, that they don't want "repaired"... they can get a list of files that *do* need a repair this way.

    edit: you can only repair permissions on volumes that contain OS X. So just do your boot volume. Some people recommend repairing permissions after any installations, or once a month... I run it whenever I have a problem, no more. It's certainly something you should learn how to do, for maintenance or troubleshooting...

    paul
     

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