what is repair permissions?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by iBOOKnewbie, Jan 4, 2005.

  1. iBOOKnewbie macrumors newbie

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    hi, a new ibooknewbie here.........what is repair permissions? and how do I use it with my updates......seeing how it is always mention with software updates...............
     
  2. emw macrumors G4

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    One of our more illustrious members put together this thread. Check it out.
     
  3. blodwyn macrumors 65816

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    Run the Disk Utility application (in the Utilities folder in your Applications folder). Select your hard disk in the left pane and click on the Repair Permissions button.

    I run Macaroni which repairs permissions automatically according to a schedule, and have never had a problem. I believe that conventional wisdom suggests that you should repair permissions before and after applying Apple software updates, and after installing any application that requires the entry of the admin password.
     

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