what is repair permissions?

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

  1. iBOOKnewbie macrumors newbie

    Dec 1, 2004
    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


    Aug 2, 2004
    One of our more illustrious members put together this thread. Check it out.
  3. blodwyn macrumors 65816

    Jul 28, 2004
    Portland, Oregon
    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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