does repair permissions EVEN WORK???

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ILOVEMYMBP2.2g, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. ILOVEMYMBP2.2g macrumors regular

    ILOVEMYMBP2.2g

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    i just would like to know if repair permissions even works in 10.5.2.. This is ridiculous and apple should fix this immediatly. Has anybody gotten it to work?
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

    psychofreak

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    Yes, its just stuck on 1minute for a while...
     
  3. TEG macrumors 604

    TEG

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    What do you mean?

    Of course it works. It compares the current permissions for system files with the defaults in its database and corrects the errors.

    TEG
     
  4. kuwisdelu macrumors 65816

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    It doesn't take THAT long. Not as quick as in Tiger, but I've run repair permissions twice in 10.5.2, after the initial update and again after the Leopard Graphics update.
     
  5. ILOVEMYMBP2.2g thread starter macrumors regular

    ILOVEMYMBP2.2g

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    how often do yall run repair permissions, Ive just started to use it and im just wandering what yall recommend? Thanks
     
  6. kuwisdelu macrumors 65816

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    Not that often. Just after installing some big software or an update or something. Unless you're noticing something wanky going on, there's not much reason to do it more than one a week or once a month. But it's a good idea to do it after software updates and installations.
     
  7. TomGolden macrumors member

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    I have been repairing permissions about every 8 - 10 weeks so far.
     

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