File Permissions Confusion?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by 2012Tony2012, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. 2012Tony2012 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 2, 2012
    I just installed Snow Leopard from scratch and noticed that I could run File Permissions Check in Disk Utility and it found a lot of file permission problems on a brand new Snow Leopard install which was surprising, but then I selected to fix them but it seems to loop and not fix it and then claims to have fixed them but when I do another check the file permission errors are still there.

    What's going on? :eek:
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    It's normal for the permissions check to find a lot of "errors" that can be ignored. don't worry about it.
  3. noteple macrumors 65816


    Aug 30, 2011
  4. 2012Tony2012 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Dec 2, 2012
  5. VAvW macrumors member

    Nov 30, 2012
    Had the same problem. If you want, you can make it worse by fidling around with your files on another computer, preferably a Windows machine...

    This app fixed it for me:

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