File Permissions Confusion?

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

  1. 2012Tony2012 macrumors 6502a

    2012Tony2012

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    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

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    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

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  4. 2012Tony2012 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    2012Tony2012

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  5. VAvW macrumors member

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    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: http://www.ohanaware.com/permissionsreset/
     

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