Looking for a good tool to repair permissions and perform other routine tasks

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mgpg89, May 12, 2009.

  1. mgpg89 macrumors 6502a

    mgpg89

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    I explained my MBP problem in this thread and AppleCare support advised me to repair my permissions.

    Now I know there are about a dozen apps that do this, but can you give me some recommendations? I want 'the best' if there's even such a thing.
    Paid or free, I don't care ... as long as I don't have to wipe my entire system.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. surflordca macrumors 6502a

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    Have you tried the one built in the OS. Everyone seems to have good luck with that one...
     
  3. mgpg89 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Disk repair utility?
    I just repaired my permissions using that.

    One side question: what if the disk repair utility says: "The volume is OK" ... then I don't need to repair it, right?
     
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Right.
     
  5. mgpg89 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    OK, repaired my permissions for the first time in 6 months and my system's a LOT faster ...
     
  6. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

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  7. mgpg89 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    OK thanks ... one more question (cause i'm not familiar with these kinds of tasks)

    when do I need to run what maintenance?
     
  8. surflordca macrumors 6502a

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    When you have problems or when you think it's time. I do mine monthly just to check...
     
  9. mgpg89 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    And will performing these tasks 'too' often do any harm to your system?
     
  10. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

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    No, but there's no need to do it regularly.
     

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