MacBook Pro WARNING - Should I be worried - PLEASE HELP!

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  1. wasimyaqoob macrumors 6502a

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    Hey,

    Just done a "Verify Disk Permissions" using Disk Utility in Leopard using a MacBook Pro (2.4ghz 2gb) - I only bought the laptop 4 days ago.

    I figured it shouldnt be giving WARNINGS so quickly into the life of the machine!

    Here's the link - Should I be worried?

    http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=2134741493&size=o CLICK HERE!

    Please help me guys! I'm getting VERY VERY worried!
     
  2. Chris88 macrumors member

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    I am glade you posted this I get the same thing. I remember reading some where that it's some thing that you don't have to worry about
     
  3. JNB macrumors 604

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    First off, don't worry. Second, look at the warnings carefully - all it's telling you is that some of the Permissions (read only, read/write, etc.) have not been "repaired," or corrected to the presumed appropriate state because a few files have been modified. Normally, this is nothing to worry about. If you got a list of several hundred, I might be concerned.

    Remember, EVERY file, directory, application, etc., has permissions on it. We're talking hundreds of thousands here. Also, you have quite a few system-level users created by the OS that have varying levels of permission to these files, so the combinations are in the millions. A small handful is not totally unexpected.

    In the interest of identifying what may be at issue, have you installed anything with specifying a choice of availability of the app for just yourself or all users, as a different user, or added/deleted any users on the Mac?
     
  4. V.K. macrumors 6502a

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    don't worry!

    The warnings you are getting are a very well-known and absolutely harmless issue. Just look at the apple support forum. there are gazillions of postings about it because everybody's gets them. They happen because of a small glitch in the automatic software update system which prompted you to install a remote desktop update which you don't need. Apple is aware of this issue and they posted an explanation article:

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=306925

    You can get rid of all but one of these warnings by manually installing the
    stand-alone 10.5.1 update
    http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/macosx1051update.html
     
  5. JNB macrumors 604

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    And thanks to V.K. and logicat for leading with the KB article! I nearly always do that after the fact, if at all...

    Making Short Answers Long Since 1956™
     
  6. wasimyaqoob thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Cheers guys, appreciate all the quick responses.

    Guess I can get back to having a good christmas now

    Many thanks

    Appreciate it.
     
  7. skyrider007 macrumors 65816

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    I am so jealous of your available HD space! I have like only 90 gigs left :(
     
  8. wasimyaqoob thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I know, only had the laptop for a couple of days

    Dont worry it'll soon fill up quickly :D
     
  9. Twe Foju macrumors 6502

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  10. wasimyaqoob thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    it's funny you should say that because I am running 10.5.1

    lol!
     
  11. Twe Foju macrumors 6502

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