My Disk Utility is no longer repairing permissions

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by mamoart, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. mamoart macrumors newbie

    Mar 11, 2013
    I have tried in 10.8.2 and in 10.8.3 to repair permissions using disk Utility and it only runs for a minute and tells me permissions are repaired, instead of listing this: permission is "this way" and should be "that way" or it has been changed to.... So I wonder if I have to reinstall Mountain Lion or if it has some new feautures that run the permission repairs in the background without me knowing....

    Thanks, Mamoart
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Some people repair, or recommend repairing permissions for situations where it isn't appropriate. Repairing permissions only addresses very specific issues. It is not a "cure all" or a general performance enhancer, and doesn't need to be done on a regular basis. It also doesn't address permissions problems with your files or 3rd party apps.

    If repairing permissions results in error messages, some of these messages can be ignored and should be no cause for concern.

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