permissions can not be repaired

Discussion in 'macOS' started by dimme, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. dimme macrumors 65816

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    #1
    I had a problem with my OSX 10.6 startup disk and had to restore it from a backup via carbon copy cloner. Afterwards I booted from the OSX install disk to repair the permissions and got the following message for some of the files "permissions can not be repaired" It was about 8 files that look like some system stuff. What other program can I use to fix this. Everything else look fine except my virtual box program does not work and trying to reinstall it it fails for a unknown error.
    I am tempted to just wipe everything a do a clean install. Unless someone has any ideas?
    Thanks
     
  2. 666sheep macrumors 68040

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    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1448 - if those files are listed here, then don't worry and leave it as is.
    In general, repairing permissions is not necessary at all, unless you get some error messages like "cannot write/read/launch something due to permissions error", or similar.
     

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