Permissions problem on a new i5

crylic

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jan 3, 2012
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So I just got a re-furbed i5 and it's pretty great. I used setup assistant as I was instructed and just transferred everything over from my old imac. it seemed to work fine, I had to go in a delete a few things, apps, some old system junk that came with it but i think overall it worked pretty good. I went and started to verify permissions with Disk Utility and there a a ton of permissions that need to be repaired, they mostly look like this:


Permissions differ on “System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/Support/Remote Desktop Message.app/Contents/Resources/fi.lproj/UIAgent.nib”; should be -rw-r--r-- ; they are drw-r--r-- .


theres also one permission that says it can't be repaired because it's been modified. It shows up at the end of the scan. So I run repair and it runs through them but doesn't verify that they've been repaired. So i close DU and run it again, the same permissions show up as needing repair!?!?

What am I doing or what did I do wrong, theres no way a brand new mac (refurbed) should have permissions that need repairing, and these ones don't seem to even repair. What should I do??
 

crylic

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jan 3, 2012
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It seems like all my permissions listed are not on that list but i got through to apple care and it seems i don't need to worry unless i start getting permissions errors when actually working with files etc. So just see how it goes i guess...stupid cause it's new but i guess thats just the risk when you transfer **** over from a 5 year old mac.

Thanks
 

GGJstudios

macrumors Westmere
May 16, 2008
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It seems like all my permissions listed are not on that list but i got through to apple care and it seems i don't need to worry unless i start getting permissions errors when actually working with files etc. So just see how it goes i guess...stupid cause it's new but i guess thats just the risk when you transfer **** over from a 5 year old mac.

Thanks
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.

Five Mac maintenance myths
Disk Utility repairs the permissions for files installed by the Mac OS X Installer, Software Update, or an Apple software installer. It doesn’t repair permissions for your documents, your home folder, and third-party applications.

You can verify or repair permissions only on a disk with Mac OS X installed.
Does Disk Utility check permissions on all files?

Files that aren't installed as part of an Apple-originated installer package are not listed in a receipt and therefore are not checked. For example, if you install an application using a non-Apple installer application, or by copying it from a disk image, network volume, or other disk instead of installing it via Installer, a receipt file isn't created. This is expected. Some applications are designed to be installed in one of those ways.

Also, certain files whose permissions can be changed during normal usage without affecting their function are intentionally not checked.
There are times when repairing permissions is appropriate. To do so, here are the instructions:
 
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