Permissions question.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Caris, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. Caris macrumors 6502a

    Caris

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    #1
    Hey guys i just verified my disk permissions and got these errors which can't be fixed. I'm just wondering if this is normal or not.

    Thanks.

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  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    #3
    As far as I know, people have gotten these messages before, and they're completely harmless - they're not problems that need fixing, just informational messages Disk Utility gives you. In this particular case, Disk Utility is simply telling you that it won't even attempt to fix permissions on those 4 files since they have the SUID (switch user ID) bit set - changing permissions on such a file can have unintended consequences.
     
  3. Caris thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Caris

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    #4
    I have, these are the ones that can't be fixed. Hense i making a topic about it :)
     
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    #5
    Did you check Apple's support site? They have an ever expanding list of Permissions Repair failures that can be safely ignored.
     
  5. Caris thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Caris

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    #6
    Any chance of a link, i can't seem to find the page.
     
  6. yellow Moderator emeritus

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  7. Caris thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Caris

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    #8
    Hmm there's only one of mine on that page, i wonder if the rest are ok?
     
  8. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    I got the same SUID warnings as you after updating, I've asked around and been told not to worry about them
     
  9. Nukemkb macrumors 6502a

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    Mine just arrived today from repair where the DVD burner was replaced - and now I get that message. I take it to be a consequence of the item being replaced..:cool:
     

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