Permissions Repair Brings Up Same List Every Time

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  1. My-kl macrumors newbie

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    I could run a Permissions Repair three times in a row and it'll bring up the same list of problems/fixes each time whether I use Disc Utility or OnyX. What's going on?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Are you running into issues? I found too many times people repair the permissions just because they were told too, even if there was no problem.

    I have not repaired my permissions in years and my Mac is running fine.

    Generally speaking when I did run it, I vaguely recall seeing similar files, so its possible that's a normal occurrence.
     
  3. My-kl thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, I am having problems. It keeps freezing. I shut it down and it won't restart. If I boot with the install disc I can then restart normally. I need to start another thread for that.
     
  4. MacModMachine macrumors 68020

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    bad harddisk.
     
  5. My-kl thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You think it's time for a new hard disk then? :(
     
  6. dastinger macrumors 6502a

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    Are you running Mountain Lion? There was a problem with lots of files (mainly related to iTunes) where permissions would always fail to repair. The issue was only fixed in Mavericks.
     
  7. MacModMachine macrumors 68020

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    thats what the symptoms sound like.

    its failing , if you can boot it download drivedx (30 day trial) and see if it reports the drive health.

    its very accurate and reads alot of smart attributes os's wont.
     
  8. My-kl thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, trying drivedx now. It's cheap, looks like it'll be worth buying.

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    It says SMART status failing, 1 issue found. 4 bad sectors found.

    Has drivedx reallocated those 4 bad sectors? If so that means I don't need a new drive just yet, right?

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    It says I should run the full test, which requires me to purchase. Will running this test help me any further right now?
     
  9. MacModMachine macrumors 68020

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    if it was me and cannot spring for a new drive just keep that drive backed up with time machine and go on your merry way until you can get a new one.
     
  10. My-kl thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'll get a new drive then!

    Thanks for the advise.
     
  11. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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