so tonight i decide to do some maintenance on my mac (clean up the desktop, delete old files, etc) and also did a repair permissions from disk utility. the problem is that after the third repair, it still shows the same files as being repaired over and over. Here's a small snippet of the repair log: Permissions differ on "System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/AppleVNCServer.bundle/Contents/Support/LockScreen.app/Contents/Resources/English.lproj/MainMenu.nib", should be drwxr-xr-x , they are -rwxr-xr-x . Repaired "System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/AppleVNCServer.bundle/Contents/Support/LockScreen.app/Contents/Resources/English.lproj/MainMenu.nib". Permissions differ on "System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/AppleVNCServer.bundle/Contents/Support/LockScreenLeopard386.app/Contents/Resources/English.lproj/MainMenu.nib", should be drwxr-xr-x , they are -rwxr-xr-x . Repaired "System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/AppleVNCServer.bundle/Contents/Support/LockScreenLeopard386.app/Contents/Resources/English.lproj/MainMenu.nib". ACL found but not expected on "private/var/root". Repaired "private/var/root". ACL found but not expected on "private/var/root/Library". Repaired "private/var/root/Library". ACL found but not expected on "private/var/root/Library/Preferences". Repaired "private/var/root/Library/Preferences". anyone know why these permissions are never exactly repaired?