Repair Disk in disk utility restored some Apps new, what's the deal?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Aniej, Aug 1, 2007.

  1. Aniej macrumors 68000


    Oct 17, 2006
    I have used disk utility countless times both for repairing permissions (shout out MJ, just kidding;)) and repairing disk. Perhaps it is something different on the Intel Macs, but I sure don't recall ever having multiple applications and the accounts associated with those applications reset to new. For example, some of the applications I am encountering as new include: Growl, Adium (notably note iChat), and still discovering others. Anyone have some insight on this because I really do not recall this result ever happening before.
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    What do you mean when you say they reset to new? Are you saying it's the same effect as if you deleted the relevant preference file? Disk Utility (and repairing the drive/permissions) shouldn't be doing this. Has your machine been acting strangely otherwise? Have you renamed any of the system folders? Definitely repair permissions again! :D
  3. DoFoT9 macrumors P6


    Jun 11, 2007
    could some preference files been removed/reset???? i dont see how that could be done, but maybe...

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