repair disk permissions taking long time

Discussion in 'macOS' started by toronado455, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. toronado455 macrumors regular

    toronado455

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    On my Dad's 2011 MacBook Pro, I tried running the Disk Utilities repair disk permissions, but had to abort because it said "45 minutes remaining" for about half an hour and didn't change. On my system, it only takes a few seconds. What's wrong?
     
  2. 53kyle macrumors 65816

    53kyle

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    Maybe you have an SSD or something. My computer can take up to a couple of hours. It will say 45 minutes remaining then suddenly boost to completion.
     
  3. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    That does not sound normal. Try a command-r boot to recovery and use Disk Util from there to do both a repair disk to check for drive errors and also do a permissions repair from there.
     
  4. toronado455 thread starter macrumors regular

    toronado455

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    Thanks. Can a 2011 MacBook Pro boot to recovery? (I've upgraded it to Mountain Lion 10.8.5 by installing Mountain Lion over Snow Leopard 10.8.6 - not a clean install.)
     
  5. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Yep... that will have a Mountain Lion recovery partition on there it will boot to.
     

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