Repair Permissions Question..?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by fab5freddy, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. fab5freddy macrumors 65816

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    #1
    When repairing permissions, do i select
    the main hard drive OR the partition of the hard drive

    as in the photo i attached....?

    thanks!!
     

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  2. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

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  3. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    #3
    Why would you want to Verify Disk first......?
     
  4. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

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    The Verify and Repair Disk options are meant for when files become corrupt, not for permissions errors. You can't repair the disk you booted from, so this option is grayed out unless you boot from another disk (like the OS X Install Disc.) With the Journaling file system, verify and repair aren't as useful as they once were, since the OS automatically repairs the file system if it detected an improper shutdown, and journaling makes these types of errors much less common.

    If you want to play 'ultra-paranoid', boot from your OS X Install Disc, run Disk Utility from there, and do both "Repair Disk" and "Repair Permissions".

    Although there is some talk that repairing permissions is nearly useless.
     

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