Repairing disk permissions takes more than a half hour?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by johnpc, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. johnpc macrumors member

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    #1
    I am running snow leopard, have 8 GB RAM and 320GB hard drive

    I've had the computer 5 months, and today randomly decided to "repair disk permissions" on disk utility.

    Estimated time remaining is 32 mins. So far there is already a huge list of details, mostly things that are supposed to be set at 95 or 1 but are set to 0 (not sure what this means).

    Is it supposed to take this long? What exactly is it fixing, and how did these problems arise from simple regular use? Will I notice a difference in my computer's speed afterwords?
     
  2. Fubar1977 macrumors 6502a

    Fubar1977

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    North Yorkshire, UK
    #3
    GGJ`s is quite correct, it can take a while,particularly if you have never run it before.
    I ran it on a whim last night (only 2nd time since owning MBP) and it took 20-30 mins although I had installed and removed a fair bit of software since last time I ran it.
     

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