Verify and Disk Utility. When?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by diegobgr, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. diegobgr macrumors 6502

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    Hi.

    I've read that you should verify permissions after install an update. It's true?

    I have installed the combo update (10.6.5 + 10.6.6).
     
  2. stridemat Moderator

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    I only carryout a permissions repair when I start to see problems. Are you experiencing any?
     
  3. diegobgr thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    Then don't worry about Disk Utility. It's only there when a problem occurs.
     
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    If that's the case then I wouldn't bother.
     
  6. calderone macrumors 68040

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    This is a myth.
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I've had my current Mac for almost 3 years. I've never found a need to verify or repair permissions.
     
  8. diegobgr thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Is there any problem if I repair them?

    I have run Onyx, and it have repaired them.
     
  9. stridemat Moderator

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    It's not a problem if you run a Permissions Repair, but if it's not needed then it really is pointless.
     

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