What does Verify Permissions and Repair Permissions really do?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Merkava_4, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. Merkava_4 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm throwing this question out there. I really don't expect anybody to answer it though. But just by the slight chance that somebody might know, I'm asking. I expect this thread to remain unanswered and on Page 5 by tomorrow afternoon. :p
     
  2. torbjoern macrumors 65816

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    In the file system, each file has information abou who has read/write/exec permissions for that specific file. These are sometimes altered, and if it happens to system files, this can make your system unstable and sluggish. That means the permissions need to be repaired, i.e reset to what they should be.
     
  3. Merkava_4 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    torbjoern,

    Thank you for posting. :)

    One post is WAY more than I expected. :D
     

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