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corrupt files in a Macbook

448 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Nov 27, 2012 11:46 PM by Dale Weisshaar RSS
jenryen Calculating status...
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Nov 27, 2012 4:15 PM

I thought Apple computers weren't supposed to be able to get corrupt files... will this screw up things when I sync to a new Apple?

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Dale Weisshaar Level 6 Level 6 (15,855 points)
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    Nov 27, 2012 11:46 PM (in response to jenryen)

    Corruptiion can happen if you don't maintain it. Did you do the following?

    Try using Disk Utility to do a Disk Repair, as shown in this link, while booted up on your install disk for OS 10.6.8 and under. If you are running 10.7 or 10.8 run Disk Repair from Disk Utility on your Recovery System. It shows you how in the link.

    You could have some directory corruption. Let us know what errors Disk Repair reports and if DU was able to repair them. This could just be a start in repairs and you may need a better utility to finish the job.

    Then Repair Permissions.

    No need to report any Permissions errors........we all get them.

       DALE

    Mac OS X (10.7.5), MacPro '07 MacBookPro Late '08G4

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