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HT2963 Disk permissions repair does not repair the permissions. How can i solve this problem?

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I have verified the permissions of my disk and many errors appeared. i repaired the permissions and I verified again. The result was that the same errors appeared: it seems that the perissions repair does not work. how can I solve?

MacBook Pro (13-inch Early 2011), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.5)
  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,425 points)

    As long as the report ends up with 'Permissions repair complete' then, as far as permissions go, you are fine. You can ignore the various statements in the report:


    Permissions you can ignore on 10.5 onwards:



    Using 'should be -rw-r--r-- , they are lrw-r--r--' as an example, you will see the that the permissions are not changed, but the | indicates a different location. This is because an update to Leopard onwards changed the location of a number of system components.


    Poster rccharles has provided this description of what it all means:


    d = directory

    r = read

    w = write

    x = executeable program



    |  |  |

    |  |   all other users not in first two types

    |  | 

    |  group


    a little more info

    Before the user had read & write. A member of the group had read.

    After, only the user had read & write.


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