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Disk Utility repairs permissions; 1 hour later they're un-repaired again.

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Lightning George Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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May 21, 2012 1:01 PM

(March 2009 24" iMac. Lion 10.7.3)

I repair permissions on Macitosh HD (boot volume)  every-other week.  I've noticed that the same permissions seem to need repair each time.  Here are the last seven lines from the Disk Utility window from the May 19 run:


One hour later, I repeated the operation.  Here are the last seven lines:

I might be overly sensitive, but I detect certain similarities between these results.  In fact, it looks like Disk Utility repairs exactly the same permissions every time and those permissions are corrupted shortly after they are repaired.


What's going on here?   Should I be alarmed? Or should I panic?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2)


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