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What does Repair Disk Permissions do


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Could someone please explain to me what the Repair Disk Permissions function is for.

You find this function under Utilities and the Disk Utility

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Check out this article from apple.com

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=25751
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Also, check out this article on why in general, you will rarely if ever need to Repair Permissions:

http://www.unsanity.org/archives/000410.php

Despite what you may hear from time, Repairing Permissions is not the cure for just about everything but world hunger!

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Also, check out this article on why in general, you will rarely if ever need to Repair Permissions:

http://www.unsanity.org/archives/000410.php

Despite what you may hear from time, Repairing Permissions is not the cure for just about everything but world hunger!
You didn't read that whole thing did you? My puny level 42 nerd skill forced me to quit halfway through!
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whew, i just made it through, I had been blindly repairing permissions thinking ti was the equivalent of defragging on windows. I have now been educated. Thanks

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Yes I did! ...but I am a self professed computer geek. I enjoy this kind of stuff.

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