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    FunkyHomosapien
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    I'm new
    What's up everyone? I need a place to talk macs so here I am.

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    As a new to Mac, this may be usefule
    repair permissions. After every software update, and about every 2 weeks: close all apps and log totally off. Log on, go in Finder, Applications. Utilities, Disk Utility. After the message -getting disk information- select volume (below the hard drive name -upper left corner). Just highlight it. Now look to the lower two things are there near the middle, verify permissions, repair permissions. Click repair permissions. Also make sure you run cron tasks Finder, Applications. Utilities Terminal type (switching to root - superuser) sudo sh /etc/daily > this needs to be done /weekly (instead of daily) and monthly. again with all apps closed.

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    KLank
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    Howdy and welcome to the forums ...

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    FunkyHomosapien
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    I've been using macs for years... but I always find cool tricks in these forums. Very useful.

    Thanks

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    I'm new

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    Welcome, I'm new to this board too.

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    TylerMoney
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    Welcome welcome, all.

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    Uni
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    whiteshark, what does repairing permissions actually do? sorry im new 2 macs, and dont want to stuff up.

    Uni/.

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    Im not whiteshark, but Ill answer. I think there is a big misconception on repair permissions. All your files have certain permissions that are needed so that certain "users" can use those files.. so for example if the webserver needs to access certain files, those files should be owned by 'www' and writeable by 'www' or they can be owned by anyone as long as those permissions have group or everyone writeable permissions. This is the same with core services, like say the aqua interface.. if some of the permissions get messed up bad enough, some parts of your OS might stop working. Now this is very unlikely, but it can happen. When you do an Update/Upgrade to your OS it is good to repair your permissions since the installer sometimes does not leave the owner or permissions correctly on certain files that "might" interfere with the way the OS is supposed to work, but most of the time even with wrong permissions it will usually work just fine, but you do have those times that it will indeed mess with your system.

    What I am trying to say is that it's a good idea to fix your permissions every once in awhile, especially after an Update. Find a program like Onyx and just run some of the daily/weekly/monthly/quarterly tasks and you'll be all good

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murlyn
    What I am trying to say is that it's a good idea to fix your permissions every once in awhile, especially after an Update. Find a program like Onyx and just run some of the daily/weekly/monthly/quarterly tasks and you'll be all good
    I use OnyX, and it makes all my maintenance needs user-friendly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uni
    whiteshark, what does repairing permissions actually do? sorry im new 2 macs, and dont want to stuff up.
    Uni/.
    Repair permissions functions was well answered by Murlyn

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