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    What are "Disk Permissions" and "Repair"?

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    What are "Disk Permissions" and "Repair"?
    Still researching and trying to decide whether or not to upgrade to Maverick from Mt Lion and read where someone recommended checking the disk prior to doing so.

    I did the "Verify Disk Permissions" check in the Disk Utility and it came up with a lot of errors. Did the "Repair Disk Permissions" and did another "Verify Disk Permissions." It came up with what appeared to be the same amount of stuff as the first time I ran it.

    Should I be concerned with this? Should I do a reboot after running the Repair? Should I run a "Verify Disk" and "Repair Disk" if something comes up?

    I'm really doing this stuff in the blind, not really knowing what these are doing. Just figure it 'shouldn't' hurt anything. Any insights would be helpful. Thanks.

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    What are "Disk Permissions" and "Repair"?
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    What are "Disk Permissions" and "Repair"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MYmacROX View Post
    Thanks for that link. That was an excellent read.

    I'm not currently having any problems with my Mac. Do you guys recommend running the "Verify Disk" disk utility before upgrading?

    BTW, I did make a bootable USB thumb drive for Mountain Lion.

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    What are "Disk Permissions" and "Repair"?
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    To run Repair Disk you cannot be booted from the hard drive. You can run in Recovery mode or by booting from the ML USB, leaving Installer and going into Utilities > Disk Utility and run Repair Disk.

    If all is well you can use the same thumb drive to keep Mavericks on. Slightly different manner of installing on the thumb drive however.

    http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2013/10...llation-drive/
    Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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