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Verify and Repair Disk Permissions

Post by Admin on Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:22 pm

Verify and Repair Disk Permissions

When we were installing any application we found that we needed to be logged in as administrator to authenticate the install. Although we were logged in as an administrator, it still wouldn’t work. Our permissions must have been damaged in some way.
To check to see if there is an issue with the permissions, you will need to launch the Disk Utility application.
Step 1: The Disk Utility application is located in the Utilities folder. In the Finder, select Utilities from the Go menu.

Step 2: Once you're in the Disk Utility application, select your hard drive in the left-hand sidebar. Click Verify Disk Permissions.

Step 3: You will be asked to authenticate. Type in your administrator username and password.

Step 4: Disk Utility will verify your file permissions. It may take a few minutes to complete the process. Once your permissions have been verified, your window should look something like this:

Step 5:If there's a problem, you can repair disk permissions. To do so, click the Repair Disk Permissions button. You will need to authenticate again. After authenticating, the disk utility will repair disk permissions.

Try Another User Account

Trying a different user account will let you know if there is a problem specifically with your account (most likely a software issue), or with the computer (most likely a hardware issue). If the problem disappears in a different user account, you've probably got what we like to call “mutated files” (when something happens to a critical file in your account’s library -- the place where all of the vital system files are stored). If you find this to be the case, you can just create a new user account and migrate all of your files over to that account.

To create New user account

Step 1:From the Apple menu, select System Preferences. Select Accounts.

Step 2:You now need to authenticate. Click the lock button in the lower left-hand corner of the window.

Step 4: Click the + button.

Step 5: In the window that pops up, create a new account by typing a username and password. Click Create Account. You can then log off of the account as you would normally and log in with the new account.

Step 6: New account will create.


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