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“Have you tried repairing permissions?” is a standard Mac troubleshooting tip that’s been floating around the web forever

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“Have you tried repairing permissions?” is a standard Mac troubleshooting tip that’s been floating around the web forever

For many users, this seemed to solve many rare type of problems. But when OS X El Capitan (10.11) released, the Repair Disk Permission option suddenly vanished from the Disk Utility app. Does that mean Apple has solved the permission-related problems in macOS, or was it something else? We’ll unravel this mystery and show you how disk permissions work on your Mac. How Permissions Work in macOS Every item on your Mac, whether it’s a file or folder, carries a set of permissions. These control which user accounts can access it and what kind of access they have. Permissions consist...

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