Have you lost any precious files lately? Old movies of your kids when they were young, perhaps. Wouldn’t it be good to be able to recover them?
Don’t just throw it in a box and send it off: what happens if its internal storage is replaced or wiped? What about protecting sensitive files? Does a T2 chip make this difficult?
Apple’s latest Macs have T2 chips and SSDs which are not user-replaceable. Isn’t buying one courting with disaster?
Why might we want to repair permissions, and how does it differ now from what is used to be? As shown in a clear diagram.
Helps you scan for faulty permissions in your Home folder, with help from Mojave’s new privacy protection system.
Troubled at times, we have used Disk Utility through thick and thin. Now it has changed to support APFS, with some weird behaviour.
Repairing permissions on your Home folder is a blunt tool which could cause more problems. This tool looks through for potential problems, letting you fix them one file at a time.
Why we can’t repair system permissions, and some pitfalls and promise in the new technique of repairing permissions on the Home folder.
Apple has started recommending users to repair permissions – not generally, but in the Home folder. Here’s my experience, and a tool to make this easier.
We stopped repairing permissions, because of SIP. Now Apple recommends it for a wide range of problems – only this repairs them on your Home folder.