Software :: Finder Quits After Repairing Permissions?
Jun 10, 2008
I recently ran Disk Utility on my MacBook (OS 10.4.11), and it said the node structure was invalid. The next day, I repaired the disk with DiskWarrior (I didn't have an OS X disk around, so I couldn't use Disk Utility).
However! Before I tried using DiskWarrior, I repaired permissions in Disk Utility, figuring that it was good routine maintenance. Disk Utility changed some permissions, and ever since, the Finder immediately quits and restarts when I navigate to certain folders. The "bad folders" seem to vary with no apparent cause: for a while it only cared about a certain folder inside my home folder, but now it's started to quit whenever I navigate to my home folder (which means I can't use Command-N, though I can make new windows by clicking on the hard drive's desktop icon). Occasionally it lets me go to my home folder for no apparent reason, and sometimes I can get to otherwise "bad" folders by clicking on my shortcuts on the leftmost panel of the finder window (though not always). In short, it's not very consistent, and changes over time. It's still doing this even after repairing the disk, zapping PRAM, and trying fsck (which said the disk was OK). Both Disk Utility and DiskWarrior think my permissions are fine.
I am concerned about my MacBook Pro that I am running Lion on... recently I had to force quit the finder. Everything seemed to check out using TechTool Pro 6. Repairing permissions takes a very long time.
When running Repair Permissions in Disk Utility, it reports that there are errors and that it's fixed them but if I run it again, the same errors keep appearing.
I've noticed that the current permissions on the errors are lrw-rw-rw- which I assume means that they are symbolic links and not the actual files which Disk Utility is expecting. Any idea what's going on?
I have a an old G4 running Mac 10.3.5 that I need to update to 10.3.9 to run a program. The machine has a long boot time so I'm worried it might die soon.
Anyways I am wondering if I should click "repair permissions" and/or "verify permissions" before I do the 10.3.9 combo update. Will this increase the chances that the 10.3.9 update will not cause problems? Or can repairing permissions itself cause trouble?
I have never repaired or verified permissions on this machine.
I have a 1.8Ghz G5 (2.5Gb RAM) PowerMac here, running Leopard 10.5.8, which is used as a file server. The drives aren't RAIDed or anything. I am going to add a 2nd internal drive to it, and as a maintenance I decided to repair pemrissions before shutting it down.However, when I ran Disk Utility, I found that I cound't repair permissions at all. I could select the drive, click the botton, and the progression bar would go to the 'striped barber pole' effect that comes up as it is preparing to do something, but then it just stays there. I can cancel it, but no repairs happen.Any ideas how to get this to work or should I just use a 3rd party solution like Leopard Cache Cleaner? I'm not sure whether other software would just come up against the same issue.
Info: iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3), 2.5 Ghz Intel i5, 4Gb RAM (work)
I am running a MacBook 2.4GHz Intel Core Duo, 4GB SDRAM on Snow Leopard 10.6 and when repairing permissions, I get this message: Warning SUID 'system/library/core services/remote management/ ARDAgent app/contents/ Mac OS/ ARDAgent' has been modified and will not be repaired.
Lately I've noticed that when I repair permissions, it's the same files that keep appearing the log of files being "repaired"... which leads me to believe they're not actually being repaired at all.
It's at the point where I can repair permissions once, generating a log of repaired files, and then if I repair permissions again immediately afterwards (whether I've closed and reopened Disk Utility in the mean time or not), the same exact list of files appears as being repaired.
I've been having some real odd things going on with Snow Leopard. I thought that repairing permissions and repairing the disk may help. I ran the tests, but there are errors that look like they cannot be fixed. Below I posted the log file from Disk Utility:
Code: 2009-12-16 15:44:25 -0700: Disk Utility started. 2009-12-16 15:45:12 -0700: Repairing permissions for "Macintosh HD" 2009-12-16 15:46:43 -0700: Permissions differ on "usr/share/derby", should be drwxr-xr-x , they are lrwxr-xr-x . 2009-12-16 15:46:43 -0700: Repaired "usr/share/derby". 2009-12-16 15:47:09 -0700: Warning: SUID file "System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/MacOS/ARDAgent" has been modified and will not be repaired. 2009-12-16 15:48:55 -0700: 2009-12-16 15:48:55 -0700: Permissions repair complete 2009-12-16 15:48:55 -0700:
What I should do since Disk Utility won't repair the problem?
I am trying to figure out why my early 2008 macbook pro is lagging. I tried to repair disc permissions but it always repairs the same ones. The other thought I had was that the video card may be on its way out, but not sure how to check that.
After reading on the internet that you should repair disk permissions around once a month or something I decided to do it after not doing it for ages, so I go and do it, then shut it off and leave it for a bit, and then when I turn it on I open Safari and I notice that its taking a really long time to load Apple's Start Page, so I think nothing of it and turn it off again, then a bit later I turn on and I find the internet on it still just as slow.
So I am wondering if its cause I did it or because of my router.
I bought this G5 with consistant startup problems but after replacing the hard drive,installing a fresh operating system, re-seating the ram, checking the Pram battery, etc, it was running fine. I now realize that when trying to repair the disk permissions, the same list keeps coming back even though it shows it's been repaired. Also, occasionally it may freeze or go into kernal panic on startup. If the hard drive is new, does it sound like a possible hardware problem? Does repairing disk permissions involve anything hardware?
I accidentally changed the disk permissions on my Macintosh HD to "none" for everyone, except system and admin, who both still have read/write/exec privileges. Now, my Mac won't boot up. What can I do to fix this from single user mode or verbose mode?
It happened 3 times today and at most 20 times within the last 3 months. When using Quick Look to view movie files, the movie freezes and the Finder restarts. Kinda annoying. No error message shows up after the restart.
I am operating OSX 10.4.11 on a 2005 Power PC G5. My Finder has started quitting about every 1.5 minutes. I've trashed the preferences several times to no avail. I've trashed a couple of programs I downloaded recently and which I'm not using, but no change.
I THINK it started happening after I downloaded the most recent MAC Security Update but I'm not positive.
I have an early 2008 MacPro-10GB memory. Recently switched out two of the drives and decided to try a mirrored RAID setup with 2 3TB Seagate Barracuda drives as the boot set (using Lion 10.7.2). Ever since, I have had random episodes where the finder quits, everything closes and then the finder comes back up and is ready to go but all my programs have been shut down in the process.It can happen as often as four times an hour. I don't lose more than a couple of minutes of work but if I'm iChatting, I suddenly lose the connection or scanning stops or printing stops. Should I not have tried to set up the RAID?
My Finder "quits" or "restarts" when I try to access any file other than a single file that is on the Desktop.
WANT: To repair the operation of the finder so I have access to all my files.
SYSTEM: I am currently running OS 10.5.8 on an older Macbook, with a 325 GB HD. (Note: I started having this trouble on OS 10.5.7 but upgraded to 10.5.8 but the problem still persisted.)
SYMPTOMS: 1. Most of the time when I access my files on the file called Dons MacBook all the file information shown on the Desktop will disappear and then reappear in a second similar to when you are starting the OS. The Finder itself, with all the files listed, will not appear
2. However, sometimes the Finder WILL appear and when all the files are shown and i click on any file or folder the "busy" circle will appear for a time and then the Desktop will "quit" or "reset" again as describe above.
3. I ran Disk Doctor from my start up disk. The disk needed no repairs. When I went to "Verify Disk Premissions" I received the following: "Error: No valid packages."
4. Forum research told me that I needed a "Basesystem.pkg" installed in my Library file but even if I found one on the net or my original OS CD I do not have access to my Library folder because when I try to access it in the Finder, if the Finder actually appears, it "resets" as described above.
5. All the programs on my Dock will start and operate normally. These programs "go get" stored files and run them normally. From that I know that the "resetting" of the Finder does not mean that I am losing programs or they are being erased. (I can only run programs on the Dock because they are not accessible in the Finder as all other files.)
6. I can access the finder information when I am trying to Save a file. The Finder window that appears for me to search for a place to put a document works okay.
7. I can download email attachments (pdf) documents, for example, to the Desktop one at a time but if I put them in a common file on the Desktop, when I call up the common file, the Finder window starts but "resets" as noted above.
8. If I have a file on a CD when the Finder comes up to list the files in the CD, it "resets" as described above.
I've created a new user account in Mac OS 10.5.7 and I have changed the International settings of this user, in particular, I set the language to Portuguese. Now, when this user logins in, Finder does not start properly. It quits and immediately tries to restart again. The result is that the Finder menu blinks on the screen. I can run other applications normally, Safari, Terminal, etc. The problem is, AFAIK, only with Finder.
My 2.33gh intel core 2 is acting erratic. The finder quits, stalls and freezes...it turns off and then reappears. Programs fail. adobe will not run. It was on during the huge electrical storm last weekend. It started acting like this after. It was on a surge protector, but those are not 100%.
I can get a ways into backing up files. I am attempting to install Lion, but I did not journal the partition. And It looks like I have to clean install and erase the HD. If power surge did damage, software will not work. Does the finder issue look like electrical damage?
I am using an Intel based imac 2.8GHz, has 4GB memory, OS 10.5.6. It has 16GB Hard disk free.
After finder has been up for 20 seconds or so the response time between clicks gets really slow (1 or 2 minutes). The problem repeats every time Finder is restarted. When I look at the Activity monitor the Finder shows that it is taking up 840MB of RAM and most of the CPU.