How to Repair Disk Permissions with Disk Utility
Use this built-in Mac app (found in Utilities folder) to 'Repair Disk Permissions' - sometimes helpful in speeding up your computer's data processing if you get a lot of spinning 'beachballs of death' - also a good idea to run it before backing up your Hard Drive.
1. Open Disk Utility.
2. Select HD in left column.
3. Select First Aid tab.
4. Click 'Repair Permissions'
NOTE: Time required will vary depending on size of HD and how many files have changed since last repair (usually 10-15 minutes for a 250GB HD).
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