29 June, 2018

What is Disk Permission and How to Repair Disk Permission in Mac?

Mac disk permission keeps your files safe and secure. Permissions are file settings that decide which user and system can access that file and what they can do with it. Thus, a certain program cannot affect any other system file and modify them without asking for permission. The files and folders that your Mac has, comes with a particular set of permission, but these permissions sometimes get messed up because of installing and uninstalling of other apps. This is when the user needs to repair them otherwise they will face various issues with their system like lagging, freezing and crashing.

You can contact professional technicians on MacBook Help Number UK to troubleshoot these file permissions or you can try the given methods. We are going to discuss two different ways for this purpose.

Manual Method

For Mac OS older version, Disk Utility is a go-to tool for fixing issues. Mac operating system comes with a feature known as SIP (System Integrity performance) which can easily repair file permission which performing software update and system changes. It restricts the root account so that it cannot modify protected locations and have control on /System and /user. With it, no malware could infect your system.

If you are using an older version than EI Captain then you can follow the given steps to use Disk Utility:

• Tap on Command and Space Simultaneously to open Spotlight.
• Then type “Disk Utility” and press enter.
• Now select Macintosh from the left menu and then click on First Aid tab.
• After that, click on verify Disk Permission. This will make Disk Utility go through the hard drive to detect any broken permission and then repair them.
• Then click on Repair Disk permission and let the tool finish fixing it.

Easy Method

If you are using Mac OS EI captain version or newer then you can use CleanMyMac3 tool for repairing disk permission. The tool works like Disk Utility and it verifies your permission and repairs Mac’s disk.

• Download and install CleanMyMac tool. You can take help for this from our customer care executives on Apple help Number UK.
• Double-click CleanMyMac file to launch it and then go to its Maintenance tab from the left menu.
• Tick the box next to Repair disk permission and click Run.

The tool will scan your system to verify disk permission and if in case there is any flaw then it automatically fixes it. After this, your Mac will run as smoothly as it should.