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Using Disk Utility to Repair Permissions    
If your computer is having trouble functioning properly and you have already tried restarting, you can also use the Disk Utility tool to repair permissions. To open disk utility, under the applications folder, open Utilities, and double click on Disk Utility. Over on the upper left, you will see an icon for your hard drive, click on it once to select it and notice that now you have options over here to verify or repair disk permissions. Go ahead and click repair disk permissions. Wait for the progress bar to finish, and be ware that it can take a long time depending on how much you have on your hard drive. Once it is finished, that’s it. You’ve repaired your permissions and you can quit out of Disk Utility.
       
 
         
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