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Introduction

If your mac is having trouble recognizing a replacement battery or other components, you may need to repair your main disk permissions. Follow this guide as a first step in troubleshooting.

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    • You will want to first open Disk Utilities, which can be found in the Applications folder under Utilities

    • Or you can take the shortcut and use Spotlight!

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    • Once opened, you should be presented with a window that looks like this.

    • You will want to select the name of your Mac OS X Startup disk in the left column.

    • After clicking on the name of your Hard drive, you will be presented with a few different options at the top.

    • The First Aid heading is what you will want to be under.

    • Click on the Verify Disk Permissions, starting the process.

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    • This usually will take anywhere from 3 minutes to 15 minutes. The best thing to do is to wait.

    • As time progresses, you will see information pop up in the window highlighted.

    • This is good, it means that it is seeing the problems that may be keeping your computer from running well.

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    • After verifying the disk permissions, go ahead and select repair disk permissions to start that process.

    • During that time, which again should take anywhere from 3-10 minutes, feel free to get up, walk around for a few minutes, or go pet a cat.

Conclusion

Congrats! You successfully repaired your disk permissions!

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verify disk does not come up after I enter fix and the procedure stops, I am running high sierra 10.13.6, Help please

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