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Authored by: piper on Feb 14, '06 06:42:45PM

I was given this instruction once from an AppleCare tech a couple weeks ago. It didn't solve my particular problem, but the tech explained to me that this can solve a very specific problem that they have encountered. I meant to post it on but I completely forgot about it. Interesting to see posted, though.


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iTunes receipts
Authored by: erikv11 on Feb 14, '06 09:47:59PM

Just a "me too" if anyone is curious: I removed the older iTunes receipts, and the ability of DiskUtility to work was instantly restored.

Amazing - I came here expecting to have to duig through the fora, and my question/problem was the hint at the top of the page. Great site.

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iTunes receipts
Authored by: genericuser on Feb 15, '06 02:07:44PM

kind of a quirky fix, eh? any reason in particular why this works?

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iTunes receipts
Authored by: ms_t_rie on Feb 15, '06 03:35:19PM

I was reading up on this when the problem surfaced on my system, and if I'm not mistaken, Repairing Permissions only looks at the apps that are in the Receipts folder for comparison, what's in Receipts tells DU what the permissions are supposed to be. Remove the reference from Receipts and Disk Utility won't be comparing the app to anything.

In the case of iTunes, you could also just move it somewhere else, run DU and move it back also, (I had tried that once) and also get it to finish, simply because it fails to find iTunes when it checks Receipts :)

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