ACLr8
ACLr8
1.4

4.8

ACLr8 free download for Mac

ACLr81.4

10 August 2014

Command-line utility to remove file ACL errors.

Overview

ACLr8 is a command-line tool written in Python that will analyze your entire hard drive searching for files that cause the "ACL found but not expected" errors in disk utility, and remove all ACL from them.

Although these errors are relatively harmless, they can be quite annoying and they cause permission repairs to take much longer than they should. ACLr8 is very safe, but of course you use it at your own risk.

What's new in ACLr8

Version 1.4:
  • Restored Python 2.5 compatibility
  • Added Python 3.x compatibility for the future.
  • Code is now also simpler and should be more stable.

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How would you rate ACLr8 app?

19 Reviews of ACLr8

5
info-803
18 October 2009
Version: 1.2.1

Most helpful

Thanks! Worked great on my iMac with Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.1!
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4
Eric•Woehler
07 November 2017
Version: 1.4
Seems to be dead - not working under 10.11 El Cap was excellent utility for clearing pesky ACLs and permissions errors etc looking for similar alternative 4 stars for past excellent delivery
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5
Lo116
05 January 2015
Version: 1.4
Worked like a charm for so many ACL errors on Mavericks 10.9.5. I wasn't sure because it abruptly quit after the remove files state but after running Disk Utility again there were absolutely no ACL errors. Thanks so much!
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5
JohnD5443
17 October 2014
Version: 1.4
Great
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5
Quang-Ho
26 September 2014
Version: 1.4
Work perfectly. It fixed all permission issues on my Macbook. Thanks a lot
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GianMarco.Tavazzani
14 September 2014
Version: 1.4
Can someone explain me why the bloody hell Apple's folk couldn't solve this ancient annoying problem and 'the creator of this program' (yes, 'program' by his own words! Do you remember this word used in the past century?) could? Or they don't care? What is worst? It belongs to the long list of sign of its decadence, which deeply hurts me!
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5
Gseifert
11 August 2014
Version: 1.4
Well done Thanks!
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5
Xenos
11 August 2014
Version: 1.4
AFAIK, there are not too many apps or tools that unanimously have a 5 star rating - this has and fully deserves it
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5
Pbeaudet
11 August 2014
Version: 1.4
This works like a champ!
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5
chrisa7132
09 June 2014
Version: 1.3.1
Awesome.Used it under Mavericks 10.9.3 after restoring from a Time Machine backup. I had a TON of ACL messages in permissions repair and this cleared up every last one!
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5
jh02472
05 May 2014
Version: 1.3.1
What a lifesaver! Not only did it clear up error messages that Apple says are unimportant -- it saved me from constantly appearing Beachball and weird slowdowns. Thank you a thousand times to the developer.
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5
Iancrew
08 August 2013
Version: 1.3.1
A great little script. One very reassuring thing: If you look at the "ACLr8" file within the download using any text editor, or just the unix "more" command, you can see the full text of the python script. That reassured me that it's not doing anything evil or stupid. This worked well on Mac OS X 10.8.4--it cleared out 48632 files with incorrect ACLs.
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GianMarco.Tavazzani
01 November 2012
Version: 1.3.0
Finally! Works! Perfect! THANKS!
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5
espnyc
04 April 2012
Version: 1.3.0
Worked like a charm. Fixed the password required for drag&drop to trash.
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Frank-Martin
17 October 2011
Version: 1.3.0
Thanks for this and for maintaining it to work under Lion!
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Bobbysdad
23 March 2011
Version: 1.2.2
I'm having problems getting this to work. (10.5.8 on a 800MHz iBook.) I get the following: bobbys-ibook-g4:~ bobby$ /Applications/ACLr8 ; exit; env: python: No such file or directory logout I know it's not much to go on, but does anyone have any clues, please?
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Snowwhitesickette
09 November 2009
Version: 1.2.1
Does just what it says. Also can be used to repair permissions. I had one "ACL found but not expected," and this got rid of it like a charm. (Leopard 10.5.8.) Thanks for this useful program!
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info-803
18 October 2009
Version: 1.2.1
Thanks! Worked great on my iMac with Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.1!
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5
Mitch-de
18 October 2009
Version: 1.2.1
Worked ! Used with 10.5.8 and cleared 10 ACL "problems". Thanks
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Thomas-Evers
09 September 2009
Version: 1.1
This worked. I read all the unix-flavored fixes to get rid of this problem in disk utility. That looked like a huge amount of tedious work. Ran this, and the hundreds of ACL errors are finally gone. Thanks!
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