I was trying to remove extended attributes (quarantine) in order to install Fusion. This is what I ran in terminal:
sudo xattr -rc /Volumes/VMware\ Fusion/VMware\ Fusion.app
Apparently, the instruction was applied to
/Volumes instead of just the app. In consequence, lots of troubles appeared after a restart:
- characters are not being displayed (only question marks inside a box)
- permissions or ownership of lots of folders and files were messed up
I would like to know why this happened and if there's any way to revert it back to default. I tried to run
RepairHomePermissions from recovery mode as describe here: macOS Sierra Recovery HD Changes but it didn't help. With a different system user everything works fine so I don't know if only the home folder was affected.