Apple's built-in disk management utility for the mac. Erases, formats, and restores volumes and drives.

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Disk Utility works forever at trying to repair partitions

My computer froze yesterday while I was using a browser. I restarted and never got past a plain white screen. Finally was able to boot from a different drive and ran disk utility on my main boot drive ...
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Formatting Boot Drive As Encrypted For Clean Install

I don't know if my google-fu is broken today or something, but I can't seem to find any information about why I would or wouldn't want to erase and format an internal boot drive and/or partition ...
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ExFAT partition on External HDD not showing up on Bootcamp Windows 7

So I partitioned one of my external HDD's for my bootcamp windows, just so I could install some Windows files without having to resize my partition by erasing it and reinstalling. Using disk utility ...
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Slow Internet Mac Yosemite Recovery Doom (MacBook Air, Early 2015)

Product: MacBook Air(early 2015) with OS X Yosemite. The issue is, that I happen to have my Yosemite reinstalled, so I restarted my MacBook and at the sound of the chime(startup sound of Yosemite), I ...
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No disk to erase in Disk Utility Internet Recovery

Earlier today, my MacBook Pro 2013 went to the grey screen of death (folder flashing with the question mark) and now won't boot up. I started internet recovery all fine, but when I went to reinstall ...
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Unable to Resize Partitions

I have recently created a partition on my macbook air running OS X 10.9, and this was to run install another OS instance (Yes, OS X 10.10 Yosemite, but that is an aside to the query I have) on it. I ...
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Can someone explain what 'diskutil cs revert' does?

so I was following some instructions to get my windows bootcamp partition to resize in disk utility, because after upgrading to Yosemite I was unable to resize my partition to give one side more space ...
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Bootable usb from dmg taking more space than it should

I have made a bootable USB disk using a DMG and restoring it to a partition. I planned on making this USB a multiple-version recovery USB for use at a repair shop, but I can't fit everything I want ...
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USB drive appearing as two different devices

I just plugged an empty flash drive into my computer, and it thinks there are two drives - the flash drive I expected, and a small CD-ROM drive. Here is the relevant section of output from running ...
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Is this S.M.A.R.T. data normal for a 2013 Macbook Air SSD?

I have had a Mid 2013 13" Macbook Air for a couple of years but have barely used it as I am more of a Windows person. However, one of the things that has bothered me a bit since owning it is that the ...
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Seagate SSD doesn't work on MBP mid 2012

I have a MPB Mid 2012 and I bought a Seagate SSD ST1000LM014 http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Lapto...34057423&sr=8-1&keywords=seagate+sshd+1tb+2.5 My mac doesn't format the disk if it's connect ...
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MacBook Air won't start up, won't enter secure mode and repair in Disk Utility

Unfortunately some data was downloading and my Mac got stuck, so I forcefully power it off. After that, I couldn't enter the login screen, because the loading bar was stuck. I tried to enter safe ...
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No entry grey screen with spinner with new SSD

My hard drive bit the dust rather spectacularly on my 2011 15" MBP. Luckily, I have a model without torx screws, so I popped it open, put in a 240 GB SSD I had lying around, and did and Internet boot ...
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How can I mount an encrypted disk from the command line?

When I type diskutil mount disk3 in the terminal, it says Volume(s) mounted successfully. However, the disk is not mounted and I can confirm this by opening the GUI of Disk Utility.app and also the ...
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Cannot reclaim partition as free space

I'm trying to reclaim some free space for my main SSD but I'm having problem, the disk utility won't let me expand. Btw I checked for core storage and it said there wasn't any. I can't use ...
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Is there a disk space analyzer that lets you save the disk image?

I've seen there are a number of different applications for OSX that lets you visualize disk space and browse the category tree as an index - JDiskReport, DaisyDisk, Disk Inventory X, etc. I would like ...
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Time Machine drive doesn't mount; exit code 8

My Time Machine backup disk is borked. Normally, I'd just reformat and re-run the backup, but that disk also has a folder of pictures separate from the Time Machine files that I need to recover. The ...
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Recurring “error code -50/invalid argument” resolved by reboot, better solution sought

I'm using an old iBook G4 (PowerPC) running Tiger to serve iTunes to the house. For the past week or so, the mac boots fine, and then sometime during the day starts generating An unexpected error ...
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Disk Utility does not show OK message after Verify Disk

Rebooted and Verified Disk twice. There is no OK message and stops here: Is it a new behaviour under Mavericks, or something wrong? How can I fix it?
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Bootcamp - Your bootable USB drive could not be created

I'm trying to install Windows with Bootcamp using my USB drive (16GB). I've downloaded the original ISO (Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit), but when I try to create the bootable USB I always get this message ...
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Accidentally used dd on my system drive

As is wanted to write an image to usb stick, I accidentally used my system drive (macintosh hd) as target. Command used: sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/rdisk1 bs=1024 count=1 Where disk1 was ...
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Hard Drive Formatting Error in Terminal

I have tried formatting and partitioning this brand new hard drive and it has failed on multiple computers using multiple methods. It is a LaCie Porsche Design 4TB hard drive. Here is the commands I ...
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Impossible deactivate the disk

Some time ago I split the hard drive (500gb) in two partitions (250 each), now I have first successfully erased one partition but I still have the second one (Mac HD 2, which runs Mavericks) but I can ...
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can't partition hard drive

I tried to make a partition on my macbook for windows. I was unable to do so, because, apparently, the hard-drive has been damaged. Since I do not have osx installation cd, I tried to recover using 1) ...
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How to Recover a gone OSX (mavericks) on MacBookPro?

I shutdown my computer for some reasons with power button (cold shutdown). Unfortunately, my OS i.e.,mavericksis gone at the moment and I have no backup from the Data and settings of that Hard drive ...
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USB Flash (Pen) drive vanishes after hibernation

I reboot my macbook (4,1 model + 10.6.8) very infrequently since I rely on the hibernation feature a lot. I also use USB flash drives a fair bit and there is usually one plugged in to one of the USB ...
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Lost 32GB on my Macintosh HD

I created a 32 GB partition on my Mac where I installed Ubuntu, then I've deleted the partition from disk utility having errors, I restarted my mac and now I can't see the 32 GB space anymore. As you ...
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Partitioning a Hard Drive using “Logical Core Volume Group”

I have a series of scripts I use for repartitioning hard drives before a DeployStudio reimage. They're really simple: #!/bin/sh diskutil partitionDisk /dev/disk0 GPT JHFS+ Mac\ OS\ 10.10 100g JHFS+ ...
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Getting loads of Open error 5's when using Terminal to repair permissions

My GF's MBP running on Mavericks broke down 2 days ago. First I tried to copy the contents of her HDD to an external HDD but got the I/O error time after time. Then I tried all the basic things like ...
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Change drive “block size” to 4096

I just bought a 4tb hard drive and enclosure and attempted to encrypt it with truecrypt. I errored with a message saying the block size must be 4096 bytes for >2TB drive. How do i alter the drive to ...
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Impossible to join free space on main Machintosh HD [duplicate]

I've removed Windows deleting the partition because from BootCamp Assistant it gave me error that couldn't partition the disk. The problem is that now I have 100 GB of free space (which are from the ...
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Lost partition on WD 1.5 TB external drive

My 1.5 TB WD drive failed out of nowhere and now it shows up saying "The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer" This is how it shows up on Disk Utility This is what sudo gpt show ...
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Apple Hardware Disk Utility Unallocated Space on my Hard Drive

While trying to get bootcamp set up on my macbook pro 15 inch retina 2015 it asked me to partition my mac hard drive. Doing so I partitioned my 1 TB hard drive so that it dedicated 750 gb to mac and ...
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Expanding Flash Storage with SDXC

I see on a Macbook Pro, you can expand your current storage space with SDHC or SDXC. Being a Linux user I know you can use RAID to expand storage with 2 disk, so storage looks like 1 HD. However, most ...
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Hard Drive Issues with MacBook Pro 13-inch mid-2012

I'm trapped in a HDD nightmare with my MacBook Pro mid-2012. I updated to Yosemite 10.10.3. A couple of days after the update, I was watching a movie on my TV screen via HDMI. In the middle of the ...
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Can I build a VM and use the image on a MacBook?

We are going to have over a hundred MacBooks in our school. We would like to create a master image with all our base settings and applications so that it can be installed on every new MacBook that ...
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Partition my HD with Disk Utility, cannot resize the partition WITHOUT installing Windows. WTF?

I am installing Ubuntu on my Mac to exist as in parallel with OS X Yosemite, version 1010.3. The screenshot looks similar to previous questions, e.g. How can I resize a partition with Disk Utility? ...
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Unknown disk found using diskutil, cannot delete

Using the command line, I wanted to see all available drives on my machine. So, I type diskutil list and besides Recovery HD and Macintosh HD, I notice this: /dev/disk3 #: ...
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Disk Utility won't let me create new partitions?

I had a 500gb HDD installed in my Mac running OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks. Being an older drive it started to have some issues, so yesterday I went out and purchased a new 1TB hard drive to replace the ...
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Error with Android usb. Working Macintosh HD not repairable. Alternatives to backup?

I have to say first, I have almost zero experience is the use of Terminal, an usually I'm very careful with what command I use. I have tryed to create a bootable Android x86 usb and it was a success, ...
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Fixing a broken hard drive's partition map

I have a drive that is corrupted. Disk utility could not repair the disk, so I attempted to follow some tutorials and repair the partitions using pdisk and testdisk, but things have gone south. Now ...
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Questions regarding disk format

I'm doing a fresh install of Yosemite on my mac, but stopped at format step: I noticed various options: plain format encrypted case sensitive So, I'd like to know: Is it possible to install ...
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How can i delete a partition in Terminal when I can't simply combine because 'The given partitions are not on the same whole disk'?

Before I partitioned my HD, the only one I had was "Macintosh HD". The partition created one called "Macintosh HD2" I used terminal to erase "Macintosh HD2" somehow, but it returned as "Untitled." ...
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Bootcamp assistant won't let me increase the Windows partition

I'm trying to install Windows 7 on my Mac. The Bootcamp Assistant won't let me increase the Windows partiton's size above ~45 GB. I've got 200 GB free out of 500 GB on my SSD. I run Disk Repair, but ...
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Reformat Time Machine backup drive back to an ordinary external hard drive

I have a WDC Passport external drive which I used as a time machine backup. However, I do not want to use it as Time Machine backup anymore, I just want to use it as a regular external hard drive. ...
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Erase partition without recreating one?

I've got an external USB hdd that I wish to use entirely as a TrueCrypt volume. There was one pre-formatted partition, so I'm trying to erase that with Disk Utility. But no matter what I do or try, ...
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“Couldn’t create temporary file” error when erasing free space on startup disk

When I tried to erase space on Disk Utility, it couldn't create a second temporary file for my startup disk.
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Cannot resize Macintosh HD

I currently have elementary OS installed alongside Yosemite. When I try to resize Macintosh HD to give space for a Windows installation, I get the "filesystem support for resizing required" error even ...
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Volume encryption takes *hours*, is it possible to fix it?

I'm encrypting an empty volume. Internet articles say that is must be almost instant — but it's not the case. It's probably doing a kind of wipe (securely erasing free space), but if I really don't ...
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How to convert a DVD to ISO?

On Mac OSX 10.9, how do you convert a DVD into an ISO that I can use with players such as VLC. I wish to achieve this without buying a program. Steps I have tried: Downloading Mac app Burn. It ...