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

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Cannot either mount or repair greyed out partition

As a likely symptom, I started boot camp earlier in today to install a dual boot Windows on my machine and the install/remove Windows option was greyed out and I could not select it. After that, I ...
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How to merge two Mac partitions?

Recently I ran Boot Camp Assistant to install a copy of Windows 7. The "Partitioning Disk" process froze and I force quit it - I know, bad idea - and although I was left with a functioning Mac, I ...
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EFI automounts on startup

After upgrading to the newest El Capitan from 10.10. to 10.11.1 - I guess - the normally invisible EFI partition appears on the desktop as a regular volume on different machines, if I choose to show ...
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Cannot unmount disk0 resource busy

I am unable to wipe my hard drive and install new OS X as the resource is busy. I would imagine this is because I have Recovery open on this disk and that's why it is busy. I've tried: diskutil ...
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Fix hard disk not detected after force eject

I got an HDD on my Mid 2012 Macbook Pro 13 inch. I decided to upgrade to SSD and I want a clean install of El Capitan. After the SSD ugprade and OS installation I connect my old HDD as an external ...
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Boot Camp failed and reduced Macintosh HD partition from 3TB to 1,46TB

What went wrong? I created a new partition with Boot Camp Assistant (OS X 2,25TB | WIN 850GB), but during the partition process, the iMac suddenly restarted. When it got back on the Fusion Drive's ...
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MacBook hard drive formatting

I removed Filevault to resize the main partition. I had about 320 GB of data on my hard drive so I tried to reduce this partition. The partition wouldn't budge so I closed Disk Utility and shut down ...
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Free space not showing in Disk Utility after Boot Camp Error

I recently tried removing my Bootcamp partition via the Boot Camp utility. It gave me an error and did not restore my OSX partition to full size. I tried going into Disk Utility to manually restore ...
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Macbook Pro late 2011 version won´t boot up

Hi guys I have been searching the forum and haven´t seen a solution to my problem therefore i will start by explaining what happened. Last night all of a sudden my mac froze, the mouse would move but ...
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hdiutil convert not working and not telling me why

I've been trying to create a bootable Ubuntu flash drive following instructions from multiple sites. I need to convert the .iso file to an .img using hdiutil. For starters, the syntax of the command ...
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Did something wrong with partitioning my SSD

I tried to make a partition for Windows on my Mac by using Apple's Disk Utility, because bootcamp already showed me that it didn't work for some reason. But now I'm stuck with a 70 gb hard disk, and ...
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Is it possible to use diskutil to manipulate the read/write buffer of the SSD portion of the fusion drive?

Has anyone been able to use diskutil to manipulate the Core Storage LVM into increasing the size of the read/write buffer of the SSD? Currently the Fusion Drive keeps 4 GB free for new reads/writes. ...
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How can I delete everything from my MacBook Pro before selling it?

I have a Mac that runs Snow Leopard and I intend to upgrade it to Mountain Lion and sell it on ebay. However, I only have one hard-drive, and I'm sure I can't use something in my OS to delete my OS ...
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Cannot delete partition (minus greyed out) - non-encrypted, no core storage

When trying to install Windows 10 from scratch on my Late 2013 MacBook Pro, I was unable to remove the old BOOTCAMP partition through the Boot Camp Assistant. I erased the partition with Disk ...
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Continuous Volume with different disk models

A) Can I retroactively add a disk to a continuous volume? B) Is there a problem with using different kinds of disk models in a continuous volume? They are all SSDs. I am thinking since it is not RAID ...
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Transfer capacity between two partitions

I have created two partitions: System 850GB Data 150GB what I actually want is: System 200GB Data 800GB ...however, disk utility doesn't let me either merge these two partitions or transfer ...
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Messed up 3TB Fusion Drive Partitions (on iMac Late 2012)

I found one of the threads around here where you helped some guy with getting the Fusion drive back together after a failed attempt of using the Bootcamp on a Mac machine. Messed up 1TB Fusion Drive ...
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Encrypted hard-drive I can't reformat in Disk Utility

I have an external HDD I wish to reform (erase) so I can put inside my MBP and make a DIY fusion drive. I've done the fusion drive before but Apple made me remove it for a logic board replacement. ...
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Messed up 1TB Fusion Drive Partitions (on iMac 5K)

Alright, so I did something stupid today, and I really need some help right now… So kinda like the situation in this post I think I messed up the Fusion Drive on my 1TB iMac (with BootCamp), I messed ...
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How can I reformat my hard-drive?

I am in Disk Utility under the Erase Tab. The Format section is grayed out even though I have my main disk selected. The only buttons active are Erase Free Space, but I want to reformat the entire ...
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Can not create an additional shared FAT partition for my bootcamp

I created a Boot Camp partition, and everything is working fine, but then I wanted to add a shared partition (FAT), so I can exchange files between my OS X and Windows bootcamp, but it says I only ...
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Apple Hardware Test result: 4HDD/11/40000000: SATA(0,0). But repaired Disk and Permissions w/o a problem

Ran an Apple Hardware Test. Result: 4HDD/11/40000000: SATA(0,0). Then repaired Disk and Permissions. Result: Volume appears to be okay. But during use, sometimes it freezes randomly and my MBP ...
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Move of time machine backup: unable to “restore”

I want to use a new hard drive for time machine. I try to restore the old backup into the new disk using disk utility. It fails with the following error : source volume is read-write and cannot be ...
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My macbook air wont let me erase my disk?

What the title says. I'm trying to delete all the data off my macbook air. I pressed command+r, went to disk utilities, selected my disk in the slot to the left, went to the erase tab. The "erase" ...
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Time Machine offers to erase disk data (format), will it delete all my partitions?

So, I'm trying to perform my Macbook backup on my 3TB drive. This drive is currently has a GPT table with 4 partitions: BackupMain BackupKubuntu BackupWindows BackupMac Before BackupMain, there ...
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MacBook Pro 2011 keeps booting the OS X Utilities and won't accept our Apple ID

Before the issue became my headache, one of our relatives created a partition on my MBP to keep their files. Yesterday they deleted their partition and there might be important files that was delete ...
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Is there any way to add a NTFS option in the format list of Disk Utility in OS X EI Captian?

There are two partitions on my drive, one for time machine, one for storing files which are exFat format. I would like to get one minimal thing to support NTFS, I would like to create a filesystem ...
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Can't partition startup disk in Mavericks for Boot Camp

I recently upgraded my computer to Mavericks (I believe I have the latest version, 10.9) and I've been trying for 2 days now to install Windows via Boot Camp on my computer, but it always fails at the ...
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Disk utility can't add partitions

I have two partitions - one with Mac OS, and another with Windows 7 (created by Bootcamp). Now, I want to create two more partitions for Linux - LINUX and LINUXSWAP. I open Disk Utility and specify ...
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How to recover my harddrive if I can't see it in the disk utility

I have a 2007 aluminium iMac which I upgraded months ago to Mavericks. Today it locked up and I held the power button to shut it down and cannot get it to start again. I get the flashing folder ? icon ...
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Partition problems - No LVG detected in Terminal after BootCamp Erase through Disk Utility (I know, I messed up)

I'm very stuck trying to get my system to recognize a full HDD and run Yosemite cleanly after a poorly-executed BootCamp removal. Here's the steps in the process so far: I erased a Windows Partition ...
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What techniques for disk, volume and file system management are possible with OS X, but troublesome within Disk Utility?

In the past, Disk Utility was the best starting point for the vast majority of disk-related tasks. As technologies within (or possible with) OS X have developed – without equal development of Disk ...
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Disks not mounting (10.10.5)

Having an issue where multiple drives (External HD's via USB and an SD card inserted directly) will no longer mount when plugged in. If I open Disk Utility I can see the drive listed but the volume it ...
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How can I delete a partition (coreStorage logical volume?) from the Terminal?

I finally understood why Disk Utility will not change the partitions on my HDD, even though I added the most recent one myself (maybe significant: to test Yosemite DP) with it. Now I see it says it ...
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Disk needs repaired… but it doesn't?

I've been noticing some oddities with my computer lately. Applications running slower than normal. Hanging. I decide to run Disk Utility and I get the following statement: So I do what it says and ...
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Is RAID1 volume usable while rebuilding RAID after disk failure?

One disk of my 2-disk-RAID1-stack has failed and I'm about to replace it. Is the volume usable—i.e. can I read & write just as I normally could—while Disk Utility is rebuilding the RAID?
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Trying to boot up on Mavericks USB Install Drive, receive prohibited sign on screen

I have a late 2011 Macbook Pro and I had Mavericks, which ran just fine, but I upgraded to Yosemite after hearing some good reviews. I didn't back it up in time machine. It made my laptop extremely ...
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What is the purpose of Apple_CoreStorage container on single drive Macs?

I had OS X 10.10. Output of diskutil list was something like this: Upgraded to 10.11. Output of the same command right after: I managed to get it to the previous state by enabling FileVault and ...
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Samsung SSD 830 disappears

A Samsung SSD 830 installed on a MacBookPro 2011 with Mavericks 9.5 was chugging along nicely until a file save action generated the coloured beachball ... and nothing else was active. I initially ...
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Reformat exFat with specific Device Block Size and Cluster Size

I have an 512 GB SSD on my MacBook Retina with one of the volumes disks0s6 formatted with exFat to use it on both Mac and Windows. diskutil info disk0s6: Device Identifier: disk0s6 ...
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Cannot delete Free Space on iMac 5K after I deleted Boot Camp partition with Disk Utility

I had Windows 10 installed via Boot Camp, and everything was running smoothly, except I did not think ahead when I had made the partition initially. So as I was using Windows more, I eventually ran ...
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Fusion Drive with missing partition

Initially my Fusion drive (1TB data disk + 240 GB SSD) consisted of a single partition where it was installed El Capitan, then I split the fusion drive into two partitions, the second partition I ...
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Install rEFInd on separate partition (Errors)

I am trying to install rEFInd a separate partition but have run into an error. I'm doing this because I want to install Ubuntu on my other partition (separate from my Mac and and rEFInd partition). ...
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Recovering a partition on a flash disk

The other day my 128gb flash stick refused to be recognised when I plugged it in, giving me a 'failed to initialize' error with options to format it or eject. This was particularly frustrating because ...
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How to add addional HFS+ partitions after installing Windows with Bootcamp

The goal is to create a few extra HFS+ partitions after running the Bootcamp utility while not breaking Bootcamp's boot-ability. I am Running OS X El Capitain, and I only have a single disk drive to ...
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Boot from USB in macbook pro mid 2012

I have removed everything from my macbook pro. Now, how can choose USB as a startup disk? I tried using option "SHIFT" keys also cmd+R. Nothing is working. How can I solve it? I am using Mid 2012 ...
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Cannot install OS X in recovery mode

I want to reset my iMac (late 2014, 1 TB Fusion Drive) to factory settings. As I want to set it back to Yosemite, I am using Internet Recovery (Command-Option-R) as I have installed El Capitan in the ...
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Unable to shrink a partition in osx 10.10

Hi, I installed windows using bootcamp, but i made the mistake to make the bootcamp only 20gb, so i want to expand it. I found a way to do so, but firstly i need to shrink my other partition - ...
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External disc partitioning gone wrong

I would appreciate any help as this situation is beyond my skills. I was trying to follow an internet instruction for putting an OS X Installation on my WD external drive using my MacBook, to ...
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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 ...