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

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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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Help partitioning “free space” with utility disk

I've been trying to partition my harddrive to have ~50 gb of unallocated space (right now there's one partition with the operating system on it, so I would like to have that plus the free space). This ...
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Is there an easy way to install Linux similar to Boot Camp?

I've so far been using Disk Utility to partition my Mac's drive and install Linux, but is there an easier way to do it, using something similar to Boot Camp, or a third-party software application that ...
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Startup Disk Full: Core File

The storage on my start up disk is being consumed by some kind of core files labeled as cores:1234 (numerical digits change). I downloaded OmniSweeper, which helped me locate these files and aware ...
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Has El Capitan Disk Utility Removed Encryption Options?

With Mavericks I would unlock an encrypted disk using "Disk Utility", but in El Capitan the "Unlock" button isn't there.
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Merge all partitions back to single volume

I was trying to install windows 10 on my Retina Mid 2015 MBP using bootcamp, and ran into a few problems during the installation. Without going into too much of detail, this is what i have right now, ...
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How to resize the main volume to its original or full size?

I followed the instructions mentioned in one of the threads on this community to expand the Macintosh HD volume to its full volume. I rebooted with cmdR to Recovery Mode, opened Terminal, entered ...
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How to fix this hard disk on a virtual machine?

I have been using OSX on a virtual machine for some time, for developing purposes. From today, I'm starting to have hard disk issues. The Disk Utility Tool says that the hard disk has 107.37 GB, but I ...
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Bootcamp Failing with Error: “The startup disk cannot be partitioned or restored to a single partition.”

I have a 21.5" Mid-2010 iMac i3 in which I am trying to install Windows 8 on. When I went into bootcamp, I received the ever so common error of: When I went to the newly designed disk utility, it ...
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Schedule regular filesystem verification

I recently had a baffling several days troubleshooting some odd network problems, which was eventually narrowed down to my MacBook's Wifi adapter and then finally fixed by performing a disk repair to ...
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How to create (the missing) El Captain recovery partition? [duplicate]

I upgraded from Snow Leopard to El Captain. Before upgrade I had a bootcamp partition, and a third FAT32 partition. this caused some complications in the upgrade process and I had to delete the El ...
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can I recover merged HFS+ partition with TestDisk

I have merged three HFS+ partitions into one using diskutil. The partition in the middle has some very important files. Using Stellar Phoenix Recovery's recover lost partitions option, I could see ...
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SD Card mounted but not accessible in Finder (OS 10.10.5)

On an early 2015 MacBook Air running 10.10.5, Finder will not show SD cards, despite the disk showing up in Disk Utility. In Finder preferences, I have set external disks to be shown on the Desktop ...
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After installation of El Capitan, Bootcamp: “A disk read error occured”

Prior to installing El Capitan, my Windows 8.1 installation was running fine and dandy. Now when attempting to load into Windows via rEFIt, I am faced with A disk read error occured. Press ...
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USB Hard Drive HFS+ Encrypted Partition Formatted / Recovery

I have a WD 1TB USB External Hard Drive that was accidentally formatted. I had formatted the disk and started writing an ISO to the disk (less than 5 seconds), when I realized it was to the wrong one. ...
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How to make Macintosh HD size the same as SSD

So today, I tried dual-booting my late 2013 rMBP on El Capitan with Windows 10. I got to the step within Bootcamp where it was partitioning my SSD, and I went ahead and played a game of Super Smash. ...
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Are slow format speeds indicative of more severe hard drive problems?

I have an mid-2011 iMac, that has 4GB of RAM and a 500GB HDD (not SSD). Over the past few months I have experienced: Fairly frequent beach balls/general system slowdowns A worrying number of errors ...
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Mount Ext4 on El Capitan

I recently installed OS X 10.11 on my Mac. I tried to read a SD card with an Ext4 partition which wasn't even shown in Disk Utility, although diskutil did show it as a Linux partition. I can't seem ...
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Can't find storage after fixing EFI system partition error

I followed How to fix the error: "This disk doesn’t contain an EFI system partition"? In the final step sudo dd if=/dev/disk1s1 of=/dev/disk0s1 I cloned an existing ESP from an internal ...
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Disk utility reports wrong partition size

I am running El Capitan and recently deleted a bootcamp partition. However, I have noticed that Disk Utility is giving me erroneous values when it comes to partition size. When I click on the HDD, it ...
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OS X can't unmount disk

My 1TB LaCie Rugged THB decided it was a good idea to stop working all of a sudden. If I open it in disk util I sometimes see an actual name of a partition, but most likely it's not the real name. In ...
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Creating a partition in unallocated space

I left some unallocated space on my external HD (around 200 GB) and now I would like to create a partition on it using gpt in terminal since the Disk Utility tool on El Capitan is not even showing the ...
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How can I resize a partition on OSX 10.10.5

I have a Mac with OS X 10.10.5 on a HD which had 4 partitions. Using Disk Utility I deleted one of the 4, intending to slightly grow the 3rd (containing the OS), leaving space for a new partition to ...
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Fixing damaged hard drive after OSX update

I recently tried updating my Macbook Pro Retina to OSX El Capitan, however believing this to be a simple routine update, I did not backup my computer. Of course, the update was unsuccessful, somehow ...
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Can't format new SSHD?

I just got a new SSHD, but when I tried to put it in my early 2011 13" MBP and format it from a bootable drive, Disk Utility kept giving me the error message: could not mount disk0s2 with name (null) ...
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Stuck on 'Preparing to partition disk'

When I add a new partition it gets stuck on 'Preparing to partition disk'. The new partition is in some empty space in the middle of the disk. As a result of the partition not being there, Windows ...
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Missing SSD space on MBPr 13, El Capitan

I have the following problem: I had two partitions, one was ~190 GB, and another ~60GB. Then I wanted to delete the second partition and resize the first one. The deletion went well (I suppose), but I ...
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Recovery mode Disk Utility can't see new internal hard drive

Lots of similar questions, but no one seems to be having the exact problem I am. Hard drive on my mid-2012 MBP (Mavericks now, but originally Lion) died; I do have backups (including a clone of the ...
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Deleted Macintosh HD. Need to create a new partition/ partition table

I was trying to install El Capitan. I went to erase Macintosh HD in recovery> disk utility as I wanted to do a clean install. It then deleted the Macintosh partition then gave me an error code saying ...
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I removed Boot Camp the hard way, but then I got a Windows error anyway. Should I be concerned?

The short version: I was running Boot Camp on my Retina MacBook Pro, but I decided just recently to ditch it because I never use it and I'd like to reclaim the space. The official method of removing ...
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how to resolve disk partition issue in OSX 10.10.5?

Using Boot camp assistant I have created a partition and installed Windows 7 OS to work on both Mac as well as windows (Dual boot). But later on deleted the windows OS partition(Could not remember how ...
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How do merge the free space to my Macintosh HD partition?

I have approx. 370 GB of free space from which I want to merge 200 GB to my Macintosh HD disk. Can anyone please help me on this? I am not even getting the resize option there. System version: ...
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How to Erase External USB Drive Which Won't Mount & Isn't Recognized

Before starting, let me mention that I have ALREADY read the following thread in its entirety, and it did not help my situation: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4832305?start=0&tstart=0 I ...
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Is it unusual for “Verify Disk” on Disk Utilities to take so long on a Time Machine drive?

I have an external 3TB FW800 drive set up to be my Time Machine drive. I noticed some unusually high drive activity, and opened up Time Machine to see if it was backing up. Nope, TM showed previous ...
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Can I use the Recovery Partition on one startup disk to repair another (internal) disk?

I have an SSD and an HDD in my Macbook Pro (Yosemite) and I recently cloned the HDD to the (new) SSD. The SSD is now unhealthy, for reasons unknown and Disk Utility recommends repair from the ...
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Use diskutil without firmware password

Diskutil found some problems on my drive that need to be fixed in recovery mode. However the it department installed a password in the firmware. Is there anyway to start diskutil without the ...
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How can I re-allocate the whole space for just one partition? [duplicate]

I'm running OX X 10.10.5 on my MBP with 500GB SSD. When I initially configured the computer I've created a setup with a boot loader so I was able to boot into Linux too. Since I'm using virtual ...
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How do I change the password on a Time Machine backup image?

I've tried using Disk Utility, but after entering the current password, I get a small dialog reading Unable to change password for “$image.” (Inappropriate ioctl for device). I've also tried hdiutil ...
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OS X - USB key Fat32 cannot be open device in Disk utility -

am trying to reformat a brand new USB key ( EMTEC Click2.0 16GB Flash Drive) which is FAT32 formatted ( default) as I need to store oversized files ( > 4GB) to OS X Extended Journaled The key is ...
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How to create a new partition for OS X, then remove the original one

I want to clean install a new version of OS X, so I was thinking to create a separate partition, transfer all applications and settings from my old system and then remove the old partition and make a ...
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Time machine backup or File Vault encryption of encrypted disk image

I have a small encrypted disk image on my Mac (Yosemite), containing account numbers, tax reports and such. I created it using Disk Utility, from folder, which I subsequently safely deleted. I am also ...
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Bootcamp problems have left my hard drive a mess

I have been trying to install Windows 8.1 via Bootcamp, and have had several problems that have resulted in failures (those are perhaps a different post). I'm using Yosemite. Currently when I run ...
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Resizing HFS+ volume after cloning

I cloned a disk containing an HFS+ volume to a larger disk using the command line dd utility. Now I want to grow the HFS+ volume to fill the new disk. There's an EFI partition before the HFS+ volume ...
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Can't delete empty partition

I've searched around on here and viewed posts such as: I deleted my Bootcamp partition but can't resize my OS X partition Can't ever remove partition? The second one looked most promising, ...
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How do I fix “Your Disk Could Not Be Partitioned” isssue with BootCamp Assistant?

I'm Alex and I'm attempting to install Windows 10 on my iMac 27" (2012) with 3TB+128GB Fusion Drive, but during install procedure I get the same error "Your Disk Could Not Be Partitioned" without any ...
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Resize Mac Partition is Disabled - how to partition properly

I have two partitions on my mac book pro. One partition is running os Yosemite and other one is running bootcamp windows 8.1. Yosemite is 75GB and Bootcamp has 673GB. I shrinked the windows partition ...
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How to fix my partition table after messing it up trying to install Linux Mint

I tried to install Linux Mint alongside my working OS X Yosemite. I have a Macbook Air released mid 2013 with a 128gb SSD and 4gb of memory. Well to achieve my aim I first added a partition using ...
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Unable to repair hard drive - due to volume assignment problem?

Disk utility and fsck [terminal] both agree that there is problem with my HD. I am curious if someone can help me figure out how I can deal with the problem. Terminal - Normal Mode MacBook-Pro:~ ...
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External hard disk not showing up on finder and can't be verified in Disk Utility

My Mac suddendly restarted and now the external hard disk I normally use for Time Machine backups is not working anymore. When I plug it in, it doesn't appear on finder and while it appears in the ...
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RAID + FileVault and startup partition

From this answer: Why doesn't FileVault work on a RAID volume? I learnt that it is possible to have RAID and FileVault together. However it seem that the solution is for a separate data volume not ...