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

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How to create a Mac bootable gparted or Parted Magic thumb drive?

Is it possible to create a Mac-bootable thumb drive containing gparted or Parted Magic without installing a full Linux distribution? I tried several methods like unetbootin (some blogs suggest this ...
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Windows failed to start after upgrade to El Capitan

There is something very frustrating I am trying to figure out for a few days. My MacBook Pro has a 500 GB hard drive. It had Mac OS 10.6.8. There was a Windows7 installation done some time ago via ...
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Can't Delete Partition

I created a partition to run Snow Leopard on my computer running El Capitan and no longer need it. I allocated 20GB to that partition. Here's what I've done. I first go into Disk Utility, select my ...
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Messed up my 1TB Fusion drive on my iMac with Disk Utility

Soooo something bad happened recently with my 1 TB Fusion drive on my 5K late 2015 iMac. I was creating a new 100 GB partition on my disk. So while the disk utility was busy scanning etc (doing its ...
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macbook ssd hard partition unmount

Yesterday my fiend used my macbook to set his flash memory bootable but he made mistake and select my mac disk volume instead of his flash! Now when I restart macbook it shows a slasher question ...
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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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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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How do I force a partition and format on a USB key in OS X Mountain Lion Disk Utility or from CLI diskutil?

I have a brand new Memorex TravelDrive 64GB USB disk which is being troublesome. It's formatted FAT16 on MBR, which is not so nice, and I'd like to put it on HFS+. I've tried to do this through ...
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How to mount disk by UUID or LABEL in OS X El Capitan?

I get the UUID and label of a disk from diskutil info disk0s4 diskutil info disk0s4 Device Identifier: disk0s4 Device Node: /dev/disk0s4 Whole: No ...
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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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How do I pass the following error message in the Boot Camp Assistant: “Please format the USB drive as single FAT partition.”?

I am running the Boot Camp Assistant on El Capitan. Whenever I reach the third screen, titled "Save Windows Support Software", on which I can select an storage medium to save the Windows support ...
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My partition is using negative space. Should I worry?

As you can see, according to Disk Utility, I'm using negative space in /dev/disk0s7. This is obviously incorrect, however, I am slightly worried as to what this may mean for the partition's effects ...
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Orphaned inodes in SSD in MacBook Pro Early 2011

I have a Macbook Pro 15″ Early 2011. Last year I changed the disk to put a new Samsung SSD (Evo). Recently my computer was really slow. I rebooted on the recovery partition, and tested my disk with ...
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Unable to format / erase hard drive

I have an external HD that died on me a while ago and I'm trying to see if I can format / erase it to start using it again. The disk does not show up in Finder but I can see it in Disk Utility. When ...
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No Macintosh HD in Volumes folder

I am running in recovery mode to save the data from disk( I cant login due to deletion of private/var folder). I opened Terminal and went to Volumes. This folder should be populated with the Macintosh ...
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Unidentified hard disk space getting in OS X apps section

Last night I got an issue with my MacBook Pro. After updating the OS to El Captain it shows the 50+ GB storage space for the Apps section. But after a couple of hours it shows 160 GB space. It's ...
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Isolate Partitions

I'm trying to partition my HD into a 'anything is ok' development/beta type drive and a no bs allowed drive. Not a fan of these drives having access to each others applications and file systems. ...
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Bootcamp system operating missing error after resizing partition

I resized my partition to increase my bootcamp drive few months ago on Disk Utility on Mac and after that I decieded to have more space on Bootcamp partition so I resized it again by set new size for ...
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Create El Capitan install partition

I went through a lot of articles on how to create bootable os x install partition but eventually I ended up with a need of making resize of my system partition - unfortunately DiskUtility shows this ...
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cannot boot. volume disappeared from boot option after Disk Utility (GUI) repair

I have a 13-inch MBP with the latest OS X version. Problem Yesterday, I went to the Recovery Mode and performed Repair on my boot volume. I was not having a problem, but I just wanted to verify and ...
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Deleted Bootcamp partition and it just disappeared. Nothing to merge with OSX partition

I had Windows 10 Bootcamp on my MacBook Pro 15" 2015. I just tried to remove the Bootcamp with Bootcamp assistant by clicking "restore" and it gave me an error saying "The disk cannot be partitioned ...
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Accidentally ran command to erase volume with “no format”, how can I get it back?

I accidentally ran this command and now I am missing 100gb of space, how can I get it back? All help appreciated!! diskutil eraseVolume free %noformat% disk0s2 Terminal gives this diskutil info: ...
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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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Restore Recovery HD partition from Yosemite downgrade

I recently got back to Mavericks from Yosemite, everything went fine. As I normally do, I checked my HDD with the Disk Utility and found some trouble, then I boot on recovery mode to fix my HDD. I ...
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Yosemite cannot detect SD card

I know their is a flood of these questions but I have a late 2013 macbook pro with yosemite 10.10.5 installed on it. My problem is it won't read some of my SD cards, i've run disk util with the pny ...
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Space needed to finish install of El Capitan [duplicate]

So I tried to install El Capitan to my 2011 MacBook Air and it froze at 15 minutes left. I left the computer this way for a few hours before powering it down. Since then I've gotten an error every ...
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Cannot format MacBook Air SSD, stuck at waiting for disks to reappear

I have a Macbook Air with 128GB SSD and 4GB RAM with OS X Mavericks. I was using my Mac normally but suddenly Chrome got stuck. So I held down the power button and force-shut down the Mac. When I ...
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Macbook HD “Other” all the Sudden Almost Full

As you can see in the below image, my HD "Other" category is almost full. A couple of days ago, I randomly kept getting a popup saying that my disk was almost full. Then I went in and noticed the ...
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How to Fix Disk Utility Getting Stuck on “Verifying storage system”

Okay, had a brief power outage today that shut down my computer and external drives, so I figured I should run a quick disk check just to be safe. However, when I run try to verify with Disk Utility, ...
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Cannot erase SD card with Disk Utility (El Capitan)

I have this SD card that I am trying to use to backup photos on a Windows computer. After using the SD card on the Windows computer, and copying the photos back on a safe drive, I cannot erase the SD ...
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Merge partitions with Macintosh HD

This is my diskutil list. I wish to merge Misc (disk0s4) with Macintosh HD (disk0s2) leaving only Macintosh HD (disk0s2). Normally I would use this command to merge the two disks: diskutil ...
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Encrypted Seagate 5TB External HD Unable to Mount

Been roaming informational posts all over the web about similar situations and I see it's a common issue but none of the solutions seem to work. This is my wife's external hard drive which she stores ...
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external hard drive found only by disk utility, cannot eject or mount

I'm using a Seagate GoFlex that seems to have encountered some trouble. The drive does not appear on the desktop or Finder. I've double checked that Finder > Preferences allows for it to appear in ...
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How to change password of the .sparseimage encrypted image on El Capitan?

I have an encrypted .sparseimage, and can't change password. Don't see any option in Disk Utility. Is it possible and how to change password of the .sparseimage encrypted image on El Capitan?
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Change ISO volume label on OS X?

I have some ISO files here with weird volume labels. I want to rename them to something I can easily remember. I know in Windows using either winiso or poweriso (both are non-free?) it can be done ...
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How can I repair hdd using Disk Utility if First Aid options (Repair, Verify) are all greyed out?

Would really appreciate any help in fixing an external drive so can use with my Mac again. I had a power loss & when computer rebooted it was unable to see the attached Freecom 320Gig Hdd (FAT32 ...
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New USB Drive Cannot be accessed

Suddenly my PNY USB 3.0 Flash Drive has stopped working. It doesn't show up in Finder, Windows starts going crazy when I plug it in, Linux says the device could not be opened, and Disk Utility also ...
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How can I find what is using the rest of my drive?

I am using a Macbook air. 64GB. My user directory has used 20.47GB Disk Utility shows 'Other' is 41.33GB and I only have 2.9GB free. What tools or command line commands can I use to find out what ...
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OS X stopped recognizing my HFS+ Time Machine partition on my USB GPT disk

I have a 2 TB USB drive that's using GPT, but OSX (10.11.4) on my macbook pro (early 2015) stopped recognizing my HFS+ partition after I inserted a partition before it ("TESTPART"), effectively making ...
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Partition map check failed because no slices were found for SD Card

When I connected my sd card to macbook, I got the error "The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer". I ran following commands ~ diskutil list /dev/disk2 (internal, physical): #: ...
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How to restore OS X drive to factory defaults?

I turned off the Core Storage volume manager on my OS X partition (i.e. diskutil cs revert). Now my Recovery HD displays in Disk Utility and in Startup Manager. I don't like this and would like to ...
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Difference between “diskutil unmount” and “diskutil unmountDisk”?

Sometimes when I try to unmount a disk using the "diskutil" command I get the following message: $ diskutil unmount /dev/disk1 disk1 was already unmounted or it has a partitioning scheme so use ...
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Failed to make bootable USB drive and now I can't even format it

I want to do a fresh install of Yosemite and I got a brand new 8GB flash drive and I followed this tutorial. I formatted the USB drive and was copying the Yosemite installer, however I got the ...
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Cannot delete or merge old boot camp partition in El Capitan

So i've battled with this for quite some time, look up various topics with various solutions, however i have yet to succeed with merging my partitions into one. I had previously installed windows 10 ...
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Reformatting disk with no partition map

I have a 250GB hard drive that I tried to "burn" an ISO to (to make it bootable). Something went terribly wrong.This is what the disk looks like in Disk Utility (unmounted). When I mount it, this ...
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Repartition hard drive with bootcamp on it

I currently have this setup on my Mac- OS X Mavericks 10.9.3, Windows (bootcamp) and a Recovery HD. My question is can I repartition my hard drive to have another partition, using disk utility (resize ...
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Terminal Error: pointer being freed was not allocated *** set a breakpoint in malloc_error_break to debug - Unable to Repair Permissions

I'm getting an error when I open Terminal saying: login(495,0x7fff77186000) malloc: *** error for object 0x7f8cdad0b780: pointer being freed was not allocated *** set a breakpoint in ...
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corestorage failure: missing disk, how to recover data?

This morning, my iMac show me the prohibit sign. After hours of struggling, I'm facing this: the Mac does not want to boot up. I have a lot of recent files to recover, but have this issue: root# ...
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Disk utility killed my external drive

I have a problem with disk utility. I have a external USB3 drive, formatted HFS+. It should hold roughly 500GB out of 1TB of Data. Now Finder told me, that the data was there but no files were visible ...
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Remove disk image from the disk list

In Disk Utility I see two disk images (Flash Updates) But I cannot find where the image file could be. On the console with diskutil I see /dev/disk2 (disk image): #: TYPE ...