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Following on from my previous question entitled "What is the function(s) of the hidden Debug menu in Disk Utility?".

How do I enable the Debug Menu via Terminal command or otherwise, thereby increasing the functionality of Disk Utility ?

marked as duplicate by user151019, bmike Jul 11 '13 at 17:47

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  • I don't understand, the answer provided in the previous question says how to turn on the Debug menu. Additionally, you can also use DiskUtil from terminal to get full functionality. – hoss Jul 11 '13 at 13:04
  • @hoss I thought that if someone was googling how to enable the debug menu this would show in the results (might be wrong though). Whereas the title of the other question was its function. – Simon Jul 11 '13 at 13:16
  • @hoss I will agree that a link to enablement was provided in the answer to my previous question (without my asking for it - although goes hand in hand I suppose). – Simon Jul 11 '13 at 13:29
  • This is good - it will be linked with the other two questions so anyone searching exactly for this will find the threads we have on debug and Disk Utility – bmike Jul 11 '13 at 17:48
  • @bmike Ok Fine. – Simon Jul 11 '13 at 18:18
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  1. Quit Disk Utility if it's open.
  2. Open the Terminal application in /Applications/Utilities.
  3. Type this exact command and hit Enter key:

    defaults write com.apple.DiskUtility DUDebugMenuEnabled 1

  4. Quit the Terminal application.
  5. Launch Disk Utility and you will have a the Debug menu.
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    Seems not to work in El Captain 10.11.4 – NoNameProvided Apr 2 '16 at 13:33
  • Still not working in 10.11.6 – Paulo Pedroso May 22 '18 at 11:58

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