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Backup from HD Image (Mac)

I am trying to recover a system from a dmg. I copied the dmg onto my Documents folder and select the correct drive as shown: I did this by 1. dragged and dropped `MacIntosh HD` onto the ...
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Unable to create disk image using disk utility (Input/output error)

I want to create a disk image of source 100.03 GB Ext Hard Disk Media on destination 5TB Lacie ST5000DX000-1H2170 there is greater than 1TB remaining on the destination disk. The Disk Utility progress ...
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How to make bigger Macintosh HD partition

I installed OS X Mavericks Server as a virtual machine to ESX. I'm doing some testing and now I need more space. Macintosh HD partition is 50 GB and I have expand it to 100 GB total in ESX but I need ...
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Restoring mac to pre OS install attempt

I recently tried to install the new OS X maverick, but about 4 min into the process it told me my disk needed to be repaired. That I should back up my stuff and restore the drive. I will do that, but ...
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I want to reformat my external hard disk but disk utility said it could not be unmounted

Hi I wanted to reformat my HP 500GB hard disk to MS DOS (FAT) by using Disk Utility but Disk Utility kept saying that the hard disk cannot be unmounted. I tried googling it but nothing seems to answer ...
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Cannot run diskutil, sudo or not

I cannot run diskutil on my brand new Retina Macbook Pro 2012. When I try to run it, (including sudo), the terminal says "command not found". I looked in usr/bin and usr/sbin and could not find ...
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I forgot my encrypted disk password on OS X

My disk is formatted with Mac OS Extended (Journaled, Encrypted). I have a super long and random password. It won't let me paste my password in and I keep manually typing it wrong. There is nothing on ...
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How to back up “The disk has S.M.A.R.T. errors” and fix the errors [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Repair or recover drive from Mac OSX recovery mode My computer won't start up past the login screen so first i tried Safe Mode [Shift+Start up] didn't work . Then I ...
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OS X 10.7 and 10.8 continuously going corrupt on several machines, disk unable to repair, requires clean install

I'm managing about a dozen iMacs varying in age from 3 years to 6 months. Every iMac has an afterparty 256GB Crucial M4 SSD, which have all been installed since roughly the beginning of the year. ...
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Create disk image from flash drive

I have a 16 gb flash drive that is formatted using my mac, made bootable, and an OSX installation image put on it. I'd like to keep that drive around so I can do it again in the future, but I don't ...
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Files show up in recovery programs after permanent delete on Mac OS X

I have to give back a USB drive given to me from work that has some personal financial data on it. I already deleted the files, but when I look at recovery programs, they're still there! I've tried ...
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External hard drive only visible in System Profiler, doesn't mount, not visible in Disk Utility (Mac)

I have an external hard drive that does not mount to my Mac laptop, nor is it visible in Disk Utility. It is, however, visible in the System Profiler under the USB section. Any suggestions as to how I ...
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Disk Utility has been Shrinking disk for several hours on my MAC OS X 10.7 LION [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How long should it take for gparted to shrink a 44 GB partition down to 10 GB I was trying to make 2 partitions in my local drive of my macbook. Disk Utility has been ...
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Disk Utility tells me to repair disk permissions from the DVD, but my DVD drive isn't working

I have an iMac with Snow Leopard that shows it is low on disk space. In Disk Utility, I select the hard disk and click "Verify Disk". It gives me an error and says to click "Repair Disk Permissions". ...
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Shrink a .sparseimage

I have a .sparseimage that occupies 90GB of space on my hard drive despite only having 30GB of files in it. How can I reclaim the empty space used by the .sparseimage and compact the file?
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Mac Disk Utility Undo volume scheme change

My sister made a mistake when trying to reformat a hard drive, and buggered up a hard drive with her work on it. She says it happened very quickly which leads me to believe she's actually just ...
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After repairing permissions, Mac OS X won't boot

This morning I ran the Repair Permissions command from inside the Disk Utility. Ever since then my MacBook wont move past the splash screen when booting. I've revolted in verbose mode and I see that ...
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How can I resolve the error “MediaKit reports partition (map) too small”?

I am unable to expand my Mac's hard disk. diskutility reports this error: MediaKit reports partition (map) too small How can I resolve this?
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Difference between using disk and its only partition in disk utility?

This isn't a problem but a simple question. In Mac OS X's included disk utility, you can perform actions on volumes through the list on the left by click on a drive, or any of its partitions. I've ...
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Mac (PowerPC G5) gets kernel panics when booting off of installation disks

I've ran disk utility's disk verify on Mac OS 10.4 on a PowerPC G4, and it told me the computer's volume should be repaired. I lost the install disks for now, so I booted it off a Tiger installation ...
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Formatted USB flash drive with Disk Utility on Mac and now it is not recognized on any Mac or Windows machine

I have formatted Canyon CN-MP4A USB flash drive with Disk Utility on Mac and now it is not recognized on any Mac or Windows machine. I have formatted with Disk Utility > drive > Erease > ...
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Is there a Mac utility that does low level drive integrity check and repair?

The PGP Whole Disk Encryption for Mac OS X Quick Start User Guide version 10.0 contains the following remarks: PGP Corporation deliberately takes a conservative stance when encrypting drives, to ...
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Truecrypt or default Disk Utility on Mac? [closed]

Windows by default doesn't come with a password protect folder option (other that Win7 ultimate), so I used to swear by Truecrypt which was great. But I've read in a couple of places that Mac OS X by ...
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How to undo my parition in OSX?

I bought a new Macbook few days back and this is my first experience with MAC. The seller did a partition on my hard disk before giving it to me. I remember him going to 'Disk Utility' for performing ...
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Fix bad blocks on Mac hard disk

I have a hard disk that I scanned with TechTool and it reports one bad block. As far as I can tell, TechTool only scans and reports a failure. It doesn't fix anything. Back in the day, Norton Disk ...
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Why doesn't “Disk Utility.app” recognise my `dd`-copied disk?

Short Summary Version of the Question Why, when I try to copy an ISO CD image onto a USB flash device, do I get a lot of weird behaviours? Original Version of the Question, with all the details ...
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Warning while using Disk Utility to verify permissions on Snow Leopard

I was using Disk Utility to do a "Verify Permission" and I got the following message: Warning: SUID file "System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/MacOS/ARDAgent" has ...
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What does input/output error mean with Disk Utility

I began trying to backup my dvd collection to an external hard drive. I do this my making disk images(.iso) from the dvds. To do this I use disk utility > new image > save as dvd/cd master. Started ...
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Input/output error using Mac Disk Utility?

I began trying to backup my dvd collection to an external hard drive. I do this my making disk images(.iso) from the dvds. To do this I use disk utility > new image > save as dvd/cd master. Started ...