Commonly used to refer to Disk Utility.app, an application included with OS X.

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What are my options for a disk with what seems to be a corrupted filesystem?

I have a friend with an old Dell that will not boot into Windows. It has an IDE drive. It spins up. I have an IDE to USB device. I've attached the drive via that device to a working laptop. The ...
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OS X Boot extremely slow after installing boot camp (XP)

I just installed bootcamp on my 2010 13" MBP, running 10.6. However, after doing the bootcamp, I have extremely slow boot for my OS X partition, and when I verified the disk in Disk Utility (from a ...
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Is it possible to change an encrypted volume's password w/o recreating the volume?

I have a 10G encrypted volume bundle created with Disk Utility. I want to change it's encryption password. How can I do that?
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Where is the Disk Utility log? (Mac OS X)

Apart from what it displays directly, Disk Utility on Mac OS X (10.6, if it matters) keeps a log, visible through Window → Show Log (or ⌘L). This is probably a file on disk, right? Where is this file? ...
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Erasing a disk that can't be erased or mounted

I had an unmountable floppy image (.img) that contained an operating system I had made and I used disk utility to burn it to a CD. It said that the burn was successful. I tried to boot it from ...
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OS X Disk Image across various Apple Hardware

I currently admin a small variety of Mac's at work. We have some G3/G4/G5/MBP/iBook/eMac/iMac. I've noticed that each system is configured slightly different and wanted to come up with some disk ...
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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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Flash drive life monitor?

Is there a tool to advise how much wear the drive has seen? (I've just acquired one and don't know it's history.)
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windows 2008, Resize partition

Hello I try to split my hard drive to 3 partition by Windows tools, I have 385 GB free space on C drive but when I try to shrink it , only it allows 25 GB to be shrinked. windows report it is for ...
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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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Util to check external USB Drive health? [closed]

I tried a few utils and none of them worked. Either USB wasnt supported or the drive was 'recognized'. I am trying to figure out if i should dump the drive or not. Its only a year old but the warranty ...
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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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What are “Missing thread recordng” erros when running fsck -fy?

There is some error reported when I run Disk Utility and verify the root volume on my OS X MacBook. So I boot and CMD-S into the shell mode and run /sbin/fsck -fy. Errors are like: ** Checking ...
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unable to format external drive to HFS+ for Mac

I have an external hard drive (1 TB Western Digital) that is currently formatted as FAT32 and I want to reformat it to a single partition of HFS+ for my Mac. I realize that I can read FAT32 from my ...
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Is Joerg Schilling’s “sdd” a full replacement for “dd”?

I'm trying to use sdd on my Debian system, and can't get one set of options to work. They do work in dd so I am wondering if I am specifying them incorrectly, or if sdd didn't implement them, or ...
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Mac Disk-Utility input/output error

a couple of other people have posted about this but my specific problem has not been addressed. For months I have been backing up DVDs and home movies with no problem then all of a sudden I get an "...
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What causes Mac OS X Permission errors?

This is out of interest rather then looking for a fix to a problem. What actually causes permissions on Mac OS X Systems to become messed up? Its an easily fixed problem (i.e. there's a quick and ...
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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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How to turn off verification after DVD burning on OS X?

I use the built in DVD burner from OS X. Whenever I burn a disk, it is verified after burning. Nice, but I am usually quicker in verifying myself with a bit more human, maybe more error prone process.....
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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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Cannot resize OS X partition

I am trying to resize my existing Mac OS Extended partition on my Macbook to install Windows 7 (using steps similar to these), but when ever I go to apply the changes, I get this error: ...
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Upgrading to Snow Leopard without an Optical Drive

So I have carefully read Josh's answers on question 35108, Upgrade to Snow Leopard Without a CD Drive But when I am in Disk Utility, it says "This disk contains the startup volume and can't be ...
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Hard Drive Bad Sector marking utility [closed]

I already have Windows XP, During installing Ubuntu(dual boot) the disk drive just stuck up at one place and doesn't seem to move ahead.. Is there a disk bad sector mark utility that just marks these ...
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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 ...
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How is OS X Disk Utility's secure erase mode in comparison to other commerical secure delete methods/apps?

Within OS X, the utility Disk Utility has a secure erase for hard drive formatting. It has 1,7, and 33 pass options, which to my knowledge are very good writting random data to the drive. What does ...
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Boot/System partition resizer [closed]

Are there any free utilities(like Partition Magic) to resize the boot/system partitions on Windows XP?