Get your Mac disk in shape with these tutorials

I recently had to do some maintenance on my Hackintosh. In doing some research I came across a couple of good Disk Utility articles.

The first one talks about using the new streamlined features in El Capitan.

How to use Disk Utility in Mac OS X El Capitan – Features – Macworld UK If you were a regular user of the app in previous versions of OS X, you’re in for a surprise. The most obvious difference in Disk Utility in El Capitan is that it has been simplified. Its interface is cleaner and less intimidating, which can only be a good thing.

This one talks about how to use the Disk Utility from the command line. How to Verify & Repair Permissions in OS X El Capitan The Disk Utility app has long contained the ability to verify and repair disk permissions on a Mac, but in the latest versions of OS X this ability has been removed. That doesn’t mean you can’t verify permissions and repair permissions in OS X El Capitan 10.11 and later however, you just need to turn to the command line to do so. To be clear, verifying and repairing disk permissions has long been over assigned as a remedy to all sorts of issues on the Mac, most of which are rarely accurate or legitimate.


Do you have any cool DiskUtil tricks up your sleeve? Share them in the comments.

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