Formatting, Erasing, Verifying, and Repairing Disks

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Last Modified: Nov 22, 2012 8:21 PM

For help and detailed instructions with the following:


  • Formatting, reformatting, and erasing disks or partitions
  • Partitioning a disk
  • Verifying or repairing Permissions on an OSX drive or partition
  • Verifying or repairing the File System on a disk or partition
  • Disk formats
  • Checking the S.M.A.R.T. status of a disk



Please see the following site:  Using Disk Utility