Tag Archives: Disk Utility
First Aid: Verify and Repair HFS+,...
Disk First Aid, currently part of Disk Utility, has long been the go-to utility for verifying and repairing a Mac’s storage system. Included as a standalone app with the...

How to Create Encrypted Disk Images...
The Mac’s Disk Utility app supports a number of capabilities that make managing the Mac’s storage system easier. But one set of features seems to get overlooked a bit:...

Tech 101: Preparing a Mac For...
There comes a time in the life of just about every Mac where its usefulness has become limited or it will be too expensive to repair or update, so...


The Utilities Folder New to Mac? Here Are 5...
If early sales figures are any indication, many shoppers purchased Macs during the recent holiday season. That’s not a surprise: sales of Macs have been rising for years as people...

How to Format a New Internal...
Recently, some MacSales.com customers have reported experiencing a situation where their new SSD will not show up in Disk Utility in High Sierra. Although Disk Utility should always be...

WWDC Preview: How to Get Ready...
Every summer, Apple announces a new version of the Mac OS (now called macOS) at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). Along with highlighting what’s new and improved in the...


Mac OS 101: How to Boot...
Target Disk Mode has been a feature of the Mac OS since the PowerBook 100 (pictured right) was released way back in 1991. This handy feature allows you to...

Tech Tip: How to Use Boot...
Boot Camp and Boot Camp Assistant allow you to install Windows on your Mac. It’s a nice capability that lets you select – at boot time – which operating system...

How to Recover From a White...
From time to time, you may experience one of the more frustrating Mac glitches — a white screen during boot. Usually this rare bug happens after updating macOS to...

Partitions 101: Rules to Resizing Volumes...
Disk Utility, the all-purpose tool for working with storage devices connected to the Mac, has long had the ability to create partitions and manage the resulting volumes. It has...