Formatting, partitioning, and repairing storage devices


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Formatting, partitioning, and repairing storage devices

One of the most versatile and powerful tools included with Mountain Lion is Disk Utility. You can use it to create and partition hard drives as well as diagnose a funky drive and repair its disk permissions. You'll find this utility in the Utilities folder, and that's how we'll get to it. So go to Utilities and there's Disk Utility. Along the left side, you see any hard drives and volumes that are attached to your Mac, and currently I have two. Those volumes that are grayed out, for example, this one, are unmounted. Now, I can mount that drive simply by clicking on it and then clicking Mount, and here it is.

Normally when people launch Disk Utility, they do so to use First Aid, and you can use this for a couple of reasons. First of all, let's start with our startup drive, which is here. There are couple of things you can do. You can Verify Disk Permissions, you can Repair Disk Permissions, or you can verify the Disk. Exactly what is repairing disk permissions and why wou...

Formatting, partitioning, and repairing storage devices
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Formatting, partitioning, and repairing storage devices provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by Christopher Breen as part of the Mac OS X Mountain Lion Essential Training

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