Tag Archive: Disk


How To Reset Your Password Without A System Disk [OS X Tips]

Have you lost your Mac password? Are you unable to get into your computer because of it? Apple lets you restore your password if you have the system disks that came with the computer, or–if you have a newer non-optical… Read more ›     

How to Verify (& Repair) a Disk from the Command Line of Mac OS X

The Disk Utility app bundled with Mac OS X has a command line equivalent which offers advanced users the ability to perform disk maintenance from the terminal, including disk verification and repairs. This allows for a variety of helpful troubleshooting abilities, including the possibility to remotely issue disk repairs though SSH, or through Single User … Read More

How to View a Macs Disk Usage & Storage Summary in OS X

Mac Disk Usage and Storage Summary Ever wondered where on earth your Mac hard drives disk space has gone to? There’s little reason to wonder, because OS X has a very simple disk usage summary tool that that will show you exactly where drive capacity is being used, conveniently sorted into a variety of file types. Looking at the storage summary panel is a helpful way to determine if a Mac is running  [Read More…]

How to View a Macs Disk Usage & Storage Summary in OS X

Mac Disk Usage and Storage Summary Ever wondered where on earth your Mac hard drives disk space has gone to? There’s little reason to wonder, because OS X has a very simple disk usage summary tool that that will show you exactly where drive capacity is being used, conveniently sorted into a variety of file types. Looking at the storage summary panel is a helpful way to determine if a Mac is running  [Read More…]

Delete GarageBand, iMovie, & iPhoto If Unused to Free Up Disk Space in OS X

Delete Garageband, iMovie, and iPhoto from Mac OS X

The wide variety of default iApps which come preinstalled on most Macs these days are all great applications, but if you don’t actually use them, they just take up disk space. Case in point are Garageband, iMovie, and iPhoto, three fantastic apps for making music, editing videos, and managing photos, but if you never use these apps then it may make sense to uninstall  [Read More…]

Delete GarageBand, iMovie, & iPhoto If Unused to Free Up Disk Space in OS X

Delete Garageband, iMovie, and iPhoto from Mac OS X

The wide variety of default iApps which come preinstalled on most Macs these days are all great applications, but if you don’t actually use them, they just take up disk space. Case in point are Garageband, iMovie, and iPhoto, three fantastic apps for making music, editing videos, and managing photos, but if you never use these apps then it may make sense to uninstall  [Read More…]

Get Unparalleled Data Recovery And Protection With Disk Drill Pro 2.0 For Mac [Deals]

No matter how computer-savvy you are, sometimes you just can’t avoid issues like a failing hard drive. For those emergency situations, Disk Drill Pro can be your savior. If you lose any data, you just have to click a button…

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How Fast Is That External Drive? Find Out With Disk Speed Test [OS X Tips]

Disk Speed TestI’ve just picked up one of those fancy USB 3 drives to use with my Macbook Air as a sort of secondary backup when I travel, as it was so inexpensive for a 120 Gb drive. I wanted to know how much faster it might be, even on my non-USB 3 Air, than the run […]

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Erase Free Space on a Mac Hard Drive with OS X Disk Utility to Prevent File Recovery

Use Disk Utility to erase free space on a Mac hard drive The Mac OS X Disk Utility app provides an ability to erase free space on traditional hard drives, which overwrites vacant disk space on the drive to prevent any potential recovery of deleted files (that is, files that have been removed traditionally, rather than through secure methods). For most users this is an unnecessary procedure, but if you plan on  [Read More…]

How to Repair a Mac Disk with fsck from Single User Mode

Using Disk Utility through Recovery Mode is the preferred and primary tool for repairing disks on the Mac platform, but if Disk Utility is either unavailable or not able to repair a drive, then Single User Mode and the command line tool fsck should be your next choice.

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The fsck tool is bundled with every Mac, but because it’s accessible exclusively through the command line it may appear complex and sound  [Read More…]