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Disk Utility can find and repair errors related to the formatting and directory structure of a Mac disk. Errors can lead to unexpected behavior when using your Mac, and significant errors might even prevent your Mac from starting up completely.

Before proceeding, make sure that you have a current backup of your Mac, in case you need to recover damaged files or Disk Utility finds errors that it can't repair.

Open Disk Utility

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Start up from macOS Recovery, then select Disk Utility from the Utilities window. Click Continue.
If you're not repairing the disk your Mac started up from, you don't need to start up from macOS Recovery: just open Disk Utility from the Utilities folder of your Applications folder.

Locate your disk in Disk Utility

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Choose View > Show All Devices (if available) from the menu bar or toolbar in Disk Utility.

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The sidebar in Disk Utility should now show each available disk or other storage device, beginning with your startup disk. And beneath each disk you should see any containers and volumes on that disk. Don't see your disk?


In this example, the startup disk (APPLE HDD) has one container and two volumes (Macintosh HD, Macintosh HD - Data). Your disk might not have a container, and it might have a different number of volumes.

Repair volumes, then containers, then disks

For each disk that you're repairing, start by selecting the last volume on that disk, then click the First Aid button or tab.


In this example, the last volume on the disk is Macintosh HD - Data.

Click Run to begin checking the selected volume for errors.

  • If there is no Run button, click the Repair Disk button instead.
  • If the button is dimmed and you can't click it, skip this step for the item you selected, and continue to the next item.
  • If you're asked for a password to unlock the disk, enter your administrator password.

After Disk Utility is done checking the volume, select the next item above it in the sidebar, then run First Aid again. Keep moving up the list, running First Aid for each volume on the disk, then each container on the disk, then finally the disk itself.


In this example, the repair order is Macintosh HD - Data, then Macintosh HD, then Container disk2, then APPLE HDD.

If Disk Utility found errors that it can't repair

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If Disk Utility found errors that it could not repair, use Disk Utility to erase (format) your disk.

If your disk doesn't appear in Disk Utility

If Disk Utility can't see your disk, it also can't see any containers or volumes on that disk. In that case, follow these steps:

  1. Shut down your Mac, then unplug all nonessential devices from your Mac.
  2. If you're repairing an external drive, make sure that it's connected directly to your Mac using a cable that you know is good. Then turn the drive off and back on.
  3. If your disk still doesn't appear in Disk Utility, your disk or Mac might need service. If you need help, please contact Apple Support.

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WHAT IS SMART UTILITY?
SMART Utility is an application to scan the hardware diagnostics system of hard drives. SMART (Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology) is a system built into hard drives by their manufacturers to report on various measurements(called attributes) of a hard drive’s operation. The attributes can be used to detect when a hard drive is having mechanical or electrical problems, and can indicate when the hard drive is failing. SMART Utility can read and display these attributes. This allows time to hopefully backup, and then replace the drive. SMART Utility also allows running a drive’s built in self test, which can also indicate malfunctions on the drive.

WHY USE SMART UTILITY?
SMART Utility is different from other drive utilities, such as Disk Utility, which only read the overall SMART Status. SMART Utility not only displays the individual attributes to see their status and information, but it also uses an internal algorithm based on those attributes to detect drives failing before SMART indicates it has failed. This pre-fail detection can save precious data before SMART has determined that the drive has failed. And, while the raw information can be viewed on the command line with smartmontools (which is what SMART Utility is based on, SMART Utility presents it in an easy to read format, as well as running its internal pre-fail algorithm. Plus, with the ability to run self tests, problems can be detected even sooner.

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FEATURES
Displays all supported internal drives and their partitions, as well as some external drives (if optional SAT SMART driver is installed)
Displays important information in the main window, such as drive model, capacity, power on hours, temperature, bad sector counts, and error counts and types
Displays easy to read overall SMART status with color coded text
Displays more detailed information in separate windows, including capabilities, all available attributes, and the past five errors
Displays information using the Growl notification service (if installed) and email notifications (if configured)
Displays information in menu bar
Supports scanning in the background
Supports running a hard drive’s built-in test, and displays the results of the test
Supports scanning OS X software RAID drives, as well as drives in many RAID enclosures and cards (including SeriTek drives)
Supports logging all information to a log file for verifying SMART data
Supports customizing the pre-fail algorithm, including only alerting new bad sectors and error counts
Supports saving drive reports for later viewing
Supports printing drive reports
Supports HDDs and SSDs
Supports Mac OS X 10.9 through 10.15
Fully localized in French, thanks to Ronald A. Leroux

View the FAQ that is also available in the app under the Help menu.

Note: SMART Utility is based on the command line “smartmontools”, an open source software package that does the actual scanning of SMART attributes. SMART Utility only parses the data that smartmontools outputs, and it would not exist without it. It is available on their site.

SCREENSHOTS

Main Window
Info Window
Attribute Window

Test Window
Main Window with Errors
Attribute Window with Errors

Errors Window
Menu Extra