No 'Erase Destination' checkbox in Disk Utility

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by ProwlingTiger, Jul 29, 2011.

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    ProwlingTiger

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    In Disk Utility, when I try and restore an image to a USB drive (or even harddrive for that matter) there's no checkbox for 'Erase Destination.' Every guide online indicates there should be a checkbox, but I don't have one.

    Edit: Here's an image of what it should look like (not my image). Notice the checkbox? I don't have that on my Disk Utility.
     

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    Hugh

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    In the image you posted shows the original to be the CD and the restore to be the jump drive/hard drive.

    Are you trying to do the same but in reverse? Restoring onto a DVD/CD? If so that might be why you are not getting the Erase Destination option.

    Hugh
     
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    ProwlingTiger

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    No, that image was not mine. I'm trying to restore a .dmg image from my harddrive to a USB stick.
     
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    andymodem

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    I have the same thing going on with my Disk Utility in Lion. :(
     
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    Hugh

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    Hmmm. Make sure you are using GUID partitioning scheme on your USB drive, this could be a problem if it's not using GUID. Other then that I'm just shooting in the dark.

    Hugh
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    No 'Erase Destination' checkbox in Disk Utility

    I think that this is an issue with Lion's updated Disk Utility - it's version 12 (346) on my machine. This is just a suspicion, but I think that functionality goes away after upgrading
     

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