Disk Utility in Mavericks

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by Graig, Mar 2, 2014.

  1. Graig macrumors 6502

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    Who else finds Disk Utility extremely erratic in Mavericks? Why can't they get this fixed?
     
  2. jahall05 macrumors regular

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    What exactly is it doing? "Being erratic" is too broad. I haven't had issues with Disk Utility at all anytime I have used it.
     
  3. Weaselboy Moderator

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    It seems to work the same as prior versions for me. What issue are you having?
     
  4. Graig thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It does not finish with a message saying the disk is ok many times. I have found that opening the utility and letting it sit for a bit helps but going in quickly it does not always complete. This is not going away and never occurred in any prior version before Mavericks. I have heard that it is a known bug.
     
  5. Gochugogi macrumors regular

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    Disk U seems to work exactly the same in 10.92 as it did in 10.9. I just used it to check and format several disks and it's as smooth as silk: no errors or half-baked behavior. Maybe you need to repair permissions?
     
  6. diggy33 macrumors 6502

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    Only thing I've noticed is that it never seems to accurately show the free space available on my drive.
     
  7. Graig thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Google it, you will see several complaints about it.

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    I'll try a permissions repair see if it helps.
     
  8. Brother Seamus macrumors newbie

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    I can't even open it now, since getting suckered into this Mavericks disaster.

    Just get this message...
     
  9. Graig thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I repaired permissions and it seems much better. Thanks for the suggestion.
     
  10. logana macrumors 65816

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    I am running 10.9.2 and Disk Utility is Version 13....

    How old is 10.5 ??? and why are you trying to open it ????
     
  11. Brother Seamus macrumors newbie

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    No idea.
    That's just the message I got the other day when I tried to open it.
    Tried again this morning and it opened up fine. Version 13.
     
  12. chrfr macrumors 603

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    Apparently you have two copies on your computer.
     

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