Disk utility question?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by macbookairman, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. macbookairman macrumors 6502a

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    What exactly will running disk repair in disk utility do? (I'm not talking about repairing permissions, but disk repair...just to clarify)

    Does it erase anything?

    thanks.
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

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    It fixes issues in the File Table or any logical problems indicated by a Verify Disk. Some problems can't be fixed with Disk Utility.

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  3. macbookairman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    so it won't erase any documents stored on a mac or other files?
     
  4. TEG macrumors 604

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    No, it is the Mac equivalent of ScanDisk or Chkdsk on Windows.

    TEG
     

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