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How to check for and fix OS X boot drive errors

The boot drive's format and partition structure can be checked both in the OS X graphical interface and in the Terminal.

By October 1, 2013


Options for checking free hard-drive space in OS X

Running low on disk space can greatly slow down your computer. Here are several ways to look this up on your system.

By August 30, 2013


Overcome an inability to load to the OS X recovery HD partition

If you cannot seem to load the OS X Recovery HD partition to use various diagnostics and repair tools, the fix may be quick, but could also require a longer reinstallation.

By August 6, 2013


Tackle stubborn disk partitioning in OS X

If partitioning a drive with Disk Utility gives you unmount or resource busy errors, there may be workarounds you can use.

By August 1, 2013


Prevent a partition from mounting in OS X

If you have a specific volume on your Mac that you would like to keep from being edited when attached, here's how to protect it.

By June 25, 2013


Q&A: MacFixIt Answers

Readers ask about the OS X quarantine system, hot-corner triggers, and file locks in iWork.

By June 21, 2013


Insignificant bug keeps encrypted disks unlocked after ejecting in OS X

While not the expected behavior, this bug is technically not a breach in security.

By June 14, 2013


How to change an encrypted volume's password in OS X

While encrypting and decrypting a volume can be done on the fly, the option for changing its password is a bit hidden.

By May 28, 2013


How to encrypt one volume on a drive in OS X

If you want to share a drive but keep some files on it encrypted, you can easily do so with a couple of approaches in OS X.

By May 24, 2013


How to look up Terminal commands for OS X

If you are starting to experiment with the OS X Terminal, you'll want to know what commands are available. Here are some ways to explore your options.

By February 6, 2013