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Get AOMEI Partition Assistant Pro for free

Normally $36, this handy utility includes a "Windows to go" feature for creating a bootable Windows flash drive.

By Dec. 11, 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 Jun. 25, 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 Aug. 6, 2013


FileVault requires Recovery HD partition in OS X

Without an intact Recovery HD partition on your Mac, you will not be able to use Apple's FileVault disk encryption feature.

By Oct. 31, 2012


Check partition table health in Lion's Disk Utility

Apple's Disk Utility has always checked the health of volume structures, but in Lion it will verify the structure of the partition tables as well.

By Jul. 21, 2011


Addressing OS X Lion recovery partition problems

If your Recovery HD partition in OS X Lion is missing or not working, then it may be easy to get working with just a few steps.

By Mar. 21, 2012


How to restore a missing Recovery HD partition in Lion

Installing OS X Lion sets up a hidden recovery partition on most systems, but if for some reason this is missing, then there are some options for restoring or otherwise using the functions this partition offers.

By Jan. 25, 2012


How to partition a drive in OS X

Sometimes partitioning a drive so it contains multiple volumes can be useful when managing data for different tasks, but is also required for creating multiboot environments. Here is one way to do this in OS X.

By Mar. 2, 2011


How to boot to another hard disk in OS X

We take a look at a couple of different ways to load another boot disk on your Mac.

By Aug. 15, 2013


Select a startup disk in OS X

Accessing the boot menu in OS X is a simple key press, though in some cases it requires specific timing in order to work.

By Feb. 19, 2014