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Check Your Hard Drive for Errors

Check Your Hard Drive for Errors

This guide assumes you're running macOS El Capitan or higher.

Hard drives fail. It's something that is unavoidable. However you can get early warning on a failing hard drive by regularly checking it for errors. Here's how to do so.

  • Open Launchpad
  • In the Search Box, type Disk Utility. Click on Disk Utility
  • If you want a quick look at your hard disk, look at the S.M.A.R.T. status and make sure it says Verified. If it says anything else, replace your hard drive.

  • Click First Aid
  • Click Run
  • Click Continue. It'll then run the disk check
  • After finishing you'll see a screen like below:
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