Check Your Hard Drive for Errors

Check Your Hard Drive for Errors

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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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