Mac OS X - Using Disk Utility


If you have an Apple computer that can successfully boot up, but is malfunctioning in some other way, sometimes repairing disk permissions could resolve the issue. The steps below will walk you through how to do so.


  1. Open up a new Finder window.
  2. On the left, select the Applications folder (see screenshot below).
  3. Scroll down in the list of applications and select the Utilities folder (see screenshot below).
  4. Double-click on Disk Utility (see screenshot below):

image depicting where to find disk utility application

  1. On the left, select the disk that you wish to repair.
  2. Lastly, click Repair Disk Permissions:

image depicting how to repair disk permissions within disk utility

If you have any further trouble, please contact us at or (718) 862-7973.

Was this helpful?
0 reviews


Article ID: 3007
Mon 12/22/14 10:14 AM
Mon 10/28/19 3:29 PM