How to Run First Aid From Recovery on Mac

Alicia Santos

Mac, Tutorials

Running First Aid from Recovery on Mac

When your Mac encounters issues such as disk errors, startup problems, or unresponsive applications, running First Aid from Recovery can help diagnose and repair these problems. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to run First Aid from Recovery on your Mac.

Step 1: Accessing Recovery Mode

To begin, restart your Mac and hold down the Command (⌘) and R keys simultaneously until the Apple logo appears. This will boot your Mac into Recovery Mode.

Step 2: Launching Disk Utility

Once you are in Recovery Mode, click on “Disk Utility” in the Utilities window that appears. Disk Utility is a powerful tool that allows you to manage and repair your disks.

Step 3: Selecting the Disk

In the Disk Utility window, you will see a list of available disks on the left-hand side. Select the disk that you want to run First Aid on by clicking on it. This is typically your main startup disk.

Step 4: Running First Aid

With the desired disk selected, click on the “First Aid” button located in the toolbar at the top of the Disk Utility window. This will initiate a scan and repair process for any errors or issues found on the selected disk.

Note:

  • If you want to run First Aid on a specific volume instead of an entire disk, select that volume instead.
  • If you have multiple disks or volumes that require repair, repeat Steps 3 and 4 for each one.

Step 5: Waiting for First Aid to Complete

During the repair process, Disk Utility will analyze and fix any errors it finds on the selected disk. The duration of this process depends on the size of your disk and the number of issues encountered. It is essential not to interrupt this process to avoid potential data loss.

Step 6: Verifying Repair Results

Once First Aid has completed its scan and repair, a summary will be displayed indicating whether any issues were found and successfully repaired. Take note of any messages or warnings provided by Disk Utility.

Note:

If First Aid was unable to repair all the issues on your disk, you may need to consider other troubleshooting steps or consult with Apple Support for further assistance.

Congratulations! You have successfully run First Aid from Recovery on your Mac. This powerful tool can help resolve various disk-related problems and improve the overall performance and stability of your Mac.

Remember to regularly check and repair your disks using Disk Utility to ensure your Mac stays in optimal condition.

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