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Repair harddrive OSX Utility

Discussion in 'Apple Mac' started by etaf, Mar 28, 2015.

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  1. etaf

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    I looking remotely at a friends OSX Macbook pro 2008 -
    not sure what OSX is on it

    Had an issue with outlook 2011 not opening - repairing the database identity did not fix the issue

    I was going to put thunderbird on a see if i could import the emails - but the device running very slow and Safari crashed

    so I got him to run verify under disk utility and got an error the disk needed to be repaired and something about a repair HD disk

    We don't have any thing - and not an OSX expert.

    Can i do a repair like chkdsk on windows
    or what can i do know

    i have copied all the data (except the microsoft outlook database identities ) strange reason theres 300GB free on the external drive - and the identities with all the copy and backups - is 119GB - but the copy says not enough room ?????

    any way and safe way to repair

    Next steps ?

    I have suggested he purchases an portable external 1TB drive to copy to
    and then use for timemachine once sorted

    thanks
     
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