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    Will Repair disk option delete everything in external hard disk in Mac?

    Just yesterday my external hard drive just got crashed while using it with my Mac there are lot of data which are stored inside, so I just cannot loose it. So can you please tell me if the repair disk option will help me to solve this problem or not? I am afraid that it will delete everything from the hard drive. Is it so? Can you please give me the steps to follow for solving my problem?

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    Re: Will Repair disk option delete everything in external hard disk in Mac?

    f you want to delete everything from the external HD, why don't you just format it?? otherwise holding the Option key when deleting locked stuff might help.

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    Re: Will Repair disk option delete everything in external hard disk in Mac?

    No,it will not erase everything from the hard disk ,but will delete all the temp files as well as the cruppt files from ur hard disk ,so u can repair ur hard disk any time but make sure this repairing is successfully done.

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    Re: Will Repair disk option delete everything in external hard disk in Mac?

    Hello friend,


    I have the solution for your problem it is:-

    No, the repair disk option will note delete the all the files from your
    hard disk, It will delete only the unwanted files of your computer.
    It will help you to speed-up your computer.

    It will restore the wanted deleted files but it will not delete any
    wanted files or your important files it will delete only the 'temp'
    files.

    All the best.......

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    Re: Will Repair disk option delete everything in external hard disk in Mac?

    Dear Friend..

    I am not sure that whether you loose the data or not, but one thing is very clear that disk repair option will definitely repair your disk.
    If you know how to repair the disk, then it might be a chance that you can save your data but if you unable to follow the repair option, then you may loose it.
    If you succeed in disk repairment, then connect your external hard disk with your Mac, and check, the data is secure,
    If it is there, then copy that in your Mac.
    That's the only option.

    Thank You...

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    Re: Will Repair disk option delete everything in external hard disk in Mac?

    Dear friend..

    There is no need to worry.
    I don't think if you go for the repair option the Data will be delete because the only Data gets delete is from your Mac OS hard disk, not from others.

    But if you still have that fear then you can restore your Mac OS drive Data in any other storage device.
    You can save your stored data in your hard disk.
    If you want to keep your data safe, then put an external hard disk in that and start transferring Data from your internal hard disk to external.
    Once you data has been copied. just format the Mac hard disk then.

    That's all.
    Thanks

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    Re: Will Repair disk option delete everything in external hard disk in Mac?

    No dear...

    If you want to repair an external disk, then it is not necessary that its data gets lost.
    You just connect an external hard disk with your Mac device,
    Then transfer file from there to your external disk and disconnect the disk.

    Now you can go with your repair disk option without any tension

    Thank you..

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    Re: Will Repair disk option delete everything in external hard disk in Mac?

    No, it will not delete everything in external hard disk in Mac.
    Mac OS X - Using Disk Utility to Repair a Disk--
    This document explains how to use Disk Utility in Mac OS X to repair a disk. Disk Utility is included with OS X and can be used to repair system file permissions and minor errors in a disk's directory structure. It is located in the Utilities folder within the Applications folder on the hard drive. Disk Utility can also be run from a Mac OS X installation disc.

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    Re: Will Repair disk option delete everything in external hard disk in Mac?

    Hey !!!

    It is safe to restore your device and store all the data in any of the storage device .

    before your repair the disk .

    You can transfer the data to the external hard disk if needed .

    and go to Disk repair option .

    Format the hard disk as you've copied all the necessary data before .


    Thank you..

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    Re: Will Repair disk option delete everything in external hard disk in Mac?

    hi,

    dear i will tell you that repairing of disc will not delete all the files placed in but it
    delete the unwanted files which are not necessary for the device and thus it makes
    empty space and helping fast running of the device.
    but i will tell you that it is the restoring the device which will delete the files .
    that`s all.

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