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  1. #1
    Disk Utility-Repair disk = erase disk?
    does the repairing my startup disk erase my files? cuz im using my school laptop and im scared that ill lose my data :S

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    also, will using magnifique affect it at all?

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    Disk Utility-Repair disk = erase disk?
    Kevriano's Avatar
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    Repairing the HD does not erase anything, no.
    Magnifique shouldn't affect it, unless it is what's causing errors on your HD. Why do you need to repair?
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    Well, my friend said that repairing my hard drive will get me back some of my hard drive space. Does it?

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    i've got like 6 gig unaccounted for i think :S

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    Disk Utility-Repair disk = erase disk?
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    Means what you mean by 'unaccounted'.

    A HDD when formatted uses about 10-15% of available space for that purpose. So a 40 GB HDD will use up about 5/6GB when formatted.

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    is that 6 gig the systems and library folder?

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