The Apple disk utility is your friend

One of the most useful tools the Mac has available, right out of the box, is the disk utility. This little gem can be found in the utilities folder, located in the Applications folder, in your hard drive. A simple maintenance routine, running the disk utility can often clear up small glitches that might arise from software updates, printer errors, etc. So, how do we use it? Read on.

Once you locate the disk utility, you may want to keep it handy in your dock. We like to run this little utility after every software installation, or even update, and again about once a month. Go to our downloads page to get an illustrated, step-by-step guide on the procedure. Keep in mind that while there are minor differences between versions of this utility, the overall idea remains the same. Enjoy!