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Enabling debug and hidden checksum formats in Disk Utility.

We sometime expect disk utility to provide more options for debugging on any disk related issues. There is hidden option in mac os x to enable the debug menu item for disk utility with many useful actions associated with it. To enable the debug menu item in disk utility application type and execute following command in terminal.

$ sudo defaults write com.apple.DiskUtility DUDebugMenuEnabled -bool true

This will enable "Debug"  menu bar item in Disk Utility application on your mac os x. You would have quit and re-launch Disk Utility again to show the changes.

To reset back to default settings, run

$ sudo defaults write com.apple.DiskUtility DUDebugMenuEnabled -bool false


Similarly,
We can also enable various hidden image checksum formats in disk utility application with command as below

 $ sudo defaults write com.apple.DiskUtility advanced-image-options -bool true


To reset back to default settings, run


 $ sudo defaults write com.apple.DiskUtility advanced-image-options -bool false





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