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10.4 Disk Utility can verify and repair FAT16 disks System 10.4
Tiger only hintI noticed today that I could repair my FAT16 formatted SD card from within Disk Utility itself. The card and its associated "device" showed up in the left-hand column, just like any other OS X volume, as they usually do. However, when the disk was selected, the Verify and Repair buttons weren't grayed out (as they used to be).

Selecting Repair seems to have worked, as shown by the output log:
Verify and Repair disk "OTHER�
** /dev/disk2s1
** Phase 1 - Read FAT
** Phase 2 - Check Cluster Chains
** Phase 3 - Checking Directories
** Phase 4 - Checking for Lost Files
1269 files, 82576 free (5161 clusters)
Mounting Disk

1 non HFS volume checked
      No repairs were necessary
I don't know if this works for FAT32 volumes as well...
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10.4 Disk Utility can verify and repair FAT16 disks
Authored by: morphis on Aug 02, '05 12:08:18PM

This is not new in Tiger!

It was there in Panther.



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10.4 Disk Utility can verify and repair FAT16 disks
Authored by: Laurent on Aug 02, '05 12:19:03PM

YES
with my old ZIP 250
format with my PC in FAT32

Test on 10.4.2 with my iMac G5 1.8
All OK.


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10.4 Disk Utility can verify and repair FAT16 disks
Authored by: digitol on Aug 02, '05 07:03:21PM

Yep that's right it was in Panther too. In fact I submitted that hint back when. wonder if the macosxhints database is seeing some corruption.



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10.4 Disk Utility can verify and repair FAT16 disks
Authored by: ret on Aug 02, '05 08:41:26PM

Perhaps it needs to have Disk Utility run across it? ;-)

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