As a Mac user, you rejoice every time Apple rolls out a new macOS. But, you should follow a few essential steps after macOS upgrade to ensure smooth functioning of your Mac. For instance—backing up startup disk on macOS Catalina to prevent loss of data in case of potential failure of the storage drive. In such a case, opt for repairing startup disk to retrieve the lost data.
In this blog, we’ll share the step-by-step process for using macOS native tools such as Disk Utility, Time Machine and Recovery to repair and restore macOS Catalina 10.15 startup disk.
At some point in time, you might require to fix macOS Catalina startup disk. Doing so is easy since Disk Utility is the best free tool available on macOS to repair a drive. If your MacBook is running slow after Catalina 10.15 upgrade or your iMac is crashing, then don't hesitate to fix your Mac’s in-built storage drive (SSD or HDD).
Disk Utility Repair Video Tutorial and Steps are as follows:
The process of disk repair on Mojave and later macOS is done similarly.
Your data is at risk if you don't have its backup. Thankfully, you can create Time Machine backup on macOS Catalina 10.15. All you have to do is plug-in an external storage drive of a size larger than your startup disk. The steps are as follows:
Step 1. Connect the external drive to Mac.
Step 2. Then, go to System Preferences and launch Time Machine.
Step 3. Specify the device to be used for Time Machine backup on macOS Catalina.
Step 4. Click Select Backup Disk.
Step 5. Select the new or old Time Machine backup drive from the available options. Press Use Disk.
Step 6. Once the disk is selected, let Time Machine app initiates and completes its first backup on macOS Catalina.
Restoring macOS Catalina startup disk from Time Machine backup drive is simple and is performed in a fashion similar to earlier macOS. Steps are as follows:
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We hope you’ll find the above methods shared in this blog useful. Please feel free to share your issues with us while repairing, backing up, or restoring startup disk on macOS Catalina.
In addition, the software, Stellar Data Recovery Professional for Mac supports macOS Catalina disk recovery. If you face data loss from Trash or the external hard drive is not mounting on Mac, then try out the data recovery software for free.
The full version of the software is incorporated with Stellar Drive Monitor to monitor Catalina’s startup disk efficiently. Stellar Data Recovery for Mac is also available in Premium and Technician editions that can perform macOS Catalina data recovery with additional features and benefits.