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How Do I Repair My Hard Drive In OS X Lion?


I downloaded Lion so I don't have a DVD or USB thumb drive for it. How do I boot into OS X Lion to repair my hard drive?
- Asked by Selena R. July 24th, 2011 (Updated: December 9th, 2014)


A new feature in OS X Lion is Lion Recovery. Just hold down Command-R while starting up your computer and Lion Recovery will open. From there you can go into Disk Utility and repair a hard disk just like in previous versions of Mac OS X.