Enable Hidden Secrets and The Debug Menu In Disk Utility [OS X Tips]



This tip is especially handy for Mac OS X Lion users, but it should even work with Mac OS X Snow Leopard too. You’ll be able to activate a hidden debugging menu and other hidden secrets in the Disk Utility app on your Mac in the folders Applications –> Utilities.

In order to turn on these features launch the Terminal app in Applications –> Utilities.  If Disk Utility is running close it. Now enter the following command and press enter in Terminal:

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

This will activate the new Debug menu which looks like this:

If you select the option Show Every partition in the Debug menu you’ll be able to see the Lion Recovery HD partition in Disk Utility which is normally hidden from view.  It will look something like this: