Yosemite Disk utility download

How to restore the old Disk Utility in Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan? Let’s download Yosemite Disk Utility 10.9 for El Capitan.

Reasons mac users want to get back to the previous Disk Utility in the new El Capitan?

Actually Too many users feel unhappy at all with awful the Disk Utility 10.11 in El Capitan due to missing useful functions.

  • Repair permissions no longer exists since Apple pronounces that “System file permissions are automatically protected, and updated, during Software Updates. The Repair Permissions function is no longer necessary”.
  • Missing First Aid: Disk Utility 10.11 is not able to verify a disk before running first aid, so it is impossible to check the disk health.
  • RAID Support gone: How to get Raid Support in DiskUtility in El Capitan OSX 10.11?
  • Handling disk images is missing being able to drag disk images from the Finder into Disk Utilities.
  • Missing CD or DVD burning sessions: If you have ever used Disk Utility to burn DVD or CD in Yosemite, you will be disappointed in El Capitan.

Download Yosemite Disk Utility for El Capitan

It is absolutely doable to bring the familiar Disk Utility in Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite into El Capitan 10.11.

Step 1: Download Disk Utility 10.10 app

Yosemite Disk Utility Download

The password protection to mount the DMG.file is osxvn

Disk utility 10.10 app

Step 2: Enter the following command lines through Terminal

1.  Launch Terminal (can be found in /Applications/Utilities/)



2. Enter the following lines (administrator password may be asked during the process)

sudo chown -R 0:0~/Downloads/Disk\ Utility.app
defaults write com.apple.DiskUtilityDUDebugMenuEnabled1
Yosemite utility in El Capitan
  • cire

    how to do the step 2? please help!!

    • I have just updated 2 additional pictures. Hope this make you work 🙂

  • cire

    Thanks for that.
    Whether this help for restore the old disk utility 10.9?
    Can it be installed Adobe CS6 for the old disk utility 10.9?
    Do l need backup my data before restore the old disk utility?
    Please help!!

  • cire

    Could you please reply my previous questions!! thanks

  • Yux BAX

    Apps icon bouncing on dock, but not starting. Please Help. Thanks.

  • Zacko

    Got it installed on the Apples harddrive the SIP is turned off and put it in the utilities folder how do I get rid of the “old” el capitan diskutility app making this the default app and how the H+++ do I make it repair permissions

  • Alana T.

    Doesn’t work on Sierra. This crashes upon opening the application.

  • Joe Vaughan
  • Ma Rio

    same issue as in the pic below…