How to fix Restore Failure – Could not restore – Resource busy error.

This video will show you how to fix Restore Failure – could not restore error message when trying to format a USB drive in OS X disc utility.

28 thoughts on “How to fix Restore Failure – Could not restore – Resource busy error.

  1. Oh, I feel like an idiot, I thought I tried it that way but I must have just not been taking my time with this. Total Pakled. I did it your way and now it’s working. Doh!!!

  2. it doesn’t work for me. It starts erasing and 5 minutes in it crashes and gives me the Resource busy error.
    I ran a verification on both my source and destination disks and they are fine.
    Any thoughts? Thanks
    Cheers

  3. The terminology you’re looking for here is “Actual Partition” rather than “Actual disk.” You want to select the partition, not the disk itself.

    But this helped me fix my problem, thanks.

  4. Wow I feel so dumb right now! Thanks for this, I thought there may have been an issue with my USB, but all is good. 🙂

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