My question is; What happened to SMART data selftest option in Disks/gnome-disk-utility

Any help or tips appreciated.(I want to scan/repair my drive for bad sectors preferably GUI)

here is an image of what I am looking for: enter image description here

I was told this is a duplicate question. However I was totally lost looking for the "gear icon" This is how mine looks in Kubuntu enter image description here

It might sound silly but I did not make the connection with that "hamburger" being the "gear icon"

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    It's still there. Click that pestilential hamburger button in the top right corner of the Disks window and you'll find a "SMART values and self-test" or similar menu point.
    – Byte Commander
    Commented Dec 29, 2016 at 1:21

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Select Dash the first option on the Launcher and type disks. Select the icon that appears.

The disks main screen looks like this:

disks main

Notice the "hamburger" menu in the top right corner. Select it to get a drop down menu where you can select the SMART screen shown below:

disks SMART

If you require further explanation please comment below.

  • thank you... I don't get how I missed that all this time :-) Commented Jan 4, 2017 at 13:49
  • You're welcome. I'm sure I've missed more than you :) Commented Jan 4, 2017 at 22:45
  • some guys marked this as a duplicate. I disagree. But feel stupid about it :-) Commented Jan 4, 2017 at 23:38
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    I see your disagreement. The question and answers were written for Ubuntu 14.04. As the software was upgraded they changed the question to say "Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.10" which is misleading because no one changed the answers that are for 14.04". The question should have stayed the same and new answers should have been added instead. Commented Jan 5, 2017 at 1:48
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    @MarcoSchoolenberg I raised the issue with a mod who understands integrity within Q&A better than myself and can hopefully fix things up so it doesn't happen again. Commented Jan 5, 2017 at 1:55

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