DiskWarrior will find your documents, photos, music and any other files when disaster strikes and things go missing. Perhaps you've tried to open a document and all that happens is a color wheel that spins and spins and spins? Or when your Mac starts up, all you get is a blinking question mark? Or you were in the middle of editing a movie and now your external hard disk isn't on the desktop? Or your MP3s won't play Or every time you look through your photos, your Mac crashes.
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The first way is to buy a license. You buy the license and are then the owner of the software; you might then opt for a Maintenance Subscription. You then receive the most recent version of the software each year, a second installation for use at home and many other benefits.
Another option is a Desktop Subscription You pay for the license and may then use it for a specified time period - a "pay per use" system. Once this period is nearly over, you get a message from us asking if you wish to extend. So this time period is never extended automatically. Customer Videos: Verified Buyer Reviewer: Anonymous Location: IT Professional Owned Product: If I could give it 6 stars I would.
This software is serious about repairing file system damage where all other utilities fail. Superior to OS X Disk Utility, able to rebuild b-tree errors and errors where others say backup and re-format your drive. It will try to read over bad sectors and will mount a read only image that can be used to back up your files from what it has reconstructed of your damaged file system.
This will not fix a failing drive or a drive with serious defects. Any drive making strange noises should be sent for expert data recovery before further damage is inflicted on your data. Miami Rating: April 28, My system was down and not getting up on it's own.
Many users tend to ignore the need to use a disk utility until they have experienced a problem with their Macs.
Unfortunately, this is akin to fastening a seatbelt after the accident has occurred. Frequently, Mac users -- especially new users -- don't understand the need for using a good disk utility on a regular basis.
In order for your computer to be able to work with the information on your hard drive, it must be able to know what information is on your drive and exactly where on the hard drive the information is located.
Essentially, all the information on your hard drive has a unique "address," and the Directory keeps track of these addresses. When you delete a file from your computer, the info in the Directory is used to locate the file s you are deleting. However, since the Directory is now free to assign new data to this address, the more you use your computer after deleting a file, the more likely this address will be assigned new data, and this usually renders the old data at this address unrecoverable.
This is especially important because minor -- even major -- Directory damage is often not readily apparent, and when left undiagnosed and unfixed, this damage will likely become worse and result in loss of at least some of the information on your Mac.
Understanding why using a disk-maintenance utility on a regular basis is essential to maintaining the integrity of the data on your Mac is fine, but this still leaves the issue of determining which is the best utility for the job.
Of the three most widely-used utilities that are capable of detecting and repairing Directory damage the others are Micromat's TechTool Pro and Symantec's Norton Utilities , DiskWarrior has earned the reputation of being both the most powerful and the most consistently successful at rebuilding badly damaged Directories.
To repair the Directory on your Mac, you need to start your Mac from something other than your startup drive, and DiskWarrior includes a CD that can be used to boot virtually any Mac. Next, you launch DiskWarrior and it scans your Directory and then constructs a new Directory that eliminates virtually any damage that may have existed in your original Directory.
In the process, DiskWarrior will attempt to recover files that have been lost or damaged. If your old Directory was severely damaged, DiskWarrior "scavenges" it in an attempt to recover every possible bit of information. Before DiskWarrior replaces your old Directory with the new Directory, it presents you with a report of any damage it found and the repairs it performed when creating the new Directory. Also, DiskWarrior presents you with an image of the repaired drive on your Desktop so you can examine it before allowing DiskWarrior to actually replace your old Directory.
If DiskWarrior comes across a problem it can't fix, it will provide you with a dialog box that describes the problem. Otherwise, you can just tell DiskWarrior to proceed with replacing your old Directory; then you quit DiskWarrior and restart your Mac. DiskWarrior includes an option to display a graphical representation of your Directory's fragmentation. Still, any improvement is always welcome! DiskShield is an extension that is designed to reduce the chances of an errant application improperly writing information to your Directory in a way that can corrupt the Directory.
The efficacy of this feature is impossible to measure, since you don't know what Directory damage would have taken place if DiskShield wasn't running. However, Alsoft has demonstrated its innovative and effective technology in the other components of DiskWarrior, and I don't have any reason to doubt the usefulness of DiskShield; I always leave DiskShield on, and it's a nice feeling to have this extra "DiskShield" working to protect my Mac.
This is because DiskWarrior can't either check or repair the volume it is being launched from. Since I recommend checking the status of your system's Directory both after any crash that doesn't allow you to perform a normal restart of your computer and after finishing working with your computer for the day, using DiskWarrior to do this can prove to be quite an inconvenience.
Either of these programs can also repair and optimize the Directory on your Mac; in fact, both of these programs also perform many other useful functions. The main reason I suggest getting one of them in addition to DskWarrior is that both programs can check the volume they are being launched from, and this makes it easy and fast to regularly check the status of your system's Directory.
Just as you wouldn't go to a general practitioner for treatment of a serious heart problem, when repairing your Directory you should use the most robust and effective program available that specializes in treating a sick Directory on your Mac. Since DiskWarrior tests for certain types of Diretory damage that other programs can't detect, you should on occasion also use DiskWarrior to verify that there are no problems with your Directory. DiskWarrior lives up to its name when it's used to maintain or restore the health of your hard disk's Directory!
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