DiskWarrior for Mac

DiskWarrior for Mac

Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 179 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.4
  • Total Downloads:
    91,373
  • Date Added:
    October 10, 2011
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    227
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.3.9/10.4 Intel/10.4 PPC/10.5 Intel/10.5 PPC/10.6

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  • Current Version

    3.8

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    out of 179 votes

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1 stars

"DW 4.4 won't rebuild directory-Mac OS failure"

August 16, 2014  |  By mister gaijin

 |  Version: DiskWarrior 4.4

Pros

There is nothing good to say about a utility that fails so completely!

Cons

TechTool and Disk Utility don't fail like this. DW 4.4 WILL rebuild directory if you boot up from the DVD, but this takes a LONG time and is a pain!

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5 stars

"GREAT PROGRAM!!! A "MUST OWN" for Mac users!!"

June 28, 2013  |  By kfcusmc

 |  Version: DiskWarrior 4.4

Pros

It works very well. Recommended to me by an Apple Genius several years ago. I bought it on the spot and have never regretted it. Far superior to the disk utility included in OS X.

Cons

Maybe cost, though if you need it once it will be well worth the price of admission.

Summary

Resolved a catastrophic hard drive failure that occurred when I attempted to upgrade from OS X 10.8.3 to 10.8.4. Apple genius said I needed a new hard drive for my iMac 2.93 GHz i7 (mid-2010) for $229 plus another $99 to transfer my files from the "dead drive." Optical drive also wouldn't read my Diskwarrior disk. I built a new boot drive from a spare 1TB drive and put Diskwarrior (which I already owned) on it. It rebuilt the corrupted directory on the "dead" drive and preserved all my files. I am writing this review on the iMac with the resurrected drive. This was the worst of only three drive failures I've had in 30 years of being an Apple computer owner. Diskwarrior saved my ass. Diskwarrior is the shiznit!!!! Total cost for this save was $18...the cost of a wired mouse and keyboard.

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4 stars

"Traveling and it crashed - and good as new now"

November 03, 2012  |  By kate9

 |  Version: DiskWarrior 4.4

Pros

Wow, I thought I was going to lose everything, 140GB of photos and files, and the computer - this seems to have fixed all the problems, and it's zippy and fast again.

Cons

Haven't seen it so far, just done today.

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5 stars

"$99 to recover my priceless memories?? Total BARGAIN!"

September 26, 2012  |  By Theescarylarry

 |  Version: DiskWarrior 4.4

Pros

Recovered over 21,000 lost or missing files that had vanished!
I had mac error code 36, which ended up being a bad directory with bad nodes and node counts etc etc....DW rebuilt it!

It is easy to understand and makes life less complicated.

THIS SOFTWARE KICKS A** !

Cons

PRICE...At $99 It isnt what I would initially call reasonable, however what is your data worth? It stung but when it worked, I thought it was worth its weight in gold.

It may not work for every problem, so that part is a gamble. It's worth having in your arsenal though for sure!

Summary

What happened that caused me to buy Disk Warrior? Well, I have this LaCie external 500GB drive that is failing. At startup I get a message essentially telling me its going bad and to backup files. I proceed to do this but after cloning with Super Duper, I discover I am missing huge portions of the data, completely vanished on original disk, nothing on the copy either. I knew it had to be there and I tried several other recovery programs with no luck at all.
Disk Warrior was able to recover 21,000 files!! I would have been crushed if I lost all my precious photos and videos from so many years of vacations and more.It even retained all the original file names!! Some other software re-names files with generic names which is SOOOO lame.

want to avoid the cost of file recovery? Back up Back up Back up! Do it now do it today and do it in triplicate.Keep one local, Keep one in the cloud and Keep one at a different address!

I learned the hard way....

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4 stars

"Pricey, but possibly the most reliable Mac recovery app"

August 08, 2012  |  By targinarb

 |  Version: DiskWarrior 4.4

Pros

Saved hard disks twice for me where other common recovery apps (I shall not name names : ) completely flunked out. In some cases, it retained file names from recovered data.

Cons

The price is an "ouch", but as everyone who's looked down the barrel of a gun marked "there goes 300GB of data I can't live without"...yeah. Worth every penny in that situation.

Have heard less than flattering things about their customer service, but cannot comment from personal experience.

Summary

If it saves your ass even once...you'll thank it.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.4
This release features ongoing internal enhancements for speed and improved repair.
General
Publisher Alsoft Software
Publisher web site http://www.Alsoft.com/
Release Date October 10, 2011
Date Added October 10, 2011
Version 4.4
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.3.9, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel, Mac OS X 10.4 PPC
Additional Requirements None
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File Name diskwarriorupdate.html
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Total Downloads 91,373
Downloads Last Week 227
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License Model Update
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Price $99.95

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