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  • 1.0 stars

    "Absolute Rip Off"

    March 18, 2014  |   By Tbanger9

    Version: Drive Genius 3.2.3

    Pros

    It promises the world

    Cons

    Delivers nothing

    Summary

    Do you know how to de-frag Mavericks... re-download Mavericks (that's 5GB) load this onto an external drive with at least 16GB free.... download 'Drive Genius DVD.dmg'.... burn that to a disc.... then boot Mavericks from an external disc and run the DVD.... sound complicated?.... You bet!!!! Absolute waste of money...

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  • 1.0 stars

    "You cant delete it by normal way"

    February 11, 2014  |   By pavlosidelov

    Version: Drive Genius 3.2.3

    Pros

    I just try to defragment my drive, but this app cant do this on Maverick version.

    Cons

    Most ugly thing - you cant delete it without tricks and magic.

    Summary

    When I set up any software, I think I can delete it any time I want. Not with this software. I spend 2 hours to find the way how to delete it. 2 hours!!!
    If you not advanced user with strong console skills don't even try to install this shi... soft.
    Just look for official answer how you will do this:

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    To manually uninstall Drive Genius 3 delete the following files and folders at the end of the paths listed below. Double click on your " Mac HD " drive to start the path.

    /Library/Application Support/DriveGenius (folder)
    /Applications/Drive Genius 3.app (icon)
    /Users/Library/Application Support/DriveGenius (folder)
    /Users/Library/Preferences/com.prosofteng.DriveGenius2.plist (file)
    /Users/Library/Preferences/com.prosofteng.DGAgent.plist (file)

    If you are running OS X Lion or Mountain Lion, the last three files/folders are located in the Users Library Folder which is hidden in Lion, You can temporarily access this folder by opening a Finder Window and pressing Command+Shift+G. This will bring up "Go to the folder", enter in "~/Library" and click go.
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    But! Its not work! Because they run on root level and block any try to delete this files.

    I use this method:
    Delete from startup program list all drivegenius services and daemons.
    Reboot.
    And then you can delete this app.

    Shame on you developers of Drive Genius....

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Saved a HDD that no other could repair or recognize."

    December 15, 2013  |   By jimleblanc

    Version: Drive Genius 3.2.3

    Pros

    Effective at initializing a HDD no other app I tried could repair or recognize. I even took this machine to the Genius Bar at the Apple Store. Nothing they had could repair the disk. They recommended buying a new HD.

    Cons

    Price, no others - yet!

    Summary

    This is a great app if you have serious problems with a drive.

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