Drive Genius

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  • 1.0 stars

    "It killed my bootcamp & recovery partitions do not use."

    October 2, 2012  |   By goodtimeca


    It boots up and installs okay.


    The disk partition does not work. It will kill your windows bootcamp and recovery partitions.
    They will not show up in the startup boot any more and you will not be able to recover them. You will need to reformat your drive and re-install from scratch.
    Tech support is useless they just told me to read the manual and re-install my partitions from backup. They're not even interested in finding what the bug is. you get a warning message that your data can get lost if you proceed on every function/utility you try.


    useless software filled with bugs, waste of your money and will cost hours of your time trying to recover and re-install. lousy tech support avoid. not worth the risk of messing up your drive.

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  • Reply by Prosoft Engineering on October 16, 2012

    Hi -

    Drive Genius 3 works with Boot Camp , but in limited capacity. This is well documented in the manual and with all 3 versions of Drive Genius dating back to 2006. Which tools were you using on boot camp ?

    The limitations of DG3 and bootcamp are dictated by Apple not by Prosoft .

    FAQ on Boot Camp
    Does Drive Genius 3 work with Boot Camp?

    Drives formatted with Boot Camp now have limited support by Repartition in Drive Genius 3. Drive Genius 3 is capable of shifting Windows Boot Camp partitions, but cannot resize the Windows Boot Camp partition. This limited support for Boot Camp is intended to help utilize the available free space after duplicating hard drives with Boot Camp partitions onto larger hard drives.

    Please check the manual.

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