TechTool Pro 4 for Mac

TechTool Pro 4 for Mac

Average User Rating:
2.6
out of 51 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.6.2
  • Total Downloads:
    107,903
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 04, 2008
  • Price:
    Update; $79.00 to buy
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    56
  • Platform:
    Mac
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4 stars

"Does everything easily in an all in one package"

October 31, 2008  |  By Kerry Dawson

 |  Version: TechTool Pro 4 4.6.2

Pros

Fast, easy to use interface. Does everything from checking hardware to testing the OSX file and volume structures. Also maintainenance of volume structure and defrags the disk. Creation of edisk to boot to in case of problems provides a way to repair

Cons

None really. For a very serious volume structure problem though, Disk Warrior might have to be employed as it is more comprehensive. However, this is all Disk Warrior does and it is pricier than TechTools pro. I've yet to need to use Disk Warrior.

Summary

Included with AppleCare if you purchase that. If you don't have that, its a valuable tool to have to help ensure your system is functioning at peak. However, backups remain critically important. I've seen too many people loose valuable data due to corruption or just a complete HD failure and in the case of a mechanical failure you should have at least one good backup system to go with Techtools Pro. I use 4 different backup systems and always have Techtools running in background and due periodic maintenance checks etc.

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1 stars

"I haven't been able to open up techtool software since."

October 29, 2008  |  By Cattledrive

 |  Version: TechTool Pro 4 4.6.2

Pros

Not one thing.

Cons

Since it won't run, I don't like any of it.

Summary

I installed the update and then attempted to run updated software. A message appeared saying to reinstall from original disc. I do it and then update to 4.6.2 followed by trying to start up software. It again says to reinstall from original disc.

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1 stars

"Won't install!!!!!"

October 29, 2008  |  By timandra

 |  Version: TechTool Pro 4 4.6.2

Pros

Nothing - can't access the updated version at all.

Cons

Don't know again - won't install on my G5 running Leopard.

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4 stars

"Great. Very useful."

October 24, 2008  |  By wsanton

 |  Version: TechTool Pro 4 4.6.2

Pros

Useful for preventing computer crashes and cleaning up hard drives.

Cons

Can't optimize backup disks that have old system 9 data migrated from an earlier version. Doesn't allow you to simultaneously use it on two home computers (have to turn off home LAN connection).

Summary

Basically very good for fixing up or restoring computers or hard disks, but the new OSX Leopard system is so robust that this program may be heading toward obsolescence.

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1 stars

"I have version 4.5.3 and I can't get rid of eDriive ."

October 23, 2008  |  By rosssanderson

 |  Version: TechTool Pro 4 4.6.2

Pros

Lots of downloads

Cons

The eDrive keeps freezing my Leoperd 10.5.3 and nothing i nave tried will allow me to update it or get rid of it!

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3 stars

"i'm not sure just how good this software is"

October 21, 2008  |  By SAGACITY7

 |  Version: TechTool Pro 4 4.6.2

Pros

it does some thing

Cons

it's above my head

Summary

i'm trying to figure this thing out!!!!!!

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3 stars

"It's okay."

October 14, 2008  |  By sd-brown

 |  Version: TechTool Pro 4 4.6.2

Pros

It's fine if it's doing what it says is.....

Cons

Sloooow.......

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1 stars

"Don't know-can't get it to download"

October 13, 2008  |  By lguy

 |  Version: TechTool Pro 4 4.6.2

Pros

Would like to know

Cons

Would like to know

Summary

Each time it says it appears that Pro 4 is on my computer (not) and says successful but I still have v3.1

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4 stars

"Great product"

October 10, 2008  |  By Evan215

 |  Version: TechTool Pro 4 4.6.2

Pros

It checks just about every parameter there is on my Mac.
Things I would not think to check. Does many things Disk Utility can not!

Cons

Should include a backup app. so you can backup your hard drive before using some of the services like optimization.

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3 stars

"needs more??????"

October 08, 2008  |  By oldman#54

 |  Version: TechTool Pro 4 4.6.2

Pros

its for mac.

Cons

needs more hard drive recovery and repair.

Summary

na.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.6.2
The version 4.6.2 DVD will boot all currently shipping Mac models, including the new 2008 Mac models. Current owners of TechTool Pro 4 can purchase the TechTool Pro 4.6.2 DVD Update for $25 plus shipping and handling. Micromat also offers an Annual Subscription Service for $99. This is geared to owners of TechTool Pro 4 who wish to receive each update or upgrade automatically on DVD as soon as it is released.
  • Addressed -108 error in Directory Maintenance.
  • Improvements to Volume Structure routines.
  • eDrive will now create a 12GB partition required by Mac OS X 10.5.
  • Improvements to the File Structure test.
  • Added new machine and video card information strings.
  • Added Chinese localization.
  • Added DVD compatibility for new Macintosh models up to Summer 2008.
General
Publisher Micromat
Publisher web site http://www.micromat.com/
Release Date August 04, 2008
Date Added August 04, 2008
Version 4.6.2
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.0 Server, Mac OS X 10.4, Mac OS X 10.5
Additional Requirements Mac OS X 10.4/10.5/Server
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name techtool-pro-706-released
Popularity
Total Downloads 107,903
Downloads Last Week 56
Pricing
License Model Update
Limitations Not available
Price $79

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