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Why is DiskWarrior the best?

1570 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Aug 11, 2008 8:29 AM by gbullman RSS
Jennifer Rovira Calculating status...
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Jul 13, 2008 6:51 PM
When trying to solve my problem, one thing I saw a lot of was that people had DiskWarrior as opposed to other utility programs. I need to recover items from my hard drive which, until this point, I haven't been able to boot up today. DiskWarrior keeps being mentioned . . . why? Why is it better than like Norton or other brands?
MacBook Pro 17" Intel Core 2 duo and iMac G5, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • MGW Level 7 Level 7 (26,940 points)
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    Jul 13, 2008 7:06 PM (in response to Jennifer Rovira)
    Norton has a history of being problematic with Macs, it's better than it was, but DW has a proven record of repairing corrupted directories.

    If you need to recover data from your hard drive, you can use Data Rescue II, DW is a repair tool, not a data recovery tool. TechToolPro is also good at repairing drives, but my personal preference (arbitrary, I admit) is for DW, although I own both.








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    Jul 13, 2008 7:53 PM (in response to Jennifer Rovira)
    DW will help repair your computer, I wasn't clear on what your current problem was. Get DW and make sure that it's compatible with the OS you're running. It is what you need in your situation.





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  • Larry Coltharp Calculating status...
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    Jul 14, 2008 5:54 AM (in response to Jennifer Rovira)
    Jennifer...if DiskWarrior can't rebuild a severely damaged directory it will create a "scavenged directory" that files can be copied from to another hard drive. I was able to retrieve important documents and files from a hard drive that had a mechanical failure and was not repairable at all. So, DW can be a recovery tool in some instances. I'd recommend giving it a try. The other utility I've used is DataResue II.

    Good luck with it.
    Larry
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    Aug 11, 2008 8:29 AM (in response to Jennifer Rovira)
    Jennifer,

    How long did it take to create that preview? It has been working on the internal disk of a MacBook for almost 30 hours. I am encouraged by multiple reports that after x days it produced a useful preview, but would appreciate some first hand experience.

    Thanks in advance for answering this.
    15" MacBook Pro, FW800 Dual 1.25, Mac OS X (10.5.3), 2.6 Ghz 4 GB RAM

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