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10.4: Upgrade Diskwarrior 3 to repair 10.4 disks System 10.4
Tiger only hintThis morning I booted from my original Diskwarrior 3 CD. Immediatly after the directory rebuild began, a window popped up saying the directory was damaged beyond the ability of Diskwarrior to repair. I ran Apple's Disk Utility and it found no problems. I downloaded the 3.0.3 update from Alsoft, burned a new disk (which took seemingly forever!), and the update worked fine, no problems.
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10.4: Upgrade Diskwarrior 3 to repair 10.4 disks
Authored by: CatOne on Oct 05, '05 08:10:02AM

Ummm... welcome to April?

C'mon. This is a HINT?



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10.4: Upgrade Diskwarrior 3 to repair 10.4 disks
Authored by: diamondsw on Oct 05, '05 08:55:19AM

Shall we turn this into 6-month-old MacUpdate?



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10.4: Upgrade Diskwarrior 3 to repair 10.4 disks
Authored by: lanej0 on Oct 05, '05 09:42:27AM

C'mon. I usually don't complain about hints but "upgrade your software to the latest version"?

If you're having trouble running Microsoft Office 2001, try upgrading to Office X or even Office 2004! It's amazing!



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10.4: Upgrade Diskwarrior 3 to repair 10.4 disks
Authored by: admin31 on Oct 06, '05 07:12:42AM

You're joking right? MS Office *might* not be the best example here. It does provide job security for some of us though!



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10.4: Upgrade Diskwarrior 3 to repair 10.4 disks
Authored by: mike666 on Oct 05, '05 10:31:05AM
This might've worked as a hint if it was simply an admonishment against using older utilities on discs with 10.4.x on them. I still see quite a few non-bootable/non-mountable discs that have been trashed by NDD or older versions of TechToolPro. Of course, the folks who perpetrate these are usually unlikely to be checking out this site...

For the record, the only directory utilities that I've found to be qualified to work on 10.4 discs are: DiskWarrior 3.0.3, TechToolPro 4.0.5 and DriveGenius 1.1.5. Using any earlier versions is like dangling your data over the edge of the Grand Canyon. And if you own both OS 10.4 and Norton SystemWorks or NUM then throw your Norton CD away. Any version of DiskDoctor and the older versions of TTP will trash the extended attributes in 10.4's implementation of HFS+J and if you have no backups, will likely require using DataRescue or professional data recovery. In all the cases I've come across, DiskWarrior has been unable to reconstruct them once the damage has been done.

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10.4: Upgrade Diskwarrior 3 to repair 10.4 disks
Authored by: RobertBen on Oct 05, '05 10:32:34AM

What is worse is the fact that you have to be a real &^$*# to try such a tool on a new system version without checking if you need an update first.

If it was an old version of Norton Utilities he would have probably trashed all of his data!

;-)



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10.4: Upgrade Diskwarrior 3 to repair 10.4 disks
Authored by: digitol on Oct 05, '05 11:01:33PM

OH CMON! MAN! is this really a HINT? I THINK NOT! Goodness! Where is the Q C Gaawwwwww. . . Hyuk Hyuk Hyuk Hyuk.



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10.4: Upgrade Diskwarrior 3 to repair 10.4 disks
Authored by: sjk on Oct 07, '05 02:49:40PM

Not hint-worthy, or it definitely belongs in a "newbie hint" category.

Seems a bit funky mixing hints like this with those you'd hack system files. I've been wondering about the possibility of creating a few categories (e.g. basic/intermediate/advanced) to help better differentiate the range of hints here. Obviously there's the issue of deciding which hints belong in which categories. Anyone else think something like that's a good idea?



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