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DiskWarrior - A very useful disk repair tool
Authored by: mm2270 on Oct 11, '04 01:25:09PM

Yep, DW is the most essential tool in my virtual toolbox. It has saved me more times than I care to count.
Rob has it right- what it does it does extremely well.

@ Eugene- the main difference between DiskWarrior and most, if not all other disk repair utilities is that DW actually builds you a new clean directory. It doesn't patch on repairs to a damaged one. It examines the contents of said directory, creates a new identical one sans problems, and then writes the new directory in place in a fail-safe manner, provided you have enough free space on your drive. Most other utilities will just fix the damage on already messed up directories, which, over time, can come back to haunt you. I personally swear by DiskWarrior, but it's nice to have options like fsck.

I'm no Unix geek, so I can't say if this is also a difference between fsck and DW or not, but I suspect it may be.



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