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DiskWarrior - A very useful disk repair tool
Authored by: marianco on Oct 11, '04 05:03:37PM

Hard Disk Drives inevitably fail - whether or not it is on a PC or Macintosh. In my experience, Hard Disk Drives fail more often on a PC than on the Mac.

File directory corruption on hard drives, in my experience, happens more far more often on a PC than on the Mac. It's a lot easier to corrupt a hard drive on the PC than on the Mac.

However, when it does happen on the Mac, it is great to have utilities to fix them.

Disk Warrior is far better than FSCK/Disk Utility/Norton Disk Doctor, etc. because of ONE singularly very important thing: Disk Warrior replaces the current disk directory with a completely new and rebuilt-from-scratch directory. It doesn't repair an existing directory - which FSCK, Disk Utility, and Norton Disk Doctor do. Repairing an existing directory has the risk of further causing corruption.

I have only had one instance when Disk Warrior and the other utilities failed - when the directory was missing in the first place. In this case, Data Rescue X is highly useful for retrieving your data.

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