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DiskWarrior - A very useful disk repair tool
Authored by: themacnut on Oct 12, '04 02:55:29AM

So, does anyone ever use DiskWarrior as a preventative maintenance tool? As in scanning a drive/partition every few months or so for directory damage? Seems to me like this would be a good thing to do on a semi-regular basis.



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DiskWarrior - A very useful disk repair tool
Authored by: kms007 on Oct 12, '04 06:56:48AM

I run it once every two months just to be on the safe side.

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DiskWarrior - A very useful disk repair tool
Authored by: blase on Oct 12, '04 12:47:20PM

DiskWarrior is excellent in all cases and should be the only thing you need to fix your problems. After reading a great article on fragmentation with HFS+ Drives, I threw out my other utilitys(Tech Tool Pro, Norton etc.) You DO NOT need to defrag an OS X volume with the same mentality as a windows user. "I NEED to get rid of my BAD Blocks!". It does not work the same way. All I use is DiskWarrior for optimization and for extreme cases of recovery, Data Rescue X. That is it! Well, and some sort of cron, permission, prebinding utility. But they are free. I roar the Warrior about once a month and it definately speeds up my drive. Don't believe the hype Norton and Tech Tool have ruptured my drive in the past. They try and fail to do too much that is not needed.



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DiskWarrior - A very useful disk repair tool
Authored by: macmath on Oct 18, '04 11:32:21PM

I use DiskWarrior in that way...particularly if our power company has had some power issues lately (I need to get a new UPS). However, since Journalling, I've not noticed any real problems (and not hardly any at all since Jaguar).

I don't have a regular schedule, but I run it before OS updates (ie. before installing the 10.3.5 updater, etc). I've never had issues or problems with updates—they all have gone smoothly for me. (Although I'm sure there are a lot of people who never even run fsck or Disk Utility who also have smooth updating every time as well).



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