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TechTool Pro is now 7, and this is the most advanced version of the acclaimed Macintosh troubleshooting utility created in its 20-year history. Micromat has redeveloped TechTool Pro 7 to be fully 64-bit compatible, which allows the program to run more efficiently on the latest Macintosh computers. We also added a fantastic new RAM test that can find problems which no other utility can; and we also improved many of the testing, repair, and maintenance routines.

New Memory Test. We've taken almost 2 years to develop one of the most advanced memory tests in the industry. As part of the RAM test, we've also more...

What's New

Version 7.0.4:

Note: Owners of earlier versions of TechTool Pro can upgrade to version 7 for $39.99.

  • Fixed initial launch crash reported by some OS X 10.9.3 users.
  • Addressed issue in which Video Memory test would not run after updating to OS X 10.9.3.
  • Fixed a reported issue with the Volume Cloning tool for OS X 10.8 and OS X 10.9 users.
  • Updated more...

Requirements

OS X 10.6 or later

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I’ve had a high opinion of DiskWarrior since I bought it many years ago, and I felt that TechTool Pro’s directory optimization was inferior. However, I’ve recently become convinced that TTP’s directory optimization has improved to the point more...

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Version 7.0.2
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Milmascaras Member IconComment+13
Milmascaras
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Comment: Not a Review, Just a Heads up:
TTPro 7.0.3 Crashes under Mac OS X 10.9.3
Confirmed by Micromat at their user forums.
They seemed to have solved it with 7.0.4 beta.
No official release date (yet) for TTPro 7.0.4 for OSX 10.9.3.
Keep this in mind when updating either OSX or TTPro

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Version 7.0.3
Tomhewett
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So today they released their fix. The instructions say "check for updates." The difficulty with that is the program dies in its tracks before the download of the update or even before the update check can be run.

Micromat, Inc. (Developer)
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The official update is indeed now available. If you're experiencing the crash, you'll need to download the update from your account page at micromat.com. You'll see the download link if you purchased from micromat.com or registered your serial number.

Tomhewett
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Apparently I did not register the serial number. However, the problem has been resolved. Thanks.

Fyreflye
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Despite the fact that I have an email verifying my upgrade to v.7 on 4/24/14 along with my serial number Micromat claims that I don't have an account with them. And of course the app constantly crashes on opening so that I can't check for updates. I'm getting so sick of dealing with things like this.

Micromat, Inc. (Developer)
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@Fyreflye - Sorry for any confusion. We may simply need a bit more info to look you up. If you send your serial number along with a request for the update link to help @ micromat.com we'll be happy to send a link. Note that if you do have an account, you can log in and the current link will be on your account page.

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BigJohnson
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Recently upgraded to 7.0.3 and used it for the first time yesterday.

I forgot to time it but it seems like TT is still much slower at checking a volume's directory.

In the past there were two times that I used TT to repair directories and the drives were unusable afterward. I've never that happen with DiskWarrior.
On one of those times I ran DW after the drive was unusable and DW repaired it.

I normally use SuperDuper! for cloning, but TechTool was already open and as I was checking out the tool box I ran across the cloning function. I needed to do a clone anyway so I selected my external drive. Luckily I noticed before pressing the start button that it was going to ERASE the destination then clone my entire drive, instead of doing a smart update as SD does. This would have taken hours instead of minutes to complete. If TT were able to do smart updating, I could save money by not having to buy SD. As it is now, I will likely never use that function in TT because I almost always do smart updating. Even if I wanted to start a new clone, since I already have SD and know it's reliable I'd use that.

All in all, it does a lot but still seems a bit expensive. The price would seem about right if it could do smart updating (and had copy filters) so I could save $28 on SuperDuper!

The gauges at the top are too gimmicky for me, I'd rather see digital readouts or something.

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Version 7.0.3
lurkingremlin Member IconComment+37
lurkingremlin
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New version 7.0.3 has been released:

Fixed SMART Check to display correctly with zero threshold value.
Fixed eDrive Restart button for Thunderbolt hard drives with an eDrive volume.
Updated SPD Reader tool to prevent excessive logging.
Fixed a reported issue with Volume Cloning tool.
Additional support for Mac Pro (Late 2013).
Updated the Cache dial to support up to 32MB.
Updated eDrive to avoid copying unnecessary files and folders.
Updated Bonjour service names for the Local Network tool.
Updated French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Chinese (Simplified) localization.
Many additional machine and location identification strings.

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Version 7.0.2
Foulger Member IconComment+284
Foulger
+5

TTP has been vilified (and rightly so) for many years now. The developers have come up with a rejuvenated product. Unfortunately for the price, I cannot justify buying without a trial. Why have Micromat not provided, say, a 5 or 10 try demo version so the "new" product can be judged prior to purchase?

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Version 7.0.2
GeoProf Member IconReview+889
GeoProf
+8

I’ve had a high opinion of DiskWarrior since I bought it many years ago, and I felt that TechTool Pro’s directory optimization was inferior. However, I’ve recently become convinced that TTP’s directory optimization has improved to the point of being very nearly on par with DW’s.

This used to happen to me, my staff, and our allied universities' labs all the time (literally monthly): A problem with either the operating system (OS 10.5-to-10.8) or a software application that could not be fixed by TechTool Pro’s ‘Volume Rebuild’ tool was handily fixed by DiskWarrior’s ‘Rebuild’ routine. And to Micromat’s shame, I’ve never encountered the reverse scenario and have heard of it secondhand only twice. But since the introduction of TTP 7.0, DW’s superiority became less pronounced, and with the release of v. 7.0.1 and 7.0.2 it almost disappeared.

Since the introduction of TTP 7.0.2, I have not encountered or heard reports of ANY directory problems that could only be corrected by DW after TTP failed to do the job. This is in a very large Geographic Information Systems lab that I manage, in my own large cluster, and in the several state, county and city GIS organizations with which I have a close relationship. We haven’t gone so far as to replace DW with TTP as our directory utility of choice, but that’s not far off because TTP comes with a large set of additional capabilities that is absent in DW even though they are nearly identical in price.

So in my world, DiskWarrior’s dominance over TechTool Pro has ended. Were TTP’s directory rebuild function to improve over v. 7.0.2 in any way, it could claim parity in that category and become the de facto leader due to its extensive other capacities.

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Version 7.0.2
Fizgig Member IconReview+7
Fizgig
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As a support tech. I can honestly say TechTool is an indispensable part of my tool box. It has saved hard drive contents where other utilities have failed --- including DiskWarrior, Drive Genius, and Apple's Disk Utility (all of which are also part of my tool box). The hardware tests in TechTool are the best around. The protection tools have saved many of my clients' work from destruction/loss many times over. I've been using TechTool on every version of OS X without issues. There are SOME things that other utilities do better, I'll be honest about that, such as directory repairs & permission repairs (DiskWarrior is superior in those areas), but for preventing losses it is by far the best. It gets better with each new version, though. For diagnosing hardware problems there is nothing better!

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Version 7.0.2
Hotmac Member IconReview+72
Hotmac
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Paid for the upgrade but couldn't use TT Protection anymore with the new version. I reported this to the developers but they gave just a few general advices (uninstall, re-install etc.) which didn't solve the problem. Three e mails later the developers gave up without letting me know what I can do to solve this problem. Without TT protection TechTool is almost useless for me.

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Version 7.0.2
Micromat, Inc. (Developer)
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Our apologies for not getting back to you. Please get in touch again so that we can work with you to track any issues down. You might also see if version 7.0.3 addresses the issue.

Strych9 Member IconComment+56
Strych9
+1

BE CAREFUL, some files are reported as defective png, movie,bookmark.plist... and they are in perfect order, can be opened, played, checked...

So do not blindly delete them!!!!

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Version 7.0.1
Macvet22 Member IconReview+24
Macvet22
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Upgraded due to file corruption and space concerns after a decade away and now using Intel Macbook at Snow Lp etc.

Functionally not a lot different as others say, but having the utility and being able to examine details of file and volume structure that "OSX just takes care of" and "fragmentation isn't a problem any longer"is comforting.

Haven't yet made use of eDrive but noting that my 200GB main partition only has a largest free space of 400MB indicates that a lot of file chopping will be done daily that is unnecessary CPU and disk overheads.

That is the value of a tool that can identify and raise user awareness. The lowest rating I have given is value for money, but that's because I can knowing what I'd paid in the past. I have plenty of other free/ shareware utilities that I use so not churlish enough to not want a professional tool from time to time, especially when on a next model machine and OS.

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Version 7.0.1
Armpit Member IconReview+2
Armpit
+2

I came to respond to The "fall bundle" by invitation. It's no where to be found, not even with a search. What a bait and switch. Even if some of your apps are of value you have ruined them with you sleazy marketing frauds.

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Version 7.0.1
Misha
+1

The bundle offer ended in early October.

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ErvinsS
Version 7.0.4
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Oddbeat
Version 7.0.2
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PETERTRINIDAD4633
Version 7.0.2
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ErvinsS
Version 7.0.2
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Pascal3
Version 7.0.2
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Derekcurrie
Version 7.0.2
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Version 7.0.1
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Version 7.0.1
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Version 7.0.1
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Version 7.0.1
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Downloads 816,145
Version Downloads 6,616
Type Utilities / System
License Updater
Date 21 May 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price $99.99
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