DiskWarrior
DiskWarrior
5.2

3.4

DiskWarrior free download for Mac

DiskWarrior5.2

05 October 2018

Popular and powerful disk utility.

Overview

DiskWarrior is the essential Mac disk utility.

Everything just disappeared after your Mac went haywire. All your work documents. The music you most enjoy. The movie of your kid's first steps. It's your life and it's gone. Don't panic! DiskWarrior will find your documents, photos, music and any other files when disaster strikes and things go missing.

Perhaps you've tried to open a document and all that happens is a color wheel that spins and spins and spins? Or when your Mac starts up, all you get is a blinking question mark? Or you were in the middle of editing a movie and now your external hard disk isn't on the desktop? Or your MP3s won't play... Or every time you look through your photos, your Mac crashes. DiskWarrior gets you back up and running fast!

  • DiskWarrior repairs disks no other utility program can repair: DiskWarrior can find your missing documents and files. Using a patent-pending, award-winning method of rebuilding directories.
  • Just one click finds everything that's missing or broken. With a single click, DiskWarrior finds all salvageable files and folders and builds a new error-free, optimized directory for you to use.
  • You can easily check if your missing documents and items have been recovered. DiskWarrior's preview feature lets you see how your disk will appear after it is repaired, but before any changes are made. You can even compare your disk in its damaged state to its repaired state.
  • DiskWarrior is incredibly safe to use. DiskWarrior verifies your repaired directory to ensure it is error free. It then uses a fail-safe method of replacing the damaged directory to ensure that interruptions such as power outages won't harm your data.

What's new in DiskWarrior

Version 5.2:
  • DiskWarrior 5.2 and DiskWarrior Recovery Maker 1.3 for Enhanced Compatibility with macOS 10.14

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1
Geography Is Destiny
06 June 2020
Version: 5.2

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USELESS WITH AN SSD AND WITH APFS. This used to be a GREAT utility. However, ALL disk utilities are now useless because they cannot do a volume rebuild on an SSD (volume rebuild was the one operation that could really fix a screwed up drive), so THEY ONLY WORK ON HDDs. Also, I’m not aware of any disk utilities that work fully on drives formatted with Apple File System (APFS), and most do not yet work on Catalina. DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME AND MONEY ON THIS DOG UNTIL IT WORKS ON SSDs AND WITH APFS.
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5
Lesoth0
21 January 2021
Version: 5.2
Under Mojave 10.14.6 on maxxed-out MacPro 5.1, I still use it (DW v5.2) all the time for Volume Rebuilds on Mac OS Extended (Journaled) HDDs, and SSDs and NVMEs I specifically formatted as Mac OS Extended (Journaled), which are either extra work drives, back-up drives, or Cache drives. It also recently sorted out a dicky Time Machine drive for me, so it still has worth and value in my eyes (as of Jan 2021). Apple actually HAS NOW a majority of the APFS format documentation in June of 2020, so Alsoft has finally been able to start v6.0 during Summer 2020! Have faith folks! Also you just need to give your the app "Full Disk Access" manually in "Security & Privacy' to see all the non-APFS (Mac OS Extended Journaled), and Time Machine disks. See here: https://www.alsoft.com/diskwarrior5apfs
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3
producerguyaz
20 January 2021
Version: 5.2
For years DW has been the ONLY app that could fix broken Mac OS directories - that is until APFS. Ever since then (2017) Alsoft has not been able to make a version of DW that can talk to an APFS directory. To be clear, DW WILL RUN on Catalina, and it can still fix HFS+ directories (secondary or external drives) but it cannot even talk to APFS much less fix it. I put in a support ticket just 2 days ago for a little "bug" of an issue; the response I got back was nonsensical and brief, as if the person who sent the reply just didn't care or, didn't feel like troubleshooting the issue. I replied back that the response was, "lazy", and never heard back. I think Alsofts' days are numbered. They've got zero information about having a newer version being able to talk to APFS and the lack of tech support tells me they are either winding down the company or, lack the resources to be of any real help. And considering that since DW can't talk to APFS volume directories it wouldn't surprise me if their sales have gone to near zero. Time to look into TechToolPro 13 to see what they can do.
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1
ShotBlocker
23 December 2020
Version: 5.2
Is DiskWarrior (assuming Alsoft can even get it to function with newer versions of macOS) even needed anymore? In the days of HFS+ it was a staple in any utilities toolbox, but does AFPS suffer from the same problems which occurred so often in HFS+, and made DW a necessity in the first place? I never hear Mac users these days saying their volumes are hosed so badly that they would even need DW or an equivalent product. If that were a problem, you'd expect some comments to that effect here on MacUpdate. I don't see any. Also, with the new, more complex, more secure changes to the volumes introduced by APFS and macOS, including snapshots, to say nothing about the Secure System Volume protection beginning in "Big Sur," is it even possible for a 3rd party app to "rebuild" a volume anymore? What does that even mean in the context of all the sophistication and security now baked into macOS and APFS? Just curious. If you have any thoughts, I'd appreciate hearing them. -SB
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1
mgold6
06 October 2020
Version: 5.2
App will not even start. I just flushed my money down the toilet.
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2
Derekcurrie
20 July 2020
Version: 5.2
"Apple File System (APFS) disks are not currently supported." This continues to be the case. The reason continues to be that Apple does not, apparently will not, provide sufficient documentation of APFS to allow third party utilities to repair it beyond what Apple's own Disk Utility does. - - I should point out that I have yet to experience any problems with my APFS formatted SSD. But for those concerned, *only* TechTool Pro v11 onwards is able to test and repair APFS volume structures. Good on Micromat.
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Aargl
03 July 2020
Version: 5.2
So sad to see this gone... Been so useful for decades! R.I.P. DiskWarrior! :-)
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terrycts
19 June 2020
Version: 5.2
DiskWarrior's uselessness is a product of the degeneration of Apple and the Mac. For over 25 years I purchased only high-end Macs. Two years ago I purchased a MacBook Pro only to encounter countless major problems. Fortunately I have AppleCare, but that runs out in another year and this hardware is junk. And Apple has an attitude problem. Disk Warrior, which saved many a boot disk for me for a couple of decades, has been useless for several years now. Apple has not released documentation which would allow DW to rebuild APFS disks, the standard for all boot disks for several OS's. The fault is Apple's, but regardless DW is useless on modern operating systems. My solution is migration to a PC.
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1
Geography Is Destiny
06 June 2020
Version: 5.2
USELESS WITH AN SSD AND WITH APFS. This used to be a GREAT utility. However, ALL disk utilities are now useless because they cannot do a volume rebuild on an SSD (volume rebuild was the one operation that could really fix a screwed up drive), so THEY ONLY WORK ON HDDs. Also, I’m not aware of any disk utilities that work fully on drives formatted with Apple File System (APFS), and most do not yet work on Catalina. DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME AND MONEY ON THIS DOG UNTIL IT WORKS ON SSDs AND WITH APFS.
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tedgrigg
28 April 2020
Version: 5.2
Let's see now. When did version 5 first come out? This last major update to 64-bit came out in the first quarter of 2014. Then a couple of updates to version 5.2 within a yea of that. That's 2015-2016. It's now 4 or 5 years later and version 5 still does nothing beyond HFS+. Disk Warrior became irrelevant when Apple created APFS as the required disk system several years ago. Maybe the SSD no longer needs a tool like Disk Warrior. I really haven't missed it under the flash drive hardware requirement these days. I own version 5.2, but I now see that I really don't need it. And I suppose Apple decided the same thing or they would have provided Disk Warrior with the documentation they say they desperately need. No one using the more recent Mac OS versions should waste their money on today's Disk Warrior.
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janewishing
16 February 2020
Version: 5.2
Will not work in new Mac and T2 chip and company will NOT refund you so don’t buy
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$119.95

3.4

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
License: 
PaidOne-Time Purchase

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