DiskWarrior
DiskWarrior
5.2

3.5

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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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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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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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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Brooklyn-Al
31 January 2020
Version: 5.2
I will buy this app when it works with APFS drives.
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The-Crow
22 January 2020
Version: 5.2
DiskWarrior has been the best, most essential disk utility for as long as I can remember. When everything else failed to help you - including Apple's own Disk Utility - and software was telling you that your only answer was to reinstall the OS...that's when DiskWarrior would simply fix everything. No problem. No biggie. There you go...all fixed. It was incredible, and indispensable. For the moment, until it can be updated to work with APFS, the application I loved so much is useless. Kaput. It has value only for the very small minority running earlier OSes. So - I just don't get it, guys...are you REALLY charging $120??? How can you justify that? I think you should be giving this version away - just to keep some users of old systems something to get them interested until you have the new version. And the big question: will we ever see a new version? Seriously guys - will there ever be a new version of DiskWarrior that can do with APFS what it did for HFS+?
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Arcano-17
12 December 2019
Version: 5.2
Excellent software but don’t work in macOS Catalina and APFS format.
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Profinite
08 December 2019
Version: 5.2
Can anyone please confirm that the Alsoft website is dead? Does this mean that the company no longer exist and we have to say RIP to DiskWarrior?
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ocean442
06 November 2019
Version: 5.2
Has saved my a** a few times, when old disk start to show their age.
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