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DiskWarrior 5
Disk Repair Utility Software

The world's most advanced repair and data recovery tool
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 recover your documents, photos, music and any other files when disaster strikes and you lose access to your files. Your Mac may even tell you that you need to "Initialize Disk" which would erase your entire disk!
DiskWarrior gets you back up and running fast!
Perhaps you've tried to open a document and all that happens is a color wheel that spins and spins and spins… Or your Mac no longer starts up… Or your external hard disk no longer appears… Or your music won't play... Or every time you look through your photos, your Mac crashes. These might indicate directory damage or even a pending drive failure.
DiskWarrior repairs disks no other utility program can repair.
With a single click, DiskWarrior reads the damaged directory and finds all salvageable files and folders and builds a new error-free, optimized directory for you to use.
DiskWarrior repairs those cryptic errors reported by Disk Utility.
Messages from your Mac such as "Invalid node structure" and "Keys out of order" may seem mysterious or even scary but DiskWarrior fixes these problems and many, many more.
DiskWarrior saves your hard-earned money.
You can try other utilities but you'll probably end up needing DiskWarrior to recover your data. You'll save money buying DiskWarrior first.
You can easily check if your missing documents and items have been recovered.
DiskWarrior's patented 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.
DiskWarrior monitors your drive's health.
Using SMART technology, DiskWarrior can automatically test and alert you to impending drive malfunctions. This can allow you to back up your files before your drive fails.
DiskWarrior is so advanced it can even recover your data from a failing drive.
Just plug a new drive into your Mac and let DiskWarrior copy your good files from the failing hard drive to the new drive. Some bad blocks, bad sectors and media errors will not stop DiskWarrior.
DiskWarrior diagnoses common file problems.
File paths, permissions, invalid plists and other problems are tested to ensure your files can be found when you need them.
No one supports you like Alsoft.
Our technical support is free and unrivaled. Our support technicians are data recovery specialists and know disks and disk directory structures inside and out. In the rare situation in which DiskWarrior can't recover your data automatically from a Mac formatted disk, our technicians can usually remotely recover your data and get you back up and running. This can save you literally hundreds or thousands of dollars versus sending your disk to a data recovery service.
Developed just for Mac.
Supports the latest Macs with Fusion drives while still supporting many PowerPC models. We put in extra effort to continue support all the way back to Mac OS X Leopard (10.5.8).
Supports MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, iMac Pro, Mac mini and Mac Pro. Supported OS includes Mac OS X Leopard (10.5), Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6), OS X Lion (10.7), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8), OS X Mavericks (10.9), OS X Yosemite (10.10), OS X El Capitan (10.11), macOS Sierra (10.12), macOS High Sierra (10.13 - when not rebuilding internal SSDs), macOS Mojave (10.14), macOS Catalina (10.15) and macOS Big Sur (11.0) - when rebuilding external disks in the macOS Extended (HFS+) File System Format).
  • DiskWarrior 5 supports any directly connected Mac OS Standard (HFS) or Mac OS Extended (HFS Plus) disk including Fusion Drives, RAID volumes, journaled disks, case-sensitive disks, FileVaults and Time Machine backups. DiskWarrior 5 supports both PowerPC and Intel Macs started in Mac OS X Leopard (10.5.8) through macOS Big Sur (11.0) when rebuilding external disks*. Apple File System (APFS) disks are not currently supported.
  • The “Startup Disk” of macOS Big Sur (11.0), macOS Catalina (10.15), macOS Mojave (10.14), and macOS 10.13 High Sierra with SSDs (Solid State Drives) cannot be rebuilt with DiskWarrior as they are automatically pre-loaded with Apple File System (APFS).
  • M1 (ARM) equipped Macs are not currently supported.

Product Specifications

Specifications
  • Software Category
    • Utilities
  • Utility Type
    • Disk Tools
Compatibility
  • Mac OS Compatibility
    • Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
    • Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
    • Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
    • Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
    • OS X 10.9 Mavericks
    • OS X 10.10 Yosemite
    • OS X 10.11 El Capitan
    • macOS 10.12 Sierra
    • macOS 10.13 High Sierra
    • macOS 10.14 Mojave
    • macOS 10.15 Catalina
    • macOS 11.x Big Sur
  • PC OS Compatibility
    • Not compatible with Windows PCs
  • Other Requirements
    • Supported Files Systems Include: Mac OS Standard (HFS), Mac OS Extended (HFS Plus) with variations of Journaled, Case-Sensitive and Encrypted.
Physical
  • Media Type
    • USB Flash Drive
Manufacturer provided specifications for Alsoft p/n ALSWDUSB105

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Includes

  • (1) USB Flash Drive
  • Software: non-refundable

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.2 / 5 12 out of 14 (86%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: paulusnpaul
Rating: 1/5 Beware December 30, 2021 OLD version, worthless old software

Response from OWC, Support January 1, 2022 We’re sorry to hear you are unhappy with your recent purchase, and apologize for any inconvenience this has caused you. We are happy to report that in regards to compatibility, Disk Warrior 5 is compatible with MacOS Big Sur (11.0) when rebuilding external disks*. However, Apple File System (APFS) disks are not currently supported. The “Startup Disk” of macOS Big Sur (11.0) with SSDs (Solid State Drives) cannot be rebuilt with DiskWarrior as they are automatically pre-loaded with Apple File System (APFS) and other M1 (ARM) equipped Macs are not currently supported.
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: ShySeahorse-86450
Rating: 1/5 Don't understand August 19, 2021 Do not understand how the product works.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Response from OWC, Support August 19, 2021 I'm sorry to hear you're having some trouble with your Disk Warrior Software, please send us an email at support@owc.com and we can assist you with that!
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: EnergeticWombat-53658
Rating: 5/5 Cleaned up and sped up August 7, 2021 Easy to use and after 3 hours, I had a smoothly operating (High Sierra) system once again.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Response from OWC, Support August 10, 2021 Great to hear! Very good software, handy to have around in the toolbox! Thanks for the purchase and review!
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: reikiandbeyond
Rating: 5/5 Works Awesome! June 1, 2021 I didn't want to spend the money on this, but glad I did! Worked great!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Reviewer: swissfab Location: Switzerland Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 A Real Lifesaver! December 11, 2019 I tried 2 Apps before but they were only able to recover some of the files without folder structure and file name - not much help with 10TB of project files.

With the phenomenal DiskWarrior and some help of the superb support I was able to recreate the drive structure with all file names etc.

Best investment ever!! Thank you guys :)

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Alex473x Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Excellent product September 6, 2018 I recommend this product for troubleshooting issues with Macs. It helps resolves issues that Disk Utility cannot and offers a way to access data from a Mac partition that isn't accessible by normal means.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: CURMUDGEON Location: WATSONVILLE, CA. Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 DiskWarrior 5 July 10, 2018 DISKWARRIOR ON A STICK. GREAT STUFF!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: zrez Location: FL Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Back To Work July 21, 2017 After a system crash disabled my computer, the available routine of fixes would not work, and all the HD data seemed lost. Last thing I wanted to do was reformat, which appeared to be the only option. Disk Warrior fixed the directories and identified the corrupted files. Was quickly up and running.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Valerie Location: San Clemente, CA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 saved my mac ! July 20, 2017 The Disk warrior was incredible, after over an hour on the phone with apple support and an hour waiting on Genius Bar at Apple store to review my mac problems and all they could tell me is that they needed to reload my software, hence lose all my data on my mac, I said to myself there has to be something out there. Then I found Disk Warrior! It was easy and simple to follow with just a little help from support on the phone I was up and running within a 1/2 hour, everything was good. Thank you MacSales for this amazing product and your help!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Tulio Location: Honduras Experience Level: Hobbiest Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 Got to have it January 1, 2017 This is a life saver literally; has multiple uses from rebooting issues to accidentally deleted data.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: CyclingDan Location: Pittsburgh PA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 3/5 Dist Warrior November 11, 2016 Has some nice features but haven't really used it as much as Drive Genius which I prefer.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: orthobiz
Rating: 5/5 The best August 12, 2016 I've had Disk Warrior since, well, since forever. All iterations way back to 800K floppy disks. Greatest one-trick pony out there.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Ogden UT Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Works fine July 8, 2016 So far I have been pleased.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: kallim123 Location: Arnessysla, Iceland Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 I Have Used DiskWarrior For Years in my Macs!!!! June 10, 2015 Handy tool to resolve disk problems and optomize disk space after removing data away. After I Installed DW in my macs There has never been any problems at all. Now I am Updating to DW5 and I am happy to tell others. My exsperince of Alsoft DW is Exsellent.

Thank you

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Alsoft DiskWarrior 5 Disk Repair Utility Software Mfr P/N: WDUSB105 OWC SKU: ALSWDUSB105 The one utility program that solves all of the common problems you'll likely encounter on your Mac. On USB Flash Drive Software: non-refundable
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