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DiskWarrior 5 For Mac
Repair and Recovery Utility

Mac
DiskWarrior 5 is shipped on a USB drive
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 recover your documents, photos, music and any other files when disaster strikes and you lose access to your files.
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 MP3s 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.
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.
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.
Alsoft's 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, their 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.

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System Requirements

System Requirements

DiskWarrior 5 supports any locally 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 OS X 10.5.8 through 10.13. Apple File System (APFS) disks are not currently supported.

Supported Macs includes MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, 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) and macOS High Sierra (10.13). Supported ports includes SATA, eSATA, USB, USB 3, USB 3.1, USB-A, USB-C, FireWire and Thunderbolt. Supported Files Systems includes Mac OS Standard (HFS), Mac OS Extended (HFS Plus) with variations of Journaled, Case-Sensitive and Encrypted. FileVault 1 and FileVault 2 and supported, as is Core Storage. Flash and SSD drives, internal and external drives are supported. Works with Recovery HD, Internet Recovery and Target Disk Mode. Support for all of the above is dependent on the hardware features of individual Mac models and the version of OS installed.

Notes about 10.13 compatibility:

DiskWarrior 5.0 is compatible with macOS 10.13 High Sierra.

Mac OS Extended (HFS Plus) disks can be rebuilt as before. This includes Fusion and Time Machine disks.

Apple File System (APFS) disks are not recognized by DiskWarrior 5.0 and will not appear in the list of disks.

Startup Disk Repair Requirements

DiskWarrior now ships on a bootable flash drive instead of DVD. If you plan to rebuild the directory of your startup (built-in) disk, you need to start up from another disk capable of starting up in OS X 10.5.8 through 10.13, such as the DiskWarrior Recovery flash drive or your Mac's OS X Recovery (the Recovery HD). OS X Recovery is available in OS X 10.7 (Lion) and later.

The DiskWarrior Recovery flash drive ships with the ability to start up any Intel Mac that originally came with OS X 10.4, 10.5 or 10.6 installed. If you have a newer Intel Mac, you can use the included DiskWarrior Recovery Maker to update the DiskWarrior Recovery flash drive to start up your newer Mac.

Installation Requirements

To install, you must be started from OS X 10.5.8 through 10.13 with at least 2 GB RAM. More RAM may be required for large directories.

Additional Requirements

If you plan to rebuild a Fusion Drive, you'll need to run DiskWarrior while started from OS X 10.8.2 or later.

If you plan to rebuild a disk that is encrypted with FileVault 2, you'll need to run DiskWarrior while started from OS X 10.7 through 10.13. Alternatively, you can decrypt the disk and then run DiskWarrior.

If you wish to enable DiskWarrior's automatic hardware monitoring, you will need to install the DiskWarrior application on your Mac. To install the DiskWarrior application see the install requirements above.


1. RAID 0 is currently not supported.

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.7 / 5 8 out of 9 (89%) reviewers would recommend this product
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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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