This page is a wiki. Please login or create an account to begin editing.

DiskWarrior 2

Game screenshot
Your rating: None Average: 4.9 (10 votes)
Year released:
This software is still available for purchase
Guides on emulating older applications

An essential disk utility that repairs your hard drive directory or Catalog B-Tree better than Disk First Aid. Available by contacting Alsoft.

Architecture: PPC


Vitoarc's picture
by Vitoarc - 2010, October 8 - 8:39pm

What I find really appalling here is that the price of $99 is the going price for their current version 4.

In effect they are saying is: "Even though we haven't developed nor supported this outdated software in years, and during it's day it cost $69 not $99, we are going to charge you for inflation, even though this product has been off the market for many years."

Can you tell how annoyed I am? Smile

bertyboy's picture
by bertyboy - 2010, October 8 - 7:42pm

"We'll ship if for free so the price will be $89."

But you can buy a Windows 7 laptop with free Norton for another $40. With free shipping.

Vitoarc's picture
by Vitoarc - 2010, October 8 - 7:15pm

Please contact our Technical Support Department to order.

And after you tell them that you refuse to pay the $99 and ask to speak with a supervisor, they put you on hold and come back with "We'll ship if for free so the price will be $89."




Balrog's picture
by Balrog - 2010, October 8 - 6:55pm


Requirements for Older Macs
If you have older PowerPC-based Macs that are not capable of running Mac OS X, DiskWarrior 2.1 is still available for purchase directly from Alsoft. Please contact our Technical Support Department to order.

TataMisia's picture
by TataMisia - 2010, October 8 - 6:52pm

Available v.4 only. For Mac OS X 10.3.9 minimum

Vitoarc's picture
by Vitoarc - 2010, September 4 - 1:49am

Available by contacting Alsoft.

Yup. It's still available. I called. They want $99. LOL

Vitoarc's picture
by Vitoarc - 2010, August 30 - 11:29pm

Thanks xy. Much appreciated! Smile

xy's picture
by xy - 2010, August 30 - 10:26pm

The best way to use DiskWarrior and PlusOptimizer is to copy both of them on a stick, boot your system from a CD, launch DiskWarrior/PlusOptimizer from the stick, and optimize your HD.

If you try to start DiskWarrior from your HD it will refuse to optimize your HD. PlusOptimizer you can start from your HD but then optimization is not perfect.

However, you should nevertheless install DiskWarrior also onto your HD if you use automatic disk protection.

If anything goes in the Classic environment of Mac OS X I can't tell.

Vitoarc's picture
by Vitoarc - 2010, August 30 - 9:10pm

Hmm, directions... help. Can't seem to get this running on my PPC.

[EDIT] Edit for bump. Still can't get this running... please help. Thanks!

Bolkonskij's picture
by Bolkonskij - 2009, November 2 - 6:31pm

I had trouble upgrading my freshly installed OS 9, because of error -127. Disk First Aid couldn't help, so I ran Disk Warrior who fixed the problem nice & easy. Awesome program.

Balrog's picture
by Balrog - 2009, June 18 - 2:30am

Oh ... beware of Norton, it destroyed my data in the past Sad !!

Disk Warrior is a lot better, and can fix problems no other utility can.

MacWise's picture
by MacWise - 2009, June 17 - 8:35pm

I became aware of DiskWarrior after having an issue with a folder on my desktop. I dragged it to the Trash and deleted it, but after reboot, the folder and its contents were back. I ran Norton Disk Doctor a thousand times and nothing! Somebody on the Internet told me that was a disk catalog problem--something Norton Disk Doctor couldn't fix--and that the only solution was DiskWarrior. It was. Since then I always run this little gem before running any other disk repair utility and I recommend you to do the same.