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TechTool 1.x

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TechTool1.2.1.sit_.bin (475.50 KB)
MD5: 493e69a143c2355b9a72127fbace6deb
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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TechTool117.img_.sit (432.65 KB)
MD5: 226ddb2153a12d4a65496860e05bd1c5
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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This app works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II,

TechTool is a handy utility which:

• Rebuilds the desktop. Saves file and folder Get Info comments.
• Zaps the PRAM
• Tests for damaged system files
• Displays devices on the local network
• Properly cleans your floppy drive (with drive cleaning kit)
• Displays system information about your Macintosh

Welcome to version 1.2.1 of TechTool!

This version of TechTool now covers the US version of system 9.0.4 and will test that system version for damage. The version which will test international versions of 9.0.4 will be available soon.

DL #2 is version 1.1.7, released in 1998.

These versions of Micromat TechTool may still be useful because of their small footprint.

Architecture: 68k PPC


MacNiels's picture
by MacNiels - 2020, March 9 - 10:12pm

Funny quote from the Manual, page 11:

Use this product at your own risk. In no event shall Micromat Computer Systems be responsible for any consequential, incidental or indirect damages (including damages for loss of business profits, business interruption, premature balding, panic-induced psychosis, loss of business information, alcohol related liver damage and the like) arising out the use of or inability to use this software even if Micromat has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Norton, shmorton. (...) Discontinue use if itching or chaffing occurs. As with all high-octane software, consult your doctor before use.

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2017, May 31 - 5:21pm

Is it worth adding them? We probably won´t need every 1.X.X release.

Latest only.
Your 1.1.9 is probably newer than the 117 above.

24bit's picture
by 24bit - 2017, May 30 - 8:14pm

I found two other 1.X versions on my backup images, 1.0.1 and 1.1.9.
Is it worth adding them? We probably won´t need every 1.X.X release.

Vitoarc's picture
by Vitoarc - 2010, September 20 - 4:10pm

Thanks Balrog. This seems to ring a bell in my ears from 15 years ago... probably why I never bought one back then.

What do you think about CD/DVD Drive Cleaning Disks?

Balrog's picture
by Balrog - 2010, September 20 - 3:18pm

I don't recommend floppy cleaning kits (they can wear out the heads). Rather, it's better to disassemble the floppy drive and use a cotton swab and rubbing alcohol to clean the heads.

Also, dust accumulates in the drives.

Vitoarc's picture
by Vitoarc - 2010, September 20 - 2:46pm

Amazingly, floppy drive cleaning kits are still available on the internet. After not using my Mac for so many years until recently, it's time to make the purchase.