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DiskWarrior 2.1 with 2.1.1 update

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diskwarrior-211-install.sit (2.53 MB)
MD5: 5ccdd6fd09ef48a226782ae93656dd63
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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An essential disk utility that repairs your hard drive directory or Catalog B-Tree better than Disk First Aid.

DL #1: DiskWarrior 2.1 plus version 2.1.1 update installer enclosed in mountable Disk Copy 6 ".img" file "diskwarrior-211-install.img".
Mounting the image file requires Disk Copy 6.2 or later on Mac OS 9.2.2 or earlier, or Disk Utility on Mac OS X.
MD5 checksum & filename: 5ccdd6fd09ef48a226782ae93656dd63 *diskwarrior-211-install.sit

Although DiskWarrior v2x can run in Classic mode on OS X, for effective use, this software requires running under a native Mac OS, versions 7.1 through 9.2.2 - i.e.; a Mac capable of booting from a classic Mac OS.

Architecture: 68k PPC

Requirements (excerpt from PDF documentation enclosed in the ".img" file):

To rebuild the directory on a Mac OS Standard (HFS) disk, DiskWarrior requires a 68020, 68030, 68040, or PowerPC based Mac OS computer running Mac OS 7.1 through Mac OS 9.x. To rebuild the directory on a Mac OS Extended (HFS Plus) disk, DiskWarrior requires a 68040 or PowerPC based Mac OS computer running Mac OS 8.1 through Mac OS 9.x. If you plan to rebuild the directory on your startup disk, you need another disk from which you can startup (such as the DiskWarrior CD or a Mac OS system CD. The disk to be rebuilt must be locally connected, must not be write protected, and must have a valid partition map and driver.

To build a graph for the directory of a disk, all of the following must be true.

  1. The disk must appear on the desktop.
  2. The disk must be an HFS (Mac OS Standard) or HFS Plus disk (Mac OS Extended).
  3. The disk must be locally attached.
  4. There must not be any detected hardware problems with the disk.
  5. If the disk is an HFS Plus (Mac OS Extended) disk, you must be running Mac OS 8.1 through Mac OS 9.x.
    • Note: DiskWarrior cannot graph or rebuild a shared disk. Since all disks in Mac OS X’s Classic environment are shared with Mac OS X and DiskWarrior is a Classic application, you will not be able to rebuild disks while running under Mac OS X. You will need to restart under Mac OS 9.x in order to rebuild Mac OS X Extended disks with DiskWarrior. In order to load the DiskWarrior Extension and use the DiskShield technology incorporated within it, you must be running Mac OS 8.1 through Mac OS 9.x. The DiskWarrior Extension will load in Mac OS X’s Classic environment, but it will not protect any disks that are shared between Classic and Mac OS X.


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by os9er - 2020, March 27 - 10:13am

When I attempt to run this on my PowerBook G3, it comes up with a "personalization" dialog box that requires the entering of a product serial number... Does anyone have such a serial number for this version?

EDIT: Nevermind, found it in the latest comment on the DiskWarrior 3 page.

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by cbone - 2020, January 13 - 6:10am

Very interesting indeed.

I remember running OS 9.2.2 from an image mounted at startup, so it was 'mounted', to then run the classic environment on Tiger. I wonder what would happen to OS 9 and if DiskWarrior 2.1.1 would even work on it being it was a mounted image and not installed directly on the Tiger drive?

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by Jatoba - 2019, December 18 - 1:03am

For anyone running this in SSW7 ~ Mac OS 9 with Tiger/Leopard installed in one of your disks, be careful:

DiskWarrior 2.1 is not compatible with disks that have Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) or later installed. It is also not compatible with any disk that has been attached to a Mac running Mac OS X 10.4 or later.

I'm not sure how wrong things could go, or if nothing would go wrong and the program gracefully quits, but if not, the possibility of data corruption due to this program is very much not funny.

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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

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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."




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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.