updated 02:40 pm EST, Wed December 6, 2006
DiskWarrior 4 ships
Alsoft today released DiskWarrior 4, enhancing the software designed to maintain, repair, and recover Mac disks on both PowerPC and Intel-based Macs. DiskWarrior 4 runs natively on Intel-based Macs as a Universal Binary and repairs invalid file permissions. The update includes an additional suite of file and folder tests to discover problems early, and identifies corrupted Preference (.plist) files. Users cam recover more data from drives with hardware malfunctions using the latest revision of DiskWarrior, according to Alsoft, and the application can repair as well as rebuild FileVaults. DiskWarrior 4 provides full support for case-sensitive file names, repairs and rebuilds Attribute B-trees, and repairs Access Control Lists (ACLs). DiskWarrior 4 is available for $100 to new users and $50 for upgrading license holders. The software requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later.