DWBoxDiskWarrior 5 Support

If you have an earlier version of DiskWarrior, learn about the new features of DiskWarrior 5 and how to upgrade by clicking here.

Please note that to install DiskWarrior 5 onto your hard disk, your Mac must start up in OS X 10.5.8 through 10.11. Please read the system requirements for DiskWarrior 5.

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DiskWarrior now ships on a flash drive instead of DVD. If you plan to rebuild the directory of your startup disk, you need to start up from another disk capable of starting up in OS X 10.5.8 through 10.11, 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.

Flash Drive

The DiskWarrior Recovery flash drive ships with the ability to start up any Intel Mac that currently starts up in OS X 10.4, 10.5 or 10.6. 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.

Support News

12/09/2015 - DiskWarrior Recovery Maker 1.0.2 Released for OS X 10.11.2 El Capitan Compatibility
DiskWarrior Recovery Maker provides a simple interface to perform the task of making a DiskWarrior Recovery disk from which you can start up your computer, and access the features of DiskWarrior 5. It will create a DiskWarrior Recovery Disk by copying the contents of an OS X Recovery disk and a serialized DiskWarrior application to a suitable flash drive. Once completed, you will be able to start up your computer from the DiskWarrior Recovery disk and run DiskWarrior.

This update to DiskWarrior Recovery Maker is required for compatibility with OS X 10.11.2 El Capitan. Previous versions of DiskWarrior Recovery Maker are not able to create a DiskWarrior Recovery Disk from a 10.11.2 OS X Recovery HD. The update works with all versions of OS X starting from 10.7 Lion to OS X 10.11.2 El Capitan. A free update for existing owners of DiskWarrior 5 is available for immediate download.

09/30/2015 - DiskWarrior 5 Compatible with OS X 10.11 El Capitan
The previously released DiskWarrior 5 is required to run an installed copy of DiskWarrior while started from 10.11 El Capitan. If you have an earlier version of DiskWarrior, please consider upgrading to DiskWarrior 5 for complete 10.11 El Capitan compatibility.

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