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Using DiskWarrior 5.1 while started (booted) from macOS 10.13 High Sierra.

 

• What you need to know

1) DiskWarrior 5.1 is compatible with macOS 10.13 High Sierra.

2) Mac OS Extended (HFS Plus) disks can be rebuilt as before. This includes Fusion and Time Machine disks.

3) The internal Solid State Drives (SSDs) of Macs are automatically converted from Mac OS Extended (HFS Plus) to Apple File System (APFS) when upgrading to macOS 10.13 High Sierra.

4) Apple File System (APFS) disks are recognized by DiskWarrior 5.1 but are not able to be rebuilt. Click here to learn how to identify an APFS disk.

The following applies only when running an installed copy of DiskWarrior and not when booted from the DiskWarrior flash drive or macOS Recovery.

5) Due to the ever enhancing security of macOS you might need to first "Allow" the system extension portion of DiskWarrior to be loaded on your Mac. The first time you launch DiskWarrior 5.1, the system extension might be blocked. You will only need to allow the system extension once.

 

SystemExtensionBlocked

 

Follow the instructions in the System Extension Blocked message to allow the DiskWarrior system extension software to be loaded. Open the Security & Privacy System Preference and click the lock and then click the Allow button.

 

SecurityPrivacyAllow

 

Quit DiskWarrior, reboot your Mac and launch DiskWarrior again.

 

• What's in the works

The next major release of DiskWarrior will include the ability to rebuild APFS disks. Apple has just released the APFS format documentation. Our developers are now using that documenation to update DiskWarrior to be able to safely rebuild APFS disks.

 

Using DiskWarrior Recovery Maker 1.2.

 

1) DiskWarrior Recovery Maker 1.2 is compatible with macOS 10.13 High Sierra. Creating a 10.13 recovery flash drive will not allow DiskWarrior to rebuild APFS disks.

2) The APFS Recovery Disk is now recognized and will show as a source from which to build a recovery disk.

 

Updating to DiskWarrior 5.1 and DiskWarrior Recovery Maker 1.2.

 

1) A free updater is available for owners of DiskWarrior 5.0.

2) The updater will replace the DW partition on the DiskWarrior flash drive. The updated flash drive will contain DiskWarrior 5.1 and DiskWarrior Recovery Maker 1.2.

3) The updater will also update any installed copy of DiskWarrior 5.0 that is located in the Applications folder.

4) The updater will also update DiskWarrior 5.0 that is located on any attached recovery flash drives that were created with earlier versions of DiskWarrior Recovery Maker.

5) Please click here to download the combo DiskWarrior 5.1 and DiskWarrior Recovery Maker 1.2 updater.

6) Please click here to download the standalone DiskWarrior Recovery Maker 1.2 updater.

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