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Diagnostic Tools

If you've read Chapter 3, you know that I've already weighed in on the Mac's best-known diagnostic and repair utilities: Apple's Disk First Aid, Alsoft's Disk Warrior, Micromat's TechTool Pro, and Symantec's Norton Utilities for Macintosh. My opinion of these utilities has not changed one ounce in the intervening pages: Disk First Aid is harmless but only occasionally useful, Disk Warrior is superb, TechTool Pro is worth having, and Norton Utilities is only occasionally useful (and sometimes harmful).

This situation is the status quo as of late-autumn 2001. If you're reading these words after unearthing this tome in some 27th-century archeological dig, you may find that things have changed. For this reason, it's a good idea to glean updated information on these products (as well as new troubleshooting utilities) by devouring the reviews pages of Macworld magazine and other Mac resources you trust.


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