DiskWarrior 1.0.4 Update Improves Reporting -- Alsoft has released DiskWarrior 1.0.4, an update to its disk repair tool that focuses on correcting directory damage. (See "Fighting Corruption with Alsoft's DiskWarrior" in TidBITS-486.) Version 1.0.4 lists all files that were recovered from a volume and can save the report to the recovered volume in case no other writable disks are available. DiskWarrior now places recovered items in a Rescued Items folder for testing and verification; once you've confirmed an item is intact, the Finder's Put Away command returns it to its original location. DiskWarrior owners can download a free 561K updater; otherwise, owners can purchase the latest bootable DiskWarrior CD-ROM from Alsoft for $13 (plus $5 shipping). [GD]
Mac OS X Zip Expanding Utility
Firefox (and possibly other applications) may ask you what you want to do with .zip archives that you download from the Internet. If you want to expand them with Mac OS X (rather than StuffIt Expander), you may be unsure of which application actually does the job. You're looking for Archive Utility (in Leopard and later) or BOMArchiveHelper (in Tiger). In either case, the application is stored in Hard Drive/System/Library/Core Services/. Don't move it from there, though, or you'll confuse matters.
- Fighting Corruption with Alsoft's DiskWarrior (21 Jun 99)