Apr 27 2009
Boot time can be a moment of truth for drives on the fritz. These free utilities can put you in a more confident position dealing with troublesome installs.
This app could really save you in a pinch. It is a script that can be launched from the command line in single-user-mode to repair the disk, repair privileges, delete caches and more. Could be a lifesaver.
We’ve featured this one before on Freeloader Friday, but it is worth mentioning again. This application creates a burnable, bootable image of your OS X install. You select the utilities and applications to include.
Listed as shareware, this is actually $5 donation-ware. And it is worth much more. CCC backs up and syncs disks, including permissions, hidden files and boot-ability. The app also features a scheduling feature.
The props this week go to the freeware programmers that make these drive-saving applications.
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