[Disk Watcher 1.1] Automatically check disks for corruption
"Disk Watcher" fully automates Disk First Aid to check your disks for
corruption. Results are logged. What action to (automatically) take when a
disk problem is found is 100% customizable!
The idea is "damage prevention" - disk errors can go unnoticed, resulting in
even more errors until finally things go really wrong. Checking your disks on
a regular basis is just good "disk-keeping". Disk Watcher automates that for
The Disk Watcher installer will put everything in place. It gives you the
option to have Disk Watcher launched on every startup, or just once per day
at startup. Alternatively you can have a cron launch it at whatever interval
you deem appropriate.
- Disk Watcher allows you to exempt disks from being checked based on the
kind of disk (locked, ejectable) and/or based on the disk's name.
- Disk Watcher allows you to have your own custom actions take place (which
can even overrule Disk Watcher's default action) when a disk problem is
found. Such an action might be to automatically launch another disk repair
utility, but may also be to launch your own home grown scripts... Powerful
- Works under Mac OS 7.5 through 9.x
- Disk First Aid 8.2 or higher
- AppleScript needs to be enabled
- If the startup disk was busy and couldn't be checked, Disk First Aid was
quit instead of left running. Fixed.
- If Disk First Aiad encountered a diskproblem it cannot fix, Disk Watcher
would give up. Disk Watcher now correctly logs the error and continues.
- When upgrading, the installer could accidentally revert your Disk Watcher
settings to the default settings. Fixed.
- If you trash the preferencess file ("DW Config" in the "Disk Watcher
Preferences Folder") Disk Watcher will now install a fresh copy the next time
- You can now define how often Disk Watcher will retry to check a busy disk.
- Placing the text of error messages on the clipboard is now optional and is
off by default. You should probably only switch it on if you are having
problems with Disk Watcher and want to send the author the error message you
are getting. Like all other options, this option can be switched on in Disk
Watcher's configuration file ("DW Config", in the Disk Watcher Preferences
folder). This option only works under Mac OS 8.5 and above.
- Made some improvements to upgrade process.
- Added a note about a conflict with "Control PPP" to the "known problems"
Pricing and payment:
Disk Watcher costs $10,-
Payment is handled by Kagi.