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DiskWarrior CD Update 3.0.1: feedback; new version of Update utility released

DiskWarrior CD Update 3.0.1: feedback; new version of Update utility released

Yesterday we noted the release of Alsoft's DiskWarrior 3.0.1, and along with it, the release of the downloadable CD Update 3.0.1 which allows some users to create a new DiskWarrior 3.0.1 CD from their existing 3.0 CD. We've received both positive and negative feedback on the Update application. Many users have been able to use it successfully and now have a new 3.0.1 CD that can both boot and repair their computers.

At the same time, we've also received a few reports of problems with the updater, most of which describe either an inability to burn a new CD, or an error such as 3004, 3007, or 256.

If you've experienced the "3007" error, chances are the problem is that you either have an iDisk mounted, or you've enabled OS X option to keep a "local copy" of your iDisk. If you unmount your iDisk, the utility should work successfully. In addition, Alsoft has now released an updated version (v1.0.1) of the DiskWarrior CD Update utility that fixes this issue. (Note: you only need to download the new Update utility if you have experienced the "3007" error.)

Another issue experienced by some users is that they have been successful in updating the CD image but have then been unable to burn that updated image to a new CD from within the Update utility; some of these users have reported success using the following technique:

  1. If the Update utility appears to have successfully updated the image, but simply refuses to burn a new CD, do not quit the Update utility yet. First choose Go -> Go to Folder... in the Finder. Type /private/tmp and click the Go button. This will take you to the /private/tmp folder.
  2. There should be a disk image file (ending in .dmg) in that folder. Copy or move it to your Desktop. (After doing this, it's safe to quit the Update utility.)
  3. Launch Disk Utility (/Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility).
  4. In Disk Utility, choose Images -> Burn..., choose the disk image file you just copied to the Desktop, and click Open.
  5. Burn the image to disc.

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