In an earlier post/comment I started running DiskWarrior in an attempt to recover my laptop’s failed harddrive. Still running after 47 hours, but no sign of progress (or failure) yet…
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I’ve now been staring at DiskWarrior’s “Step 5: Locating directory data…” screen for over a week! (171 hours, 5 minutes, 37 seconds and counting…) The disk is still seeking, I still have the “(Speed inhibited by disk malfunction)” notice, and the display has not changed a bit as far as I can tell. Hey, Alsoft, I would really like a meaningful progress bar on DiskWarrior!
Looks like it’s time for me to give these people a call… 😐
I just spoke to Marc at Alsoft tech support. He said that after a week of running DW, the likelihood of recovery was slim. Apparently DW will keep trying until the disk fails completely. Marc suggested Data Rescue by ProSoft Engineering.