RequirementsMac OS X 10.10 or later
Date addedMay 29, 2018
Drive Genius for Mac provides you faster performance from your Mac while at the same time protecting it. The award-winning and enhanced DrivePulse feature alerts you to drive issues before they become major problems. Optimized for OS X 10.10 Yosemite, best features such as Defrag and DriveSlim can keep your Mac running quickly. The all-new BootWell tool allows you create a special bootable secondary driveway to Defrag or Repair your main hard drive. You can also personalize and organize your Mac hard drive icons using IconGenius.
Drive Genius' NEW BootWell™ technology produces a special secondary startup drive which can be used to fix or maintain your primary startup drive.
Optimize your drive for maximum performance. Defragment will re-organize every file into a contiguous area of your drive enabling your computer to do less work while retrieving your documents.
Insert, delete, hide, expand or shrink OS X partitions so that you may arrange your Mac hard drive more efficiently. Repartition enables one to handle (shrink, expand, change, delete, hide, reveal or customize) partitions (volumes) on your hard drives.
Automatically determines how your drive is configured, copies that configuration to the new drive and then performs the most efficient information backup possible.
Checks a driveway for hardware related problems that may result from a damaged drive, a bad cable, or a poor connection.
Locates duplicate files and replaces those duplicates with an alias. Find Duplicates is powered by the award-winning tech of DriveSlim®.
Find Large Files
Powered by DriveSlim® -- Big File Search finds quite large files which are taking up space in your hard drive. This might be big video file which came preloaded on your Mac or some funny email attachment someone sent you. It's very likely that you are not even aware of these files and Large Document Search helps you keep tabs on which files are on your hard disk, letting you mark and delete the ones you no longer desire.
Set a custom icon for a folder or drive. Personalize and make drive identification easier with entertaining, useful and cool icons.
The Initialize utility prepares new drives, or erases old drives, for use with OS X. Drives can optionally be initialized for use with Windows / Camera cards or for use with legacy PowerPC macs.
Measures the optimal raw performance of your drive since it was last connected to your computer.
Instant Drive Pulse
Runs the most common DrivePulse® evaluations and provides a pass/fail status for your drive.
Active Files alerts you to files that are in use that may prevent you from shutting down your Mac or ejecting a drive. No more guesswork.
Checks for potential file and folder corruption on drives that are formatted. Detecting and fixing any errors can help prevent data loss.
Can fix most kinds of file and folder errors on a drive to prevent future critical difficulties and possible data loss.
In cases where a file name is lost, the information is still there, but not available, Rebuild might be able to list lost file names to the file info .
Permission inconsistencies can result from poor application installers and contribute to applications failing to open or randomly crashing.
Overwrites all information using one of five protected routines designed to make data recovery near hopeless, it then creates a newly formatted disk or deletes files and folders.
Browser extension folders are automatically scanned for malware
Workaround Finder issue with missing files after running a Verify on a APFS FileVault volume
Verify warnings are no longer treated as errors
Fix "jumping" DrivePulse icon
Fix phantom error state in Drive Pulse. This could occur when a malware database update failed; which is not a critical error