Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Reliable and user-friendly Mac utilities to manage partitions

Logical partitions in a Mac hard drive helps in storing different categories of data separately. At the purchase level, the Mac hard drive has just one single volume so that you can make as many partitions or volumes in the drive as per your requirement. Apart from creating or adding new partitions to the hard drive, there can be many other needs, such as deletion of unwanted volume, formatting of the unwanted content in a volume, increasing or decreasing the size of any volume etc. In order to perform these operations and manage Mac partitions with ease, there are many Mac utilities available in the current market.

Enhanced and Improved Utilities in DriveToolBox2

Wipe: After erasing data, we can still recover it as data is still there on hard drive. What if you have confidential data and can't take any risk of its recovery? In this case Wipe is your Saviour. It completely wipes out your data from memory beyond recovery and protects you from prying eyes.

Drive Initializer: It helps you format your hard drive in appropriate way and enables you to create new partitions in HFS+ or FAT 32 format but make sure to take backup before formatting your drive. As per your requirement you can choose GUID partition, Apple partition and Master Boot Record. This module can help you convert your Intel based Mac hard drive to Apple partition to make it compatible with Power PC.

Friday, January 20, 2012

What’s New in Drive ToolBox2?

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SpeedUp Mac:  Efficiently removes all the unwanted files and applications that eats up system performance by consuming a quality space. These are cache files, log files, junk files, universal binaries, duplicate files etc. SpeedUp Mac optimize free space by removing clutter i.e. removes the basic obstacle between you and your Mac in order to make your Mac run at the speed it used to be in the beginning.

A Pack of 12 Mac Utilities to Keep Mac Healthy | Stellar Drive ToolBox2

Stellar drive Toolbox for Mac OS X is now with advanced utilities in its new version. Drive ToolBox2 is comprehensive software to maintain and manage your Mac in the best way. It is a combination of 12 different utilities and a free bonus utility to optimize your drive performance, managing partitions, repairing corrupt volume, defragging fragmented hard drive, wiping data beyond recovery, encrypting confidential data etc.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

New flavor in MacWorld | iWorld 2012 for Mac Addicts- OS X ZONE

All Mac users.. Its high time for you all as MacWorld | iWorld is coming with its all new fascination. All Mac users desperately wait for this event to occur for whole year. So hold your breath as MacWorld is going to be organized from 26th to 28th January, San Fransisco.

New flavor in MacWorld | iWorld 2012 is the exclusive OS X Zone. It is a specified floor area specially designed to showcase OS X Developers, the most exclusive class for MacWorld | iWorld mob every year. This area provides an Unparalleled Promotional Exposure to present your software with Minimum cost and maximum exposure.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Crap Remover and Performance Booster- SpeedUp Mac

Are you aware of files in your Mac eating up your system performance?? Let me tell u. There are Cache Files, Log Files, Junk Files etc. Such files and applications halt the System Performance and occupies a Quality Space. After a certain period of time our system go slow and we people think that its because our system is growing old but there is nothing like that, its because of these unwanted Files and Applications.

SpeedUp Mac by Stellar efficiently Removes Clutter, Enhance System Performance and Optimize free space. The software works both as a cleaner and uninstaller.

Basically there are 3 Options:

SpeedUp Now: It is a complete booster for your System. It is used to clean your whole System. Old large Files, duplicate Files, universal binaries, log files, cache/temporary Files etc. consumes your drive space. Moreover, SpeedUp Mac enables you to backup your files before removing them from the Hard Drive. You can also discard or include a particular file type.

Clean My Mac: It enables you to clean a particular volume. As in SpeedUp Now you can not select  a volume, is the major difference between two. This feature works on individual Mac volumes and enables you to gain considerable amount of disk space.

Uninstaller: It removes all avoidable applications, widgets and plug-ins that exist in the system . You can simply drag or drop an application that you want to remove into 'Application Uninstaller Area' or choose from the list of applications.
Widgets and plugins eats up a lot of space contributing in slowing down System Performance. Some widgets keep on running even when you’re not using your dashboard and some plugins got automatically downloaded without your knowledge. Uninstaller scans the entire drive listing out all the widgets and plugins, thus enabling us to delete the unwanted ones.

Some Important features

  • Scheduler: Scheduler in Preferences enables you to run the software at particular intervals, say 1 week, it will scan your Mac and list all the unwanted files and applications. And its totally upon you to delete those files that you feel are not required. 
  • Advance: It is basically to alert you that your Trash is full. By default max limit is 1GB but you can set it upto 5GB, and when trash exceed that limit a message will pop up to clean your trash.
  • Devices: If you connect any external device to your Mac it will scan that device and delete the junk and binary files from it.

Mac Data Recovery Under Error 43

File system is one of the important parts of the computer hard drive. It stores all the details of the volumes and the data areas on the hard drive. Without the file system, it is not possible to access any file from the hard drive memory by its name. Hence, for smooth functioning of the system, the file system must be in good health. In Mac, there are different types of file systems, such as – HFS, HFS+, HFS Wrapper etc. Sometimes, due to unexpected system shut sown, software or hardware contradiction etc, the file system becomes corrupt and all the data in the hard drive becomes totally inaccessible. In such situations, you need to opt for any Mac recovery software to recover the lost/inaccessible data back.

At times, once the file system has already got corrupt, though the system may boot, some files/folders can not be accessed. While trying to open such files, you may come across various error messages. One of the error messages that you may have received can be as below:

“- 43 error (File not found, Folder not found)”

The error message indicates that the operating system has failed to locate the content of the file, you are looking for. The reason behind the problem is the corruption to the directory structure, which has led to this problem.

Apart from this, Error code -43 is usually encountered while trying to connect any Windows share or copying files to/from the Windows share through Mac. Here, the cause behind the problem can be any of the below -

  • Illegal characters in the file name, which are not supported by Windows
  • Insufficient permissions for accessing the SharePoint by connecting your SMB server through a URL, which contains the name of that SharePoint server.


If you have received the problem, while accessing any Windows share, then resolve the problem by trying out the following:
  • Remove the characters from the file name, which Windows do not support. The characters can be - ?, [, ], /, \, =, +, <, >, ;, :, " ,, | and *.
  • Don't use the share name in the URL; instead use only the server name.

However, if you are having the problem, while working on your normal Mac system, then the problem is related to a severely damaged directory structure. You can try repairing the corrupt directory structure by running 'Disk Utility'. If Disk Utility fails, you need to format the system hard drive and make fresh partitions in it. In such a condition, you need to restore the formatted data from a valid backup. In the absence of an updated backup, any Mac recovery software can only help you recover the lost data back.

These Mac data recovery utilities are immensely powerful and recover the lost data efficiently. At the same time, these utilities are completely read-only in their recovery operation and with graphical user interfaces, quite easy-to-use.