Alternatives to Disk Utility for all platforms with any license




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  • GParted icon


    Extremely powerful partition manager. Copy, clone partitions. Can also resize NTFS Windows partitions.

    Open Source Linux

  • Acronis True Image icon

    Acronis True Image

    Acronis True Image (or simply True Image) is a software product produced by Acronis that provides data protection including, backup...

    Commercial Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone

  • EaseUS Partition Master icon

    EaseUS Partition Master Bundleware

    EASEUS Partition Master Home Edition is a FREE disk partitioning utility that offers a range of powerful functions such as resizing...

    Freemium Windows

  • Parted Magic icon

    Parted Magic

    The Parted Magic OS employs core programs of GParted and Parted to handle partitioning tasks with ease, while featuring other useful...

    Commercial Windows Linux

  • ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver icon

    ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver

    ImDisk is a virtual disk driver for Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista/7/8/8.1 or Windows Server 2003/2008/2012. It can create virtual hard...

    Open Source Windows BSD

  • gnome-disk-utility icon


    Also known as palimpsest, gnome-disk-utility provides libraries and applications for dealing with storage devices.

    Open Source Linux

  • AX64 Time Machine icon

    AX64 Time Machine

    AX64 Time Machine is a backup and recovery software that enables an easy and fast way to restore your PC to an earlier point of time. ...

    Commercial Windows

  • Carbon Copy Cloner icon

    Carbon Copy Cloner

    Carbon Copy Cloner (CCC) features an interface designed to make the cloning and backup procedure very intuitive. In addition to...

    Commercial Mac

  • Acronis Disk Director icon

    Acronis Disk Director

    Acronis Disk Director is a set of powerful tools that work together to optimize your disk usage, and protect your data. Create and...

    Commercial Windows

  • Paragon Partition Manager icon

    Paragon Partition Manager

    Reliable partitioning software to create, resize, copy, format, remove partitions – perform any hard disk partitioning operations....

    Free Personal Windows

  • GNU Parted icon

    GNU Parted

    GNU Parted manipulates partition tables. This is useful for creating space for new operating systems, reorganizing disk usage, copying...

    Open Source Linux

  • EncFS icon

    EncFS Warning

    EncFS provides an encrypted filesystem in user-space. It runs without any special permissions and uses the FUSE library and Linux...

    Open Source Mac Linux BSD

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  • AOMEI Partition Assistant icon

    AOMEI Partition Assistant

    AOMEI Partition Assistant is a disk partition management software which has earned good reputation among worldwide users. It comes...

    Freemium Windows

  • Encrypto icon


    Encrypto lets you encrypt files before sending them to friends or coworkers. Just drop a file into Encrypto, set a password, and then...

    Free Mac Windows

  • Stellar Partition Manager icon

    Stellar Partition Manager

    Stellar Partition Manager is a disk utility software which conveniently manages partitions including the BOOT volume on your Mac OS X...

    Commercial Mac

  • SuperDuper! icon


    SuperDuper makes recovery painless, because it makes creating a fully bootable backup painless. Its incredibly clear, friendly...

    Freemium Mac

  • KDE Partition Manager icon

    KDE Partition Manager

    KDE Partition Manager is a utility program to help you manage the disk devices, partitions and file systems on your computer. It...

    Open Source Linux

  • iPartition icon


    Whether you’re trying to install the latest version of Mac OS X; or an older version to test your latest release; or you want to...

    Commercial Mac

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  • Diskpart icon


    diskpart is a command-line hard disk partitioning utility included in versions of the Windows NT operating system line from Windows...

    Free Windows

  • Stellar Drive ToolBox icon

    Stellar Drive ToolBox

    15 utilities to maintain speed, performance on Mac OS X. Repair, Clone, Speedup, Partition, Defrag Mac drive.

    Commercial Mac

  • DropDMG

    DropDMG is the easiest way to create Mac OS X disk images, as well as cross-platform archives. Just drag and drop a folder or file and...

    Commercial Mac

  • Nektony Disk Expert icon

    Nektony Disk Expert

    Disk Expert is a powerful disk space scanning, reporting and processing utility for Mac OSX. Disk Expert will provide you with the...

    Commercial Mac

  • Nektony Disk Inspector icon

    Nektony Disk Inspector

    Disk Inspector is a utility that allows you to locate "space eaters" - big files and folders saved on disks in your Mac. Do...

    Commercial Mac

  • ClearDisk icon


    ClearDisk is a Mac OS X utility designed to clean the hard disk of unnecessary files which clog up the disk space. The goal of...

    Commercial Mac

  • Logical Volume Manager Discontinued

    LVM is a logical volume manager for the Linux kernel; it manages disk drives and similar mass-storage devices, in particular large...

    Open Source Linux

  • Safe: Encrypted File System icon

    Safe: Encrypted File System

    Safe is an application that makes it easy to encrypt your files. When you encrypt your files with Safe they are rendered unreadable to...

    Open Source Mac Windows

  • dmgCreator icon


    dmgCreator is a Mac OS X Application which allows simple and easy creation of customized dmg disk images with custom background...

    Open Source Mac

  • nCrypted Cloud icon

    nCrypted Cloud

    nCrypted Cloud is a Privacy, Security, and Collaboration solution that gives users full control over their personal and corporate...

    Freemium Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android

Disk Utility Comments

Disk Utility is "nerfed" in El Capitan (10.11)

Comment by DaveLand
about Disk Utility Dec 2015

With the release of Mac OS X 10.11 ("El Capitan"), Apple redesigned the trusty Disk Utility to make it bright and colorful and, in the sad tradition of Apple's "simplification" of iWork, iPhoto and other apps, much less useful.

It has lost the ability to verify or repair file permissions. It can no longer resize disk partitions. There's nothing in the app at all about RAIDs. Apparently, some or all of these feature roll-backs are described as coming features, but that will be too late for people who want to do those things now.

Some enterprising folks have realized that if you can obtain a copy of your old Disk Utility and are not afraid of using the console and doing a bit of hex editing on the old copy, you can run the pre-nerfed version under 10.11.


Disclaimer: running an old version of a tool as powerful as Disk Utility against a newer version of the operating system is not recommended or supported. By following the instructions in the article, you are definitely "coloring outside the lines." You have been warned.