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.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • DAEMON Tools icon

    DAEMON Tools

    DAEMON Tools Lite is an advanced application for Microsoft Windows which provides one of the best optical media emulation in the industry. You can mount *.mdx...

    Freemium Windows

    • Bundleware Lite installer contains ads. Be careful during the installation:
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    EaseUS Partition Master

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

    Freemium Windows

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    • Bundleware The installer contains bundled adware. Be careful during the installation:
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    Parted Magic

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

    Commercial Windows Linux

  • Paragon Partition Manager icon

    Paragon Partition Manager

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

    Freemium Windows

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  • 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 manage disk partitions to store...

    Commercial Windows

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  • GNU Parted icon

    GNU Parted

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

    Free Open Source Linux

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    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 anyone who doesn't have your...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows

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  • 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 send it however you normally would...

    Free Mac Windows

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  • 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 allows you to easily create, copy, move...

    Free Open Source Linux

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Disk Utility Comments

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

Comment by DaveLand
about Disk Utility · Dec 2015 · Helpful Not helpful

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.