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Ultimate Boot CD Alternatives for Mac

Ultimate Boot CD is not available for Mac but there are a few alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is All in One – System Rescue Toolkit, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Ultimate Boot CD and three of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Ultimate Boot CD are Direction & Direction Lite and AppleJack.

Ultimate Boot CD alternatives are mainly File Recovery Tools but may also be Linux Distros or Operating Systems. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Ultimate Boot CD.
This page was last updated Jul 2, 2022
  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows
  • Linux

Live/Bootable CD with network support containing tools for file and system recovery, virus scans and more.

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  1. From the site: "I have been a field service technician for many years, which means that I am out on my own fixing computers on-site and don’t always have the support of a shop or colleagues to help.

    Warning

    Download reportedly includes a cryptominer and VirusTotal seem to corroborate that. See https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/48d8212a2e7df3fc882eef5a222899c4c8a0dbcab110d29a4eece0f12a903bf0/detection

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  2. Direction & Direction Lite icon

    Direction & Direction Lite

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Linux Mint
    • Windows Preinstallation Environment
    • Kali Linux

    This is a modern alternative version to Falcon 4's Ultimate Boot CD and a alternative to Legacy GeGeek Toolkit. This had over 100+ Tools and over 3+ Bootable OSs.



  3. AppleJack

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    AppleJack is a user friendly troubleshooting assistant for Mac OS X. With AppleJack you can troubleshoot a computer even if you can't load the GUI, or don't have a startup CD handy. AppleJack runs in Single User Mode and is menu-based for ease of use.

    Discontinued

    This project has not had an updated release since about 2010, and does not work on macOS Catalina

    screen shot of AppleJack running in single user mode
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