What's New

Drive Genius 4.2.2

July 19, 2016
  • Fixed a missing Defrag fragmentation overview graph on some systems.
  • Fixed "Windows/Camera Card" drive initialization failure on 10.11.x.
  • Fixed some incompatibilities with the 10.12 developer build.

Drive Genius 4.2.1

January 19, 2016
  • Fixed an issue where selecting a history item would fail to load the corresponding utility.
  • Fixed a stability issue when ejecting a disk.
  • Fixed a Repartition stability issue when attempting to resize a volume that did not have enough free space.
  • Fixed Repartition not opening on 10.8 and 10.9.

Drive Genius 4.2

October 21, 2015
  • The Repartition utility has returned.
  • Support for OS X 10.11 El Capitan.
  • Fixed copying superfluous data during BootWell creation when using OS X server.
  • Fixed copying superfluous data during BootWell creation when Aperture, Final Cut Studio, or certain 3rd party applications are installed.
  • Fixed a potential spurious warning on launch about editing system files.
  • Fixed a stability issue when attempting to sort Defrag file results.
  • Fixed a potential DrivePulse stability issue on 10.11.
  • Worked around a Physical Check conflict with Fusion/File Vault drives that could result in the check being immediately and silently canceled.

Drive Genius 4.1.1

May 26, 2015
  • Fixed a potential stability issue when opening the Defrag utility.
  • Fixed a launch hang on 10.8.x.
  • Fixed Find Large Files utility not opening on pre-10.10 systems.
  • Fixed DrivePulse UI displaying in French on 10.8.x English systems.
  • Fixed possible registration interruption by DrivePulse alert.

Drive Genius 4.1

May 12, 2015
  • The Initialize utility has returned; with enhancements such as the ability to select the format type.
  • Cloning a drive to a single volume of a multi-volume drive is now supported.
  • New option to disable DrivePulse preference files corruption check.
  • DrivePulse no longer displays critical Free Space alerts while the computer is idle.
  • Fixed Active Files and IconGenius being disabled for Drobos.

Drive Genius 4.0.2.SR1

March 17, 2015
  • Fixed a potential install error.
  • Fixed a potential stability issue in a Drive Genius background utility.

Drive Genius 4.0.2

March 10, 2015
  • DrivePulse will now offer to remove corrupt preference files that are hidden and cannot be shown in the Finder.
  • Fixed Physical Check and other utilities being disabled for AppleRAID or SoftRAID drives.
  • Fixed a potential issue with DrivePulse running multiple tests on the same drive.
  • Fixed a potential issue that could result in an empty System Overview icon.
  • Fixed a UI drawing issue when opening a file/folder.
  • Fixed a potential stability issue when attempting to send an event notification email.
  • Fixed a serious stability issue on 10.8.x by working around an OS X library crash.

Drive Genius 4.0.1

January 27, 2015
  • Fixed a potential spurious DrivePulse free space warning.
  • Fixed a potential issue where a drive name would be doubled in the drive list.
  • Fixed BootWell errors not being shown.
  • Fixed a stability issue when canceling Instant Pulse.
  • Fixed a stability issue when a Drive Genius support folder is read-only.
  • Fixed a potential stability issue when creating a BootWell drive.
  • Fixed a few stability issues with Drive Genius background utilities.
  • Worked around a rare OS X stability issue.

Drive Genius 4.0

December 10th, 2014
  • Enhanced and simplified interface that allows for running utilities on multiple drives simultaneously, and queuing multiple utility runs on a single drive.
  • Full support for Fusion and FileVault 2 drives.
  • Full support for Retina displays.
  • Using BootWell™ technology, Drive Genius can create small recovery drives from your existing OS X startup drive. Recovery drives can be used as emergency startup drives and are needed to perform certain operations on the main startup drive.
  • Clone can copy the startup drive (any in-use drive in fact) without the need to restart, and can copy from a larger drive to a smaller drive.
  • New Instant DrivePulse™ utility that runs DrivePulse™ tests for the most common set of drive problems and presents a pass/fail status.
  • New Icon Genius utility to set a custom icon for drives and folders from any of several hundred custom-designed icons.
  • New Active Files utility to show the files/folders on a drive that are in use by applications.
  • Enhanced RAID support, including support for SoftRAID.
  • Faster detection of hardware issues in Physical Check and Clone.
  • DrivePulse uses a new heuristic engine based on history error sampling to notify you of drives that may need replacement before they actually stop working.
  • DrivePulse monitors the system for changes to items that automatically open during login and notifies you when a change occurs. This is a common avenue for malware to insert itself into the system.
  • In conjunction with login item monitoring, DrivePulse monitors the System malware database for updates.
  • DrivePulse monitors drives for low free space and notifies you when free space is running low.
  • DrivePulse prevents drives from sleeping while your computer is in use. This prevents applications from hanging while waiting for a sleeping disk to wake. When you leave your computer, drives are allowed to sleep normally.
  • DrivePulse events can be copied from the viewer to the system clipboard for importing into another application.
  • Enhanced for OS X Yosemite.
  • Drive Genius and DrivePulse integrate with Notification Center in 10.8 and later.
  • Drive Genius and DrivePulse ignore the following media: read-only disk images from local storage, all disk images from network storage, optical media, RAM disks, and iPods.
  • Verify Preferences now ignores specific files that are known to not contain preference data; even though they claim to be preference files.

Drive Genius 3 (com.prosofteng.drivegenius2) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of Software.com. The latest version that our users have reported running on their systems is Drive Genius 3 4160.97.18. The most popular version of this application used by our users is Drive Genius 3 4161.87.19.

Operating System: Mac

Bundle Identifier: Drive Genius 2 (com.prosofteng.DriveGenius2)

Minimum OS version: 10.4.9

Bundle Information: 2.0.3, Copyright 2004-2008 Prosoft Engineering, Inc.