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Best Free Disk and File Tools for Mac OS

Posted In OS X - By Techtiplib on Monday, October 1st, 2012 With No Comments »

This is the collection of best free Disk and File Tools for MAC

Best Free Disk and File Tools for Mac OS


“A lightweight, cross-platform file manager with a dual-pane interface. It runs on any operating system with Java support. Features include virtual filesystem with support for local volumes, operate files, create and uncompress archives, bookmarks and more.”

Moroshka File Manager

“A cross-platform file manager with native GUI for you to manage your files the same way on different systems. The native GUI means you get the familiar look-and-feel for each platform, while the cross-platform core provides the same level of services on each of them.

File Rename Utility for Mac OS


“A file rename tool designed for the sole purpose of renaming a list of files quickly and easily, with the new version to support Regular Expression, ability to sort by EXIF date and add the EXIF date to the filename.

Disk Imaging Program for Mac OS


“A useful application allows you to create disk images quickly and easily with a simple drag-and-drop. Features include encryption, internet enabled, set your background, create an ISO copy, and more.”

Backup Program for Mac OS

Carbon Copy Cloner

“Offers fast, incremental backups that copy only items that differ from the last backup, as well as checksum analysis of your backed up files, archiving and archive management, and backup task scheduling. With CCC, you can back up to a locally-attached hard drive, to a network volume, or to another Macintosh across your network or across the Internet.”


“A popular wrapper application for the Rsync copy tool. It is a powerful backup application that is simple for novice users and offers many choices for the more advanced user.

It makes simple copies, not archives, that are easy to retrieve and can even make a clone of the whole system.”

File Synchronization Utility for Mac OS


“FileSync is a file synchronization utility originally created in 2003. Synchronization is fast, threaded and cancelable. Synchronization lists for each volume or server are created, stored and selected from a convenient drawer window.

It updates only recently modified files, and copies any new or orphaned files on one location that are not on the other location.

File Archiver / Zip Utilities for Mac OS

The Unarchiver

“A much more capable replacement for the built-in Archive Utility on Mac OS X. It’s designed to handle many more formats and to better fit in with the design of the Finder. It can also handle filenames in foreign character sets, created with non-English versions of other operating systems.”


“Keka is a free file archiver based off of a 7-zip port (p7zip).  Keka allows for the replacement of the default file compression utility as well as context menu integration with an addon (See fix below).  Keka supports 7z, Zip, Tar, Gzip, Bzip2, DMG, and ISO compression and RAR, 7z, Lzma, Zip, Bzip2, ISO, EXE, CAB, PAX, and ACE extraction.” Just open the utility, drag and drop the file needed for extraction and let Keka do the rest!  For OS X Lion, put the context menu file “Compress with Keka.workflow” in the “/Macintosh HD/System/Library/Services” folder.

Partition Manager for Mac OS


“GParted is a GNOME partition editor for resizing, creating, deleting, moving or copying partitions on a hard disk. It can be used on x86 and x86-64 based computers running Linux, Windows, or Mac OS X by booting from media containing GParted Live. A minimum of 128 MB of RAM is needed to use all of the features of the GParted application.”

Secure Erase Utility for Mac OS

Permanent Eraser

“Beginning with Mac OS 10.3, Apple enhanced its security by introducing the Secure Empty Trash feature, which follows the U.S. DoD pattern of overwriting data seven times.

Permanent Eraser provides an even stronger level of security by implementing the Gutmann Method to overwrite your data thirty-five times, scrambles the original file name, and truncates the file size to nothing. Once your data has been erased, it can no longer be read through traditional means.”

Darik’s Boot and Nuke

“Darik’s Boot and Nuke (DBAN) is used to construct a floppy disk or CD that will automatically wipe the hard drives of any PC that’s booted from the disk. It’s great for bulk disk cleaning of PCs, and is also useful as an emergency tool for quickly removing sensitive information. However, the power of this app makes it a dangerous tool in the hands of beginners.”

File Encryption Utility for Mac OS


“It is a powerful, flexible and highly-effective encryption program to encrypt files, folders or entire drives. It uses “volumes” to contain the encrypted data.

I have used TrueCrypt for years, and I have the utmost confidence in its ability to protect sensitive information. It’s one of those programs that is far superior to commercial software.”

CD Recovery Utility for Mac OS


“PhotoRec is file data recovery software designed to recover lost files including video, documents and archives from hard disks, CD-ROMs, and lost pictures (thus the Photo Recovery name) from digital camera memory. PhotoRec ignores the file system and goes after the underlying data, so it will still work even if your media’s file system has been severely damaged or reformatted.”

Online Backup Sites for Mac OS


“Offers 2 GB free storage. Load the desktop client or upload through the web interface and begin adding folders to the Dropbox folder. Once in the folder, Dropbox syncs the files between your computer and the cloud. Quick, light and in the background, Dropbox is a must try and is my preferred Online Backup Solution.”

Google Drive

“Google Drive lets you store and access your files anywhere — on the web, on your hard drive, or on the go.  Store the first 5 GB for free.” 

File Copy Utility for Mac OS


It’s free and open source software licensed under GPL3 that acts as a replacement for files copy dialogs. Main features include: play/pause, speed limitation, on-error resume, error or collision management.

“It has some pretty exciting features but what speaks most about it is that it has an excellent file resume option.”

Hash Utility for Mac OS


“The program computes hashes for fifteen algorithms, allows direct comparison of any hash that can be pasted in thus obviating the need for error prone visual comparison.

It also provides a file comparison feature that permits direct hash comparisons with another file.” 

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