Editor's Note: Shortly after MacCentral posted this article, the file was apparently pulled from circulation on Apple's download site. In the interim, readers have successfully downloaded and installed the new version of Disk First Aid by using the Software Update control panel.
Apple has posted its hard disk repair utility Disk First Aid 8.6.1 to its Download Web site. The new version is for Mac OS 9.0.4 and later.
Apple notes the following changes in Disk First Aid 8.6.1:
The software itself is available as an .SMI file, or a self-mounting disk image. The download clocks in at about 685K. More details are available from Apple's Download site.
Disk First Aid is distributed for free from Apple. The software is provided as part of Apple's basic installation suite for Mac OS 9.1 and lower. Disk First Aid 8.6.1 is intended for PowerPC-based Macs running the U.S. English version of Mac OS 9.0.4 or later, according to documentation included with the software.
This story, "Apple posts Disk First Aid 8.6.1" was originally published by PCWorld.