Originally Posted by William Hohauser
To clarify, Tech Tool is good for locating files that have been lost due to drive corruption (from accidental disconnection) or accidental trashing. If the files can found using the finder then Tech Tool isn't needed. But if a drive has been accidentally disconnected while in use, running DiskWarrior or TechTool after the drive has been remounted, isn't the worst idea. These programs can find drive problems that are not apparent now but could come up later.
Those are good points, William. I haven't used TTP in years since I've found other tools that work better but, TTP's ability to locate and sometimes fix corrupted files is an option. Another option would be to use DiskWarrior, which sole task in life is to fix all directory issues, even split/duplicated entries which is something I never found TTP able to do.
It's been years since we've used TTP and I know they've recently updated the suite with a newer version so it might be worthwhile seeing how it's been developed.
I always like options...