Why Use DiskWarrior First?
When other utilities attempt to repair your directory, they attempt to do so by "patching" the directory one problem at a time, ignoring the big picture of what is truly wrong with your directory and risking file information that might otherwise have been saved. This method can result in sections of the directory being patched over and deleted. Since whole sections of the directory can be deleted, this attempt at repair can cause loss of directory data and thus loss of access to your files.
Because other utilities may delete directory data in their repair attempts, you should always use DiskWarrior first when you suspect directory damage on your disk. DiskWarrior uses a unique method of quickly rebuilding your directory from the data recovered in your old directory.
This method recovers files and folders that you thought were lost and that no other program can recover. Otherwise, you risk losing directory data and thus access to your files. With DiskWarrior, there is never a risk of losing directory data and thus never a risk of losing access to your files.