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Demo looks great...........straight forward...........easy to use.........had my hopes up....it retrieved a TON of files....UNTIL........could not open anything it retrieved.
Don't waste your time????..Went online to purchase this software????
Called these guys - spoke to sales - told them I wanted to use their software to retrieve a time machine backup file that had been deleted from a drive because of a reformat. Asked him if his software could do this and he said "sure it can"??..you just have to be running 10.7.5 or higher?..he suggested I use the demo and test it out. Downloaded the demo??ran the "deep scan feature"???.no time machine back up files???in fact the files it did find, when you try to open them, they would fail to open and the softwares that created them would return an error message that the files were damaged?..called sales again?now they tell me?.."no it cannot retrieve time machine backups"??.when I ask them about why the demo will not open the files it does see, like common pdf files??.."I can't help you since you are using the demo version"???four hours wasted and problem still looming???..VERY FRUSTRATING experience.
It recovers files, sort of.
File names are lost. Files are spit into pieces. Recovering files lost on a Mac is a sick joke. Don't fall for the false claims of recovery managers! Instead of wasting your money on this, spend your time doing backups so you never need something like this. Because if you ever do need this, you're screwed.
OS X is not DOS or Windows. File names and directory structures are not maintained in a recoverable fashion. Mac file recovery programs (like this) are a sick joke. Don't waste your time or money on any of them. Do regular backups. Use more than one backup drive in case it fails. This is the ONLY reliable way to salvage lost data on a Mac.
If you didn't back up your files and you need a file recovery program on a Mac, I'm sorry to tell you that you are royally screwed! So sorry, but that's the cold hard truth.
none, nada, nothing. just pure garbage.
CNET is stuffing into their installer app a pile of ADWARE and a menubar that forces you to use Yahoo as your search engine and home page. AND it surveils your behavior across the Internet.
I am done with CNET for good -- CNET is stuffing into their installer app a pile of ADWARE and a menubar that forces you to use Yahoo as your search engine and home page. AND it surveils your behavior across the Internet.
There is no need to buy this expensive software since the Mac Free Any Data Recovery released by Amazing-share company. It is freeware for Mac users to retrieve lost or deleted files including photos, videos, songs, emails from Mac hard drive and removable devices like external hard drive, iPod, USB drive, SD card, digital camera, mobile phone, and MP3/MP4 player.
Share it with all you mac users:http://download.cnet.com/Mac-Free-Any-Data-Recovery/3000-2242_4-76116450.html
Mac Free Data Recovery software is the best free Mac file recovery.
Didnt work for me.
Pretends to be freeware but you cant recover files under 10 mb like it claims.
Paid for premium version and recovered all my files but they had been overwritten and damaged.
• The scan allows to see which files could be recovered before buying the license. In my case, 100%.
• The files were recovered with all their flags and attributes.
• The organization of files were 95% the same as before crashing.
• The price is very smooth compared to the professional solution (on which I had no guarantee).
• Some files (around 5%) were misplaced.
• My files were mainly videos, and in most cases, the reading indexes are destroyed and impossible to rebuild : The files can still be read normally, but I can no longer navigate in the files.
My external 3,5" disk could not mount after an electric surge. The computer repairer could not make it and proposed a white room recuperation, that would have costed a fortune. The apple center advisor suggested me to try Data Rescue 3, if I could hear the disk turn, which was the case.
Fast, simple to use and intuitive interface
Very effective. Good value for money, priceless when it recovers
your lost data
Can't think of any
A friend of mine recently accidentally re-formatted his External Hard Drive which contained all his iTunes Music library and media. As a long time user of Drive Genius, last night, I purchased Data Rescue 3, ran it all night and recovered all 115GB of his music, and I have now imported the music back into iTunes. I have never ventured into data recovery before, but I have to say that your program is not only effective, but also very intuitive to use. I didn't have time to read the full manual. Just used the deleted Items scan. It took about 7 hours to scan and about 4 hrs to recover.
I love the way the recovered files are shown in Folders, in this case Music, with each type nested inside, i.e. MP3, AIFF, etc It even restored the song and album name, and the artwork artwork!
Needless to say we are both very impressed with Data Rescue!
could potentially help with deleted files
risk of permanent damage to hard drive
I had a few corrupted files on my external hard drive and decided to use Data Rescue. No files were save and now my computer doesn't even recognise the hard drive. I lost everything. All my data, the hard drive ($200) and what I paid for data rescue ($100). Be very careful when using this, and make sure you back up your data before attempting to use this software.
Reply by Prosoft Engineering on October 16, 2012
Hi Vivi Anne-
I have a feeling there is more to the story than a few corrupted files. Data Rescue 3 has never destroyed a drive or a Mac by simply scanning the drive. When DR3 scans , its just reading the drive for information. It is possible that what seemed like a few corrupted drives could actually be a partial corrupted direcrtory structure and that can cause your Mac not to boot anymore or a failing drive. We see this all the time with thousands of support calls and emails.
Here is a how to guide on to deal with a failing drive ( clone it )
If your interested in trying a few things with me, I would be happy to help you offline and attempt to get your data from this drive.
You can call 925-426-6306 and ask for Mike , I am the Technical Support Manager.
None. There aren't any.
I have a demo of Virtuallab Data Recovery and a bought version of Data Rescue 3.
They cost the same.
1. Data Rescue 3 doesn't keep the structure of the file system of the files you save. So if you have a picture folder named "Kitty Kitty Cats," you can kiss your organization goodbye. Virtuallab DOES keep all that data intact.
2. Data Rescue 3's "deep scan" took an hour to do 40 gigs. It only came back with half of the data. Virtuallab's demo did the same scan in the same amount of time and returned 100% of the data.
What is Prosoft Data Rescue 3 charging for again?
My issue is I have an old IDE drive that is NOT broken at all. It's just being held hostage via an old dynamic file system ... Windows_LDM that cannot be mounted on a Mac, at all. Not even in terminal command. If Prosoft can't recover much of that drive for the same price as its competition can - then imagine what it can't do for a truly shot to he11 drive.
I totally wasted money on this meh'ware.
Reply by kent1 on November 6, 2012
Yes it does, the whole hard drive was displayed as Folders just like in the Finder
None. Didn't activate the software because it doesn't meet my needs
Data limits are out-of-date. Maybe when this was a new product 10 MB of data was a lot - but not today!
Reply by kent1 on November 6, 2012
My external HD had 115GB music which had been deleted
It recovered every last song, names and artwork
Reply by Prosoft Engineering on September 12, 2012
The 10 MB limit for a single file is the demo limitation and not the actual limitation for an activated version. All you need to do is enter the serial number and the demo mode limitations are eliminated.
A message pops up when you install Data Rescue 3 and explains all of this.
Data Rescue 3 is Prosoft Engineering's current version and will recover virtually any size file.
This is not an accurate review and 10 MB is not the limitation of the size file that can be recovered.
This user had quoted demo limitations:
Prosoft Technical Support Manager
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|Publisher web site||http://www.prosofteng.com|
|Release Date||October 21, 2016|
|Date Added||October 21, 2016|
|Category||Utilities & Operating Systems|
|Operating Systems||Mac OS X 10.10/10.11/10.7/10.8/10.9|
|File Name||External File|
|Downloads Last Week||131|
|License Model||Free to try|
|Limitations||Recover 1 file 2GB or less in size|
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