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Data Rescue for Mac

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    Oct. 02, 2015
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    Free to try (Recover 1 file 2GB or less in size); $49.00 to buy (Buy it now)
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Editors' Review


Data Rescue gives you the tools you need to find and restore files lost through accidental deletion or because of damage to the drive they're stored on. The program's clear explanations for all options make it a good option for users of all experience levels and mean that, even if you don't know much about computers, you can still save your files if you follow the instructions.


Scanning options: When you start Data Rescue, you'll choose a scan option based on the types of files you want to retrieve and the reason they were lost. For instance, the Quick Scan will work even if your drive won't mount, and (true to its name) it quickly uses existing directory information to find and recover your files. A Deep Scan is a better option if the Quick Scan didn't return the files you were looking for, or if the drive contains no detectable volumes or partitions. While a Deep Scan takes longer, it can find files other scans cannot.

Cloning: Beyond recovery, Data Rescue helps you prevent future disasters. You can make a complete clone of your current drive to a separate, potentially more stable location. This is a good option if you're concerned about your hardware, in which case scanning from the original drive could cause more damage.


Separate drive requirement: You must have an alternate physical location where Data Rescue can store and sort data during the scan. That means you'll have to create a virtual drive if you don't already have one (which Data Rescue can help you set up) or you'll have to add a removable drive.

Bottom Line

Data Rescue offers a nice set of features in an accessible package. The free trial version lets you scan your computer and recover one file of 10MB or less, or you can purchase the full program for $99. While the requirement for a separate physical drive may give you an extra step in your first scan, this issue is easily overcome in most cases.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Data Rescue for Mac 4.0.1.

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1 stars

"Don't waste your time????..Went online to purchase this"

November 10, 2015  |  By bluz1st.

2015-11-10 04:16:51  |  By bluz1st.

 |  Version: Data Rescue 4.2.1


Demo looks great...........straight forward...........easy to use.........had my hopes 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"?? 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.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 4.2.1
New pricing model that offers a low entry-level option. - DR Free: recovers up to 2GB of data. - DR Lite: recovers up to 250GB of data row. - DR Standard: recovers up to 5 drives unlimited in size. - DR Pro: recovers unlimited drives & unlimited data. - All new licensing options are eligible to be increased to recover a larger amount of data with our new PaperByteâ?¢ upgrade options. Continued overall improvement in speed and performance.
Publisher Prosoft Engineering
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Release Date October 02, 2015
Date Added October 02, 2015
Version 4.2.1
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.11/10.7/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 6.88MB
File Name Data_Rescue_4.2.1.dmg
Total Downloads 105,199
Downloads Last Week 77
License Model Free to try
Limitations Recover 1 file 2GB or less in size
Price $49

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