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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.3.1
  • Total Downloads:
    109,014
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 21, 2016
  • Price:
    Free to try (Recover 1 file 2GB or less in size); $49.00 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    7.18MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    90
  • Platform:
    Mac
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Editors' Review

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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.

Pros

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.

Cons

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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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Prosoft Engineering
Publisher web site http://www.prosofteng.com
Release Date October 21, 2016
Date Added October 21, 2016
Version 4.3.1
Category
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 7.18MB
File Name Data_Rescue_4.3.1.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 109,014
Downloads Last Week 90
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Recover 1 file 2GB or less in size
Price $49

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