Data Rescue for Mac

Data Rescue for Mac


Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 94 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
3.2.3
File Size:
12.92MB
Date Added:
March 26, 2014
Price:
Free to try (Recover 1 file 5MB or less in size); $99.00 to buy
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.4 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
Total Downloads:
80,730
Downloads Last Week:
385
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Data Rescue can help you retrieve lost files, whether they were destroyed in a hard-drive crash or just accidentally deleted by some overzealous trash-emptying.

This app has an easy--and even kind of fun--interface, with 3D animations that show available drives and your options for diagnosis and recovery. Once you've chosen a drive to examine, Data Rescue prompts you for an additional drive to use as "workspace" and gives you six choices: a Quick Scan or Deep Scan to find recoverable files; a Deleted Files Scan (good for an accidental deletion on an otherwise healthy drive); Clone, which makes an exact copy of a drive, good if you suspect mechanical problems and want to do recovery on a more stable drive; Analysis, which will clock your drive's read time, a possible predictor of future problems; and FileIQ, in case you need to teach Data Rescue file types that it doesn't already recognize, such as proprietary formats.

Data Rescue is fairly speedy, scanning a removable flash drive in a few minutes or a larger hard drive in hours, with satisfying animations to keep you entertained; for example, you can see a running count of extensions for recovered files, like MP3s or AVIs, which pop up as Data Rescue finds them. Once the app is finished scanning, you'll see a complete list of recoverable files, broken down by folders such as audio, documents, and images, usually with file names and metadata still intact (depending on the extent of the file damage). From the list, you can preview files or simply recover them.

Data Rescue's demo limits you to previewing and recovering a single file of 10MB or less, but that's enough to see this app in action and get a feel for its friendly interface, good documentation, and impressive recovery capabilities. This is the kind of software that you hope you never need--but when you do, Data Rescue is a great app to have.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.7

    out of 94 votes

    • 5 star: 50
    • 4 star: 13
    • 3 star: 4
    • 2 star: 4
    • 1 star: 23
  • Current Version:

    1.0

    out of 3 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 3
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    Results 1-3 of 3

  • 1 stars

    "Beware! Cnet tries to install adware!"

    May 18, 2014   |   By zeroten2

    Version: Data Rescue 3.2.3

    Pros

    none, nada, nothing. just pure garbage.

    Cons

    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.
    http://macsmarticles.blogspot.com/2013/10/attack-of-adware-cnet-has-ruined.html

    Summary

    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.
    http://macsmarticles.blogspot.com/2013/10/attack-of-adware-cnet-has-ruined.html

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  • 1 stars

    "Recommend Mac Free Any Data Recovery"

    April 21, 2014   |   By Operter

    Version: Data Rescue 3.2.3

    Pros

    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

    Cons

    TOO EXPENSIVE

    Summary

    Mac Free Data Recovery software is the best free Mac file recovery.

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  • 1 stars

    "uselesssss"

    April 13, 2014   |   By HD4k

    Version: Data Rescue 3.2.3

    Pros

    None......

    Cons

    Didnt work for me.
    Very Expensiv.
    Pretends to be freeware but you cant recover files under 10 mb like it claims.

    Summary

    Paid for premium version and recovered all my files but they had been overwritten and damaged.

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