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Data Rescue for Mac

$49
Download Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
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Average User Rating:
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.2.3
  • Total Downloads:
    105,530
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 27, 2016
  • Price:
    Free to try (Recover 1 file 2GB or less in size); $49.00 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    6.88MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    60
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

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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User Reviews
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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

Pros

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.

Cons

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.

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1 stars

"DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY"

August 07, 2015  |  By Real_Home_User

2015-08-07 10:19:59  |  By Real_Home_User

 |  Version: Data Rescue 4.1

Pros

It recovers files, sort of.

Cons

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.

Summary

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.

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1 stars

"Beware! Cnet tries to install adware!"

May 18, 2014  |  By zeroten2

2014-05-18 21:03:19  |  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

2014-04-21 07:25:27  |  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

2014-04-13 08:32:01  |  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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5 stars

"A true savior"

January 17, 2013  |  By epc.alpex

2013-01-17 08:40:13  |  By epc.alpex

 |  Version: Data Rescue 3.2.2

Pros

• 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).

Cons

• 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.

Summary

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.

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5 stars

"Highly recommend"

November 06, 2012  |  By kent1

2012-11-06 22:40:10  |  By kent1

 |  Version: Data Rescue 3.2.2

Pros

Fast, simple to use and intuitive interface
Very effective. Good value for money, priceless when it recovers
your lost data

Cons

Can't think of any

Summary

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!

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1 stars

"Mac no longer recognises my drive"

October 14, 2012  |  By vivi_anne

2012-10-14 19:24:00  |  By vivi_anne

 |  Version: Data Rescue 3.2.2

Pros

could potentially help with deleted files

Cons

risk of permanent damage to hard drive

Summary

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.

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2 stars

"Don't Waste Your Money"

September 25, 2012  |  By whofukncares

2012-09-25 03:13:11  |  By whofukncares

 |  Version: Data Rescue 3.2.2

Pros

None. There aren't any.

Cons

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.

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1 stars

"Not Freeware!"

August 31, 2012  |  By fisher797

2012-08-31 00:13:25  |  By fisher797

 |  Version: Data Rescue 3.2.2

Pros

None. Didn't activate the software because it doesn't meet my needs

Cons

Data limits are out-of-date. Maybe when this was a new product 10 MB of data was a lot - but not today!

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Prosoft Engineering
Publisher web site http://www.prosofteng.com
Release Date July 27, 2016
Date Added July 27, 2016
Version 4.2.3
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 6.88MB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 105,530
Downloads Last Week 60
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License Model Free to try
Limitations Recover 1 file 2GB or less in size
Price $49

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