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FileSalvage for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
Very good
Average User Rating:
out of 22 votes

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  • Date Added:
    Feb. 02, 2012
  • Price:
    Free to try; $79.95 to buy (Buy it now)
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Editors' Review


With its clean, accessible user interface, FileSalvage for Mac allows you to search and recover accidentally deleted documents from working as well as damaged hard drives with ease. It's a premium app that comes bundled with several useful features, including a file viewer and the ability to save your scanning progress. If you're willing to pay for those features, you'll like this app.

Following a quick installation, FileSalvage for Mac's trial version lets you try out the Expert mode -- two others are available for the premium edition. The interface has a clean and modern look that ranges in complexity depending on the selected mode of operation. The app scans files reasonably quickly (1GB/minute) and has a good recovery rate. Two features that will impress you are the ability to scan and retrieve files from disk images (DMG files), and the implementation of a QuickLook-like action, which lets you preview selected files by pressing the spacebar. Another nice touch is the ability to save your scan progress and resume it later from where you left off.

Whether you're a casual user who occasionally deletes files by accident, or a Mac consultant who does data recovery for clients, FileSalvage for Mac won't disappoint you. While the price tag may be high for some users, professionals who rely on this type of software will find the performance and features worth the investment.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of FileSalvage for Mac 7.5.

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1 stars

"Virtually worthless"

August 07, 2015  |  By Real_Home_User

 |  Version: FileSalvage 7.5


Recovers lost stuff, then all you have to do is go through a monstrous list of unknown files, trying to find whatever it was you lost. Finding a needle in a haystack would be childs-play compared to this!


You have little idea what it is you recovered. File names are lost in the process. What's the point? I might as well just read the binary digits and figure it out myself. What a joke!


Since Apple's file system apparently doesn't allow the recovery of file names, utilities such as this are virtually worthless. IMO, all such companies should just give up and do something else. Trying to recover Mac files is a SICK JOKE!!!

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 7.5
  • Compatible with Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
  • Updated scan and recovery engine
  • Updated language localizations
  • Various bug fixes
Publisher SubRosaSoft
Publisher web site
Release Date February 02, 2012
Date Added February 02, 2012
Version 7.5
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.6/10.7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 28.98MB
File Name
Total Downloads 15,810
Downloads Last Week 26
License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $79.95

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