MiniTool Data Recovery for Mac

MiniTool Data Recovery for Mac

Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 81 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.3
File Size:
8.13MB
Date Added:
January 24, 2014
Price:
Free to try; $79.00 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.5/Intel, Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
Total Downloads:
214,771
Downloads Last Week:
1,288
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

MiniTool Mac Data Recovery is an app designed to allow you to recover data from disk drives that have had a crash or sustained damage, either physical or logical. Whether you've accidentally deleted files or partitions, or had the disk go flaky on you, tools like MiniTool Mac Data Recovery become critical to recover information. MiniTool Mac Data Recovery installs easily.

MiniTool Mac Data Recovery presents you with a number of capabilities. The primary goal of the software is to try to recover data from a drive that has been erased, tagged as reformatted, or undergone partition changes. If a drive has been corrupted, MiniTool Mac Data Recovery can often recover many files, although success depends on the damage to the filesystem. The MiniTool Mac Data Recovery interface is clean and simple. There are four big icons to initiate the recovery process, depending on the type of damage you have sustained. We tested MiniTool Mac Data Recovery on several drives that had been reformatted or had partition changes committed, and it was successful in getting most of the files recovered in those scenarios. We also tried MiniTool Mac Data Recovery with an external drive that had suffered a head crash that disabled some of the drive area, and the utility recovered a good number of files.

While guaranteeing total recovery in cases of disk issues is impossible, MiniTool Mac Data Recovery does its best. We were impressed with it in our testing and would recommend it for anyone having issues. It's a nicely done utility, and a lifesaver when you need it.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    4.1

    out of 81 votes

    • 5 star: 55
    • 4 star: 9
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 14
  • Current Version:

    3.8

    out of 6 votes

    • 5 star: 3
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
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  • 5 stars

    "Must have software"

    June 27, 2014   |   By Riddlemer

    Version: MiniTool Data Recovery 2.3

    Pros

    I love this software. I used it once and retrieved pictures that i thought i would never get to see agian.
    FYI there is a portable version of Data Recovery, which can be found here:
    http://www.flash-video-soft.com/data-recovery-mac/

    Cons

    safe my life

    Summary

    I accidentally deleted my fathers partition which contained all photos. i got it back using this tool.

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  • 5 stars

    "Where other tools failed, this one worked!"

    May 23, 2014   |   By borogoves

    Version: MiniTool Data Recovery 2.3

    Pros

    Found all the important files I was looking for in my damaged hard drive. It shows preserved directory structure when it can find it.

    It took a full day to scan the disk prior to being able to restore files--that's pretty standard apparently. But once scanned, the lookup of filenames and restoring individual files was really zippy.

    Cons

    Not terribly intuitive to use; but hopefully you're not doing this every day. Doesn't have prebuilt filename filters for a lot of file types common to Mac (for example, you can't filter on '.key' to look for Keynote files).

    You *think* you're going to be able to recreate your hard drive from the files themselves, but it's so much harder when the directory structure isn't intact. So many directories on the Mac have parallel structures, or have structures that you never see except when you're trying to recover something like your email or your photo library.

    Summary

    Perfectly manageable disk recovery at a good price.

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  • 1 stars

    "Useless! App Crashes Immediately"

    May 20, 2014   |   By fixmedoc

    Version: MiniTool Data Recovery 2.3

    Pros

    There are none

    Cons

    App Crashes once you select an option.

    Summary

    Useless app crashes!

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  • 3 stars

    "Mac Free Any Data Recovery - World's first freeware"

    April 30, 2014   |   By Lodetter

    Version: MiniTool Data Recovery 2.3

    Pros

    Mac Free Any Data Recovery is a free data rescue tool which can retrieve videos, photos, music, documents, emails, etc. and more. And recover files from computer and other storage devices, such as USB drives, external hard drives, mobile phones, digital cameras, iPods, MP3/MP4 players and so on.

    Where I found it and share with you guys:
    http://download.cnet.com/Mac-Free-Any-Data-Recovery/3000-2242_4-76116450.html
    http://mac-free-any-data-recovery.en.softonic.com/mac

    Cons

    TOO EXPENSIVE.

    Summary

    I prefer Mac Free Any Data Recovery developed by Amazing-Share company :-)

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  • 5 stars

    "This software is very helped me."

    April 12, 2014   |   By Beatfracea

    Version: MiniTool Data Recovery 2.3

    Pros

    Due to virus all the files in my memory card are deleted. Through this software i recovered them and i am very happy. And they currently offer time-limited 70% (!) discount on their website:
    http://software.bigbigsoft.com/data-recovery-mac

    Cons

    Free Trial

    Summary

    Fantastic Software!!. I had lost a partition with 13 yrs worth of photo's and home videos of my children and family, and felt sick to the stomach. I downloaded this software and it found all the data I thought was lost forever. AMAZING. Thank you very much - A must buy for all your lost data issues.

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  • 4 stars

    "Only one of three data recovery programs that worked."

    April 06, 2014   |   By jdhyun

    Version: MiniTool Data Recovery 2.3

    Pros

    Easy to use.

    Cons

    Takes time to scan the files in larger drives.

    Summary

    Did not provide error messages stating the files could not be recovered.

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