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:
225,845
Downloads Last Week:
1,602
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

MiniTool Data Recovery for Mac helps you recover files from your hard drive or an external drive. With just a few clicks, you can run a scan and find the files you're looking for.

Pros

Four options: This program can work to recover files in four different ways. These include Undelete Recovery, Damaged Partition Recovery, Lost Partition Recovery, and Digital Media Recovery, which is the option best suited for an external drive. All scans run quickly and display results, so you don't have to wait around to get your files back.

Lots of help: Tips show up periodically as you're working in the program to help you find the right tool. There is also a Technical Support page that includes links to a Manual, FAQs Page, and an email address for 24/7 technical support.

Cons

Intimidating interface: Once you get past the initial screen by making a selection about the type of recovery you want to attempt, the app's interface can get a little overwhelming, especially for beginners. However, if you're willing to invest a little time in reading the manual and the other Help resources, you can figure out what the next steps are regardless of your level of computer knowledge.

Bottom Line

MiniTool Data Recovery for Mac is a useful and versatile program that can help you recover many files you otherwise wouldn't be able to access. Although it can get a bit technical as you work through the steps of data recovery, the various resources provided can give you all the information you need to complete a successful retrieval of your files. The program is free to try with a limit of 1MB of restored data, and it costs $79 to buy.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of MiniTool Data Recovery for Mac 2.3.

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  • 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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