Wondershare Data Recovery for Mac helps you retrieve lost files, whether they were deleted by accident or lost as a result of a computer problem. With the various tools contained in this app, you have multiple options at your disposal for finding and restoring important data.
Four processes: To start using this app, you first have to select the type of process you want to use. One option is a straight scan for lost file recovery that will bring up files that were accidentally deleted or emptied from the Trash. If that doesn't work, you can attempt a Raw Recovery, which goes deeper but doesn't retain the original file names or structure. Partition Recovery is another tool you can use if you need to rebuild partitions before attempting to recover files. And you can also use the Resume Recovery option to import saved scan results and pick up a recovery where you left off.
Scanning stats: When you're running a scan through this software, you can see clearly how much time is left and how much the program has processed, thanks to the constantly updating scan bar and time readout. These readouts proved to be quite accurate during our testing.
Preview limitations: Many file types can't be previewed through this app, and the trial version doesn't allow you to recover files. That makes it difficult to ascertain if the software has found the files you're actually looking for without purchasing the app and recovering everything a scan turns up.
Wondershare Data Recovery for Mac is a good option when you've lost important files and want to get back as much as possible. It offers a good set of tools for finding files, and its scans run smoothly and efficiently. The free trial lets you try out all scanning types, and you only need to purchase if you want to recover the files that show up in the scan results.
Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Wondershare Data Recovery for Mac 3.5.1.
From Wondershare Software:
Wondershare Data Recovery Recover will help recover your lost data from any Mac-based hard drive or external hard drive, iPod, USB drive, SD card, digital camera, mobile phone, and MP3/MP4 player, due to accidental deleting, formatting, virus infection, improper operation, unexpected power failure, and other unknown reasons. Also, iPhone recovery allows you to recover lost photos, videos, SMS, contacts, note, calendar and call history from iTunes backup file. With the free trial, you can preview all your recovered images, videos, music, documents and archive files prior purchasing this Mac Data Recovery.