If you’ve ever lost or accidentally deleted files on your Mac or removable media, you know how painful and expensive is to get it back and don’t forget on that stomach twisting feeling when you do something wrong.
I remember many times, when a friend calls me to help him with emergency data recovery from media cards or even to recover system volumes. 10 years ago I accidentally deleted all my collection of music and that for me was very painful. Now you can find many applications to do recovery but most of them are hard to use, slow and they don’t give you good results.
Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery 6 is an advanced recovery software to recover your lost, deleted, formatted or inaccessible data. The software helps to recover lost data from any Mac supported data storage media, including internal/external hard drives, USB drives, optical media, memory cards, digital cameras, iPods etc.
No matter how your data was lost, Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery is all you need to recoup everything you lost in the event of data disaster. Data loss on Mac may occur from a range of possibilities. Stellar Phoenix Mac supports recovering data from internal/external HDDs, optical media, USB drives, iPods, memory cards, and digital cameras. The software can also scan and recover your irreplaceable files from FAT, ExFAT, NTFS formatted drives.
When the application starts, the main screen has three options: to Recover Data, Create Image and Resume Recovery. In settings you can set what kind of file you are looking for, they support over 120 different files.
If you are in hurry to use removable media (usually this is the only media card for camera) you can create image for it later. This can be handy if you have large drive and you don’t want to wait to recover files immediately but you can run recovery during the night.
To get straight to recovering your data press BIG button Recover Data and select what kind of recovery do you want (drive, photo, CD/DVD, iPod, Raw).
The only thing you need to do is to select deleted or corrupted volume and start scanning for recovered data.
When scan is finished you can use options to narrow down selection if you are looking for certain file. Then you just need to recover your lost files.
Recovery can take some time, Mac Data Recovery will prompt to save scan data when a running scan is stopped prematurely. If you have saved scan information, selecting Resume Recovery will allow you to select a saved previous scan and pick up the recovery where you left off.
- Drive Recovery
With the Drive Recovery option of the software, you can recover all your valuable data which has been lost due to accidental deletion, media formatting, corruption or deletion of the volumes. With the ‘Quick Recovery’ option, you can recover data from any Mac volume, which has been severely corrupted and completely unmountable. The ‘Deleted Recovery’ option recovers your deleted files, whereas with the ‘Formatted Media/Lost File Recovery’ option, you can recover all your precious data, lost due to formatting. Similarly, the ‘Search Lost/Deleted Volumes’ option helps you to recover the completely lost Mac volumes and the data in them.
Run app and click the corresponding icon from ‘Quick Recovery’, ‘Deleted Recovery’, ‘Formatted Media/Lost File Recovery’ and ‘Search Lost/Deleted Volumes’. Select the Mac volume from which you want to recover lost data or volumes and click the “continue” button to initiate ‘Scanning’ of the volume. On completion of the scanning process, the software lists all recoverable files and volumes in a tree view. Click any file to see the preview. Select files to recover and click the ‘Recover’ button.
- Photo Recovery
The Photo Recovery option helps you recover all your precious photos, music, and video files, which have been lost because of media corruption, formatting, and accidental deletion.
Run app and click the tab, ‘Photo Recovery’. From the list of connected media, select the one from which you want to recover photos, music or videos and click the “continue” button. All the recoverable files will be listed in a tree view. Select any file to see its preview. For recovery, select the files and click the ‘Recover’ button.
- CD/DVD Recovery
This newly added option of the software is helpful in recovering your lost or inaccessible movies, songs, images, video clips, and data from physically damages CD, DVD, and Blu-ray Disc.
Run app and click the ‘CD/DVD Recovery’ tab. From the list of connected optical media, select the media from which you want to recover your data and click the “continue” button. All the recoverable files get listed in a tree view. Check-mark all or the selected ones and click the ‘Recover’ button for recovery.
- iPod Recovery
With the iPod Recovery option of the software, you can recover your lost photos, pod-casts, music, video and other multimedia files from iPod Classic and iPod Shuffle. With ‘Quick Recovery’ option, you can quickly recover your lost data from the iPod, by scanning the entire iPod volume. The ‘Deleted Recovery’ option helps you to recover only the deleted files, whereas with the ‘Formatted Media/Lost File Recovery’ option, you can recover data from the iPod after ‘Formatting’ or ‘Restoring the iPod to Factory Setting’.
Run app and click the tab, ‘iPod Recovery’. Click the corresponding data recovery icon, depending upon your requirement. Select the iPod from which you want to recover your data and click the “continue” button. The software shows all the recoverable files in a tree view, from which you can preview any file by clicking the same. For recovery, select the files and click the ‘Recover’ button.
- Raw Recovery
Raw Recovery is an advanced option to recover Mac data, when you fail to recover your lost or inaccessible files, using the ‘Quick Recovery’ option. This powerful option of the software performs a file signature based search which has a greater chance of recovering the lost data.
Run app and click the tab, ‘Raw Recovery’. Select the volume from which you want to recover your lost data and click the continue button. The software scans the selected Mac volume and lists all the recoverable files. From the list, you can select the files/folders to be recovered and click the ‘Recover’ button. Specify the destination location and all recovered data will get saved at the specified location.
- NTFS Drives/Volumes Recovery
You may face data loss at any time from the Windows Boot Camp partition on your Mac. The software is a must-have for all Mac users having Windows Boot Camp partition on their drives, as the tool also supports recovering data from NTFS formatted drives or volumes. If you have experienced data loss on any NTFS partition in Mac, the tool comes handy to give you the best shot at retrieving all files that were earlier residing on this partition.
There is a free trial that will allow files available for recovery to be viewed, but will not support recovery. Full version is $99, which includes email support and live chat support, and they are offering bundle with Volume Repair, which includes basic support as well as phone support, remote assistance, and expert advice.
Technician license will cost you $349, but for $500 they offer you bundle Mac Data Recovery + Windows Data Recovery + Linux Data Recovery. With this bundle you can commercially cover Mac, Windows and Linux recovery for your customers.
I was able to recover photos, music and documents. Compering it to other similar applications if you overwrite deleted volume you probably won’t get out something even remotely close to the original. For photos it is usually different pixelate and image will never be as it was.
It’s definitely worth its price, because photos are irreplaceable and priceless especially from your child’s first birthday. Before buying you can test it for free, but it comes with limitations – you can only check what’s recoverable but you can’t do recover of your data.
I also need to point two very good and helpful functions Creating Image and Resuming Recovery. With image of deleted volume you can get quicker scanning and recovering and you can postpone recovery. Whenever you stop prematurely scanning or recovering you can save at that point and resume later; this can get handy when you need to shutdown your computer or you have to do something else and you need all power you can get from computer.
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