Data Recovery

Hard Drive Recovery

1 Recover Data from different Hard Drive Types
2 Recover data from different systems/devices
3 Repair and Save your hard disk
4 Recover data from Mac OS
5 Problems with hard drive

Top 5 mac hard drive recovery tools for restoring data on Mac OS X

The hard drive is a computer’s data store. From the operating system to the music and pictures, the hard drive contains all the data on a system. Therefore, to have a hard drive go haywire means the possibility of losing tons of valuable data. This loss can be even more lethal if the user does not have a backup of the data in the hard drive. This article aims on spreading some awareness with regards to the Mac hard drive recovery tools as there are plenty of these for Windows based systems but very less that work with Mac OS X.  

Which factors might result in data loss on hard drive on mac?

Data Loss on the hard drive on a Mac can result from varying reasons. Sometimes, it is owing to a software glitch like an unexpected crash of the operating system or after an update. Sometimes, the data loss id due to a hardware failure, like the failure of a hard drive itself. Other reasons may include human errors like deleting the data accidently or formatting a hard drive accidently.

Top 5 mac data recovery tools

Wondershare data recovery for mac

Wondershare Data Recovery for Mac is a tool for retrieval of lost data. This tool is especially helpful as it has an extended support for over 550 file types making it virtually impossible for it to miss a file. Wondershare data recovery for mac takes care of the files deleted accidentally or due to formatting as well as those that were lost due to a virus or any other malfunction of the operating system.  The software offers four recovery modes that are: Wizard Mode Recovery, Lost File Recovery, partition recovery and Raw Recovery each having its own amazing capabilities.

Download mac version Download win version

Pros:Provides all the basic as well as high level functionalities in a single package

Cons:May get a bit overwhelming

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac is a utility that lets users recover data from their Macs irrespective of the reason causing the loss. The software can recover data that has been lost owing to accidental deleting, formatting, operating system malfunction, operating system crash and upgrade as well as virus infections. The data can be searched for in two different modes and the results are classified on the basis of path, time of deletion and type. The results can be previewed before they are actually recovered so, you can easily keep only the data that you need.

Pros:Easy to use even for beginners

Cons: Pricing seems unfair as similar products can be downloaded for free

Prosoft Data Rescue 4

With a bunch of amazing features packed in a single software, Prosoft Data Rescue 4 is salvation for all those Mac users that have faulty hard drives. Data Rescue 4 not only takes care of the software problems but also lets the users create a clone of all the data in the hard drive if the damage is beyond repair hence minimizing the chance of data loss. Furthermore, the BootWell feature allows users to create secondary start up drives to recover files from the main start up hard drive. The FileIQ feature is one of a kind that lets the software learn new file types dynamically.

Pros:FileIQ enable the use of Data Rescue 4 in high-end environments like software houses

Cons:Costly when compared to other similar software

Alsoft DiskWarrior 5

DiskWarrior 5 is an impressive data recovery utility that not only recovers data from a failing drive but also keeps scanning your drive to check if it is on the verge of crashing. Moreover, Aloft DiskWarrior 5 takes care of erroneous messages given by the operating system that the common user cannot decrypt. Additional features include the ability to clone all the data from the failing drive to a functional hard drive and a scans of the repaired drive to make sure that everything is in order. With free technical support. Alsoft offers compatibility as far back as OS X 10.5.8 for the Disk Warrior 5.

Pros: Greater range of supported OS X versions

Cons: Very costly

UndeleteMyFiles Pro

UndeleteMyFiles Pro is a simple to use, basic data recovery software with no pomp and show. It does what any file recovery software will do but simplifies the process. It has a File Rescue Wizard which makes it easy to find and recover deleted files. Other functionalities include Media Recover, Deleted File Search, Mail Rescue and a Files Wiper that wipes of all unnecessary files permanently. The greatest advantage that UndeleteMyFilesPro has to offer over other similar softwares is that it is absolutely free to use with no data limit restrictions.

Pros: Gives all the functionalities that other similar softwares may be demanding money for, for free

Cons: Provides basic functionalities, high-level features like cloning not available

 

Wondershare data recovery for mac

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac

Prosoft Data Rescue 4

Alsoft DiskWarrior 5

UndeleteMyFiles Pro

Interface

Easy

Easy

Intermediate

Intermediate

Easy

Ease of Use

Beginner

Beginner

Intermediate

Intermediate

Beginner

Cloning 

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

No

Supported File Types

550+

Limited

Limited

Limited

Limited

Price

$29.95

$89.95

$99

$119.95

Free

Rating

5 Stars

3 Stars

4 Stars

4 Stars

3 Stars

Using Wondershare Data Recovery to Retrieve data on a Mac

  1. Download and install Wondershare Data Recovery software on your laptop or computer. Launch Wondershare Data Recovery once the installation is complete. Select the Recovery Mode according to your need.
  2. Download mac version Download win version

    select mode

  3. Wondershare Data Recovery will now ask you for the location where the data might have been before you deleted/lost it. Choose suitable option from the list of provided ones or simply select “I can’t remember” if you’re not sure about the location. Click “Next” to proceed. You may also select the "enable deep scan" option to let the program runs deeper into your hard drive to retrieve even raw data, it will take longer time to complete the scan than in normal mode.
  4. select file types and recovery path

  5. Click “Scan” to allow the software to begin the file retrieval process. Once the software has done its job, you will be able to preview the retrieved files. You can then select those that you want to restore by selecting them and clicking the “Restore” option.
  6. preview and recover

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