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The best file recovery software for Mac OSX Lion?


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#1 skorge91

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 11:46 PM

Hey guys!

Today I was very stupid and while I was adding files to my external hard drive, I accidentally replaced a folder with different files in it instead of merging it with the folder that already existed. I am a graphic designer and the folder that I replaced was almost 2 years of graphic design work that I've done. sad.gif

I was wondering what would be the best software for data recovery for the price? It is under 20 gb of lost files. I ran VirtualLab Data Recovery and it showed me that it pulled PSD's (Photoshop) and INDD (InDesign) files so that must mean that those are it? (It wont let me view big files over 5 mb, which would be nice to make sure that it can recover the files that I needed and not jarble. VirtualLab wants $99 for 500 gb of recovery but I definitely don't need that much. The lowest package they have is $40 for 100 mb that doesn't work for me either. sad.gif I don't know what to do. I'm trying not to be really sad.

Thankfully I had some designs in other places!

Thank you so much,

K


Edited by hamluis, 29 March 2014 - 12:17 PM.
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:54 AM

Data Rescue for Mac by Prosoft has always gotten good reviews.

 

http://www.prosofteng.com/products/data_rescue.php

 

My buddy used the PC version with good results a number of years ago.


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#3 drwmbt

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 02:16 PM

backtrack 5 has forensic carving tools built into it. if you know anything about linux, i highly suggest you put it on a live disc or usb and boot into it then try to "carve" your hard drive for the missing files. it has 3-4 carving programs all free, all will get files of any size



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 01:51 PM

I have used Data Rescue for Mac by Prosoft before and had great results. It ranges from 80-90 dollars depending on where you get it but something tells me 2 years worth of graphic design is probably worth the money! Hope this turns out well for you! Good luck!



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 04:42 PM

Data Rescue or Boomerang. Both great but Boomerang is a bit more expensive.


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Posted 30 July 2013 - 10:20 PM

Maybe you can search in Google or go to Appstore for help. There are so many file recovery software, and I think you can pick up the best you want.

 

Good luck!



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Posted 21 October 2013 - 09:09 PM

Here is the 2013 best Mac recovery software reviews and comparison



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Posted 13 November 2013 - 02:48 AM

I also made such mistake and found the best recovery tools for recovering. Above suggested software are good and I also found one which helped me. Softtote Data Recovery free for Mac. Maybe it is suitable for you. :bananas:

http://www.softtote.com/data-recovery-free-for-mac.html



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Posted 05 January 2014 - 09:20 PM

The best? To tell you the truth, there is no "the best software" for recovering lost files, all you need is the suitable software which helps you a lot to recover the lost files easily. Check this article which helps you a lot for solving file loss problem. uflysoft.com/data-recovery-mac/mac-files-recovery.html


Edited by davidheath, 05 January 2014 - 09:21 PM.


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Posted 09 January 2014 - 09:30 AM

krislatin6, that Undelete Mac sounds really nice:

 

http://trash.undeletemac.org/know-how-to-undelete-trash-mac-os-x-lion

 

The biggest problem with any accidental deleting of files is time!

 

The longer you wait to do try to undelete them, the less chance you have of reliably getting back any files as the OS will release the space as needed to be overwritten.

 

Sometimes that can be minutes or hours. So, whatever you use, use it asap I would think.


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Posted 09 January 2014 - 04:11 PM

I personally wouldn't touch any product that is recommended by people who register on one or more forums solely to bump old threads to push a software product for money without declaring a vested interest..

 

I am seeing this across lots of forums and at best it insults people's intelligence, and assumes they are gullible.

 

To my way of thinking Dodgy Practice = Dodgy Company = Dodgy Software.

 

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 08:09 PM

SteveOC, are you referring to the undelete mac software? Is that a dodgy software? If so, I am glad I have not downloaded it.

 

I generally use an open source TestDisk & PhotoRec from a USB drive.


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Posted 10 January 2014 - 02:38 AM

Hey,friend

 

Don't worry, maybe this article can help you how to recovery datas.....

 

http://www.sooperarticles.com/technology-articles/data-recovery-articles/how-recover-lost-files-your-computer-1286882.html



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Posted 13 January 2014 - 01:43 PM

SteveOC, are you referring to the undelete mac software? Is that a dodgy software? If so, I am glad I have not downloaded it.

 

I generally use an open source TestDisk & PhotoRec from a USB drive.

 

LilBambi

 

I don't know which product you are referring to  - was it in a post that was deleted by an Admin and the poster banned as a spammer maybe?

 

I think if you look at some of the remaining posts in this thread and look at the join dates and post counts of the posters you will get the gist of what I mean.

 

I tried TestDisk and PhotoRec but unfortunately they didn't work for me on the particular instance that I was working through at the time. I registered on the forums (same username as on here IIRC) and had some dialogue with the folks over there about the problems I was having if you want to have a look - I am not just knocking the products out of hand as I was hopeful of using them.

 

I have a couple of products that have worked for me -but I won't post them here because ( A ) They are commercial products, and ( B ) I ran them under Windows, not MAC.

 

Steve O.


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Posted 17 January 2014 - 03:08 AM

 

SteveOC, are you referring to the undelete mac software? Is that a dodgy software? If so, I am glad I have not downloaded it.

 

I generally use an open source TestDisk & PhotoRec from a USB drive.

 

LilBambi

 

I don't know which product you are referring to  - was it in a post that was deleted by an Admin and the poster banned as a spammer maybe?

 

I think if you look at some of the remaining posts in this thread and look at the join dates and post counts of the posters you will get the gist of what I mean.

 

I tried TestDisk and PhotoRec but unfortunately they didn't work for me on the particular instance that I was working through at the time. I registered on the forums (same username as on here IIRC) and had some dialogue with the folks over there about the problems I was having if you want to have a look - I am not just knocking the products out of hand as I was hopeful of using them.

 

I have a couple of products that have worked for me -but I won't post them here because ( A ) They are commercial products, and ( B ) I ran them under Windows, not MAC.

 

Steve O.

 

 

 
Well there is lot of data recovery software which can recover data from reformatted drives, logically or physically damaged storage devices. Also you can visit 
 
diskdoctors.com to see the FAQ's and recently asked questions, i hope there will be an solution for your problem. You can download free software but one thing you should 
 
remember that you can not find free quality software, there will be some limitation in it.





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