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Free Mac External Hard Drive Data Recovery is a simple application that offers to recover lost data from various drives. Although the program's name indicates that the tool is specialized in retrieving files from external drives, recovering data from your Mac's internal drive is also supported. Therefore, you can use this tool to recover various types of files, including photos, music, videos, documents, and archives that were lost due to unknown reasons.
A clear-cut interface allows you to select with ease the types of files you wish the app to search for. The next logical step is to determine the drive you want to scan. While the scan is in progress, you are informed in real time about the number of identified items and the estimated time until the scan operation ends. The results are displayed in a new window, conveniently organized into categories and grouped by file extension. Unfortunately, the app lacks advanced scan filters that could narrow the search in terms of file size, date of creation, or specific extensions. However, you have the ability to preview the identified files before recovering them, and thus retrieve only the files that are worth preserving.
To conclude, Free Mac External Hard Drive Data Recovery by iLike-share is intended for home use. It is both easy to manage and reliable, though the lack of scan filters makes you waste a lot of time waiting for the final results.
- Scan based on categories of files
- Preview before recovery
- Supports both internal and external drives
- Results grouped by file extension
- No advanced scan filters