Old versionsSee all
Photo Recovery For Mac is a handy application that helps you recover multimedia files you considered completely lost. Regardless of the grounds on which the deletion took place, the tool will offer you the right means to retrieve various types of files, including images, movies, music tracks, etc. The list of supported devices is comprehensive as you may recover data from computer drives, external disks, and storage devices.
Once you open the program, you are asked to select one of the two recovery modes available: "Lost recovery" and "Raw recovery". Each of them comes with explanatory comments, so that you can know when to enable each section. Whatever choice you make, the next window will display the storage media available for scanning. The next logical step is to select the type of files you want to retrieve. The selection is done easily, as the program provides suggestive icons for each type of media files. This way, you can narrow the search for music, video, and photos, or you may scan for all lost files, regardless of their content.
The duration of the scanning process varies according to the types of files you've selected and the storage capacity of your drive. If you consider that your computer is overwhelmed by multiple running processes, you may stop the scanning task and resume it later – this smart feature helps you prevent system blockages and dysfunctions. Once the scanning is over, the program displays the results and lets you know whether the items’ condition allows for a proper file recovery or not. In addition, you have the ability to preview the files before saving them to a specific computer location – thus, you are able to confirm the selection of items to recover. Furthermore, the utility comes with a search engine that helps you to look for specific file names.
The trial version lets you perform all the above-mentioned tasks. Yet, to actually retrieve the identified files, you need to purchase the app. Although I wasn't able to complete the recovery, I still liked the program's quality and simplicity. You don't need advanced knowledge to manage it, and if by any chance you have doubts about how to use this tool, a comprehensive offline Help will definitely clear your misunderstandings.
- Easy to use
- Can recover raw files
- Retrieves multiple file types
- File preview before actual recovery
- Search function
- Ability to stop and resume the scanning process
- Supports various storage devices and drives
- Rather expensive