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Data Rescue is a robust and reliable hard-drive recovery solution for your Mac. Recover lost or deleted files, mount corrupted drives, and more -- Data Rescue offers complete relief from crippling hard-drive disasters!

Feature-rich Recovery

  • Recover hundreds of file types.
  • Preview recoverable files.
  • Clone drives ahead of physical failure.
  • Reach out to free pre- and post- technical support via phone or email.
Data Rescue is used by data recovery professionals, law enforcement agencies and all branches of the U.S. Military. Get the gold standard hard more...

What's New

Version 3.2.3:
  • Animated user interface is now disabled to improve OS X system stability.
  • Removed Analyze feature.
  • Changed default settings so recovered files do not retain original ownership and permissions.
  • "Parse HFS+ attributes" is now off by default.

Requirements

OS X 10.4.11 or later

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MichaelFrankel Member IconComment+18
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Attempted to update from 3.2.2 to 3.2.3. The update downloaded but hung when trying to quit the app. Also displayed some strange messages about Low Disk space in the Console.

In any case, after force-quitting, the app re-opened and the new version was there.

Think the developers might want to look into the in-app update issue.

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Version 3.2.3
Andrewrodney
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Had exactly the same issues as you. But after force quit, the update did take effect.

Zampom
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Updating via the application did not result in any hangs or freezes. Was going to download the update, but after reading about the hang, tried via the application. Update from 3.2.2 to 3.2.3 went smoothly.

Nova-Bossa-Nova Member IconReview+32
Nova-Bossa-Nova
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I have used it many times and it always worked flawlessly!

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Version 3.2.2
Big-Mac-XXL Member IconReview+261
Big-Mac-XXL
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Yesterday someone accidentally deleted all my photos and videos on my camera SD card. Since some Canon cameras cannot used on a Mac as a drive or volume I bought a card reader, plugged it into my MacBook and started Deep Scan. It recovered all my films and pictures and even many I deleted months ago. The program did the job perfectly. I highly recommend Data Rescue!

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Version 3.2.2
Moofing Member IconReview+4
Moofing
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I've always liked this product, but the interface new version gives me motion-sickness. Just what you need when you are worried about recovering lost data!
The worst is the animation initial selection window. Talk about form over function! Was this product sold to a video game development house?
It needs a preference for removing all animation. You know — for adults.

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Version 3.2.2
Bdkennedy1
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It is a horrible user interface. Apparently 3D is supposed to fix the drive better.

Rsmacupdate Member IconComment+48
Rsmacupdate
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I have version Data Rescue II v1.2.1. I believe there is a 1.2.2 version, but the developer website doesn't make it clear how to find support for the older version including updates. The program itself doesn't have a check for updates menu item. When I select the Data Rescue II Help menu item it takes me to a DR3 web page. Perhaps the developer can mention where DR2 users can find the latest updates and support knowledgebase. The Macupdate page doesn't even mention the DR2 product. Perhaps this too could be changed.

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Version 3.2.2
Gryphonent Member IconReview+444
Gryphonent
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Saved my bacon the other day as Hazel duly cleaned out a folder where I had accidentally put important video clips… mea culpa. Data Rescue worked a treat. Great app. Great company. I've got Drivce Genius 3 as well and I've come to rely on it too.

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Version 3.2.2
Bigboysdad Member IconReview+492
Bigboysdad
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Not judging this on price as I happened to have this as part of a bundle. I'm judging this on my experience in having to use it to try and recover a file which I stupidly deleted off an external SD Card. In these circumstances, the app will either have no stars or 5 stars, based on its success in recovering such a file. In this respect, it worked and worked well.

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Version 3.2.2
Logtrees Member IconReview+2
Logtrees
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Amazed at how easy and quick it was to recover some directories on a volume that wouldn't mount. I really liked the hard drive cloning feature.

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Version 3.2.2
B. Jefferson Le Blanc Member IconComment+648
B. Jefferson Le Blanc
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Data Rescue is not an everyday tool. It's for those rare occasions when data on a drive cannot be easily recovered. Unfortunately, when such a utility recovers your data, file names and the file structure of your drive are lost. What you're left with, if your data can be recovered at all, is the raw files, distinguished only by their file types. Reconstituting file names and your file structure is the work of many tedious hours. In my opinion, a good backup strategy is a better way to go. Then, when a drive fails, you simply replace it and restore your data from backup. SuperDuper! and Carbon Copy Cloner are the top utilities for this procedure. If your time is worth more than a few cents an hour, backing up your data in one way or another, as opposed to recovering and reconstituting it, is very cost effective.

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Version 3.2.2
Macinman Member IconComment+92
Macinman
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Hey guys, I'm in the market for some good drive diagnostic tools. After my recent internal drive failure, which I was able to deal with in a timely fashion, using smartreporter, smart utility, and super duper to clone and have warning of failure I was wondering which of the more involved tools would be good for me. I've looked at the Data Rescue demo, i am trying the drive genius demo right now with a surface scan, and I have also tried the scanerz demo. All look like good tools.

Data Rescue said my external drive could be failing based on speed delays reading and writing, but smart says it's fine and none of the other tools i've tried have reported issues, and after i restarted, the delays went down in number, so i'm not sure which app is accurate.

The other thing i wanted a more advanced app for was to see how much of my data could still be recovered after a reformat, to test security. I don't have any classified or top secret data, but i do have personal info so It would just be good to know. I've done research to brush up on my technical skills since i haven't done any repair in years. What i've come away with is the only way to ensure security is to physically destroy the drive. I just really wanted to see for myself how easy or not it would be to grab data. If anyone can take what I've written and make recommendations, I'd really appreciate it! The other thing is, i'm budget conscious, so I don't want to overspend either. This would be mainly for a single user at this time as well.

Thanks

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Version 3.2.2
Gordon Bell
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Hi there, Gordon from Prosoft here...

DrivePulse (tool included in Drive Genius 3) is a great feature to check drives for issues..

It sounds like you're worried about false positives from a few tools when SMART says it's fine (there are things that can go bad with a drive that SMART does not check for).. The good news is that a replacement drive would likely run you about $50-$75 as drives have really come down in costs...

The more advanced app to see how much data could be recovered after a reformat doesn't exist. Each drive environment is different and a reformat on one drive would have different recovery results after the fact for each drive.. If you securely erase the drive/file with a secure erase tool (multi-pass wipe), you will find that to be what you're looking for.. No need to physically destroy the drive...

You can also email or call our support team as well, they love these sorts of inquiries and would be happy to help--

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Version 3.2.3
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Version 3.2.3
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Version 3.2.2
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Version 3.2.2
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Version 3.2.2
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Version 3.2.2
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Version 3.2.2
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Version 3.2.2
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Version 3.2.2
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Version 3.2.2
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Downloads 328,940
Version Downloads 8,133
Type Utilities / System
License Demo
Date 26 Mar 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $99.00
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