FileSalvage
FileSalvage
9.2

2.5

FileSalvage free download for Mac

FileSalvage9.2

15 January 2019

Recover deleted files from a drive.

Overview

FileSalvage is an extremely powerful Macintosh application for exploring and recovering deleted files from a drive or volume. FileSalvage is designed to restore files that have:

  • been accidentally deleted.
  • become unreadable due to media faults.
  • been stored on a drive before it was re-initialized/formatted.

Use FileSalvage to recover your lost files, music libraries, iPhoto collections, and to rescue data that has been lost. Updated to support OS X Yosemite (supports Mac OS X 10.7 and higher). Available ONLY by Download!

FileSalvage is device and file system independent, which means that the user can recover files from a normal Mac OS hard drive, USB key, PC disk, Linux disk, FAT32 disk, FLASH card, Digital Camera, iPod (non-iOS based), and almost any other media or file system that can be recognized in Mac OS X.

What's new in FileSalvage

Version 9.2:
  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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26 Reviews of FileSalvage

Xenophile
15 July 2008
Version: 6.1.5

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Downloaded to try out, but upon launching it, it asked to install files on my HD. No indication of what it wanted to install where. I couldn't find any clues in the manual, either. I'll pass on this one until I can find out what it wants to do to my system.
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Lolita
02 February 2012
Version: 7.5
Crap that barely works. And what's with the retarded new version numbering systems? Monkeys.
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2.5
Poikkeus
20 December 2010
Version: 7.0.1.0
Almost certainly, your best defense against accidentally deleted files will be the judicious use of Time Machine. However, if a file somehow evades your attempts at retrieval, there's still a chance that FileSalvage may not come up with the results you seek. Moreover, the file will come up with a generic name, which means you'd have to find it first. And doing a Salvage can take the better part of a day. In other words, aggressive backup is your best strategy - rather than picking up the pieces with a software solution. Also, beware that you'll need an external hard drive to save the results.
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Isahenx
11 January 2010
Version: 7.0
i have trouble recovering dada or even mount the LaCie hard drive on to my computer, need to recover all data , any suggestions? Lacie is a external Hard drive, thanks
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Xenophile
15 July 2008
Version: 6.1.5
Downloaded to try out, but upon launching it, it asked to install files on my HD. No indication of what it wanted to install where. I couldn't find any clues in the manual, either. I'll pass on this one until I can find out what it wants to do to my system.
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Matreya
18 March 2008
Version: 6.1.5
I just downloaded the demo of version 6.1.5, and I'm not impressed that the 'trial' usage doesn't give me any way of assessing whether this app can do what it promises, even for a day.... Sorry, you're not getting my money this way.
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Mad-Mac
12 November 2007
Version: 6.1
I needed to undelete files I had stupidly put in the trash and then emptied. File Salvage worked great, and the customer service responded via email within just a couple of hours when I had a question. The interface was user friendly, and I got my files back. No complaints. Worth the $$$
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Shotgunweddings
26 October 2007
Version: 6.1
Up until today I would have praised this tool as being very good and useful in a pinch. Version 6.1 has a very dumb bug, you cannot install it properly or even us it if your OSX account has no password like mine. Very very silly, how many home users waste time with a password? Losing 1 star for this one!
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Chimoosoft
01 September 2007
Version: 6.0
Tried the demo of this software on an external drive where I'd deleted some pictures I wanted to recover. It churned on the drive for many hours (looking only for jpg and raw files) and then this morning said it was done. Went to save the search results, and the program produced a spinning beach ball which I let spin for about 1.5 hours before giving up. Not impressed; poorly designed user interface, confusing to use, and didn't work for me. YMMV.
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Warwickmelbourne
29 August 2007
Version: 6.0
Unfortunately I shelled out the $79 for File Salvage, having read some positive reviews elsewhere. I wasted 3 days trying to get it to 'salvage' 180gb of data from a hard drive which would not mount. Mostly video files, of the type it says it will retrieve for you. The software crashed so many times, hanging part way through it's 'magic'!$%#@! Thus, 3 days later, and I had several partial retrieves of up to about 70 gb of data, mostly unreadable, unrecognisable, and having lost any names or folders that rendered it largely useless. Only around 20gb of the data retrieved would even open in any format. Most fo the drive contents were a mystery to me still. Then I was recommended Data Rescue, and downloaded a demo, which took all of 5 minutes to show me every single file on the drive, with correct names and folder structure! Sadly the money does not stretch far enough to spend another $100, but I so wish I had purchased Data Rescue instead of this tragedy. At least now I know what I gave lost. I implore you: check out your other options. I am a Mac User of 20 years, and have no connection with either software I have mentioned. (yes, i know I should have backed up the drive, but I do non-profit video production for non-profit organisation, so the budget isn't there for that many hard drives to back up video projects being worked on. I use tape backups)
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TonyKnight
14 August 2007
Version: 6.0
This product is absolutely fantastic! One of our designers deleted a major project yesterday. I was away at a conference and my daily Retrospect Server tape had run out six days ago. No one had put in a new tape. I had never lost anything on my network in 13 years. FileSalvage SAVED THE DAY and my record of never loosing anything. It worked like a charm. This is a MUST buy if your bacon is on the line.
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James-Madelin
13 May 2007
Version: 5.1
See comment for details.
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James-Madelin
13 May 2007
Version: 5.1
Having seen negative reviews here I felt I was taking a gamble, but File Salvage worked superbly for me, recovering important MS Word documents I had created ten months before and somehow trashed from my iBook. I guess it won't always work and when it doesn't you may well feel like posting a negative review, but it worked for me and was well worth the price to avoid having to do the work all over again.
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Richard-Tallent
16 March 2007
Version: 5.1
This program just saved my butt. I lost an entire photoshoot (CR2 RAW files) due to a bad mv command in bash (don't ask). FileSalvage recovered everything. The volume recovered from was a RAID 1 drive array of two 500GB SATA disks formatted with HFS+. Proving once again, RAID is no guard against user stupidity.
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Betaiii
04 March 2007
Version: 5.1
This can recover files from reformatted disks, but the rename feature is worthless. After recovering the files (named as 1,2,3, etc), it is supposed to dig into the file to determine the original name and reset it to the original. The software just stops working, forcing you to either force it to quit (which often doesn't work) or force the computer to restart. Renaming bogs down at File 1. This is very expensive software for what you're getting. I was able to recover files using cheap PC shareware (on a Mac formatted disk) that did the exact same thing. If this worked as advertised, it would be wonderful. FileSalvage, unfortunately, is mostly snake oil.
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michael-3abn
22 August 2006
Version: 5
MacUpdate doesn't yet list the changes that come with version 5, so here they are (gleaned from MacMinute): a new and streamlined interface, support for Intel-based Macs, an auto file renaming feature, and a new bootable DVD. I own the previous version of this software. Unfortunately it has not helped me recover a single file successfully; it could just be my bad luck. All I've ever gotten is gibberish, even when possibly hundreds of files were mistakenly deleted all at once. (They couldn't have all been overwritten, could they?)
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Noneyet2002
09 August 2006
Version: 4.2
useless for fixed media (hard drives). Will find NO files to recover. Works for FAT32 (flash drives) only. There is freeware to work with FAT32 drives. Do not be fooled by positive reivew elsewhere on the web- the negative comments here are the correct ones.
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Justsad
07 August 2006
Version: 4.2
Worthless. Don't be fooled, these types of programs appear to reveal files for you. Then you pay the money and you get gibberish. I reformatted 140gigs of info and got back 72gigs of gibberish. Software jumbled, MP3's with no name or artist, no iMovie files, no Word docs would open, just a bunch of junk. It just reminds you how much you really lost. Don't send the money, it isn't worth it. Veteran Mac user (12 years)
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Bob_weiner
20 October 2005
Version: 4.2
This program saved my thesis outline, and several freelance projects I'd been working on that I accidentally deleted two nights before. Yes, I do back-ups, but my last known back-up was 3 weeks ago. Enter FileSalvage. This program works as advertised. It was able to retrieve over 80% of my data, intact. As for the price - how much is your data really worth? I think $80 is a fair price - it's about $10 more than DiskWarrior, and in my opinion, FileSalvage is just as important to have around as DW.
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jxpx777
19 August 2005
Version: 4.1.1
FileSalvage is well worth the $80 I spent on it. None of the other solutions could see near the amount of data that FileSalvage was able to recover. The process was simple from registration all the way to recovery and I got back some very important files from my USB flash drive. Read my detailed review on my site. http://www.jamiephelps.com/cogentprose/archives/2005/08/filesalvage-is-worth-the-price/
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Anonymous
22 July 2005
Version: 4.1
Whether this is overpriced or not (I do agree its expensive and don't like that there is no demo - so perhaps there is an element of opportunistic gouging) the final question when you lay out your hard earned pesos is "How much is my data worth?" Inattention has its price. I was glad to have my data back in spite of the high $$$, but they might get more buyers if they lowered the entry fee. Peter
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Sengoku
29 April 2005
Version: 3.0
I used the software to recovered most of my MP3 class lectures and my office documents. However, there will be file formats it cannot handle. I was sort of upset with the fact it cannot recover a couple of my PowerPoint documents (class presentation). Contacted the tech support and was told more file formats will be added soon. All in all, I am glad the software recovered all my class lectures, and hope SubRosaSoft can get support for PowerPoint soon. Annie Wang
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Anonymous
23 February 2005
Version: 2.0
If you pay 90 dollars for this Real Basic piece of .... you're making a big mistake. If there is one mac "developer" (and I am using the term very liberally to apply to subrosasoft) that is any worse than subrosasoft, while charging more, I haven't seen them. This program is written in REALBasic. If you don't know what it is, know that you shouldn't pay 90 dollars for it. Want to save 90 bucks? Grep the partition for data yourself in the terminal. Google up how to recover files in unix... or check out http://recover.sourceforge.net/unix/. Subrosasoft sells snake oil.
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Anonymous
01 October 2004
Version: 2.0
Anonymous: Unless you zero (low level format) the drive, only the volume information in the directory is changed to reflect an "empty" disk. The actual files remain intact for the most part unless written over with additional or blank data.
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Anonymous
01 October 2004
Version: 2.0
OK I had a play with the package contents. ("cause this 'demo' don't work without a serial number) And apparently this thing is just a gui to spark up terminal. So in theory there must be a way of recovering permantly deleted files from a Mac using terminal commands only. Any UNIX people want to post a few instructions. I wonder how secure, secure delete really is.
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Anonymous
01 October 2004
Version: 2.0
So do the Feds use this ? How in the hell can you recover a file after you format the drive ?
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Cyberfunk2
30 September 2004
Version: 2.0
This is NOT a demo, it appears to be full blown commercial ware.. I couldnt find a way to "try it out".
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