FileSalvage
FileSalvage
9.2
3.5
0.0
FileSalvage free download for Mac

FileSalvage for Mac9.2

15 January 2019

Recover deleted files from a drive.

What is FileSalvage for Mac

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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Lolita
Lolita
Feb 2 2012
7.5
0.0
Feb 2 2012
0.0
Version: 7.5
Crap that barely works. And what's with the retarded new version numbering systems? Monkeys.
Poikkeus
Poikkeus
Dec 20 2010
7.0.1.0
2.5
Dec 20 2010
2.5
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.
Isahenx
Isahenx
Jan 11 2010
7.0
0.0
Jan 11 2010
0.0
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
Xenophile
Xenophile
Jul 15 2008
6.1.5
0.0
Jul 15 2008
0.0
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.
Matreya
Matreya
Mar 18 2008
6.1.5
0.0
Mar 18 2008
0.0
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.
Mad-Mac
Mad-Mac
Nov 12 2007
6.1
5.0
Nov 12 2007
5.0
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 $$$
Shotgunweddings
Shotgunweddings
Oct 26 2007
6.1
4.0
Oct 26 2007
4.0
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!
Guest
Guest
Sep 1 2007
6.0
3.0
Sep 1 2007
3.0
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.
Warwickmelbourne
Warwickmelbourne
Aug 29 2007
6.0
1.0
Aug 29 2007
1.0
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)
TonyKnight
TonyKnight
Aug 14 2007
6.0
5.0
Aug 14 2007
5.0
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.
James-Madelin
James-Madelin
May 13 2007
5.1
5.0
May 13 2007
5.0
Version: 5.1
See comment for details.
James-Madelin
James-Madelin
May 13 2007
5.1
5.0
May 13 2007
5.0
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.
Richard-Tallent
Richard-Tallent
Mar 16 2007
5.1
5.0
Mar 16 2007
5.0
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.
Betaiii
Betaiii
Mar 4 2007
5.1
2.0
Mar 4 2007
2.0
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.
michael-3abn
michael-3abn
Aug 22 2006
5
0.0
Aug 22 2006
0.0
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?)
Noneyet2002
Noneyet2002
Aug 9 2006
4.2
1.0
Aug 9 2006
1.0
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.
Justsad
Justsad
Aug 7 2006
4.2
1.8
Aug 7 2006
1.8
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)
Guest
Guest
Oct 20 2005
4.2
5.0
Oct 20 2005
5.0
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.
jxpx777
jxpx777
Aug 19 2005
4.1.1
5.0
Aug 19 2005
5.0
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/
Guest
Guest
Jul 22 2005
4.1
3.0
Jul 22 2005
3.0
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
Guest
Guest
Apr 29 2005
3.0
0.0
Apr 29 2005
0.0
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
Guest
Guest
Feb 23 2005
2.0
3.0
Feb 23 2005
3.0
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.
Guest
Guest
Oct 1 2004
2.0
3.0
Oct 1 2004
3.0
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.
Guest
Guest
Oct 1 2004
2.0
3.0
Oct 1 2004
3.0
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.
Guest
Guest
Oct 1 2004
2.0
3.0
Oct 1 2004
3.0
Version: 2.0
So do the Feds use this ? How in the hell can you recover a file after you format the drive ?
Cyberfunk2
Cyberfunk2
Sep 30 2004
2.0
0.0
Sep 30 2004
0.0
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".
$89.95
3.5
0.0
App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later
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