FileSalvage
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Recover deleted files from a drive.   Demo ($79.95)
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FileSalvage is an extremely powerful data recovery tools designed to restore files that have been accidentally deleted, have become unreadable due to media faults, or were stored on a drive before it was re-initialized or formatted. It is device and file system independent, allowing the users to recover files from a normal Mac OS hard drive, USB key, Linux disk, Windows drive, FLASH card, scratched CD, and almost any other media or file system that can be recognized in Mac OS X.

FileSalvage is extremely straightforward. The new user interface allows data recovery to be accomplished
What's New
Version 7.5:
  • Updated scan and recovery engine
  • OS X 10.7 Lion compatibility
  • Updated language localizations
  • Various bug fixes
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 or later



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FileSalvage User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 7.x:
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Lolita commented on 02 Feb 2012
Crap that barely works. And what's with the retarded new version numbering systems? Monkeys.
[Version 7.5]


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Poikkeus reviewed on 20 Dec 2010
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.
[Version 7.0.1.0]


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Xenophile commented on 15 Jul 2008
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.
[Version 6.1.5]


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Matreya commented on 18 Mar 2008
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.
[Version 6.1.5]

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cromer replied on 19 Mar 2008
I totally agree with Matreya. I downloaded the trial, but I am NOT going to shell out $90 for something that might or might not help my current situation. At least let us see what files it finds that are possible to recover. If it finds the files I need then you got a sale. Either that or sell for $30...I'd buy it for sure then.
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Mad Mac reviewed on 11 Nov 2007
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 $$$
[Version 6.1]


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ShotgunWeddings reviewed on 25 Oct 2007
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!
[Version 6.1]

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MisterLister commented on 28 Aug 2008
Having no password is not a good idea, home computer or not. Unless you're not connected to the internet, and/or no one has physical access to your computer, or you've nothing of any importance on your computer, you should have a password.
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Zenzenpup replied on 12 Nov 2009
And how many people are too lazy to type in a 7-digit password when they install OS X?
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BigJohnson replied on 01 Oct 2011
To Zenzenpup:

Who says you need 7 characters? I chose a single digit for my password, and only chose one at all because Terminal sometimes requires one to process a command.
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Chimoosoft reviewed on 01 Sep 2007
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.
[Version 6.0]


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warwickmelbourne reviewed on 29 Aug 2007
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)
[Version 6.0]


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TonyKnight reviewed on 14 Aug 2007
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.
[Version 6.0]


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James Madelin reviewed on 13 May 2007
See comment for details.
[Version 5.1]


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Isahenx had trouble on 11 Jan 2010
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
[Version 7.0]


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Downloads:97,750
Version Downloads:8,594
Type:Utilities : Backup
License:Demo
Date:02 Feb 2012
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $79.95
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FileSalvage is an extremely powerful data recovery tools designed to restore files that have been accidentally deleted, have become unreadable due to media faults, or were stored on a drive before it was re-initialized or formatted. It is device and file system independent, allowing the users to recover files from a normal Mac OS hard drive, USB key, Linux disk, Windows drive, FLASH card, scratched CD, and almost any other media or file system that can be recognized in Mac OS X.

FileSalvage is extremely straightforward. The new user interface allows data recovery to be accomplished with just a few clicks. A user can opt to undelete files that were trashed accidentally, salvage all the files from a device that may or may not be able to mount, or switch to an expert mode for greater flexibility to scan and recover the exact files he or she desires.

To further enhance the user experience, FileSalvage 5 also includes an Auto Rename feature. Unlike most data recovery software available on the market and the previous versions of FileSalvage, version 5 will attempt to reconstruct the file names of the more popular file formats (such as JPEG, MP3, M4A, and etc…), making the recovered files much easier to identify.

One of the biggest developments since the release of Mac OS X, the Intel based Mac provides an astonishing level of performance. Running on Intel Macs, the latest version of FileSalvage is optimized to take advantage of the blazing speed, making scanning and recovering files much faster than on Power PC based machines. In addition to the Intel Mac optimization, free space scanning, a recovery feature that was only available before when running on Power PC based Mac, is now supported on Intel based Mac. The feature will focus the recovery on the free space areas of the drive, vastly cutting down the disk space and the time required for the task.

The latest update of FileSalvage is available on a dual-boot bootable DVD that will start up from either Power PC or Intel based machines. Written specifically for Mac OS X, FileSalvage 5.0 includes powerful features that give the user excellent flexibility and control in data recovery:
  • Risk free trial version - see what data can be recovered before you purchase.
  • File Preview - see what you are going to get before you recover your deleted file.
  • Auto Renamer- reconstructs file names of the popular file formats (JPEG, MP3, M4A, and etc...),
  • Easy-to-use interface - reduces data recovery process to a few clicks.
  • Device and file system independent - allows recovery from almost any media.
  • Works on faulty hardware - recovers data from mechanically unsounded disks or corrupted devices.
  • Safety first - protects writing to the disk or device being salvaged from.
  • Searches free space - limits FileSalvage to scan only the free space of a volume to recover files from.


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