Mac Data Recovery Guru
Mac Data Recovery Guru
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Mac Data Recovery Guru free download for Mac

Mac Data Recovery Guru

5.0
30 December 2018

Data recovery software.

Overview

Mac Data Recovery Guru is the most modern, the most technologically advanced, and the easiest to use Mac data recovery software available. We would not state that if we could not back it up. But back it up we can, and instantly and risk free. Download the Free Demo to be able to quickly see it in action for yourself. This shows you previews of your personally deleted files, proving its effectiveness.

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Mac Data Recovery Guru works by employing content-based file scanning. This is a different approach to traditional forms of data recovery which attempt to repair the device in question, which when they go wrong will write over the data you were trying to retrieve in the first place. Our method opens the device in read-only mode, and will search through the entire device for files, or pieces of files, that are present. It reassembles the data it finds into regular files on the fly. Sound complicated? It is, but after years of refinement it appears to the user as a seamless process, and is as easy as browsing through your regular files in the Finder. In fact, it looks almost the same if you look at the screenshots.

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Big Johnson
05 May 2014

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FAIL! I've had this app for a while but never really tested it until yesterday - glad it wasn't an emergency! I deleted a folder containing an album of FLAC files and then I wanted them back. I let the app run overnight while I slept and today it said it found 64,453 files. Great, but not a single FLAC file! I add and convert a lot of audio files on my computer. I've deleted hundreds of AAC and FLAC files recently, but according to the results window the Guru found exactly ONE AAC (m4a) file! For each category of file found it shows no count for the number of files, and none of the files had any part of the original name, just generic names like 5825.txt and 1412.jpeg. Out of curiosity I selected a few categories and let it recover the files. I expected that to be pretty quick since it had already located them, but it took around 3 hours. In the "mp4 video" folder were 16 mp4 files that used to be music videos. ONE of them now plays as a music video, the other 15 have lost the video and only have audio. In a folder called "M4P" there are 169 tracks listed, all with m4p extensions. All those tracks were actually m4a files, so that's some of the missing AAC tracks - Guru mislabeled them. It did recover 12 mp3 files from one album deleted within the past week. Me thinks the guru is actually a novice. SEEMS WORTHLESS AND A HUGE WASTE OF MONEY TO ME!
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Version 2.5
Iaian7
19 January 2018
Within a month of purchasing this, I needed to recover files off an SD card that had accidentally been deleted (the easiest kind of recovery! Nothing had even been written to the card afterward). After at least a half hour scan, Mac Data Recovery Guru claimed to have found hundreds of files, including scores of videos, but none of which corresponded to the file sizes of the expected media. When recovered, none of the media files were usable. Not a single one. Blank videos with 8GB of garbage data that couldn't be fixed even using dedicated video file reconstruction software (I tried several other solutions as well, attempting to extract even broken video streams...nothing remotely usable). I ran through every standard, recommended Mac data recovery app I could, all of which failed (though one at least recovered the correct file names and sizes pretty easily...the files contained no usable data). Then I tried an oddly named utility found elsewhere online (stupid dangerous, I know!), and not only did it recover the correct file names, the videos were restored without any issue at all. Within minutes. Perfectly playable files with audio and visuals. No issues. That said, Mac Data Recovery Guru did find a number of jpeg and raw still images that had been deleted (and I would have expected, overwritten!) from more than 2 years ago. So that's pretty impressive. Conclusion: for recovering accidentally deleted media files on an other pristine SD card, this is clearly worth 0 stars. For recovering images...5 stars! As an all-inclusive file recovery utility, 1 star. I really need something that works with more than just images.
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Version 4.0.2
2 answer(s)
mystio23
mystio23
19 January 2018
Hello Laian7,

Could you please let us know what the following internet software/utility you mentioned in
"Then I tried an oddly named utility found elsewhere online (stupid dangerous, I know!), and not only did it recover the correct file names, the videos were restored without any issue at all. Within minutes. Perfectly playable files with audio and visuals. No issues."

Thanks so much !
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Iaian7
Iaian7
19 January 2018
Hey Mystio23! I wasn't sure if naming competitors in a review was allowed, so I played it safe. The utility that actually worked for me was EaseUS Data Recovery. The free demo allows you to recover up to 2GB of data, which was perfect for what I needed (shortly after I found a 60% off coupon online and purchased a license just to make sure it was a tool I kept in my arsenal!). I wrote a review over on the EaseUS page too...seems others haven't been so fortunate, so reviews are mixed. Which is completely fair, as it may only work well for this one specific situation; I just haven't proven otherwise!
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redxpo
13 January 2018
A complete waste of money. There are Data Recovery apps that work waaaaay better than this one. I'm rather angry they promised so much, but gave back too little. I want my money back. SERIOUSLY UNSATISFIED! DO NOT BUY!!!!!!!
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Version 4.0.2
isaachodes
30 September 2016
Massively helpful in saving a very important file, and the developer was extremely responsive in helping me (as the file I was recovering was rather large!) Worked well, quickly, sanely.
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Version 3.0
Derekcurrie
27 August 2016
Some odds and ends about this software and its developer: • The developer goes by three different names: (a) FelixDev (b) MacDaddy (c) Ben Slaney. • His web page at http://felixdev.com offers a program called FileAngel. It is my belief that this is an old rendition of Mac Data Recover (Guru). Therefore, don't bother with it. • The developer's web page at http://macdaddy.io provides minimal information about Mac Data Recovery (Guru). He has a much better page, with more information and support at: http://macosxfilerecovery.com I'm hoping the developer can consolidate these various resources in order to avoid confusion.
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Version 3.0
SonJo
18 August 2015
Oh my gosh this software seriously was a LIFE SAVER! We just took photos at a wedding, and downloaded to computer from CF card...not really checking to see if everything from the day was there, then re-used the card for another portrait session the next day. Later in the day finding out that not everything that I tried to download from the CF card got transferred to my computer from the wedding day! Oh my gosh, freak out time! I tried every software to help, and even tried another software to check the CF card, and it would only find the photos that were already there from the previous day portrait session. Oh lord...panic set in and tears! I downloaded Mac Data Recovery Guru and had it try to recover the deleted files ALL NIGHT...then when I was trying to view the thumbnails to see if things were recovered, it would crash and shut down. I tried re-starting and doing it again a few times and every time for whatever reason it would CRASH! I was super upset and frustrated thinking what am I going to tell our clients. We lost their family photos....can't go back! ...then a voice inside my head told me to try putting the CF card in the computer and search the CF card with Guru software. I got nervous as I was seeing the previous day portraits popping up in the thumbnail preview, but then I just about had a heart attack...the wedding photos were popping up in the thumbnail preview! I thought there was no hope since I formatted the CF card and re-used it for another session, and also tried other software that wouldn't find anything, and this software, Data Recovery Guru saved our life!! What a serious miracle and worth the money spent to purchase this app to get all those photos again! Oh thank you SO MUCH!! You made us so happy!!! ~Sonia
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Version 2.5
1 answer(s)
Pjot
Pjot
02 January 2019
One visit to MacUpdate, one review...
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conan99
27 January 2015
Simply put - recovers files the other more expensive programs don't or can't. Very pleased with the recovery of images and movies I thought would have been lost ages ago.
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Version 2.5
Big Johnson
05 May 2014
FAIL! I've had this app for a while but never really tested it until yesterday - glad it wasn't an emergency! I deleted a folder containing an album of FLAC files and then I wanted them back. I let the app run overnight while I slept and today it said it found 64,453 files. Great, but not a single FLAC file! I add and convert a lot of audio files on my computer. I've deleted hundreds of AAC and FLAC files recently, but according to the results window the Guru found exactly ONE AAC (m4a) file! For each category of file found it shows no count for the number of files, and none of the files had any part of the original name, just generic names like 5825.txt and 1412.jpeg. Out of curiosity I selected a few categories and let it recover the files. I expected that to be pretty quick since it had already located them, but it took around 3 hours. In the "mp4 video" folder were 16 mp4 files that used to be music videos. ONE of them now plays as a music video, the other 15 have lost the video and only have audio. In a folder called "M4P" there are 169 tracks listed, all with m4p extensions. All those tracks were actually m4a files, so that's some of the missing AAC tracks - Guru mislabeled them. It did recover 12 mp3 files from one album deleted within the past week. Me thinks the guru is actually a novice. SEEMS WORTHLESS AND A HUGE WASTE OF MONEY TO ME!
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Version 2.5
GianB2747
21 April 2014
I deleted one of my Logic Pro X projects, will this software be able to help me?
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Version 2.5
OlegT2047
20 February 2014
I've tried many software before i found Mac Data Recovery Guru. Many other software can recover photo, audio and video files and they do their job just fine but i've searched for some specific software to recover my work sessions. I'm a professional arranger and i've lost all my data in one minute due to WD driver's error described here: http://community.wd.com/t5/News-Announcements/External-Drives-for-Mac-Experiencing-Data-Loss-with-Maverick-OS/m-p/613777#M379 I have to say, it was the only problem for ~4 years with this External HDD and i had no problems with it until Mavericks update. All software i found was useless for my purposes. After some additional searches i found 2 apps with possibility of restoring .lso files from Logic Pro (and many others formats, of course). It was Mac Data Recovery Guru and one more app from iSkySoft. I've tried both of them but iSkySoft's app did not find any .lso files, so it was useless for me, too. And only Mac Data Recovery Guru found almost all of my working sessions. Of course, they did not have the right names but Logic Pro can open it and it's most important for me. This software saved me a lot of time and money. Many thanks to Ben from app's support team. He helped me a lot, too. I have to say, searching 2Tb RAID HDD connected to FireWire800 takes a lot of time (about 24 hours) and one feature which will be very helpful is saving and opening a list of scanned and found files (Disk Drill have this possibility, for example) because if you disconnect your HDD and then reconnect it again you need to search from beginning. I did not found this feature. This software is highly recommended for pro-users who did not have a backup (you can find a list of supported formats on developer's page) and for all other users who needs to recover files from reformatted or deleted partitions and drives
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Version 2.5
3 answer(s)
GianB2747
GianB2747
21 April 2014
Does it work with Logic Pro X Projects?
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OlegT2047
OlegT2047
21 April 2014
No support for Logic Pro X yet and i have to update my story. After listing and opening all my restored .lso files i found only Logic 8 and earlier. All my work made on Logic 9 was lost. Mac Guru did not find them unfortunately. I hope, the developer will update this nice app with modern versions of Logic's Pro files.
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GianB2747
GianB2747
21 April 2014
yeah lets hope they update that soon! =) Thanks for ur help
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Mitch-k
09 December 2012
I was interested in this, so I downloaded the demo. I launched it and selected the usb stick to scan from 'Drives'. When I clicked 'Start Scan', Data Recovery Guru asks for my admin password! (process system.privilege.admin) What's that about?
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Version 2.0
3 answer(s)
Mitch-k
Mitch-k
09 December 2012
Update: So I refused the admin access. Now I see that it has started scanning anyway; files are showing. So WHY was it asking for an admin password?
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manzanat
manzanat
27 December 2012
Thanks for the great question, Mitch. It prefers to have the password in order to set the privileges on the deleted files it recovers to their correct values.
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manzanat
manzanat
27 December 2012
Oh, and also under 10.8 admin access is necessary to access the posix nodes of even external devices. Crazy of OS X to do that, but there it is.
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