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2.2.0
22 September 2015

Powerful data recovery utility.

Dorkypants
28 January 2013

Most helpful

Doesn't work. I used it to scan an external 1TB USB 2.0 drive mounted on a Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro running Snow Leopard with lots of available RAM. It never got past about 11% complete on the progress bar, instead constantly returning to 0% and starting over again. I quit after it was running for about 3.5 hours having gotten nowhere.
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Version 2.2.0
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Version 2.2.0
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Version 2.2.0
Big Johnson
22 December 2017
I usually run DiskDrill because it allows me to see files as they're found without having to wait for the scan to finish. Rarely (if ever) have I had to complete a scan to recover the file I was after, therefore it's a real timesaver.

But I decided to try out LSMDR and it was a complete waste of time (fortunately only a few minutes).

It didn't see ANY of the 3 internal partitions, it only saw the external drive that's currently connected. So I didn't even get to begin scanning my computer's HD.

It also doesn't have the standard "About" menu item to let you know which version it is.
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Version 2.2.0
3 answer(s)
Lazesoft
Lazesoft
27 December 2017
Hi Big Johnson,

Thank you for your comment.

Lazesoft Mac Data Recovery did not sign the Apple Digitally Sign Code.

It seemed that Mac OS X El Capitan (10.11) and later require the Apple Digitally Sign Code to access the internal hard disk. I recommend you to contact us at support@macdatarecoveryfreeware.com to get an ISO file to build a Lazesoft boot disk to recover the data. The Lazesoft boot disk is also free for Mac users.

We will also add the about menu with application version information.



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Big Johnson
Big Johnson
27 December 2017
Since you're aware of that, why haven't you uploaded a working version here that IS signed? You haven't even posted a notice saying "this version is f'd up-don't use it."

I was dubious anyway since it hasn't been updated in over 2 years.
It's certainly not worth my time to piddle around with a special boot disk (is that still a thing?).

I have many boot partitions on many drives that I can use when needed. And one set has all my recovery and repair utilities on them. You're telling me I need to create a separate one just to run your app? Not gonna happen.

Why should users be expected to go through the hassle of requesting an ISO file and building a boot disk, instead of you simply signing the app? And they wouldn't even know they NEED to request the ISO file unless they've already found the app doesn't work and then contacted you for support.

While I appreciate your attempt at providing free software, it's futile if the software doesn't work. And you have apparently been aware of the bug for some time yet filed to quash it.
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28 November 2017
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Version 2.2.0
anitacherry02
25 October 2017
i downloaded this and everything went fine. but my files only recover in jpeg and zip form. the jpeg files seem to be corrupted and do not open. this message displays 'The file “LostFilexxxxxx.jpg” could not be opened.It may be damaged or use a file format that Preview doesn’t recognise. and the zip files when i attempt to open the just does this vicious cycle of converting to a cpgz and then back to a zip and so on. Please help. Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11.6
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Version 2.2.0
1 answer(s)
Lazesoft
Lazesoft
25 October 2017
Could you please send one or two recovered jpg files to support@macdatarecoveryfreeware.com? We will analyze the files and get back to you.
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yeonglinhan
23 October 2017
i cannot use :( MAC OS Sierra 10.12.5, no hard disk found aparently, pls help, would donate if it works!!! need a file restored urgently
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Version 2.2.0
1 answer(s)
Lazesoft
Lazesoft
24 October 2017
It seemed that there is an issue of Digitally Sign Code in Apple Mac OS X El Capitan (10.11) and later. I recommend you to contact us at support@macdatarecoveryfreeware.com to get an ISO file to build a Lazesoft boot disk to recover the data. The Lazesoft boot disk is also free for Mac users.
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bartmeltzer
17 September 2017
Works as advertised. This is not "Hostage Ware." Full recovery is free. Impressed with efficiency of program.
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Version 2.2.0
1 answer(s)
Lazesoft
Lazesoft
17 September 2017
Thank you so much for your comment. We will keep on improving this freeware.
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ahmed-dorry
26 July 2017
Hello, after installing this app, i get the following message: No hard disk was detected Click OK to exit... Can you please help? i disabled the Avast Antivirus , nothing change
ِEven i tried the cmmd line from the terminal , nothing change

My MAC is , MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016), 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7

/Applications/Lazesoft\ Mac\ Data\ Recovery.app/Contents/MacOS/Lazesoft\ Mac\ Data\ Recovery

Any ideas can help me on that ?
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Version 2.2.0
2 answer(s)
Lazesoft
Lazesoft
27 July 2017
Thank you for your review. Which version is your Mac OS?
Please use the following command, “ls /dev”, through the terminal console. And then, take a screen shot photo and send the picture to us at support@macdatarecoveryfreeware.com
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ahmed-dorry
ahmed-dorry
29 July 2017
my MAC OS is 10.12.5
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pelayoggarcia
16 February 2017
After using this program on my MacBook on OSX 10.6.8, almost all deleted files were recovered. Quite satisfying. Some of the found images were sized at 1GB and more (up to 10GB!), which is enormous for a normal jpg file. As the images were protected against any changes (permissions), I had to follow the next sequence to create a manageable copy: create a copy, open de file with Preview, select all content and paste on a new empty file, then save the new file. This simple procedure will create an exact image sized at approximately 3 MB, solving the plus-1-GB problem.
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Version 2.2.0
1 answer(s)
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02 July 2019
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pedrocleland
05 January 2017
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Version 2.2.0
jonthawk
06 September 2016
After I accidentally emptied the trash with a valuable folder inside it (I guess it was nested inside something else), I found Lazesoft and did a recovery. The files SEEM to have been recovered (the files recovered were on the same order of magnitude as those I deleted) but they seem to be saved as unreadable .jpg files, when I'm pretty sure that they are actually folders... If you have any suggestions on how to convert these back into folders and recover the data, I would be EXTREMELY happy to give the product a 5 star rating!
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Version 2.2.0
1 answer(s)
Lazesoft
Lazesoft
07 September 2016
Thank you for your comment. Did you mean the recovered files were corrupted and can not be opened? Did you try to also save the jpg files in the "Lost Files" folder? It would be better to analyze the problem if you can take a few screenshot pictures and send to us, support@macdatarecoveryfreeware.com.
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fmcanuk09
19 August 2016
Hello, after installing this app, i get the following message: No hard disk was detected Click OK to exit... Can you please help?
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Version 2.2.0
3 answer(s)
Lazesoft
Lazesoft
20 August 2016
Thank you for your feedback. It seemed that some software locked your internal hard disk. So, Lazesoft Mac Data Recovery did not detect your internal hard disk. Could you try to disable the anti-virus or other software, then launch Lazesoft Mac Data Recovery again.

Could you try to run Lazesoft Mac Data Recovery through the terminal console?
The default installation path of Lazesoft Mac Data Recovery is:
/Applications/Lazesoft\ Mac\ Data\ Recovery.app/Contents/MacOS/Lazesoft\ Mac\ Data\ Recovery

If above steps do not work, please use the following command in a terminal console, "ls /dev"”.

And then, take a screen shot photo and send the picture to us.
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davide-go76
davide-go76
05 November 2016
Hi, I've got the same issue but I could't fix it even by using the terminal as suggested by the developer.. any ideas? I'm using Sierra...
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annalee851014
15 November 2016
No matter what type of drive you've lost data from, if you can normally use your Mac to detect the drives, uFlysoft Mac Data Recovery Software can scan it. Even if you're currently having trouble accessing your Mac drive or storage device, there's a good chance our software to recover deleted files from it. We can help if you want:
Recover deleted files from Mac hard drive or deleted documents from storage device; Undeleted lost a partition on an external hard drive; Get back erased photos from a camera or erased videos from a camcorder; Find lost music on your iPod (Nano, Mini, Shuffle or Classic); Restore been unable to access a memory card (SD card, Flash card, XD card, etc.) Suitable for Mac OS 10.5 and later OS X version.
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jwjb
11 May 2016
The Lazesoft team is quite responsive and helpful through email and this comment thread on MacUpdate and although in my latest data recovery attempt of photos on a 'ScanDisk Ultra 32 GB Micro SD Card' no files were found when performing a 'Deep Scan' I appreciate all of their kind assistance and 'Lazesoft Mac Data Recovery' is my new goto app for all my data recovery needs. For these and other reasons, I am giving this app 5 out of 5 stars as deep scans on other drives from various internal to external drives find any and all files without a hitch so the app is definitely sound, but in this case the SD card is non-functioning probably due to a hardware defect and is not detected by other apps even though it is detected using Lazesoft leading me to this conclusion.
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Version 2.2.0
1 answer(s)
Lazesoft
Lazesoft
11 May 2016
Thank you for your reply. Thank you for your rating. That is a big encouragement for us. We will keep on going to improve this freeware.
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jwjb
08 May 2016
I just installed 'Lazesoft Mac Data Recovery' and was hoping to run a 'Deep Scan' on a 'ScanDisk Ultra 32 GB Micro SD Card' but when I connect the card to my Late 2013 iMac I get this 'The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer.' error. Thanks in advance for any help you may have as I have looked through your manual and support pages, but have found nothing as of yet that addresses this error and when I sent an email to support@macdatarecoveryfreeware.com it bounced back so I thought I would post this comment to your MacUpdate site and resend the email too.
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Version 2.2.0
4 answer(s)
Lazesoft
Lazesoft
10 May 2016
Thank you for your question. Did you try to click ignore? After that, you can run Lazesoft Mac Data Recovery, then choose "Deep Scan" to check whether the disk was detected and displayed?
To get quick reply, you can also contact us at, support@lazesoft.com. Thank you.
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jwjb
jwjb
10 May 2016
I tried that and the 'ScanDisk Ultra 32 GB Micro SD Card' was not detected and displayed in the 'Deep Scan > Select a drive to recover:' as you can see in the support@lazesoft.com email attachment I just sent.
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Lazesoft
Lazesoft
10 May 2016
Hello John,
Thank you for your reply and picture.
Please try to select the item “3 Disk 30.61 MB USB 2.0 SD MMC Reader” in the Deep Scan page, and then click “continue” to do the search. We have also replied to your email.
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jwjb
jwjb
11 May 2016
Thanks so much for your reply and pointing me to the correct drive which was in front of me the whole time yet I missed it, regardless when I ran the 'Deep Scan' no files were found on this card, but I appreciate all of your kind assistance and 'Lazesoft Mac Data Recovery' is my new goto app for all my data recovery needs.
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RavenManiac
10 March 2016
I downloaded this software and I received the following warnings from Virus Barrier 10.8.7. Now, I'm concerned that my Mac is infected. 3/10/16, 3:58:52 AM | Real-Time Scan - Malware Found (1 scanned, 1 infected, 0 repaired): MacUpdate Installer ▸ MacUpdate Installer.app ▸ Contents ▸ MacOS ▸ slacking 3/10/16, 3:58:52 AM | Infected (OSX/InstallCore): MacUpdate Installer ▸ MacUpdate Installer.app ▸ Contents ▸ MacOS ▸ slacking
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Version 2.2.0
1 answer(s)
Lazesoft
Lazesoft
13 March 2016
Thank you for your comments. We have not added the Apple Developer's Code Signing on our program. Maybe, this is the reason why VirusBarrier warned of a malware. We will check this and report it to the developer of VirusBarrier .
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aguilajackson
19 January 2016
This program is absolutely amazing!! It made my day! I had a lot of pictures from my trip to India with my girlfriend that I took with my GoPro, and unfortunately, the sd card had a virus or something, and not all, but a lot of the pictures disappeared, including some amazing pictures of the Taj Mahal. I was so f**** sad... After trying some program that could find some pictures but after founding you have to pay $90, I wanted to try another program. I found this one and it was amazing!! It found ALL my pictures and videos, and I can't be happier. I just made a donation of $20. Great job guys!! Thank you so much!! I will let all my friends to know about this program.
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Version 2.2.0
1 answer(s)
Lazesoft
Lazesoft
19 January 2016
Thank you very much for your donation and feedback.
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Archibeck
28 December 2015
I used our new Nikon Coolpix to film video Christmas morning. However, when I tried to upload to the computer, something weird happened and the video appeared on neither the camera or computer. I spent some time trying to find a data recovery program that was affordable. Altogether, I spent a day and a half looking for something. I downloaded 8 programs that advertised as free but ended up costing at least $50. They were mostly good programs, but I had already overspent for presents. I began to panic and decided I would just buy another sd card and wait to find something online or ask friends. Then I found Lazesoft. I downloaded the program off of MacUpdate and opened the program on my 2013 iMac (21" 3.1ghz core i7) The program is not as sexy as the $100 programs, but it scanned my sd card and found the .mov file I had lost. I am most impressed and so grateful because I did not have the finances to buy a new program. Thank you, thank you, thank you!! blessings gary
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Version 2.2.0
1 answer(s)
Lazesoft
Lazesoft
28 December 2015
It is glad to hear that the software can help you. Thank you for your posting. Wishing you a Happy New Year!
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sunmark6
30 June 2015
Thank you laszesoft. It works.
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Version 2.1.0
1 answer(s)
Lazesoft
Lazesoft
30 June 2015
Thank you so much for your rating. We will keep on improving this freeware.
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robertgoldenme
23 June 2015
Thank you for recovering my photos. Thank you.
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Version 2.1.0
1 answer(s)
Lazesoft
Lazesoft
23 June 2015
Thank you for your posting. You really encouraged us. Thank you.
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Jrogers
10 March 2015
Thanks for developing free software--it's working for me. Don't let busybodies like Wordweaver discourage you from improving this. Even a dated GUI is better than no GUI (as in other free data recovery tools). Thank you!
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Version 2.1.0
1 answer(s)
Lazesoft
Lazesoft
11 March 2015
Hi Jrogers, thank you so much for your comment and encouragement. We will keep improving our freeware. All the suggestions from users are useful to help us for improving our product. Thanks.
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recoveryhelp
10 February 2015
I just downloaded this software to try and recover 100's of Sibelius files that were accidentally thrown away in the trash bin... then the trash got emptied. It downloaded fine, but when I open it and select the "Undelete Recovery Mode" it takes me to a screen to select where to search for the missing files and for some reason my hard drive is not coming up. I believe I should be seeing MacintoshHD somewhere but all I see is the external hard drive that I have plugged in so save the recovered files onto it if I get them, and other three hard drives that the information box is calling "Toshiba". I tried selecting those three different hard drives but every time it says "No files were searched. Please use <Partition Recovery>. I found that selection in the options tab, but it still did not good. What am I doing wrong? I really need to get these files back! :(
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Version 2.0.0
1 answer(s)
Lazesoft
Lazesoft
08 March 2015
Thank you for your post. The Undelete module only lists the volumes. The DeepScan module lists both hard disks and volumes. If the volume of the internal hard disk is not listed, you can try the Deep Scan module. Click <Deep Scan> button on the home page of the data recovery wizard, then select the drive to search for lost/deleted files. To get quick support, you can email to support@macdatarecoveryfreeware.com
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WordWeaver
30 July 2014
I haven't had the need to use a file recovery type program for many years. However, being as this app is free, out of curiosity, I decided to download it and put it through its paces. As other posters here have noted, the first thing you will notice upon launching this app is that it screams "Windows!". If you are a longtime, diehard Macintosh user, you may find the UI offensive to your taste. However, I was more interested in the functionality of this program, so I overlooked the obvious attempt of a Windows programmer to make his software work on a Macintosh running OS X. BTW, once you choose to begin a scan, the app's window opens fullscreen; so if you have a 27" iMac, expect the entire screen to be taken up by the app. Of course, you do have the option to drag the bottom right corner of the window to your preferred size. The second thing that makes this app scream "Windows!" can be found under the "File Type" tab on the left side of screen. Under that tab you will find jpg, zip, jar, jpeg, doc, xlsx and docx. I assume that these are the default file types that the program lists after a scan is complete. I am not certain, because there is no users manual or built-in help with the app, as far as I can tell. Being as this developer is a Windows user, it would seem that he chose these file types with little regard or concern for what a real Macintosh user might look for. Personally, I extensively use BBEdit .txt files, Adobe Photoshop .psd and .png files, .dmg files, .pdf files, as well as .mkv, .avi, .mp4 and .flv video files, and .html files. Not one of these file types is listed under the "File Type" tab, which in my view makes this app very unMac-like. They should be added. Likewise, for the musically-inclined, a wide range of audio formats should be added to the file type list as well. For my test subject, I chose my 1 TB external drive which uses USB 2.0. After scanning the external drive for files for about an hour, the app had still only done 51%. Above the progress bar it stated that it had found 1,871,622 files. At that point, I got busy in my web browser doing other stuff. When I went back to this app again, just as other posters below have stated, the scanner had started all over again and was back at 4% complete. I wasted over an hour and a half of my time. This app may be free, and it may work for some people, but given what I personally observed with its performance, I cannot currently recommend it with confidence.
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Version 2.0.0
6 answer(s)
LazesoftE3367
LazesoftE3367
30 July 2014
WordWeaver, thank you very much for your testing, feedback and suggestions. Your suggestions are helpful to help us to improve the free program.

Lazesoft Data Recovery program recommends users to close other applications when running the program to recover the lost or deleted files, because other applications maybe overwrite the lost or delete files. So, the app's window opens fullscreen.

The common read speed of USB 2.0 is 30 MB/s. For a 1 TB external drive, to read all sectors for the drive, it needs almosts 9 hours. (1000 * 1000MB / 30(MB/s) / 60s /60m = 9 hours). Lazesoft program needs a few hours to scan the 1TB USB 2.0 hard disk normally. Data and file previewing is supported while the search is being conducted for Lazesoft program. If you find that the files you want to recover have been listed, you can click <Stop> button to stop the searching and save the searched files without waiting for more time.

Lazesoft program has a power data recovery engine. It combines the following phases for <Unformat> and <Deep Scan>:
Enumerating files in the normal partition
Searching for the lost partitions
Searching for the damaged partitions
Reconstructing the damaged partitions
Analyzing the file system record fragments
Every recovery phase has its own progress bar. In Lazesoft program version 1.0, the program only shows the sub phase progress bar. So, users found that the program showed 1% to 100%, then 1% to 100% with next phase. In the version 2.0, we combine the sub phase progress to the total phase progress. The program shows the total phase progress and the current sub phase name. From your comment, it seemed that, there is a bug in showing the total phase progress. If you would like to take a screenshot and send the screenshot picture to us, support@macdatarecoveryfreeware.com, for analyzing, that would be highly appreciated.

Adobe Photoshop .psd and .png files, .pdf files, .mkv, .avi, .mp4 are supported by the freeware. However, Adobe Photoshop .psd, .png files, .pdf files, .mkv, .mp4 files are not selected by default. You have to enable them in the file type selecting page after checking <Partition Recovery using the selected file types>. We will improve this by enabling more common file types by default. We will also add file type, .dmg, in next version.

Thank you WordWeaver’s suggestions again.

PS: The following file types are supported by the version 2.0.
"AVI Multimedia file(.avi)",
"EXE/DLL file(.exe .sys .dll)"
"JEPG Digital Camera file(.jpg .jpeg)"
"Microsoft Excel Worksheet(.xls .xla .xlt)",
"Microsoft Excel Worksheet - XLSX (.xlsx)",
"Microsoft Word Document(.doc .dot .asd)",
"Microsoft Word Document - DOCX(.docx)",
"Zip compression file(.zip .jar .afz)",
"Access Database(.mdb)",
"Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation(.ppt)",
"Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation - PPTX (.pptx)",
"Open Office Document(.odt)",
"Open Office Spreadsheet(.ods)",
"Outlook Email file(.pst .pab)",
"Canon Raw graphics file(.crw)",
"Olympus RAW file(.orf)",
"TIFF Graphics file(.tif .tiff .epx .nef .arw)",
"MP3 Music file(.mp3 .mp .mp1 .mp2)",
"WAVE Multimedia file(.wav)",
"ASF,WMA,WMV Multimedia file(.wmv .asf .wma .asx)",
"AVCHD Multimedia file(.mts .m2ts .hdtv)",
"AVI Multimedia file(.avi)",
"MOV Multimedia file(Quicktime)(.mov .mp4)",
"MPEG Multimedia file(.mpg .mpeg .m1v .vro)",
"Matroska Video file(.mkv)",
"3D Studio Max(.max)",
"Adobe Indesign file(.indd)",
"Adobe Photoshot(.psd)",
"AutoCAD Drawing file(.dwg)",
"Bitmap(.bmp)",
"COREL Draw file(.cdr)",
"Encapsulated Postscript file(.eps)",
"Enhanced Metafile(.emf)",
"Freehand 10(.fh10 .fh11)",
"Fufi Camera Raw(.raf)",
"GIF graphics file(.gif)",
"ICO File(.ico)",
"JPEG 2000(.jp2)",
"JPEG Digital Camera file(.jpg .jpeg)",
"Maya 3D file(.mb)",
"Microsoft Visio Drawing(.vsd .vss .vst)",
"PaintBrush file(.pcx .scr)",
"PaintShop Pro(.psp)",
"PNG Graphics file(.png)",
"Portable Graphics Map(.ppm .pgm .pbm)",
"QuarkXPress file(.qxp .qxd .qxb .qxl .qpt)",
"Sigma X3F Raw(.x3f)",
"Windows Metafile(.wmf)",
"Diablo2 Save(.d2s)",
"Lotus 123(.wk4 .wks)",
"Microsoft OneNote file(.one)",
"Microsoft publisher Document(.pub .puz)",
"MS Works 4 Document(.wps)",
"PDF Document(.pdf .ai)",
"Rich Text Document(.rtf)",
"XML Documents(.xml .xsl .svg .xms .nib .opf .ncx)",
"7ZIP(.7z .7zip)",
"Cabinet compression file(.cab)",
"GZIP compression file(.gz .gzip)",
"ISO 9660 - CD-ROM File System(.iso .iso9660)",
"MS Backup File(.bkf)",
"RAR compression file(.rar)",
"TAR archive file(.tar)",
"3GPP Multimedia file(Quicktime)(.3gp .3g2 .3gpp .3gp2 .mp4)",
"Adaptive MultiRate Audio(.amr)",
"Audio Interchage file format(.aif .aiff)",
"Digital Speech File(.dss)",
"Finale Music file(.mus .fan)",
"Flash(.fla)",
"Fruity Loops file(.flp)",
"Ogg Vorbis/Meida(.ogg .ogm .oga .ogv .ogx)",
"Reason(.rns)",
"RealAudio file(.ra .ram .rm)",
"Sibelius Music file(.sib .lib)",
"Exchange Server Database(.edb)",
"Lotus Notes(.nsf)",
"Outlook Address file(.wab)",
"Outlook Express Email file(.dbx)",
"Outlook MSG(.msg)",
"DBase-FoxPro Batabase file(.dbf .scx .dbc)",
"FileMaker(.fp7 .fp3 .fp5 .fp8 .fp9)",
"Microsoft Money(.mny)",
"MS Works 4 Database(.wdb)",
"MS-SQL Server Database(.mdf)",
"MS-SQL Server Log(.ldf)",
"Quickbooks Backup file(.qbb)",
"Quicken QDF file(.qdf)"
"SPSS(.sav)"
"SQLite - open source SQL database engine(.sqlite .db .db2 .db3)"
"TurboTax file(.tax)"
"EXE/DLL file(.exe .sys .dll)"
"TrueType Font file(.ttf)"
"Windows Link(.lnk)"
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WordWeaver
WordWeaver
30 July 2014
Developer, that is an impressive list of file extensions. However, I think that part of the problem is that while you are developing this program to be used under Mac OS X, you are still THINKING like a Windows user.

In other words, you need to THINK like a Macintosh user if you are going to develop an application for Macintosh users. You can't just make it run under Mac OS X. You ALSO need to make it LOOK and FEEL like a Macintosh application. You have failed in this area. You don't even follow Apple's standard GUI guidelines.

As I already mentioned, you also need to add more MACINTOSH-SPECIFIC file extensions to the "File Type" list. You don't even have ".app" on there, which is the extension for an Apple bundled application. All Mac OS X programs use this extension.

To reiterate, make it look like a Mac app, make it feel like a Mac app, follow Apple's GUI standards, add file extensions that are Mac-specific.

The truth is that we Macintosh users are put off by Windows developers who make a halfhearted effort to conform to Apple's programming standards, so please endeavor to make your app more Macintosh user friendly.

.I hope this helps.
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WordWeaver
WordWeaver
30 July 2014
Developer, FYI, if you read further down on this MacUpdate page, you will discover that I am not the first person to report the progress bar bug to you. A user by the name of "Dorkypants" reported this very same problem in his comments on January 28, 2013.

In short, this is NOT a new bug. It has existed in your app for at least a year and a half now. Why haven't you made any effort to fix it yet? Again, this fact builds little confidence in your programming abilities if you ignore serious bugs that are reported to you by users here.
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LazesoftE3367
LazesoftE3367
30 July 2014
WordWeaver, thank you for your comments. Feedbacks of users are always vital to us. The version 2.0 is trying to solve bugs reported by users, like Dorkypants. So, the version 2.0 combines the sub phase progress to the total phase progress for solving the looping progress problem. From your comment, there is still a bug in showing the total progress bar. We will keep on trying to solve the bug.

We will also add more MACINTOSH-SPECIFIC file extensions to the "File Type" list, such as .dmg, .app.

We will improve the GUI experience of this freeware and endeavor to make this app more Macintosh user friendly. We will try to let this freeware to help more Macintosh users to solve their data loss problem.
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WordWeaver
WordWeaver
30 July 2014
You are welcome. I hope that my pointers help you to improve your app so that it is more Macintosh user friendly.

Regarding the File Type list, you may also want to add ".sit" which is the file extension for Stuffit Deluxe compressed files.

While Apple has been pushing ZIP compression on its users for years now, the truth of the matter is that there are still many Macintosh users who prefer to use Stuffit Deluxe to compress their files. This is because the Stuffit Deluxe compression engine compresses files much more efficiently than the ZIP compression algorithm.

Apple seems to think that because it sells machines with such huge hard drives now, that it doesn't matter if hard drive space is lost using the less efficient ZIP compression engine. However, be that as it may, as I said, for many years now, Stuffit Deluxe has been the most widely used file compression program that is used by longtime Macintosh users who care about conserving hard drive space.

So again, please consider adding both ".sit" and ".sitx" to the File Type list, as well as ".dmg", ".app" and some of the more common video formats that are played on the Mac, such as ".mkv", ".avi", ".mp4" and ".flv".

Thank you.
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LazesoftE3367
LazesoftE3367
31 July 2014
WordWeaver, thank you for your further suggestions. We will consider adding both ".sit" and ".sitx" to the File Type list, as well as other Macintosh common file formats. Your suggestions are always helpful. Thank you.
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Foulger
30 July 2014
Great App but on Firefox 31 download breaks into pages of garbage. Downloads fine on Safari. Thank you for this free app.
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Version 2.0.0
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LazesoftE3367
LazesoftE3367
30 July 2014
Hi, thank you for your comment. Firefox 31 does not directly support downloading dmg files. You can also try to right click the <Download> button, and select the <Save link as> from the popup menu.
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WordWeaver
WordWeaver
30 July 2014
Foulger, just wait until the page is done loading -- it may actually take a few minutes being as it is actually loading all of the data for a .dmg file -- and select "Save Page As" under Firefox's "File" menu. In the name field while saving, call the file whatever you want, but just make sure that the extension remains .dmg. Save the file to your desktop -- or wherever you please -- and you are good to go. You will then be able to double-click it just like a regular DMG file.
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WordWeaver
WordWeaver
30 July 2014
Lazesoft developer, I don't know what you mean with your comment that Firefox 31 does not support downloading DMG files, but this is not true; at least not on the Macintosh version of Firefox. I have been using Firefox for years. I am currently using version 31, and it downloads DMG files just fine without a problem.
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LazesoftE3367
LazesoftE3367
30 July 2014
WordWeaver, thank you for your comments. I think Foulger’s problem was that when Foulger clicked the <Download> button on this page using Firefox, Firefox was previewing the dmg file contents with binary format instead of downloading the dmg file. On the previewing dmg file contents page, right clicking the page and selecting <Save Page As> will also bring a download dialog. However, users need to wait a few minutes to preview dmg file after click the <Download> button using FireFox. If a user right clicks the <Download> button, and select <Save link as> to download the dmg file, he/she does not need to wait for previewing the dmg file by FireFox. WordWeaver is right, on the save file dialog, <All files> should be selected for file type (not TEXT FILE), this action will keep the file extension as .dmg.
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WordWeaver
WordWeaver
30 July 2014
Developer, I fully understood what Foulger was stating, because I encountered the very same problem with the DMG file being displayed as binary code in Firefox's window. In my case, as I stated earlier, I simply waited for the page to finish loading, and then I chose "Save Page As" under Firefox's "File" menu.

However, I think you are still missing the key issue here. The point is, I am not convinced that the problem is with Firefox. I have downloaded many DMG files with Firefox, and they are NOT displayed as binary code first.

Being a webmaster myself, I suspect that the REAL problem may be with y our web server configuration. I suggest that you look at your extensions lookup table in your server software. You may have the .dmg extension set up wrong. Thus, instead of pushing the file to the user for download, it is displaying it as binary in Firefox's window instead. This should NOT be happening.

I hope this helps.
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LazesoftE3367
LazesoftE3367
30 July 2014
WordWeaver, thank you for your suggestion. We will check our web server configuration.
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LazesoftE3367
LazesoftE3367
30 July 2014
WordWeaver, we have modified the web server configuration and fixed this problem. Thank you for your help.
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WordWeaver
WordWeaver
30 July 2014
Developer, glad to have been of help to you, but I also hope you understand that if you don;t even know how to run your own web server and needed help from me in order to get the DMG download working properly, this does not give me much confidence in your abilities.

Consider the situation from my perspective as a Macintosh user. Your program has a serious bug. It doesn't look or feel like a Macintosh app. You don't even know how to set up your web server right so that DMG files will download properly. Instead, you try to shift the blame to Mozilla and Firefox.

Maybe you should just stick to writing Windows programs. :) :D
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LazesoftE3367
LazesoftE3367
30 July 2014
WordWeaver, thank you for your words. We will keep on going to help users to recover their important data and save money. We will continue to improve the quality and GUI experience of this free program.
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davort
06 May 2013
Not the prettiest UI out there, and definitely not the easiest app to use, but it works! Once you remember to right-click and look for hidden context menus :)
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Version 1.0.0
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WordWeaver
WordWeaver
30 July 2014
Davort, am going to write my own review of this app once I have completed my own test, but can you please be more specific with your above comment. Right-click where, and what is there to see? Thanks, my friend.
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davort
davort
30 July 2014
I used it more than a year ago, can't really remember anymore :( Sorry.
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KeelRow43
17 April 2013
Although a little hard to figure out, it DOES work and is also FREE!
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Version 1.0.0
nemecec
08 February 2013
One of the few FREE file recovery tools for Mac (if not the only one). My wife accidentally deleted all photos from SD card (1GB) and I was looking for inexpensive way to recover those files. Lazesoft Mac Data Recovery did the job. User interface could be improved A LOT, but hey - I didn't pay for it, so I will not complain.
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Version 1.0.0
Dorkypants
28 January 2013
Doesn't work. I used it to scan an external 1TB USB 2.0 drive mounted on a Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro running Snow Leopard with lots of available RAM. It never got past about 11% complete on the progress bar, instead constantly returning to 0% and starting over again. I quit after it was running for about 3.5 hours having gotten nowhere.
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Version 1.0.0
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KeelRow43
KeelRow43
17 April 2013
I had an experience similar to Dorkypants. I selected to Recover 'Files', not a ‘Partition.’ The first scan got up to around 84%, but then started over. So after having read Dorkypants' experience, I stopped it at 1% on the 'new' scan, in the fear it would overwrite whatever files info had already been acquired. Then on the left side of the Mac Data Recovery program window on the ‘Path’ tab, after a few minutes at the bottom I noticed a 'Lost Files' folder. That is where the recovered file folders are listed, by file type. I clicked on the ‘jpg’ folder in there, highlighted all the .jpg files that were then shown on the right part of the program window (I can’t remember how I selected them all, though) and then saved them to another HDD. So the program does work, but it really does seem to restart the scan sometimes for an unknown reason. My Mac is a 2.0GHz Mac Mini with almost 4GB of memory, running Snow Leopard 10.6.8. Thanks and I hope this info is of use. ; )
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