File Extractor
File Extractor
1.3

5.0

File Extractor free download for Mac

File Extractor

1.3
14 January 2019

Scan your selected files or folders and extract the individual files and data from them.

Overview

FileExtractor is a powerful utility that will scan your selected files or folders and extract the individual files, text, and other data contained in them.

It is useful for extracting wanted files out of other files in a variety of circumstances. For example when you have a 3rd party file that you need the contents of which are otherwise inaccessible, or when you need to access the contents of your own files that are corrupt or otherwise hard to obtain.

Another feature it has is that if you make a disk image using Disk Utility and scan that it will recover deleted files from that. This can be used with camera SD cards, spinning hard disks, and most other media types.

Some Examples Of Interesting Things To Scan Are:
  • PDF files to extract the text and images
  • Graphics images to extract the separate images contained in them (such as PSD files)
  • Scan disk images (with the .dmg extension) to recover the deleted files from them. If you make a .dmg file of a digital camera's memory card (using Disk Utility) you can effectively recover deleted files from your camera that were deleted, or get files back after the card becomes corrupted.
  • Any large complex filetype. For example you will often find jpegs embedded in Photoshop documents.
  • Your browser caches. You will be able to view the files they contain this way.
  • Corrupted documents which you would like to salvage the contents of. FileExtractor will extract all raw text from any document kind and save it as "Raw Text (Plain)" in the folders that it displays.

Note: This application contains in-app and/or external module purchases.

What's new in File Extractor

Version 1.3:
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1 File Extractor Reviews

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Derekcurrie
27 August 2016

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The full working version of File Extractor, which allows actual file extraction, costs $0.99 as an in-app purchase. Kind of strange is the fact that the developer uses two different identities. One is it's website name of MacDaddy. The other is FelixDev, which is used at the Apple Mac App Store. His name is Ben Slaney. He has a thoughtful Twitter presence. He's written a lot of interesting and useful software. Be sure to check out his website for software that's free there and not free at the Mac App Store.
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Version 1.0
Derekcurrie
27 August 2016
The full working version of File Extractor, which allows actual file extraction, costs $0.99 as an in-app purchase. Kind of strange is the fact that the developer uses two different identities. One is it's website name of MacDaddy. The other is FelixDev, which is used at the Apple Mac App Store. His name is Ben Slaney. He has a thoughtful Twitter presence. He's written a lot of interesting and useful software. Be sure to check out his website for software that's free there and not free at the Mac App Store.
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Version 1.0
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Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
27 August 2016
Huh. This gets even more complicated: If you choose 'Help' inside File Extractor, you're sent to an actual FelixDev site (http://felixdev.com) where there is one program for sale, that being FileAngel. It costs $99.00. This is $0.99 cheaper than the Mac App Store version which offers LESS functionality than the website version, thus its name of FileAngel Lite. And oddly, MacUpdate doesn't list FileAngel. However, MU does list Mac Data Recovery Guru at $89. I believe this is the same thing as FileAngel.

MY interpretation of this confusion is that if you want to go beyond file extraction into the realm of recovering deleted files from a volume then look to Mac Data Recovery Guru, $89, from the same developer. Skip 'FileAngel'.

I seriously wish the developer would condense all of this confusion into a simple single developer name, single website and clear contemporary pricing scheme.
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Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
27 August 2016
Oh dear and there's more: There's a dedicated web site, separate from the others I uncovered, dedicated to Mac file recovery, featuring the Mac Data Recovery (Guru) app:
http://macosxfilerecovery.com

*Head*Explodes* The site has some helpful details not found at the MacDaddy site. - - So how about integrating all of this into just one site? Bliss shall blossom.
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