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5 Data Recovery Utilities for Mac Computers

Data Recovery Utilities for Mac ComputersHave you ever suffered a huge data loss on your computer? Maybe you've had a hard drive that has failed on you or malfunctioned, or maybe you've deleted an important file or folder by accident? No matter your situation, I’m sure that you probably panicked as soon as it happened.

Losing important files and data on your computer can be devastating, especially if you’re not using any type of data protection or backup software. Luckily, there are utilities available to help you in these hectic situations. This list will outline five different data recovery utilities for Mac computers, that can help to recover lost and deleted files. Additionally, these software programs can keep your computers secure and help to protect you from future losses.


MacKeeper is the #1 system utility for Mac computers. It can help with many things such as optimizing your Mac’s speed, enhancing your Mac’s performance, protecting your privacy, and cleaning your Mac. Luckily, it can also help to restore important files that you may delete by accident - even if your trash has been emptied.

Since the physical data from deleted files remains on your hard drive until fully overwritten, you’ll need to start the recovery process with MacKeeper as soon as possible. MacKeeperhelps with this by performing a deep scan of your hard drive or USB flash drives. Once the scan is over, it will show you a list of files that can be recovered. From there, you can pick the files that you need to undelete and you’ll be back in business.

Disk Drill

Disk Drill is a powerful Mac utility that can help to recover deleted documents, photos, videos, and even music. It offers a user-friendly interface that is stylish and easy to use. Disk Drill doesn’t just recover files from your internal hard drive, it can also recover data from just about any other type of storage device - external hard drives, USB flash drives, cameras, Kindle devices, memory cards, and more.

Even if your device is unreadable or failing, Disk Drill can still scan it for lost files. Before recovering a file, you can preview it to make sure it’s the file you need. Disk Drill also offers advanced data protection features so that you don’t have to worry about losing any other files in the future. It can even help you to restore lost partitions on your hard disk and other storage devices.

Data Rescue 3

Data Rescue does just what its name implies: it helps to recover files that have been lost, deleted, or damaged. When other data recovery apps fail you, Data Rescue 3 swoops in to save the day. Data Rescue uses the same software that is used by many major intelligence agencies - law enforcement, military. You definitely won’t be disappointed with the Data Rescue’s performance; it will work even if your hard drive is failing.

Data Rescue can recover your entire hard drive if needed. Plus, it can restore pictures from your camera media card - even if the card has been reformatted. Data Rescue works by analyzing your entire hard drive and then piecing the missing files back together. You can then save your restored files to an internal or external hard drive, as well as USB flash drives and other removable devices.


Wondershare is an excellent data recovery utility that works on Mac computers and iPhone devices. It’s flexible, versatile, user-friendly, and risk-free. Whether you need to recover images, videos, audio, emails, documents, or archives, Wondershare can help; it completely recovers data that has been lost, deleted, or formatted. Along with your hard drive, it can restore files and data on most other storage devices.

Wondershare offers five different recovery options: lost file recovery, raw recovery, partition recovery, iPhone recovery from iTunes, and resume recovery. Lost file recovery restores files that are deleted via the Command+Delete keyboard shortcut, files that have been emptied from the trash, and files that have been accidentally lost. Raw recovery helps to restore files via a deep computer scan. You can then use resume recovery to save your scan results and import them later into a second scan.

Stellar Phoenix

Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery software can help to recover lost, deleted, formatted, and inaccessible files, folders and data - no matter the location or file system. After an initial scan, you can simply select the files or folders that you want to recover and you’re done. This software can recover data on hard drives, USB flash drives, memory cards, and more. The interface is simple and provides detailed instructions during each step of the recovery process.

You can also use Stellar Phoenix to recover data and files from damaged media drives (CD, DVD, Blu-Ray, etc.). If you feel that your drive is about to fail, Stellar Phoenix can create and maintain a mountable image of your Mac’s hard drive. This way, you’ll always have a backup of your hard drive and it will be easy to restore. However, if you don’t have a backup you can use the bootable system start-up DVD that comes with Stellar Phoenix. In case of a system failure, you can use the DVD to start-up your Mac and access your data.

Final Thoughts

It’s never a good feeling to lose anything, especially something as important as business data, files, or entire folders. Thanks to these data recovery utilities, you can help to salvage data during a hard drive crash or accidental deletion. No business should be without some type of data recovery software.

What type of data recovery utility are you using on your computer? Are you satisfied with its performance? Do you plan on trying one of the above-mentioned programs?

Gregg Rusley is a digital content developer for He specializes in finding creative ways to meet marketing or recognition goals with personalized merchandise.
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I am, Mr. IzajAhmed Shaikh, Computer Professional, and Pro. Blogger, who belongs to Shahabad, Karnataka India. My basic Qualifications are B.Sc., and M.C.M. done from University of Pune, formerly known as, Poona University, also like to write articles based on my personal experiences.