If the worst happens and you lose all your backed up data, usually TimeMachine can help. However, what happens when TimeMachine fails or your hard disk breaks?
Stellar Phoenix Macintosh Data Recovery can help in a variety of situations such as if part of a file is missing, your hard drive volume is declining to mount or data is inaccessible due to resizing, formatting, initializing or repartitioning the hard drive. You'll know if you've suffered any one of these problems because you'll be receiving error messages like "The disk is damaged, do you want to initialize?" or "-127 error disk could not used/found".
Stellar Phoenix Macintosh Data Recovery can scan, recognize and ultimately recover lost data from the hard drives based on HFS, HFS+, HFSX and HFS Wrapper file systems. It's ideal for external drives because it supports recovery from everything from iPod to Lacie hard drives and can recover up to 61 different file formats with a special focus on MS Office files and Entourage mails.
The interface is well laid out guiding you clearly step by step through the recovery process. There are 5 different recovery options offered across the top of the interface: Drive Recovery, iPod Recovery, Photo Recovery, Resume Recovery and Create Image. Within each option, you are offered sub-options. For example, within Drive Recovery you are offered Quick Recovery, Deleted File Recovery, Formatted Media/Lost File Recovery and Search/Lost Deleted Volumes.
While Drive Recovery and iPod Recovery worked fine for me, Photo Recovery, Resume Recovery and Create Image simply kept closing the application when accessed. It's also a little annoying have to enter your Mac password everytime you open the app but if it does recover your data, this is a minor drawback.
Note that of course Stellar Phoenix Macintosh Data Recovery can't guarantee recovery although more than likely it will be at least able to recover partial amounts of data.
Stellar Phoenix Macintosh Data Recovery is a straightforward data recovery tool that may save you from the worst if you lose essential data.
- Now provides faster scanning results Searches lost/deleted FAT volumes Supports more file formats Includes rich set of user-friendly features