I am usually really careful when it comes to protecting the data on my Mac. I create backup copies of the most important files and folders and I try to handle my data with a great deal of attention. Even so, it did happen that some of my data went missing from my Mac for one reason to another. In the majority of cases, I managed to recover my data from the trash- bin, where it landed when I actually wanted to delete something else. unfortunately, I also have the habit of permanently deleting files I don’t need anymore, and in this case, if I accidentally delete something I shouldn’t have, it’s gone forever. Or at least I thought so before I tried out the Stellar Data Recovery Professional for Mac.
There are many data recovery tools on the market right now and I already used some of them on my Mac. However, I believe that the Stellar Data Recovery Professional for Mac was the best software of this kind I have ever encountered, as it proved to be incredibly useful. To be honest, in order to try out the software I deleted some pictures that I already saved on another device and then tried to recover them with the tool. The data recovery tool worked seamlessly and really fast and the images are back where I permanently deleted them from. I tried the software on an iMac but it works on any other Mac device also.
Downloading and installing the Stellar Data Recovery Professional for Mac only takes a few minutes. Of course, there are some minimum requirements, like having at least 200MB free space on your Mac before installing the program, the computer should offer at least 2GB of RAM, and it should run macOS Mojave 10.14, High Sierra 10.13, 10.12, 10.11, 10.10, 10.9, 10.8 or 10.7. The majority of Macs have all these features, so there is really a slim chance that the program won’t work on your computer. The installation is really easy, users basically only have to start the process and then wait for a few seconds or minutes, depending on their computer, for the program to install itself and be ready to work.
After launching the program, users need to complete only a few extremely easy steps. First of all, they have to choose the type of data they wish to recover. In my case, it was photos, so I ticked the Photos only so the program would work faster. In case the user managed to delete several types of data and wants to recover everything at once, they can opt for ticking the “Recover everything” button. After the user chooses the type of data they want to recover, the program will scan the drive.
Depending on the amount of data of that certain type on the device, this process can take from a few seconds to several minutes. In my case, as I only wanted to recover the photos I have deleted, it took about 10 minutes to complete the scan of the drive and identify the recoverable pictures. Naturally, it can take longer, depending on the case. When the scanning is finished, users can preview all the recoverable data of that certain type the program has identified. Thanks to the preview feature, users can leave behind all the data they actually don’t need and save only the ones they want to recover, at the destination chosen by them.
While recovering accidentally deleted documents is the main reason the majority of users use data recovery tools, like the Stellar Data Recovery Professional for Mac, this is not where the capabilities of the program stop. The data recovery tool is also capable of retrieving data from SSDs, lost volumes, corrupt drives, and unmounted USBs. Besides this, it can also recover data from Time Machine, Fusion Drive, and even from encrypted and NTFS drives. Professionals who use other file formats than most of us do on a regular basis can also rest assured that their data won’t be lost either. Stellar Data Recovery Professional for Mac recover any file format. It does this by using an advanced “file signature” based recovery.
Stellar Data Recovery for Mac is available for free trial, which allows you to scan your Mac device and preview your lost or deleted data, and the Professional variant also allows you to recover the data and benefit from all its extra features. There is also a Premium version which doesn’t only allow users to recover data but also enables them to videos and photos, which can come in really handy when the footage from your wedding or your best trip ever was damaged due to hard drive malfunctions or viruses. A Technician version is also available for purchase.
Stellar Data Recovery Professional for Mac offers a 30-day money-back guarantee, however, once you see the magic it can make, you probably won’t take advantage of this offer.