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MiniTool Mac Data Recovery Review

Software by:
MiniTool
Version:
3.0
Price:
Free (up to 1GB recovery) | $79 (Full Version)

Reviewed by:
Rating:
4
On March 26, 2018
Last modified:March 28, 2018

Summary:

Mac Data Recovery is a very easy to use and friendly tool that recovers your data accidentally deleted from storage devices or from lost or damaged partitions. A fully functional software that is extremely reliable and proactive in doing its job.

Have you accidentally deleted something essential from your Mac computer? Or has your partition decided to go adios and disappear from your drive altogether on a whim? The data which has deserted you is (of course) precious photos from your best friend’s wedding or vital work contracts… whatever the case, you need a robust data recovery tool to scourge and retrieve your precious data in a flash. Introducing MiniTool’s Mac Data Recovery Personal! This robust and innovative tool carries out the recovery process for you in a few easy to follow steps. We try out the Mac Data Recovery tool for our review today.

Features

Mac Data Power Recovery comes with some fancy features including:

  • Four powerful recovery modules: Undelete Recovery, Damaged Partition Recovery, Lost Partition Recovery and Digital Media Recovery
  • Quick and Easy Recovery process
  • Two Scanning Options: Quick Scan and Full Scan
  • Advanced Filter Functionality
  • Advanced Setting Functionality
  • Mac Data Recovery Boot Disk
  • Compatible with Mac OS X operating systems and above.

Test Run

The downloading and installation process of the Mac Data Recovery tool took a couple of minutes at most.

When you open into the main interface, we are presented with clear cut and simple options. It isn’t overly wordy which is fantastic if you are already stressed out of your gourd!

MiniTool Mac Data Recovery Main Interface

We check out the ‘Undelete Recovery’ option.

In MiniTool Mac Data Recovery select Undelete Recovery

Our list of available devices for scan appear. We select the relevant drive and click Scan.

Select dirve to scan and click Scan in Undelete Recovery for MiniTool Mac Data Recovery

We are informed that the particular USB failed to open! Gasp! Is it all over? Nope! The program directs us to use the Damaged Partition Recovery instead. Phew!

Failed to open the partition for Undelete Recovery in MiniTool Mac Data Recovery

Back in the main interface, we select Damaged Partition Recovery.

In MiniTool Mac Data Recovery, select Damaged Partition Recovery

Looks like we can scan the hard drive in this option!

Drives to scan appear in Damaged Partition Recovery for MiniTool Mac Data Recovery

We check out the Settings configuration to make sure we are happy with it. We add Other files to the extra search for known file types section and click OK to save our settings.

Settings configuration for Damaged Partition Recovery in MiniTool Mac Data Recovery

All ready to scan the drive! Select Full Scan.

Select Full Scan for Damaged Partition Recovery in MiniTool Mac Data Recovery

The scan is now taking place.

Full Scan in progress for MiniTool Mac Data Recovery

Once the full scan is complete, we are presented with the results which we can navigate into via the Path or Type tab.

Scan complete for Damaged Partition Recovery in MiniTool Mac Data Recovery

This is how the recovered files look in the ‘Type’ tab.

Example of discovered files in Damaged Partition Recovery for MiniTool Mac Data Recovery

We can get an example of an image preview in the software but we can’t preview anything larger than 20mb unfortunately.

Preview of image in Damaged Partition Recovery for MiniTool Mac Data Recovery

Since we only want to check out the recovered larger files we utilise the Filter option.

Utilise filter option to narrow down file search in Damaged Partition Recovery component of MiniTool Mac Data Recovery

The filter results appear!

Filter results in MiniTool Mac Data Recovery

Now we test saving some located files on the program. Simply tick the ones to recover and click Save.

Recover found files from MiniTool Mac Data Recovery

We are advised to save the recovered files on another drive! Not a problem. Let’s clickBrowse.

Save Files dialog box in MiniTool Mac Data Recovery

We select a folder to save the recovered files to and click Choose.

Folder selected to save files to from MiniTool Mac Data Recovery

If we are happy with the configuration, we select OK.

Folder for files to recover to located and select OK in MiniTool Mac Data Recovery

The files are then being saved onto that particular folder. The duration of the save depends on the size of the files.

Files are being recovered from MiniTool Mac Data Recovery

We are advised that the selected files have been successfully recovered to the folder we originally chose. Click OK.

Recovery process complete for MiniTool Mac Data Recovery

Let’s check out the folder where the files have been recovered to. Looks like there are no issues with them!

Testing out recovered files from MiniTool Mac Data Recovery

We test out one of the files and it works!

Recovered file works perfectly from MiniTool Mac Data Recovery

We can also export our scan result in case we need to go back to it later.

Export Scan Result for MiniTool Mac Data Recovery

Support

MiniTool have setup a full and detailed user guide for the Mac Data Recovery on their website with clear instructions such as how to start using the software and how to perform operations such as Undelete Recovery.

If you run into any issues or have questions, then the FAQ section can be helpful and provides you information instantly without having to wait for a response from the Support team.

MiniTool Support Center

If the FAQs don’t cut it, then you can alwasy rely on the 24×7 Technical Support team on hand to assist (even if you are trying the free software) via phone or email.

Final Thoughts

The latest edition of MiniTool’s Mac Data Power Recovery tool has definitely upped the stakes with its competitors. We were particularly impressed with how easy it was to perform the full scan of our drives and subsequently recover the relevant data. Furthermore, the filtering option is a great option to have if you are trying to narrow down particular files. In other tests carried out, we even managed to retrieve data from our emptied recycle bin which other data recovery products failed to achieve.

Interested in checking it out for yourself? You can download the free version of MiniTool’s Mac Data Power Recovery software which allows you to recover up to 1GB of data! That is very generous compared to other software out there. Even if you buy the product and have second thoughts, there is a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee which is fantastic!

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