Data Rescue

Data Rescue 3.2

Emergency hard drive recovery for PCs

Have you got a corrupt hard drive or one that no longer mounts? Do you need to recover files that have been deleted? If so, Data Rescue 3 may be able to help. View full description


  • Slick easy to use interface
  • Recovers to a wide range of external drives
  • Creates a bootup disk if needed
  • Recovers partially functioning drives


  • May not recover all data in full

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Have you got a corrupt hard drive or one that no longer mounts? Do you need to recover files that have been deleted? If so, Data Rescue 3 may be able to help.

Data Rescue allows you to rescue a damaged hard drive and backup the recovered files to either an internal or external hard drive (USB or FireWire), removable media device (such as a Zip or MO) or a networked drive.Alternatively, an optional emergency bootable DVD option is available.

Data Rescue can recover any type of file and can even work if a drive only partially operates. It could be especially useful if you need to recover digital pictures from a camera memory card even after it has been erased or reformatted.

The interface of Data Rescue is very easy to use and well designed. It takes you through three steps - drive selection, analysis and recovery. You can preview files before recovery which is useful since it stops you having to go through the time consuming process of recovery if the files aren't the correct ones you want to recover. However, although the developers make some bold claims about how much it can recover, you may find it's far from perfect and won't be able to help in all circumstances.

Data Rescue is definitely worth a try if all else has failed at recovering a hard drive.


  • Runs natively as 64-bit on supported machines in Snow Leopard
  • New Welcome window for easier access to suspended and completed scans
  • Improvements to the Workspace and Home Folder workflows: now simpler to understand and use
  • New Expert feature for erasing any drive or volume to HFS+
  • Added contextual menu to Details View for quick access to common features
  • Improved recovery of InDesign, PEF raw image, TIFF and AVI files, for certain cases
  • Added support for recovering certain ORF raw images
  • A number of additional file types with no, or non-standard, extensions can now be previewed.
  • DMG files with no partition table can now be found and recovered.
  • Some improvements were made to improve Deep Scan results, in some cases.
  • Some optional additional file browser columns may be shown by right-clicking on the table columns header.
  • Fixes:
  • Catalog files with more than 8 fragments would sometimes be recovered incorrectly.
  • Activation while launched from a read-only volume wouldn't be applied correctly
  • Erase wasn't working on 10.4
  • Erased drives wouldn't show up in the source selection screen, sometimes causing unnecessary warnings to be displayed
  • Erase wouldn't work on a volume that was mounted while the open dialog was active
  • Crash when attempting to erase a drive that just disconnected
  • Rare crash when a device is disconnected
  • Minor incompatibilities with the software update feature on 10.4
  • Several usability enhancements to Set Drive/Volume Params.
  • Arenas weren't rendering properly on Snow Leopard
  • User interface preferences are now properly stored in the Home Folder for when booted off the DVD
  • Fixed some bugs related to running the application on a secondary monitor
  • Improved performance and stability while browsing scan results
  • Analyze sometimes crashed just when finishing.
  • When unmarking many nodes when quitting, the UI would seem to hang and show the beach ball.
  • Some miscellaneous sources of memory leaks and potential crashes were fixed.

Hard Drive & Deleted File Recovery Software

Do you need to recover deleted files? Have a crashed, corrupted or unmountable hard drive? Data Rescue is the #1 rated hard drive recovery software for the Mac & PC, used by home users, forensic recovery teams, and IT groups worldwide. Data Rescue is easy-to-use hard drive and file recovery software. Works when other computer recovery software has failed.

Hard drive crashed? Virus taken over? Need to recover deleted files?

Data Rescue® PC3 is the best data recovery software for recovering files from a crashed or virus-corrupted windows hard drive. Other data recovery software programs can cause more damage to your hard drive and files by trying “fix” the problem, instead of focusing on recovering your files. Do not use a repair utility until you’ve safely recovered your important files and stored them in a safe location. Data Rescue® PC3 should be your first option for data recovery software, before you try any risky “repair” utility. Simply put, Data Rescue® PC3 is the best data recovery software solution.

Data Rescue® PC3 is revolutionary in both ease-of-use and power!

You can use Data Rescue® PC3 in two ways!

As an application:

If you need to recover an external drive or a secondary drive, you can just load Data Rescue® PC3 onto your computer and start up the application — Data Rescue® PC3 will then scan your drive for your files, allowing you to copy them over to a second drive (not included). This is the only safe way to do recovery, since you will not be recovering files to the drive you’re scanning.

Using Included Emergency Boot CD:

If your main computer hard drive has crashed, has a virus or you need to recover deleted files, you can use the included emergency boot CD. This CD will boot up your computer and then allow you to scan your internal boot drive. Once the scan is done, you can choose which files you want to copy over to your secondary drive (not included) — Using Data Rescue® PC3 in this manner allows you to scan your drive without loading the software onto that drive. That’s important since the simple act of loading an application a) may not be possible due to a drive crash or virus and b) would potentially write-over the deleted files you’re trying to recover — To use the Emergency Boot

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User reviews about Data Rescue

  • rvz22

    by rvz22

    "Seems like nice program though it's NOT FREE"

    Download the software, then had to burn to CD to install this software. These steps are not mentioned here and were ...   More.