Data Rescue

Data Rescue 4.1

Emergency hard drive recovery for Macs

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

Very good

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 Data Rescue's 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.


  • Added support for recovering Address Book’s database
  • Added support for recovering Celtx project files
  • Added suggested locations when selecting a recovery destination folder
  • Added ability to recover HFS+ extended attributes
  • Improved compatibility with Mac OS X 10.7
  • Improved VoiceOver compatibility
  • Added RAID set partitions to device list

Hard Drive & Deleted File Recovery Software

The best data recovery software for the Mac platform has just got better with the new and improved Data Rescue II. Do you have a corrupt hard drive or one that no longer mounts? Are other tools failing to even recognize your bad drive? Data Rescue II is the best data recovery utility on the market for recovering files from a problem hard drive. Other utilities can cause more damage to your hard drive and files by trying to 'fix' the problem, instead of focusing on recovering your files. Do not use a repair utility until you've safely recovered your important files over to a safe location. Data Rescue II should be your first option to recover your important data, before you try any risky "repair" utility.

New Features of Data Rescue II:

  • Brand new all Cocoa based GUI user interface
  • Assistant mode and Expert mode operation
  • Drag and Drop recovery, and double-click to open single files.
  • Optimized for Tiger; runs on Panther and Jaguar.
  • Supports 10 times more file types for content scans than Data Rescue X.
  • New Deleted Files scan, much faster and more capable for finding deleted files
  • Integrated Thorough and Content scans; does both in one scan.
  • Faster scanning and recovery.
  • More reliable file recovery algorithms.
  • Authorization is retained. The user's password is needed only once, when launching the first time.

Data Rescue


Data Rescue 4.1

User reviews about Data Rescue

  • natalierogers

    by natalierogers

    "Bogus Software with false claims, poor customer service..."

    Wouldn't work for me. Recovered data, but was unable to make it actually play back. Don't buy it! The claims they mak...   More.

  • David245

    by David245

    "Waste of time"

    Didn't work for me, no data recovered. Couldn't delete. Couldn't shut down my computer. I don't recommend this progra...   More.