In the market exists several software tools to recover data on Mac’s based-computers. One of them is iSkysoft Data Recovery for a Mac; a solid product designed to operate in the most common disaster scenarios. This software comes with four modules: “Lost Data Recovery”, “Raw Data Recovery”, “Resume Recovery” and “Partition Recovery”.
Installation: It’s a simple procedure, performed entirely by a wizard. We should note that it offers the USB installation option, allowing to perform the recovery without causing further damage on the destination hard drive.
Data Recovery Modes
Lost Data Recovery: This mode recovers those removed files, deleted using Command + Delete or Trash emptied. Once this mode is started, it will show the available local disk drives; the user should select an unit and pressing the “Scan” button the process starts. The scanning time depends upon the disk size and number of files stored on it. When the process is completed, the recoverable files will be shown as a list, and the user may preview and retrieve them to a previously selected destination.
RAW Data Recovery: This module is recommended when the unit is corrupted, or it has been formatted by mistake. It performs a deep scan recovering files by file-signature. The routine’s layout is similar to the first method; the user must select a destination and pressing the “Scan” button the process starts. When the process is done, the recoverable files will be shown; in instance, the user can preview the files and select one of them. This option requires more processing time than the “Lost Data Recovery”; to prevent it, the method includes filtering capabilities, which reduce the scanning time.
Partition Recovery: It can be used when a partition is inaccessible due to errors or serious damage caused by accidentally removed, partition format, resize or simply issues related to media corruption. The process begins when the user presses the “Partition Search” button; the searching routine examines the problematic partition; once the process is done, the recoverable files are displayed; you can select and set a target drive, to recover them.
Resume Recovery: It has been developed to suspend temporarily a long process; in such situations it is possible to press the “Stop” button, to resume the process.
Conclusion: Once the product’s full testing was completed, we have seen that iSkySoft Data Recovery has been effective restoring diverse file types. Regarding to its usability, we note that the application can be operated by a wide user’s range even for beginners without technical knowledge, thanks to wizards-based interface.