Recovering lost/formatted or deleted data from Mac based systems requires a utility which has been specially designed for Mac data Recovery. Stellar’s Mac Data recovery software fulfils this demand very effectively. Accidental deletion, formatting or mishandling of storage device are some of the most common scenarios that cause Data Loss and this software provides complete solution for all of the above mentioned data loss situations.
Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery has been designed keeping in mind the average technical expertise of common man. It is one of the easiest photo recovery software interfaces that I have tested so far. It recovers lost photographs /images in a simple 3 step process.
Here is how the actual recovery process takes place when you use this tool.
As soon as the software starts, you are prompted to “start scan” which gives you a list of all the drives that are available. You need to select the drive and start the scanning process. You also have some other tabs that help you narrow down your search.
• Advanced Scan- It enables you to recover your data according to the type of files you want to recover or the location where it is saved.
• Select Range – As the name suggests, you can choose a range of sectors in which the files are saved. Selecting a range of sectors minimized the recovery time drastically.
• File List – By using this option you can choose the type of files that you want to recover and minimize the recovery time.
The “Start Scan” button scans the whole drive and displays all the recoverable files. Around 1.1 GB of data was scanned in 12 minutes on my 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Mac book Pro with 2 GB RAM. You can get even faster results by using a faster machine. After selecting the files that you want to recover; it prompts you to select the drive you want to save those files to. Just select the storage media and save the result on your preferred storage device.
Another feature that catches your attention is “create image” which allows you to create an image of the hard disk or selected files. You can use this image for recovering data later.
Overall this is a great software for people who save their valuable memories in the form of photographs. You might also be interested in various other types of data recovery utilities for recovery other data and not just photographs.