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How to Recover Mac Data

This guide describes how to recover deleted/lost data (photos, video, music, contacts, messages, notes, calendars and SMS ) from Mac hard drive, iPhone, iPad, iPod with Mac Data Recovery software.

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Note: When install Mac Data Recovery Software, don't install it to the partition where the lost files on.


Mac Data Recovery software offers five recovery options which allows you to recover lost data from Mac hard drive, iPhone 3/3G/3GS/4/4S, iPad 2/3/new iPad and iPod . The lost data can be caused by accidental deleting, improper device usage, formatting, software crash, virus attack, and other reasons.

Let's explain each option one by one.

Lost File Recovery

Lost Data Recovery option allow your to recover lost files caused by "Commend + Delete" deletion, formatting, partition loss, partition error and empty from Trash.

After clicking Lost Data Recovery, a new windows will be opened, screenshot as follow:

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On above windows, you can choose a logical drive where you lost your files, and then click "Scan" to retrieve the lost files.

Note: If want to recover lost file caused by formatted, you can "Enable Deep Scan".

After scanning, lost files will be display, you can preview to select and recover them. Tips: You can preview photos, documents, emails, parts of videos and audio files.

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Raw Recovery

Performs a deep scanning to find out the lost files cannot be found by Lost File Recovery and Partition Recovery options. With this options, the the original file name and folder structure will be lost.

After click Raw Recovery, you will get a new windows as follow:

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Select a partition or drive, and then click "Scan" to search lost files adn retrieve them.

You can choose "Scan for all files" or "Scan for deleted files" optimize scaning precess.

Also, with Filter Options, you can tell the file recovery search engine to search and retrieve the specific files, such as images, video, audio.

When scaning process finished, lost files will be list as follow, and you can preview to select the files you need and recover them.

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Partition Recovery

This option allows data search engine recover lost partition and perform a fast scaning to search lost data due to partition loss, partition deletion, repartition, and partition error.

After click "Partition Recovery", you will get interface as follow.

Select a disk you lost partition in, and click "Search Partition".

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Choose "Quickly Search" to find recently lost partitions in seconds, or choose "Completely Search" to find all lost partitions and takes more time.

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When lost partitions are found, select a partition that you want to recover, and click "Scan" to find the contents on it for recovery.

When scaning is finished, preview and select files you want, and recover them.

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iPhone Data Recovery from iTunes

iPone Data Recovery from iTunes option allow you to recover lost data of iPhone, iPad and iPod from iTunes backup files if these devices have been synchronized with iTunes.

After click iPhone File Recovery, you will see a new windows as follow:

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All backup files of your iDevice will be found and displayed. Choose the device which you lost your files and click "Start Scan" to get return all data on backup file. If there is more than one backup for the same device, please choose the recent one according to the date.

After scaning, all data on backup files will be displayed. Select the data you want and "Recover" them. If you are not satisfied with the scaning result, you can choose another backup file to scan until you get the result you want.

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Resume Recovery

This option allow yout to import a scaning result and recover lost data without performing scaning operation again

Click "Resume Recovery", a new windows open, and then choose a scaning result file.

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Then you can preview files and recover the one you want.

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