How to Use Stellar Data Recovery Professional for Mac?

Summary : Data loss may happen due to human error, accidental deletion, hard drive corruption, formatting, virus attach, and several other reasons.

But you don’t need to lose hope as the files can be certainly recovered. In this blog post, we share an easy and quick way to recover lost data on Mac systems by using the Stellar data recovery tool.

Using Stellar Data Recovery Professional for Mac tool, you can recover all the data. Take a free trial of the software and install it before you read further.

How to Use Stellar Data Recovery Professional for Mac?

Download & Install Stellar Data Recovery Professional for Mac

1. Install the software – Stellar Data Recovery Professional for Mac:

a) If you want to try the software before making a decision to purchase:

– Click Free Download to save the zip file of the software on your Mac

b) Or else check the current offers for the software:

– Click Buy Now to receive the registration key on your email

2. To install the software,

a) Unzip the downloaded file

b) Double-click the dmg file to mount a virtual volume

c) Drag the application from the mounted virtual volume to the Applications folder

3. To register the software,

a) Double-click the recovery software present in the Applications folder to launch it

b) Accept the License Agreement

c) On the Activation dialog box, enter the registration key and click Activate

d) If you do not have the activation key, click the Get it now button to receive the key

e) Click OK on the activation success message box

Recover Data Using Stellar Data Recovery Professional

Launch Stellar Data Recovery Professional software and select the Data Recovery option from the main interface

Stellar Mac data recovery

In the ‘Select What to Recover’ screen, turn on the requisite toggle switch then click Next; in the ‘Select Location’ screen, select the volume where data loss has occurred

Select the Location

Toggle on Deep Scan and click Scan to scan the selected volume; allow the scanning process with dynamic preview (or Turn Off Preview), and click OK when scan is over

Select a view from Classic List, File List, or Deleted List from the left pane; expand the tree structure and click the desired folder; and double-click a file on the right pane to preview in a window

To save files, select the required files and click Recover; on the recover dialog box, click Browse to select the desired destination to save data; and then click Save to initiate the saving process

Once the utility saved the files successfully, navigate to the location to view the recovered files.

Monitor Storage Drive Using Stellar Drive Monitor

  • Launch the Stellar Data Recovery Professional software and select Monitor Drive from the Main Interface
  • In the Disk Status option, select a storage drive from the ddrop-downlist; view Temperature, Performance, Heath, and Disk Details
  • To know the SMART attributes of the drive, click Smart Status from the left pane; view the selected drive’s status: passed or failed together with other Smart Details
  • To know the partition details of the drive, click Disk Partition from the left pane; view Partition (Drive Letter, File System) , Status (Healthy/Failed), and Space (Total, Free)
  • To create disk map, click Scan Disk from the left pane; click Scan to view the bad sectors (if any in red)
  • To clone a severely corrupt drive, click Clone Disk from the left pane; select a Source Disk and a Target Disk from the drop down list then click Clone

Stellar Data Recovery Professional (Free Trial vs Registered)

Interface of recover data with the facility to select, scan, and previewComplete interface with the facility to select, scan, preview, and recover
No facility to monitor driveProvides interface to monitor drive
Requires registration via Get it now button to save data and monitor driveAllows saving of data to a specified location (different from the source location)


The article introduced how to use Stellar Data Recovery Professional. Users can implement the data recovery software in the following data loss scenarios: Emptying of Trash, Formatting of Storage Drive, Time Machine Backup Deletion, File System Corruption, Virus Infection, Volume Loss, Encryption, and Bad Sectors. The article illustrated the steps to download, install, and use the software. Apart from data recovery, notable use of the software is to monitor drive and clone disk. The article also clarified the key differences between an unregistered and registered version of the software.

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