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Set Scan Preferences of Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery V8 wisely to make Drive Scanning Efficient and Precise

Owing to its features and functionality, Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery V8 is an advanced tool to recover deleted Mac data and ensures that it provides a hassle-free and efficient recovery process. That said, the software facilitates some advanced options for customization and preferences to ease the overall process.

You cannot be too much reliant on your Mac drive to keep your data sheltered. In fact, your Mac data is not secure without having its backup, as a data disaster may occur anytime; therefore, to counter such situations all you need to have is a reliable data recovery tool, viz. Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery – Professional

Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery V8 is a comprehensive solution for all types of data loss situations, e.g. accidental deletion of important files, lost or corrupt volumes, inaccessible volumes, and corrupt storage media. This professional data recovery software follows a three-step approach for data recovery, i.e. ‘Scan’, ‘Preview’, and ‘Save’.

One of the striking features of Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery is settings preference as it plays a key role in making the data recovery process a hassle-free yet powerful.

Let us discuss this in detail.

Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery – Professional – Scan Preferences

Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery facilitates the option to set preferences accordingly. On the software’s home-screen, there are 5 menus located at the top of the screen. Select the first icon and click on Settings from the drop-down list.

Under the Settings, there are three options namely:

  1. Preview
  2. Supported File Types
  3. Advanced Options


In the Preview options, there are several options which you can select as per your requirement. Under this section you’ll find options such as ‘Show file preview instead of file icon’, ‘Preview raw formats/corrupt files in safe mode’, and the software also provides the option to hide the partitions by applying the size limit.

To skip partitions of a certain size or of smaller than that, check Hide partition size less than or equal to check box, and then choose a size in the dropdown list. Besides, the software shows the preview of photos during the scanning process, just select the respective checkbox.

Supported File Types

To expedite the scanning process and for better recovery results, Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery V8 has included ‘Supported File Types’ options. Although the software has robust scanning algorithm yet using this feature you can unlock its advanced capabilities. Suppose you want to recover only multimedia file formats and that too of a specific file format, then simply select that file formats only. For instance, to recover multimedia files, select Photo, Audio & Video formats and then select the checkbox corresponding to the different file formats.

Advanced Options

Advanced Options has further three options i.e. ‘Add Header’, ‘Edit Header’, and ‘Filter’.

  1. Add Header

The ‘Add Header’ tool in the Preferences window of Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery tool facilitates adding new ‘file types’ that are to be recovered. If you do not know how to add file types, select the respective option and drag at least 10 files of same file type from your Mac drive, and then drop them to the software interface. This adds the file type it the box displayed at the right. Now, type in the header file name, choose header file type and then choose the size of the file. Finally, click ‘Add Header’ button.

Alternatively, select the second option, i.e. I know how to add new file signature, and then type in Software Name, choose Group, specify the file extension, and choose Maximum file size in bytes, kilobytes (KBs), or megabytes (MBs). After that, specify Header (in hexadecimal) and At Offset (in decimal) under Header Information area, and then click ‘Add Header’ button. Either way, it’s a win-win situation for users.

2. Edit Header

‘Edit’ feature facilitates the option to edit and enter the new size of file type. Further, you can remove a selected file type from the list.

3. Filter

‘Filter’ tool features applying filters to include/exclude files based on certain criteria. ‘File List’ tool allows you to change the size of the supported file types and remove added file types of photos, audio, video, documents, applications, text, and more under Delete Recovery and Raw Recovery options.

In order to include new file types, select the ‘file types’ that are already included from the dropdown list and choose ‘Include these files only’ option. Further, you can remove individual file type after selecting ‘Exclude these files only’ option.

By setting the preferences, you can make drive scanning process more efficient and precise. Therefore, Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery should be your first option to quickly and effectively recovery of your mac data.

  1. Cheryl Soper January 20, 2014
  2. Creative Team January 28, 2014

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