Yes, you can. All of the most frequently used file formats can be recovered with ease. If you know a file extension that is not being restored by the software, you can easily add it to the existing list under Preferences/Add Header. You can also filter out a certain file type or format to speed up your recovery process.
The Demo version of data recovery for Mac supports scanning and file preview of files smaller than 10 MB, allowing you to see whether your lost files can be recovered at all. To fully recover lost data, you will need the full version of Mac Data Recovery.
Recovery images (.dmg) are specialized, compressed files, containing base information about the data that you can use to fully restore the files listed in it. Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery scan images cannot be mounted alone or within other programs – they are meant to be used only with Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery. Similar images from other recovery programs cannot be used with Mac Data Recovery either.
This depends mainly on the size of the drive you are scanning, as well as whether the Deep Scan option is chosen. Deep Scan checks every single block it can locate on the drive to fully rebuild lost information, making it more time-consuming. Applying filters for both data types (Photo, Video, Audio) and file formats (such as JPEG, BMP, etc.) can shorten data recovery a lot, if you know that you need only certain types of data.
Yes, they will appear in the drive list, alongside all of your internal storage devices. Stellar Phoenix Data Recovery for Mac supports HFS, HFS+, FAT, FAT16, FAT32, ex-FAT, and NTFS formats. You can choose the new directory for recovered files as well.
Yes. You will, however, need a rescue disc containing a functioning macOS to boot the system and have Mac Data Recovery either on this separate media or on healthy partitions of your computer. After successfully booting, open Mac Data Recovery and create a recoverable image of the original, broken boot volume.
Seeing how bad sectors usually result from physical damage, the best solution would be to create a recovery image of the potentially damaged drive as soon as possible to avoid further damage. After that, the image can be used to recover all the files that have not been damaged yet.
As for the bad sectors themselves, no recovery or repair software can fix them. It would take a specialized service, like Stellar Laboratory Services (only in select European countries), to potentially repair the drive fully and remove the bad sectors.
Yes, but only if you have the password. Encrypted hard drives can be affected by viruses, corruption, or physical damage same as any other drive and such issues can be fixed with Mac Data Recovery. After entering the password, the encrypted drive will be seen as a normal drive, giving you the same scanning and Mac recovery options.
However, if you have lost the drive’s password, regular software, including Mac Data Recovery, will not be able to help and only sophisticated specialists might be able to break into your drive and retrieve your data because of how complex modern encryption methods are. Read Article - Recover deleted file from encrypted Mac hard drive.
Yes. Mac Data Recovery explores all bits located on a drive, attempting to find recognizable file formats and rebuilding them. Deleting files from Trash doesn’t overwrite them, but rather opens up their location fully for new data to be written on, giving the old data a chance to be restored. Just avoid writing tons of new data on the drive you want to recover files from, because writing over older data will make it permanently lost. Read Article - Recover deleted files from macOS Trash.