Stellar Data Recovery for Mac

Simple yet Powerful DIY Mac Data Recovery Software

Stellar Data Recovery for Mac (previously known as Stellar Phoenix) help you recovering data from any logical data loss situation e.g. accidental deletion of data, data lost due to virus attack, drive corruption, drive formatting, and more.

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Supports Recovery on All Mac Storage Medium

  • Recovers data from all types of Mac HDD, SSD, etc.
  • Recovers data from Thumb Drive, memory card, and more
  • Retrieve files from Time Machine & high-capacity storage drive
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Supports Recovery of Any File Format on Mac

  • Recover documents of MS-Office, PDF, InDesign, TextEdit & other apps
  • Retrieve files from Pages, Photos, iMovie, QuickTime, GarageBand, etc.
  • Indispensable "Add File Header" feature to recover any file format of your choice

* Free download to scan and preview your lost or deleted data.

Powerful Comprehensive Solution

Recovers Data in All Data Loss Scenarios

Mac Data Recovery for Home Users

Mac Data Recovery for Home Users

It is hands down one of the best home-user version of Mac data recovery software. Rely on the tool to recover your lost, deleted, formatted, or inaccessible data stored on your Mac or Mac-based storage drives. The software’s robust recovery algorithm recovers data from any logical data loss situation with ease.

Recover Files from Empty Trash

Recover Files from Empty Trash

This standard file recovery software can retrieve files even after emptying of Trash. Launch the Mac software and allow Stellar Data Recovery extension (compulsory only for macOS Ventura, Monterey, Big Sur, Catalina, Mojave, and High Sierra) to scan Macintosh HD the startup disk and recover permanently deleted files.

Recover Files from Formatted Drive

Recover Files from Formatted Drive

When you erase your storage drive or volume, the old file system format is replaced with a new one; thus, all the data present on the drive turns empty. This Mac data recovery software for home users uses an advanced scanning method to recover files that turn inaccessible due to formatting of storage drive or volume.

Duplex Scan: Quick Scan & Deep Scan

Duplex Scan: Quick Scan & Deep Scan

The tool uses two scanning methods-Quick Scan and Deep Scan. Quick Scan is suitable for most data recovery cases and scans the drive superficially using the file system. In contrast, Deep Scan scans a formatted or corrupt storage drive based on file signatures. Besides, the software automatically switches to Deep Scan if required.


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Save Scan & Load Scan

Save Scan & Load Scan

This standard software allows you to save your scan result through the Save Scan feature. And, it helps access your previously saved scan file using Load Scan. Both the saved scan and load scan aid you in recovering data at your convenient time. Now, you don’t need to rescan drive for data recovery.

Creates Disk Image for Secure Recovery

Creates Disk Image for Secure Recovery

The tool facilitates data recovery from failing or bad-sector-stricken storage drives through the disk imaging feature. The software creates a disk image file from the drive that can't tolerate any direct recovery operation stress and performs secure and faster recovery of data from the image file.

Recovers Data from APFS, HFS, HFS+

Recovers Data from APFS, HFS, HFS+

The software recovers data from a storage drive that is formatted in Mac-compatible file systems. The supported file systems include Apple File System (APFS), Mac OS Extended (Journaled) (HFS+), Hierarchical File System (HFS), Extended File Allocation Table (ExFAT), and File Allocation Table (FAT 12/16/32).

File Recovery from Encrypted Media

File Recovery from Encrypted Media

This Mac data recovery software for home users allows recovery of lost or deleted files even from FileVault encrypted storage medium. Enter the FileVault password at the drive scan, and the software performs the scanning operation on the drive and recovers files as usual.

Software Walkthrough

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Step 1 : Select File Type & Drive
Select File Type & Drive

Select custom file types and choose a storage drive.

Step 2 : Scan Storage Drive
Scan Storage Drive

Use Deep Scan for rigorous drive scanning and click Scan.

Step 3 : Preview & Recover
Preview & Recover

Preview files and select the required ones, then click Recover.


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Recovers unlimited data.



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  • Recovers Permanently Deleted Data
  • Recovers Files from Formatted Macs
  • Recovers Files from any storage medium
  • Recovers files from encrypted devices

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Recovers data from a working or a non-booting Mac. Monitors hard drive health.



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  • Recovers files from deleted partitions
  • Recovers data from non-booting mac
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Offers features of Professional version. Also, repairs videos and photos.



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  • Repairs Corrupt Photos
  • Repairs Corrupt Videos
  • Repairs Multiple Corrupt Photos & Videos in a Single Click

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Stellar has 25 years’ worth of experience in the field and provides 24-hour free technical support five days a week, so you should be in good hands.

Sometimes the built-in Recovery utility just isn’t enough to address the data loss scenario you are facing, in which case, we advise that you turn to some advanced software that specialises in Mac data recovery such as Stellar Data Recovery.

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Stellar Data Recovery review: A fast, highly customizable file recovery tool.

Stellar Data Recovery is one of the best data recovery tools we've used, with highly customizable searches, a huge file-type library, and deep scan abilities.

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Addictive Tips

Our team has been using Stellar for years to safeguard our data against loss.

At AddictiveTips, we’re pretty demanding of any app or service that promises to manage our precious personal data, and Stellar is no exception. We won’t leave you in suspense, however, as it’s pretty obvious that we wholeheartedly recommend Stellar for your Mac.

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Stellar set out to create software that is designed for the people that prefer the DIY method of fixing things.

Stellar Data Recovery is the best place to start for your data recovery mission. It's the only software in the world that has the ability to recover your data as well as repair your video and image files.


Technical Specifications

About Product
About Product
Stellar Data Recovery for Mac
License: Single System
Edition: Standard, Professional, Premium, Technician
Language Supported: English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, 日本語
Release Date: May, 2023
System Requirement
Processor: Intel-compatible (x64, x86)
Memory: 4 GB minimum (8 GB recommended)
Hard Disk: 250 MB for installation files
Operating System: macOS Ventura 13, Monterey 12, Big Sur 11, Catalina 10.15, 10.14, 10.13, & 10.12


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Following are the new updates in the latest edition of Stellar's Mac data recovery software.

  • Support of macOS 13 Ventura & Non-booting Ventura Mac with Recovery Mode (M1/T2).
  • Software now supports data recovery on APFS Encrypted Drive.
  • The support for APFS File Vault (Encrypted) Recovery is added.
  • The software supports APFS Fusion Drive (Inbuilt in iMac, Non-encrypted).
  • The support for scanning, preview, and recovery for Large Sectors 4K/2K Drive of APFS, HFS+, FAT32, NTFS, and EXFAT is provided.
  • Similarly, the software now supports Large Sector 4K/2K Drive for Can't find Volume and Create Image feature.
  • Lastly, the software is now available in the Japanese language.

Steps to recover deleted files from startup disk are as follows:


  • Launch Stellar Data Recovery for Mac and select the type of files you need to recover.
  • Click Next, then select Macintosh HD, the startup disk, wherein you've deleted the files.
  • Click Scan. In the message box, click Next. Then, click Next again.
  • In System Extension Blocked dialog, click Open Security Preferences.
  • In Security & Privacy, click the Lock icon, enter the admin password, and click Unlock.
  • Click Allow to load the Stellar Data Recovery extension. Click the Lock icon again.
  • Close the Security & Privacy window. Next, click Continue in the message. Read More.


  • Toggle on the Deep Scan switch and click Scan.
  • After the scan is over, click the Deleted List tab to find permanently deleted files.


  • Preview the recoverable files and select the ones you need to recover.
  • Click Recover, then click Browse to provide the drive location to save files.
  • Click Save to recover deleted files on Mac running on macOS Monterey or earlier.

No, home users need to upgrade the software to Professional or Premium edition to recover data from non-booting mac.

No, you need to upgrade the software to Professional or Premium edition to use the Can’t Find Volume feature to recover deleted APFS/HFS partition.

To upgrade your software from Standard to the Professional or Premium edition, go through the upgrade steps here.

Yes, you can recover files from an unmounted external hard drive. The only condition is that the drive should be visible (be it in the greyed out state) in Disk Utility or System Information. Launch the software and from the select location screen, select the unmounted external drive, then click Scan. The software will scan the unmounted drive and allow you to recover data from it.


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