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Recover Mac data on OS X El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion

November 2, 2017     7521 views     0     0

Stellar Phoenix Mac data recovery software V7 fully supports deleted, formatted and erased file recovery on OS X El Capitan 10.11. The OS X El Capitan support for the software rolled out in the month of November 2015. Apart from OS X El Capitan 10.11, the Stellar Phoenix Mac data recovery software V7.0 supports data recovery on OS X Yosemite 10.10, OS X Mavericks 10.9, Mountain Lion 10.8, Lion 10.7 and Snow Leopard 10.6.

Below is the minimum requirement for installing Stellar Mac recovery software on OS X:


  • Processor: Intel
  • RAM: 1GB
  • HDD: 50 MB Free Space


PowerPC support from Stellar Phoenix Mac data recovery has been removed.

Data Loss with OS X El Capitan 10.11

OS X El Capitan 10.11 is smart, responsive, quick however still prone to data loss. Yes, Mac users can loose their important data in similar fashion as they used to do on previous OS X versions. Consider the amount of pain one may receive of loosing their files through accidental deletion, trash emptied files, erased hard drives, data lost due to OS X malfunction or malware etc. There are various Mac file recovery tools available to recover lost data and Stellar Phoenix Mac data recovery V7 is one of them. However, SPMDR V7.0 stands tall amongst the crowd of data recovery software when it comes to recovering files from OS X El Capitan 10.11 and its older versions. 

Why Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery for El Capitan?

Stellar Phoenix Mac data recovery has been extensively tested on OS X El Capitan 10.11 with different data loss conditions. 


  • The list of supported file system for data recovery includes - HFS, HFS+, HFS Wrapper, NTFS, FAT, EXFAT drives and partitions
  • It supports MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, Mac Mini and Mac Pro systems
  • This software is fully compatible with all leading brand manufacturers of hard disk drives including – Lacie, Western Digital, Seagate, Transcend, Toshiba, Samsung, HP etc.


How to recover El Capitan data using Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery?

Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery facilitates quick and efficient recovery of lost El Capitan data. It is built with all the required features, which makes the entire recovery process simple. The tool provides four recovery options namely Search Lost/Deleted Volumes, Quick & Advance Recovery (Recover Data), Deleted Recovery and Raw Recovery. With its 4 unique data recovery options, the software scans entire hard drive & its millions of sectors to look for deleted, formatted, damaged & lost data including documents, pictures, emails, audios and videos files. While scanning, it shows instant preview of the recovered files. Once the scanning process is complete, the software provides a tree like view to display all recoverable files and folders. The tool provides an advance option to restore the recovered files and folders to a user specified location. In addition, you can recover data from physically damaged or partially burnt optical discs like CD, DVD, BD, HD DVD, etc. Moreover, there are other options like 'Filter', which reduces the time and effort by scanning desired files and folders.

Real Time Data Recovery on OS X El Capitan

Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery provides a highly interactive GUI, which has all the options to perform complete data recovery with great ease. As soon as you launch the software, it provides three powerful options to perform different operations. 

 On the main interface, click Start New Scan, which will lead to Drive Selection window. Now choose the hard drive or partition from which data needs to be restored.

  1. To recover deleted/lost partition, Run Search Lost/Deleted Volume
  2. To recover formatted media run Recover Data (Quick or Advance scan)
  3. To recover files either deleted permanently or trash emptied files, run Deleted Recovery
  4. To get back files from a corrupt media, use Raw Recovery feature

"When Apple Hard Drive is selected"

"In case, a partition is selected"

Create Image

This option facilitates user to create disk image (DMG) file of a media and launch the scan for file recovery. It is mostly suited when the hard drive have developed bad sectors. The created image can also be used later for recovery.

Resume Recovery

You can always resume any previous saved scan information. This option requires the image of the scanned storage device. The image contains all the scanned information and can be resumed to complete the data recovery process.

Scan the desired volume/partition for recovery:

You need to select the drive where data is lost and click Start Scan to start the process. When a drive is selected, it scans the entire drive including the files and folders present on it. It scans block by block to trace any deleted files as shown below:

Recover lost data from El Capitan:

Once the scanning process is complete, it displays all the deleted files present in the folders and subfolders of the selected volumes as shown below.

This interface allows you to preview the desired file & thus helps in verifying the data before the actual recovery process. The deleted files can be recovered all at once or you can select a desired number of files to recover. However, you need to have the full version of the software to perform the recovery process. In case, you are using the trial version it will give you an option to register the software by entering the activation key.

In this way you can recover all lost El Capitan 10.11 data with Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery. The software offers a free demo version, which can be downloaded to evaluate the software's credibility.


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