If you’ve ever trashed a file only to realize later that you need it back, this handy utility is for you.
Features & Functionality:
It offers instructions in nine different languages and easily changes from one to another, although you do have to restart the application to do so.
Once you’re ready to get started, the process is pretty straightforward since this application is so focused on doing what you bought it for, without much fluff or distracting sidelines. The file type(s) you can recover include Graphics, Document, Audio, Video, Email, Archive, and Other.
It couldn’t be simpler, you select the file type, or types, that you’re interested in, you select the device from all the volumes it finds and and click “continue”.
It scans the storage device for deleted files pretty quickly and in no time at all comes back with a complete listing of all the deleted files it has found. If you select all file types be prepared for the list is much longer than you’re expecting. That’s because it also find files that the OS and various applications have deleted as part of their normal operation.
Assuming your files were in the trash before being deleted for good, all you have to do is look in the “Users” folder, select your user name, then select the “Trash” folder and there you will no doubt find your file.
In addition to scanning your storage device for the types of files that you selected, EaseUS also prompts you to do a “deep scan” if the first scan did not find the files you’re looking for.
We tested EaseUS’s ability to recover a wide variety of file types including graphics, Microsoft documents and templates, videos, applications, zip files, dmg files and pdf files.
In all cases this utility performed flawlessly as long as files were just deleted. Of course any file recovery utility will warn you that as you continue to use your computer after emptying the trash, it’s quite possible that bits on your storage device will be overwritten and recovery of our files may be impossible.
Appearance and Layout
The application is a good example of a minimalist design. It’s purpose is singularly defined and its interface certainly reflects that focus. Start the app, enter your admin password (necessary because of the access the application needs to do its thing), select “Later” for the upgrade to the full paid version, select the file type(s) you’re interested in, then point it to a volume and off you go.
There aren’t too many options, and that’s a good thing.
The text is quite legible and straightforward. Your only other options are from the main menu bar where you can do a search on a word or phrase, select “Online Help” to go to a webpage where you the user guide, or select “Support Center” and go to a webpage where you can initiate a live chat or send an email for additional help.
The trial version allows you to preview the results but not recover the files, so for the free version the value is all about seeing if the EaseUS can find your missing file. If it does find it you can’t recover it unless you pay for the license which costs $89.95. On the plus side you don’t have to but it unless you know it can find your file.
We’d like to see some harder value with the free version but we understand where they’re coming from. In our opinion though, if they offered the ability to recover at least one file with the free version, most people would see the value of having it around and would then opt for it anyway.
Overall, we think EaseUS Data Recovery for Mac is a solid value and for those who need to recover a lost file, it can be a lifesaver.
EaseUS Data Recovery for Mac s fully compatible with Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite), 10.9(Mavericks), 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.7 (Lion), 10.6 (Snow Leopard). A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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