Note: Although the app store version is limited, the website version is fully 10.8 compatible and also capable of scanning internal disks. If you purchase the App Store version, the website version will be automatically registered as soon as you use it and you can use that to scan and recover data on any disk under 10.8, 10.7, or 10.6
"I found that Data Recovery Guru works as effortlessly and elegantly as claimed, and that there is only the most minimal learning curve involved. Using it is simple and intuitive. It does indeed "just work"."
In a similar manner as the Finder allows you to browse through regular files on your disks, Data Recovery Guru allows you to browse and recover deleted files.
Although the App Store version is limited to scanning external devices (due to App Store security policy), if you purchase the App Store version then download it from the website, the website version will automatically be fully registered and capable of scanning your startup disk.
With this free version you can recover 10 common filetypes, and preview the less common types that are available for recovery. The common types can be recovered with the initial purchase. There is an In App Purchase for the ability to recover the less common types.
It allows you to view files that were in the trash after it's been emptied, and files from formatted, corrupted, or unmountable disks or other devices such as cameras and phones. You'll be surprised at what it'll find. It can often show you files you would never have thought were still on your disk, deleted years ago.
In the same way you browse through your regular files using the Finder, Data Recovery Guru will scan your disks for permanently deleted files and allow you to view them in a media rich file browser window.Notes
If you purchase it with the Mac App Store and you then use the website version, the website version will be automatically fully registered. You can seamlessly use it to scan the startup disk.
"Unlike other data recovery applications, this really is a very simple application to use and does exactly what it says on the tin."
"We recovered everything we could find – Word docs and PDFs, Illustrator files, QuickTime movies, and Photoshop PSD files."
"allowed me to quickly and easily browse them with the preview. Then, I was able to click the "Recover" button and save them right to my desktop. It worked perfectly, and salvaged the files that I needed."
Some filetypes made free
Data Recovery Guru (com.macosxfilerecovery.datarecoveryguru) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of Software.com.
Operating System: Mac
Default Install Path: /Applications/Data Recovery Guru.app
Minimum OS version: 10.6
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