Software to explore and recover deleted files from a drive or volume

FileSalvage for Mac

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FileSalvage for Mac

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  • Latest Version

    FileSalvage 9.2 LATEST

  • Review by

    Michael Reynolds

  • Operating System

    Mac OS X 10.7 or later

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  • Author / Product

    SubRosaSoft Team / External Link

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FileSalvage for Mac is an extremely powerful data recovery tools designed to restore files that have been accidentally deleted, have become unreadable due to media faults, or were stored on a drive before it was re-initialized or formatted.

⚠ Note: This product is not developed anymore and might not function properly.

It is device and file system independent, allowing the users to recover files from a normal Mac OS hard drive, USB key, Linux disk, Windows drive, FLASH card, scratched CD, and almost any other media or file system that can be recognized in macOS.

FileSalvage is extremely straightforward. The new user interface allows data recovery to be accomplished with just a few clicks. A user can opt to undelete files that were trashed accidentally, salvage all the files from a device that may or may not be able to mount or switch to an expert mode for greater flexibility to scan and recover the exact files he or she desires.

One of the biggest developments since the release of Mac OS X, the Intel based Mac provides an astonishing level of performance. Running on Intel Macs, the latest version of FileSalvage for macOS is optimized to take advantage of the blazing speed, making scanning and recovering files much faster than on Power PC based machines. In addition to the Intel Mac optimization, free space scanning, a recovery feature that was only available before when running on Power PC based Mac, is now supported on Intel based Mac. The feature will focus the recovery on the free space areas of the drive, vastly cutting down the disk space and the time required for the task.

Features and Highlights

Works anywhere
The app is device and file system independent. This means that the user can recover files from a hard drive, digital camera, USB key, PC disk, FLASH card, scratched CD, and most storage media that work with the Mac.

Recovers files after a disk or device has been formatted
Own an initialized disk or other device with files that you want back? No problem! So long as the drive was not securely initialized, the tool should be able to recover the files from the drive.

Recovers files from corrupt media
Data corruption does not stop the app from working. In fact, it will happily process an entire corrupted file system for intact data and recover whole or partial files wherever it finds them.

FileSalvage works on faulty hardware
The program can also recover data from mechanically unsound devices. In addition to several tried and tested methods, SubRosaSoft has implemented additional improvements to read the same piece of information and to automatically skip areas of the file system that are fully unreadable. By employing these methods, the tool is able to recover data from sources that may have appeared to other software to be too physically broken to use.

Searches for deleted files only
On HFS+ volumes, the user can limit the program to scan only the free space of a volume to recover files from. This produces huge speed efficiency and means that the task of recovering files can be accomplished much quicker.

Allows the user to preview a range of available files before choosing to recover them. Using the underlying architecture of Mac OS X, the tool can read and display audio, video, image, text, pdf, and other files.

Recover images
The tool can analyze and recover files from most third party tool disk images such as standard ISO, EnCase® (when converted to dd image), UNIX dd, Drive Genius™, SubRosaSoft CopyCatX™, and SubRosaSoft MacForensicsLab™.

Simple interface
File Salvage has a clean and simple user interface that makes it accessible and very easy to use, whether you are a beginner or an advanced user.

Note: Not able to recover or salvage files in the demo version. Requires 64-bit processor.

  • FileSalvage 9.2 Screenshots

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What's new in this version:

FileSalvage 9.2
- Improved compatibility with OS X Mojave

FileSalvage 9.1
- Fully compatible with OS X 10.12 Sierra

FileSalvage 9.0
- Fully compatible with OS X Yosemite
- Up to 5X faster in data scanning
- Apple native Quicklook for faster previews
- Allows previewing of files during scan
- Adobe Lightbox, SONY RAW, Leica RAW, Panasonic RAW, Pentax RAW, Capture One IIQ, FLAC, and Olympus DS2 formats now supported

FileSalvage 7.5
- Updated scan and recovery engine
- Mac OS X 10.7 Lion compatibility
- Updated language localizations
- Various bug fixes

FileSalvage 7.0
- This new version brings with it a new easier to use user-interface along with a more powerful data recovery engine
- Additional file recovery types have been added and it's now compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

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