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Data Rescue 3
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on May 14, 2015
CAVEAT: FOUR WAYS TO RUN DR3: FROM ANOTHER MAC OR BOOTABLE HD; OR THUMBDRIVE OR IT MAY BE POSSIBLE TO RUN FROM THE DVD (BOOT FROM DVD). Unfortunately I don't have a second mac or bootable mac drive... TO RUN DVD, If you do - then you are in luck. The second device must be large enough to store the recovered files and if you run DR3 on a second MAC you would need the version of DR3 that runs on the second MAC OS X 10.4.11 to 10.7 (These instructions are on the back of the box for DR3).
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on April 2, 2015
Maybe there was nothing that could be done to save the disk and data so this review might be a bit harsh but it just didn't help me. When I tried to make a clone of the data from the bad drive to an external drive it said it would overwrite the data on the second external drive. This forced me to go out and buy another clean new external drive ( which wasn't all bad but still ... ). Then when I tried to clone the data it said it would take months to transfer the data. That obviously wasn't going to work. I will say even if there was nothing that could have been done to save the data the program was not user friendly. It certainly wasn't an easy to use program.
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on March 30, 2015
So I actually got this through a Mac Bundle through Mac Heist, but this product is amazing! I didn't really know what it was for, but I figured it would be a good one to hold on to.

My Mac hard drive ended up failing and so I got a new Mac and I was able to use Data Rescue 3 to recover my important files from my old hard drive.

Thanks!
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on March 27, 2015
Company was not clear on system requirements for OSX. You have to be above 10.6 or above with Intel processor. I have a Mac G3 which doesn't accept the disk. (They stated it would work with Power PC's, but not all of them)
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on March 2, 2015
I researched hard drive repairs and data recovery software. After unsuccessful attempts to revive a drive lost after a power interruption I decided to try software. Data Rescue was amazingly thorough and simple to use. It even retained file names and the original file structure. If you need a file deep inside a hierarchy the entire path including accurate folder name is created. Then all you have to do is open two Finder windows and navigate to the same location to replace a file when recreating preferences in a fresh installation. Other software may recover data but many also rename everything making it very difficult to identify what the files and file types are. The damaged drive I was dealing with would not even mount. Yet Data Rescue scanned the 500GB drive at 90% capacity in minutes. I could see everything intact. I browsed through the files and checked off those that I needed then it only took the same amount of time as it would to copy the files to a preselected folder. Your drive connection speed will be a factor. I could not be more pleased with this product.
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on February 20, 2015
Never used a recovery system before, so I can't compare to others.

First thing is you need an external drive so it can dump everything it finds. Also, read the "how to" instructions to avoid repeating recovery efforts; I ended up scanning twice, which doubled the amount of files it already recovered (Ugh).
I also recommend disabling the screen saver, it slows the scanning when it appears; it triggers a prompt that your HD might be bad or on the fritz. It tells you to cancel and mirror the HD or take it to a recovery nerd. I disabled the screen saver, no more prompts.

I first used it to recover files on an external drive that my Macbook Pro prompted was corrupted; it took 5 hrs to scan, due to my inexperience.
The next day I tried it on deleted files from my iMac using the external drive as the recovery drive. It took less than 2 hrs.
In the iMac I found files that go back 3 yrs, including iMessages with the attached pics; links were there too. Hotlinked items were greyed out.
Now comes the difficult part; since the original names are gone you have to go through every folder and file to see which ones you want to keep (There goes my weekend).

Be aware that only I used my iMac, so your results may vary depending on how many people use the computer. In conclusion, I am highly impressed with this software and was worth it's purchase, which I now consider a bargain after seeing what it can do.
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on February 9, 2015
good software it retrieved my files but not as a movie but as clips!!! you have to find the next scenes!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 22, 2015
Amazing customer service!!!! recovered my serial in a second via phone!!! talked with a real person!!!! and Data Rescue saved me for another time!!!! awesome!!!! invest this money!!!!!
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0 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on December 11, 2014
Sucks
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on November 3, 2014
Data Rescue 3 supports older PowerPC and 32-bit Intel Macs running 10.4.11 - 10.6.8 systems.
The New Data Rescue 4 supports OS X 10.7.5 and newer (including Yosemite) and ships on a preconfigured, high-speed,
USB 3.0, 16GB Flash Drive.
It is available to purchase from here:
Data Rescue 4 for Mac, Computer Hard Drive and Deleted File Recovery Software Used by Apple, FBI, IT professionals and home users. Top-Awarded!
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