Award-winning Data Rescue 3 is the best hard drive and file recovery software for the Mac—functioning even when your hard drive fails to mount or boot. Trusted and reliable The software is completely safe to use since it doesn't attempt any risky repairs to the drive it's scanning. And Data Rescue 3 is the same software used by many data recovery services, forensic recovery teams and IT groups worldwide. Find currently unknown file types The FileIQ technology can "learn" your file type if it's not among the more than 150 types already supported. This is important for proprietary software users such as the government or military or other groups that rely on obscure file types that might not be in widespread use. Simply drag sample files to the FileIQ bin and Data Rescue 3 learns them.
- Award-winning software, works when other software fails
- Recovers all types of files from your hard drive
- Works if the drive fails to mount or only partially operates
- Recovers deleted, lost and damaged files
- Recovers digital pictures from your camera media even after it has been erased or reformatted
- Recover your whole drive or just the files you need
- FileIQ can "learn" your file type if it's not already supported
- Bootable emergency DVD
- No need to disassemble your computer
- Able to clone a drive that is about to fail physically, then recover from the clone drive
- Leaves original drive untouched to preserve data
Did you notice?The recovery software functions even if your hard drive doesn't, and it doesn't attempt any risky repairs to the drive. The focus is solely on getting back your files.
Apple Recommends ForRecovering files that have previously been deleted from your Mac or that are stranded on a problem hard drive.
What's in the Box?
- Prosoft Data Rescue 3 DVD
- Free technical support via phone or email
- Mac OS X v10.5.x through v10.8
- 1.0GHz or faster PowerPC G4 or G5 or Intel processor
- 1GB of RAM
- FireWire, USB 2.0, eSATA or internal drive to which files will be recovered
- DVD drive
- 32MB of VRAM and Quartz Extreme graphics card to run animated interface
- Mfr. Part Number: 56100
- UPC or EAN No.: 794038611009
- Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
- You will need to save your recovered files to either an internal or external hard drive (USB or FireWire), removable media device (such as a Zip or MO) or a networked drive; If the minimum requirements for the animated interface are not met, the program will revert to a non-animated interface.
Ratings & Reviews
Best $100 I've ever spent
My hard drive crashed a few months ago and the only way to get my computer to work again was to have the hard drive erased, and a My hard drive crashed a few months ago and the only way to get my computer to work again was to have the hard drive erased, and a new operating system installed. I was warned that I would lose everything, which I did. I went to a few shops that specialize in Macs and told that they "might" be able to retrieve data and the cost would be several hundred dollars up to a thousand dollars just to "see" if any data could be retrieved. Luckily for me I waited.
I saw Data Rescue 3 at the Apple Store and was immediately attracted to the low price (only $100) and I figured I would give it a shot before deciding to spend big bucks at one of the specialized Mac stores. I installed the software and ran the program overnight. When I woke up it had found all the data that I was hoping to retrieve (all my pictures from iPhoto). The software worked beautifully and seemlessly.
Since i'm kind of computer illiterate I ran into a couple snags that were not the fault of Data Rescue. I was able to write a quick email to their support team and through a couple emails with Mike was able to resolve all my issues and I now seven years worth of data back.
I highly recommend this product. …
- Written by Eric M
103 of 105 people found this useful
Recovered images on reformatted SD Card
My wife reformatted a camera SD card before importing to iPhoto. Data Rescue 3 recovered 606 photos in just a few minutes.
- Written by Gary B from Huntingburg
74 of 76 people found this useful
Helped with a busted RAID drive
I was able to use this product on my RAID-1 drive that had suddenly gone blank and within seconds after running a quick scan I saw I was able to use this product on my RAID-1 drive that had suddenly gone blank and within seconds after running a quick scan I saw all of my files and was able to retrieve over 350GB of precious family videos. The customer support people were friendly and helpful (thanks, David), and the fact that I could download the software and see what it would recover before paying for it was really helpful! …
- Written by JOSEPH S from MILWAUKEE
60 of 61 people found this useful
Fantastic software! Does what it says on the tin
Used DR3 recently as I had managed to format my storage disk in error which contained irreplaceable pictures. By using this softwa Used DR3 recently as I had managed to format my storage disk in error which contained irreplaceable pictures. By using this software, which was VERY easy to use, I managed to recover ALL of it quickly and simply.
DR3 is VERY competitively priced over its rivals and, in my own experience, did EXACTLY what it claimed to do. Cannot fault it and would recommend it to anyone requiring data recovery software.
Also, the guys at Pro Soft were very helpful when I needed some assistance after losing my product key. Top support and very quick to respond too!!
World class product!! …
- Written by Scott H from Fareham
Mega jar - data loss on an usb-stick
A couple of days ago:
Mega jar - my Macbook can not anymore read an usb-stick with documents, on which I work since a month and a A couple of days ago:
Mega jar - my Macbook can not anymore read an usb-stick with documents, on which I work since a month and a half ...
Supermega shock - getting aware, that no back up of the data exists ...
Of course I checked immediately all recovering tools advertised on the web, and I took notice of RESCUE3, developed of a little start up in California. What they wrote about their tool sounded good to me - I downloaded the demo, run a test scan successfully and purchased the full version. So here is my tiny recovering-report:
For a start I scanned my damaged 2GB USB-Stick by means of the tool and it could read the usb-stick and additionally find and recover within a couple of minutes abaout 80% of all files. And - fortunately among them were the ones of capital importance. Uff. (A little bit luck in addition is needful!)
Then I created a clone and repeated the procedure (funny to watch the gadget in between, but it is not in a pitch, isn’t it ...?) with a comparable result.
Amazingly a lot of folders has been restored fully - including all documents with title and the original formatting.
Some titled folders were completely empty.
Some documents were not openable what with unreadable doctypes or other not specified reason.
Some documents were featuring a strange suffix completely unknown to me and my Macbook -:)
Many „DS_Store“ docs, of course. And some docs seemed to be multiply duplicated.
Now there are still about 400 untitled but completely restored docs left in an untitled folder which I have to check in addition.
But the most important docs were found and resorted. So - luck is back!
Right down the line Rescue3 is easy to handle, it is results-producing and I am content having purchased the tool, it is worth its price. And, noteworthy, the customer account manager who advided me, acted very responsible towards the matter, showed up patience and was much help to me!
Thanks to the great developers in California …
- Written by Heiner G
INVALUABLE PIECE OF SOFTWARE
After I had deleted a large number of Entourage emails by mistake, Data Rescue trawled my hard drive and recovered almost all of t After I had deleted a large number of Entourage emails by mistake, Data Rescue trawled my hard drive and recovered almost all of them - I was very relieved.
It's simple to use, no technical knowledge required, and it worked very well. …
- Written by Julian D from Sevenoaks
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Recover Iphoto albums that have been lost. is this program capable of recovering complete albums as opposed to random photos?
- Asked by Bruce D from Calgary
- Jan 27, 2011
Yes, I've used this program to recover a 40GB iPhoto album.
The recovery success will depend on i Yes, I've used this program to recover a 40GB iPhoto album.
The recovery success will depend on if the iPhoto library has been overwritten at all. In my case I knew as soon as my data was lost to make sure I did not write to the drive any further. …
- Answered by Lee N from Warrnambool
- Sep 8, 2011
Can I restore the deleted files to the same disk from which they were deleted?
- Asked by Edward H from Laguna Niguel
- Jan 18, 2010
This is not recommended. You may overwrite other files you want to recover. It's easiest to just u This is not recommended. You may overwrite other files you want to recover. It's easiest to just use a USB drive. …
- Answered by Mike S from Littleton
- Mar 26, 2010
Every instance is different so this can never be answered up front- Try the free demo on the Prosoft Every instance is different so this can never be answered up front- Try the free demo on the Prosoft website and it will show you all the files it sees and can recover- …
- Answered by Gordon B from Dublin
- Dec 15, 2009