Prosoft Data Rescue 3

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Dorothy Dandridge

Sorry the Stellar Phoenix Macintosh download size is 11.7 MB

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Dorothy Dandridge

Yesterday i did a short test of Data Rescue 3.Starting from the demo version which i download from the prosoft website.From the initial it took me atleast 20min to downlod the demo which is of about 15.3 MB very slow process.When i start to test firstly i deleted an image of about 28KB to the trash bin then empty the trash then start trying to recover it from the demo but i could not start the recovery process.When i select one of my drive-9.8GB immediately a popup comeout and ask me to choose a new drive i did what it said but the same popup comes again even i choose a new drive again & again. Finally i got frustrated and try to minimize the program and the unfortunate thing is that it did not have any minimize option,Then i forcibily close the program.

Same activity i did with Stellar Phoenix which i download having 11.7 KB size,it took me only few minutes to download the application.On opening the program i found four options of recovery,Quick Recovery,Deleted File Recovery,Formatted Media,Search Volume I did the same process again and start with the option Drive Recovery i choose the drive to recover my deleted file & image using Deleted File Recovery option of Stellar Phoenix Mac,The program asks me to select Volume to scan for the deleted data.I did accordingly and it starts scanning.After some time i find my files & image on preview and stop scanning.Then i try to recover the files & image but the download was demo so it did not allow me to recover the files.but asks me to save the file and resume later if choose to recover from full version.It helps in saving the scanning time very nice option.

I would say Stellar Phoenix Macintosh Data Recovery Works very well,I did the test on 1GHZ PowerPC G4 Version 10.5.8

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Dorothy Dandridge

That is a wonderful review i like to check out this product however i used Stellar Phoenix Macintosh Data Recovery previously which is also a nice application for file recovery.Let me try both of these at one real time and watch the difference which one is best..

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bdmarsh

Backup Backup Backup, that way you won't need software like this... Unfortunately as a full time tech, I do have to use this software frequently (Company I work for owns the technician license for Data Rescue 3).  The version 3 upgrade has some nice improvements over 2, which was already good.The clone ability has really helped on 2 occasions where the drive seemed to be degrading, so cloned first, then did the recovery from that.  One of the 2 times the drive did fail not long after the clone was made, no longer was recognized at all.  Thanks to DR 3 and the cloning, was able to recover most of the user data.  Because the drives were failing, cloning took a long time, one was over 24 hours.Unfortunately, I haven't had much luck with FileIQ so far, although the latest update had fixes for FileIQ and large files, so hopefully it'll work better for things like Parallels virtual machine images.  I was able to get FileIQ to recognize a numbers file that wasn't part of the default set of document types initially.I also disabled the fancy animated graphics, and went to the list view to start up.

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