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Stellar Phoenix Macintosh Data Recovery

Recover lost/deleted files from various partitions like iPods, USB flash drives and memory cards etc. Find lost data due to accidental deletion or formatting of HFS, HFS+, HFS Wrapper.

The main interface is a bit complicated, as a computer novice, cannot easily handle this software.

The Verdict
It aimed at helping Mac users recover lost, missing or accidentally deleted files if you have emptied your trash, formatted the drive, or anything else to eliminate the data.



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Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery Detailed Reviews

This all-include software can recover up to 100% of lost, deleted and formatted data from any storage media device supported by Mac OS X. It covers up deleted file recovery, formatted drive/lost partitions recovery, iPod and photo recovery etc. Fast scan engine and recovery makes it good among others data recovery tools. The preview is based upon the file format and the size of the file. Its interface has a Macintosh Style find option.


  • Four recovery modes available: Quick Recovery, Deleted File Recovery, Formatted Media, Search Lost and Deleted Volumes.
  • Undelete your Trash, recover photos and other files, save data from an accidentally formatted drive.
  • Recover and restore lost data from corrupt, damaged, deleted volumes of Mac OS X hard drive.
  • Include Mac Style Find option, user-friendly GUI, fast scanning, and searching of lost, deleted, or formatted FAT volumes.

Easy to Use:

  • Starting with a Quick Recovery and working down to more time consuming.
  • Filter allows including or excluding particular file extensions.
  • Find and save some specific files from the list of files shown.

Help & Support:

  • Include downloadable guides for installation, a user guide as well as other help files.
  • 24-hour technical support by telephone, online chat and by submitting a support ticket.


This innovatively programmed utility works well for recovering your lost data from the HFS, HFS+ file system based Mac volume. The scanning is completed fast and as soon it finishes the next window generates the display of deleted files in a tree view format. It has simpler and more appealing GUI. Moreover, with detailed instructions for every step of data recovery, the program works extremely well by any user, without further technical assistance.

System Requirements

  • Operating System: OS X 10.7.2, Lion, 10.3 Snow Leopard 10.5 Leopard.
  • Processor: Intel, Power PC (G4 or later).
  • Memory: 256MB.
  • Hard Disk: 40MB.

Tech Specs

File System Support
HFS, HSF+, HFXS, HFX Wrapper and FAT
File Types Support
Image, Video, Audio, Document, Archive, Email
Supported Devices
Mac Machine, iPod(Nano, Classic, Shuffle), USB Drive, External Hard Drive, Memory Sticks, SD card, XD card, CF card, MMC card, Digital Camera, Mobile Phone, MP3/MP4 Player

How to Perform Data Recovery with Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery?

If offers 5 recovery modes to get back your lost/deleted data from Mac, USB Drive, External Hard Drive etc. Let's have a look at its user guide now.

Step 1: Launch this Mac App

Download, install, launch this full-featured software. The opening screen gives a few options, click "Recover Data" to access the next screen. Here you have four options for selection. We take "Formatted Media/Lost File Recovery" as an example. Click this to proceed.

pick a recovery mode to recovery lost data

Step 2: Select a Volume and Scan Your Lost File

Highlight and select volume to recover data. And the program will scan the media. After a while, there's a display of what was found as recoverable.

Step 3: Check the File and Recover

On the left library, the drive are organized by file type. Highlight one of the items you have lost or click the "eye" icon on the top lets you quick preview the file you intend to recover.

Pick the file on the right window and press "Recover" button to save the file(s). Keep in mind, don't save the recovered file(s) on the original location.

file list of lost files

That's it. Easy, fast and a life saver in those situations where your drive failed or glitched and those critical files just have to be recovered.

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