Almost every one of you has encountered deleting or losing files by accident. They could be photos, documents, videos, or other files. You may delete or lose the data on the Mac computer or on any external storage device, including external HDD, SD card, and USB drive. This post will review iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac, a free data recovery tool.
How to retrieve deleted files using iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac?
Though the specific steps may vary under different situations, in general, here are the steps for getting your data back using the free edition.
Step 1: Download iBoysoft Data Recovery Free for Mac, install, and launch the software.
Free download from here: https://iboysoft.com/mac-data-recovery/free-mac-data-recovery.html.
Step 2: Choose where to recover the data from available disk drives listed. You can also select an individual volume.
Step 3: Click Scan to scan your deleted data. If you have lost data, click Deep scan instead. Wait for the scanning results.
Step 4: Click Path, Type, or Time to locate specific files you want. The files will be presented in the middle. You can further preview the file if necessary.
Step 5: Tick the box in front of the files you want to recover and click Recover on the lower right corner.
Step 6: Select a location for the recovered files. Don’t save them on its original volume or disk in case of data loss again.
Step 7: Remember to check if you can find all deleted or lost files on the disk or folder you save them before leaving the results page. If it doesn’t successfully recover all files and you already leave the result page, you’ll have to scan again and it takes time.
Overall, if you’d like to restore files less than 1 GB and the file system is not APFS or encrypted APFS, the free edition is a perfect choice. If not, you can upgrade to the professional edition. The price starts at $89.95.
What advantages does it come with?
iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac stands out among other data recovery software for the following highlights:
Support for T2-equipped Mac data recovery
Mac models introduced after 2018 are equipped with Apple T2 security chips, and iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac is the only one on the market that can recover data from T2-equipped Macs.
No effect on your computer security
Some related software requires you to disable SIP (System Integrity Protection) when running the program to scan the startup volume. However, turning off SIP could possibly place your Mac at risk of being attacked or malicious modification. The product of iBoysoft enables restoring data without turning off SIP.
Data recovery for unbootable Mac
iBoysoft data recovery software manages to recover your data even when you can’t successfully turn on the Mac. For example, when the Mac boots to a white or black screen, or when it doesn’t pass the Apple logo, it can still trace back your data in macOS recovery mode.
Compatibility with various file systems
In addition to APFS, HFSX, HFS, HFS+, exFAT and FAT32, the software is workable with encrypted APFS system, which other data recovery software is unable to support.
Availability in kinds of storage devices
Be it an external hard drive, an SD card, or a USB drive, the deleted and lost data on them can all be traced back by iBoysoft data recovery software. What’s more, it restores your data on unreadable, unrecognized, and corrupted devices.
Simple and easy operations
iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac is easy to download, install, launch, and use. It provides a rather user-friendly interface that Muggles can handle with ease.
What Mac OS does it support?
Up to now, iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac is available for Mac operating system ranging from OS X 10.7 to macOS 10.15. And it is currently working on an upgrade for the incoming macOS 11.