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5 Free Data Recovery Tools to Recover Data from Mac Drives

5 Free Data Recovery Tools to Recover Data from Mac Drives

Data recovery is the process of recovering lost or deleted data from different storage devices including a hard disk, USB flash drive, or removable media. Have you ever lost an important file and needed it badly?

Yes, there are ways you can follow to recover data by just restoring it from any recently created backup copy from an external hard disk. There are any number of manual (as well as automated) steps of recovery that can be applied with any level of user experience. Automated data recovery can be pretty helpful and will help you restore files with recovery software, of which there are plenty of options. Paid data recovery software often performs faster, though free software alternatives are certainly worth considering.

LazeSoft

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LazeSoft


    LazeSoft is equipped with several features. This useful data recovery software assures the recovery of all the possible deleted or missing files from different types of storage devices. It also provides a relatively quick option to recover data without wasting nights of effort where you end up recovering files you never even wanted to. This Mac data recovery software allows you to navigate through specific drives or locations, scanning for any deleted files under that particular location.

    LazeSoft can also perform complete data recovery (although, it’s less comprehensive) and doesn’t compromise the lost data safety as it can override the lost data.

    WonderShare

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    WonderShare Data Recovery for Mac

      Wondershare for Mac is a great tool that helps you resurrect all your important files in one go. It’ll look for important files across the storage device and find traces of all the deleted or lost files. You can later search for missing files based on their type, size, or date modified.

      RAW recovery is another advanced option in this tool, which will help you find files that aren’t recoverable by any of the other recovery methods. Basically, it’s your last resort if none of the recovery options seem to recover your important files (or volume). Simply choose the RAW recovery option and let the recovery application perform a scan of the entire drive or any specific locations. It’ll take time, depending upon the capacity of storage device. It also gives you a preview of recoverable files and folders before actual recovery.

      You can pause the scan or entire recovery procedure mid-way and resume when ready using the “Resume Recovery” option of this Mac recovery tool.  This option is pretty useful when you don’t have time to run the complete recovery procedure.

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      Recuva

      Now you can recover lost or deleted Mac volumes like never before. This software efficiently restore files from inaccessible, damaged, or formatted Mac volumes. You can recover different types of file system partitions, like HFS, HFS+, NTFS, FAT16, FAT32, and exFAT.

      You can also find the lost or missing MAC hard drive volumes if they’re no longer visible on your Mac system. Make sure to connect drives before diving into data recovery steps. Once you’ve connected the drives, it’ll be visible under the Recuva interface, where you need to select and then perform the desired data recovery steps like fill recovery or drive recovery.

      CleverFiles from Disk Drill

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      cleverFiles

        Recover documents, photos, or important videos of any size with Clever Files free Mac recovery software. Recover data from external or internal hard drives, iPods, USB drives, Kindles, and even more. CleverFiles tool is equipped with some powerful recovery options, providing easy ways of recovering data exactly in the state it previously existed.

        RecoveryVault is another life saving feature of this tool, which keeps a record of all the important files including its location, file name, modified date/time, etc. Guaranteed recovery also helps you undelete Mac files even after you’ve emptied the trash bin.

        Tenorshare Any Data Recovery for Mac

        Tenorshare Data Recovery for Mac

          Simple yet reliable Mac data recovery tool that effectively handles all type of Mac drives and recovers data lost due to accidental deletion, formatting, system failure or any other reasons. Apart from Mac systems, this tool can recover data from iOS devices too, like iPhone 6/6 Plus, 5C, 5S, iPad and iPod.

          Last but not least, you can have preview of the recoverable files before actual recovery. This tool is capable of recovering over 550+ type of photo/audio or video file formats.

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          Published on September 20, 2018

          11 Google Chrome Apps and Features to Help You Get More Done with Less Effort

          11 Google Chrome Apps and Features to Help You Get More Done with Less Effort

          In today’s fast-paced and never-ending busy world, we are overwhelmed by tasks that need to be completed by tight deadlines. With so much technology it is difficult to find the right tools to help boost our efficiency. And, many tools get obsolete so its essential to stay up-to-date to know when you will have to make adjustments to these tools. Independently of where you work, there’s a good chance that you have to be working on a PC or a laptop.

          Do you are feel like you do not have enough time, or cannot accomplish much as of late? It is recommended to take a step back and look at the big picture. Also, you want to explore new and innovative ways to improve productivity.

          In this article, I outline 11 features and apps within the Chrome browser that can help you do just that.

          Minimizing Tabs

          Let’s face it we all have more than a dozen tabs opened on our computers. One neat trick to still keep most of them open is to turn them into pinned tabs. On Google Chrome you can right-click the tab and select “Pin Tab” option. This turns the tab into an icon enabling you to continue multitasking.

          Pinning a tab anchors the tabs on the left of your toolbar; a great benefit of the “Pin Tab” feature is that you can’t close these tabs accidentally since the “X” disappears after pinning them.

          Incognito Mode

          Google Chrome is a very easy-to-use and intuitive. But, Google does collect our browsing data; so to remedy this, you can use Incognito Mode. This feature does not keep your browsing or download history. You can enable or access it in three different ways:

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          1. Press Ctrl/Command+shift+N
          2. Select File Menu and choose New Incognito Window
          3. Download extension New Incognito Window

          This feature is very handy if you’d rather not have your browsing history stored and utilized for future advertisement or suggested pages.

          Save Webpages as PDF Files

          Have you ever browsed interesting or important information and then forgot to bookmark or save it in “favorites”, making it impossible to find again? Chances are you have done this on a number of occasions.

          Thankfully, there is an easy solution. You can save webpages as PDF files. On your keyboard, press control/command+p and you will be able to save webpages as PDFs.

          Open Recently-closed Tabs

          Ever had dozens of tabs opened and all of a sudden your browser shuts down? It has probably happened to all of us. You can easily recover all of your tabs using two approaches. Don’t panic if this happens because there is a workaround and solution for it.

          One is by pressing Ctrl/CMD+Shift+T.

          The other approach is to click on the three vertical dots on your browser and hover over “History”.

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          Solve Mathematical Problems

          Google’s Chrome browser doesn’t just search for relevant and updated information. It is also capable of performing some mathematical problems. Within the omnibox (Chrome’s address or URL bar), you can perform mathematical exercises.

          For example, if you are struggling with percentages you can search 20 percent of x amount and it will instantly provide a result. Pretty handy, right?!

          Play Media Files

          Are you frequently met with difficulties when playing or watch a video files? Well, once again Chrome comes to the rescue. You can can listen or play videos from all sorts of movie or music files (mp3, mp4, .mov, .mkv, .ogv, .webm, .wav, etc.) by simply dragging the file into the search bar.

          In addition, you can view images, PDF files and Microsoft Office files, too.

          Navigate Swiftly Between Tabs

          With all of those tabs opened comes great navigation responsibilities. Rather than clicking through every tab, you can use shortcut keys like Ctrl+Tab to navigate all of the different tabs. Also, you are able to navigate to the first tab by pressing Ctrl-1, Ctrl-2, and so on. If you want to switch to the very last tab, press Ctrl-9.

          Stay Focus(e)d

          Computers nowadays have awesome capabilities.

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          Sometimes we like to get work done, but let’s face it, we’re all human. We sometimes procrastinate by visiting a website we really like, or maybe take a break with watching a flick on Netflix, a video on YouTube or browsing Facebook.

          With Chrome’s StayFocusd extension, you can truly stay focused and get more done in less time.

          This extension naturally helps you stay more productive by limiting the amount of time you spend on websites. You can set the time and it will automatically block those sites after a certain period.

          Grammarly for Editing

          Grammarly is a must have, and it’s really a complete powerhouse. Grammarly helps you check your grammar and spelling for everything you write online.

          You can use it professionally or as a student, which will make the editing process much easier and more efficient. Furthermore, it can automatically check for typos when you send an email, type a Tweet, or post a Facebook comment. It’s like having your own personal copyeditor!

          Loom

          There are times that words in an email or written text in a chat app will just not convey the right meaning.

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          There is a saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, the same is true of videos.

          With Loom, you can capture, narrate and immediately share video recordings of your screen, which will help coworkers understand issues you are facing, or to easily convey an explanation on screen. Plus, with video you will be able to easily walk people through a process, and you can use it to create simple how-to videos.

          Chrome Calendar Extension

          No matter what your level of responsibility is at your job, Google Calendar is another essential resource to have at your fingertips.

          Specifically, you can have this extension added as an icon in the toolbar of your browser, which I highly recommend. Once you add the extension to your browser, you can check for upcoming events with a single click without leaving your current page.

          Final Thoughts

          Google Chrome has definitely evolved from its inception. As you can see you have a very powerful tool that comes as a free installation and is loaded with dozens of capabilities. The above listed Chrome apps can resolve some of the most common obstacles to your time management and productivity.

          Featured photo credit: Andrew Neel via unsplash.com

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