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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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          Last Updated on February 15, 2019

          7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

          7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

          Now that 2011 is well underway and most people have fallen off the bandwagon when it comes to their New Year’s resolutions (myself included), it’s a good time to step back and take an honest look at our habits and the goals that we want to achieve.

          Something that I have learned over the past few years is that if you track something, be it your eating habits, exercise, writing time, work time, etc. you become aware of the reality of the situation. This is why most diet gurus tell you to track what you eat for a week so you have an awareness of the of how you really eat before you start your diet and exercise regimen.

          Tracking daily habits and progress towards goals is another way to see reality and create a way for you clearly review what you have accomplished over a set period of time. Tracking helps motivate you too; if I can make a change in my life and do it once a day for a period of time it makes me more apt to keep doing it.

          So, if you have some goals and habits in mind that need tracked, all you need is a tracking tool. Today we’ll look at 7 different tools to help you keep track of your habits and goals.

          Joe’s Goals

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            Joe’s Goals is a web-based tool that allows users to track their habits and goals in an easy to use interface. Users can add as many goals/habits as they want and also check multiple times per day for those “extra productive days”. Something that is unique about Joe’s Goals is the way that you can keep track of negative habits such as eating out, smoking, etc. This can help you visualize the good things that you are doing as well as the negative things that you are doing in your life.

            Joe’s Goals is free with a subscription version giving you no ads and the “latest version” for $12 a year.

            Daytum

              Daytum

              is an in depth way of counting things that you do during the day and then presenting them to you in many different reports and groups. With Daytum you can add several different items to different custom categories such as work, school, home, etc. to keep track of your habits in each focus area of your life.

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              Daytum is extremely in depth and there are a ton of settings for users to tweak. There is a free version that is pretty standard, but if you want more features and unlimited items and categories you’ll need Daytum Plus which is $4 a month.

              Excel or Numbers

                If you are the spreadsheet number cruncher type and the thought of using someone else’s idea of how you should track your habits turns you off, then creating your own Excel/Numbers/Google spreadsheet is the way to go. Not only do you have pretty much limitless ways to view, enter, and manipulate your goal and habit data, but you have complete control over your stuff and can make it private.

                What’s nice about spreadsheets is you can create reports and can customize your views in any way you see fit. Also, by using Dropbox, you can keep your tracker sheets anywhere you have a connection.

                Evernote

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                  I must admit, I am an Evernote junky, mostly because this tool is so ubiquitous. There are several ways you can implement habit/goal tracking with Evernote. You won’t be able to get nifty reports and graphs and such, but you will be able to access your goal tracking anywhere your are, be it iPhone, Android, Mac, PC, or web. With Evernote you pretty much have no excuse for not entering your daily habit and goal information as it is available anywhere.

                  Evernote is free with a premium version available.

                  Access or Bento

                    If you like the idea of creating your own tracker via Excel or Numbers, you may be compelled to get even more creative with database tools like Access for Windows or Bento for Mac. These tools allow you to set up relational databases and even give you the option of setting up custom interfaces to interact with your data. Access is pretty powerful for personal database applications, and using it with other MS products, you can come up with some pretty awesome, in depth analysis and tracking of your habits and goals.

                    Bento is extremely powerful and user friendly. Also with Bento you can get the iPhone and iPad app to keep your data anywhere you go.

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                    You can check out Access and the Office Suite here and Bento here.

                    Analog Bonus: Pen and Paper

                    All these digital tools are pretty nifty and have all sorts of bells and whistles, but there are some people out there that still swear by a notebook and pen. Just like using spreadsheets or personal databases, pen and paper gives you ultimate freedom and control when it comes to your set up. It also doesn’t lock you into anyone else’s idea of just how you should track your habits.

                    Conclusion

                    I can’t necessarily recommend which tool is the best for tracking your personal habits and goals, as all of them have their quirks. What I can do however (yes, it’s a bit of a cop-out) is tell you that the tool to use is whatever works best for you. I personally keep track of my daily habits and personal goals with a combo Evernote for input and then a Google spreadsheet for long-term tracking.

                    What this all comes down to is not how or what tool you use, but finding what you are comfortable with and then getting busy with creating lasting habits and accomplishing short- and long-term goals.

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