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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 May 14, 2019

          8 Replacements for Google Notebook

          8 Replacements for Google Notebook

          Exploring alternatives to Google Notebook? There are more than a few ‘notebooks’ available online these days, although choosing the right one will likely depend on just what you use Google Notebook for.

          1. Zoho Notebook
            If you want to stick with something as close to Google Notebook as possible, Zoho Notebook may just be your best bet. The user interface has some significant changes, but in general, Zoho Notebook has pretty similar features. There is even a Firefox plugin that allows you to highlight content and drop it into your Notebook. You can go a bit further, though, dropping in any spreadsheets or documents you have in Zoho, as well as some applications and all websites — to the point that you can control a desktop remotely if you pare it with something like Zoho Meeting.
          2. Evernote
            The features that Evernote brings to the table are pretty great. In addition to allowing you to capture parts of a website, Evernote has a desktop search tool mobil versions (iPhone and Windows Mobile). It even has an API, if you’ve got any features in mind not currently available. Evernote offers 40 MB for free accounts — if you’ll need more, the premium version is priced at $5 per month or $45 per year. Encryption, size and whether you’ll see ads seem to be the main differences between the free and premium versions.
          3. Net Notes
            If the major allure for Google Notebooks lays in the Firefox extension, Net Notes might be a good alternative. It’s a Firefox extension that allows you to save notes on websites in your bookmarks. You can toggle the Net Notes sidebar and access your notes as you browse. You can also tag websites. Net Notes works with Mozilla Weave if you need to access your notes from multiple computers.
          4. i-Lighter
            You can highlight and save information from any website while you’re browsing with i-Lighter. You can also add notes to your i-Lighted information, as well as email it or send the information to be posted to your blog or Twitter account. Your notes are saved in a notebook on your computer — but they’re also synchronized to the iLighter website. You can log in to the site from any computer.
          5. Clipmarks
            For those browsers interested in sharing what they find with others, Clipmarks provides a tool to select clips of text, images and video and share them with friends. You can easily syndicate your finds to a whole list of sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Digg. You can also easily review your past clips and use them as references through Clipmarks’ website.
          6. UberNote
            If you can think of a way to send notes to UberNote, it can handle it. You can clip material while browsing, email, IM, text message or even visit the UberNote sites to add notes to the information you have saved. You can organize your notes, tag them and even add checkboxes if you want to turn a note into some sort of task list. You can drag and drop information between notes in order to manage them.
          7. iLeonardo
            iLeonardo treats research as a social concern. You can create a notebook on iLeonardo on a particular topic, collecting information online. You can also access other people’s notebooks. It may not necessarily take the place of Google Notebook — I’m pretty sure my notes on some subjects are cryptic — but it’s a pretty cool tool. You can keep notebooks private if you like the interface but don’t want to share a particular project. iLeonardo does allow you to follow fellow notetakers and receive the information they find on a particular topic.
          8. Zotero
            Another Firefox extension, Zotero started life as a citation management tool targeted towards academic researchers. However, it offers notetaking tools, as well as a way to save files to your notebook. If you do a lot of writing in Microsoft Word or Open Office, Zotero might be the tool for you — it’s integrated with both word processing software to allow you to easily move your notes over, as well as several blogging options. Zotero’s interface is also available in more than 30 languages.

          I’ve been relying on Google Notebook as a catch-all for blog post ideas — being able to just highlight information and save it is a great tool for a blogger.

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          In replacing it, though, I’m starting to lean towards Evernote. I’ve found it handles pretty much everything I want, especially with the voice recording feature. I’m planning to keep trying things out for a while yet — I’m sticking with Google Notebook until the Firefox extension quits working — and if you have any recommendations that I missed when I put together this list, I’d love to hear them — just leave a comment!

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