Free Data Recovery Software For Mac TestDisk for Mac
Free Data Recovery Software For Mac Test Disk is a free and open-source file recovery software application created by Christophe Greater. While its main purpose is to recover lost partitions and fix boot issues, it can also be used to recover deleted files.
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Test Disk is an open-source, freeware file recovery software application licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License. It runs on many operating systems, including the newest versions of macOS (the users of macOS Catalina can install the Test Disk via Homebrew, but there are some known issues). It was originally intended to recover lost partitions and fix boot issues, but its developers have gradually turned it into the multipurpose file recovery software it is today.
Despite being completely free, Test Disk supports most file formats and file systems, including FAT16 and FAT32, exFAT, NTFS, HFS, HFS+, ext2/3/4, LVM and LVM2, Lasers, and others. Unfortunately, not all file systems are supported equally well, so some can be repaired and recovered, while others can only be scanned for lost partitions.
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But the biggest limitation of Test Disk, at least for regular users, is its command-line user interface. Not that the interface is unreasonably complicated or unintuitive, but less experienced users tend to feel intimidated by it. If you’re among those who are afraid of command-line applications, we recommend you read the official documentation before you throw in the towel.
- Open-source and free
- Reliable recovery results
- Runs on many platforms
- Command-line user interface
- Geared toward experienced users and professionals
- Supported Mac OSS: Mac OS X 10.6 and newer.
- Supported Languages: English.
- Price: Free