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Best Free Mac File Recovery Software

Stellar Data Recovery Free Edition for Mac is one of the best free file recovery software for macOS. The software allows free drive scanning and free file preview; plus, free file recovery of up to 1 gigabyte. Recover your lost or deleted data from Mac mini, iMac (Pro), or MacBook (Air/Pro). This free DIY software makes Data recovery on Mac a cakewalk, as it can recover data from any logical data loss scenario. Also, the recovery result is 100% accurate.

Free DIY Data Recovery Tool for Mac

  • Recovers photos, documents, videos, audio, emails
  • Recovers from HDD, SSD, USB Flash Drive, SD Card
  • Pro edition of this free tool rescues data from crashed or unbootable Mac
  • Allows file preview and selective file recovery
  • Compatible with Mac OS X 10.11 and later
  • Supports APFS, HFS+, HFS, FAT, NTFS, and exFAT file system formats
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Free Mac Data Recovery — For all Data Loss Scenarios

Stellar Data Recovery Free Edition for Mac successfully recovers data after emptying of Trash, formatting of drive, loss of volume or partition, macOS upgrade, virus infection, Time Machine backup failure, and corruption of drive.

Empty Trash Recovery

Empty Trash Recovery

Free recover files emptied from Trash

Formatted Volume Recovery

Formatted Volume Recovery

Free salvage data from erased volume

Corrupt Drive Recovery

Corrupt Drive Recovery

Free retrieve data from corrupt drive

macOS Upgrade Recovery

macOS Upgrade Recovery

Free regain files after macOS upgrade

Restore Data from All Mac Models and Mac Drives for Free

Stellar Data Recovery Free Edition for Mac free restores any type and format of data from all Mac models and external Mac-based storage devices.

Recover All Types & Formats of File for Free

Stellar Data Recovery Free Edition for Mac recovers photos, videos, audios, documents, archives, and emails. This free Mac recovery software supports over 200 file types and even allows you to add your custom file types.

Photos Videos Audios Documents Archives Emails

Free recover any photos— JPG, JPEG, PNG, BMP, GIF, PSD, etc.

Free recover any videos—MP4, MOV, MXF, MKV, etc.

Free recover any audios—MP3, MIDI, MPEG, etc.

Free recover any documents—DOCX, DOC, PPTX, PPT, XLS, XLSX, PDF, QBB, etc.

Free recover any archive files—7Z, ZIP, RAR, TAR, etc.

Free recover any emails—DCI, EMLX, MAIL, etc.

Free Recover Data from All Storage Media

Stellar Data Recovery Free Edition for Mac recovers data from all Mac models, including Mac mini, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, and iMac Pro. Also, the free tool recovers data from APFS, HFS+, HFS, FAT, NTFS, or exFAT formatted storage drives.

Any Mac Models Hard Disk Drive Solid State Drive Other Drives

Free recover data from Mac mini, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, iMac Pro

Free recover data from an internal or external hard disk drive, Time Machine backup drive

Free recover data from an internal or external solid-state drive (SSD), Fusion Drive (hybrid Drive)

Free recover data from USB flash drive, micro-SD card, SD card, SDHC, SDXC

Replete with Features — Best Free Mac Recovery Solution

Stellar Data Recovery Free Edition for Mac is one of the best free software available in the market. It provides excellent features to recuperate your data smoothly.

Recover Photos, Videos, and Other Files

Use this free software to recover up to 1 GB of your lost, deleted, or inaccessible photos, videos, audio, documents, archives, and emails. You can even customize the file scanning task and speed up the file recovery process.

Recover Files from Empty Trash

You can employ this free tool to recover files that are lost permanently due to emptying of Trash. The software segregates the scanned files in Classic List, File List, and Deleted List view. The last view allows you to find all Trash emptied files in one place and recover them quickly.

Recover Files from Erased Drive

This free software helps you recover files from an erased Mac drive, be it internal or external. You can use the Deep Scan functionality of the software to perform rigorous scanning of the formatted drive or volume based on file signatures and recover data from it.

Preview Files before Recovery

Stellar Data Recovery Free Edition for Mac allows you to preview scanned files such as photo, video, or documents prior saving. The Preview feature helps you to check the integrity of the recoverable files and lets you select the essential files for recovery.

How Stellar Data Recovery for Mac Free Edition Works?

Stellar Data Recovery Free Edition for Mac is a useful free file recovery software and works on three simple steps: Select, Scan, and Recover.

100% SAFE AND SECURE DATA RECOVERY

Stellar Data Recovery for Mac is a secure software as it’s free from malware. It recovers the data safely without modifying the original structure . Read what top tech magazines have to say about us.

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FAQ's

How much data can I recover using Stellar Data Recovery Free Edition for Mac?

Stellar Data Recovery Free Edition for Mac recovers up to 1 GB of files without any charge. Also, the maximum file size for recovery is 25 MB.

What if I need to recover files more than 1 GB?

If you need to recover more than 1 GB files, you should upgrade the Free Edition to Professional or Premium. These licensed editions have no data recovery limit.

How to upgrade from Free to Professional Edition?

The upgrade feature is available only in paid software. So, you need to activate the software to Standard edition, and then upgrade it to a higher edition.

Does the software create a Mac disk image for backup and restore purpose?

No. Mac disk imaging feature is available in the higher edition of the software.

Can I recover data from an unbootable Macintosh HD?

No. Use the Professional or Premium edition of the software to avail this unbootable Macintosh HD recovery feature.

Does this free software support the latest macOS?

Yes, Stellar Data Recovery Free Edition for Mac supports macOS Big Sur 11 and earlier up to Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan).

Can I recover data that is lost during macOS Big Sur upgrade?

Yes, you can use Stellar Data Recovery Free Edition for Mac to recover up to 1 GB files that are lost during macOS Big Sur upgrade. To scan and recover data from your Mac startup disk, you need to allow Stellar Data Recovery software extension. And, for non-startup volume, use the software as usual to recover your lost data.

How to recover data from startup disk after macOS Big Sur upgrade?

The steps to recover data from startup disk after macOS Big Sur upgrade are as follows:

  1. Launch Stellar Data Recovery Free Edition for Mac, select file type, and click Next.
  2. Select the startup disk and click Scan. In the message window, click Next. Click Next again.
  3. In the System Extension Blocked window, click Open Security Preferences.
  4. In the Security Privacy window, unlock the lock icon, then click Allow. Lock the lock icon.
  5. Close the Security Privacy window. Then, click Continue on the software screen.
  6. Preview the scanned items and select up to 1 GB of files, then click Recover.
  7. Specify a distinct volume as save location, then click Save.

To recover unlimited files, activate the software to Standard Edition or upgrade the activated version later to a higher edition for advanced features.

Is it safe to use free software?

Yes, Stellar Data Recovery Free Edition for Mac is completely safe to use.

Can I get technical support for this software?

No. Free technical support is only available for the paid Stellar software.

Other Data Recovery solution by Stellar

In simple data loss situations like deletion of files, formatting of drives, shift+del file or files removed from recycle bin etc, data recovery is possible with our free data recovery software. However if data loss situation is complex, software may not be able to recover your data. In all such cases you can always take professional help in recovering your important data. Stellar offers following professional data recovery services solution to customers in India.

Remote/Online Data Recovery

Remote/Online Data Recovery

Get back your data online now. We provide online data recovery service In some cases where data loss reason is logical And your storage media is detecting in your System.

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IN – lab Data Recovery

IN – lab Data Recovery

You need IN- Lab services when your storage media is not getting detected in system, and data loss reason is Physical. In all such cases our technician will perform data recovery in our CLASS 100 clean room lab.

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