What are the best free data recovery software for Mac?

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    #1Mac Free Any Data Recovery

    Mac Free Any Data Recovery

    Mac Free Any Data Recovery is a software built for recovering lost data for Mac users. It easily retrieves deleted files from computers, external hard drives, mobile devices, and so on.

    Software

    Mac

    Free- $89.99

    Amazing Share
    Written on August 2, 2018
    "Amazing Mac Free Any Data Recovery software helps you recover uncountable file types from Mac-based drives and removible storge devices. Various files are fully supported by Mac Free Any Data Recovery, such as documents, photos, music, videos, emails, archives and more. Portable devices like external drive, USB drive, SD card, memory card, digital camera, Music Player and many others are supported. It is awesome Mac file data recovery software."
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    #2IUWEshare Mac Data Recovery Wizard

    IUWEshare Mac Data Recovery Wizard

    IUWEshare Mac Data Recovery Wizard is a software designed to help users to safely recover lost files and data on any Mac-based devices. It easily scans through an entire device to look for potential files to be restored.

    Software

    Mac

    $89.99- Free trial available

    Amazing Share
    Written on August 15, 2018
    "IUWEshare Mac Free Data Recovery can recover data from virtually any storage device - including internal Mac hard drives, external hard drives, digital cameras, iPods, USB flash drives, Kindles, SD memory cards."
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    #3Safe365 Mac Free Any Data Recovery

    Safe365 Mac Free Any Data Recovery

    Safe365 Mac Free Any Data Recovery is a software for recovering formatted, deleted, or lost data from a Mac computer. This tool effectively gets back the lost data easily.

    Software

    Mac

    $89.99- Free trial available

    Amazing Share
    Written on August 21, 2018
    "Reliable & safe Mac Free Any Data Recovery Pro software to recover deleted, formatted, inaccessible or lost data from Mac computer (iMac, MacBook Air, Mac mini, MacBook Pro, Mac pro, Mac Server etc.), Mac-based hard drive, emptied Mac Trash, formatted/inaccessible drive, lost, deleted Mac partition, digital device or storage media (such as SD card, memory card, USB drive, external disk etc) quickly and easily."
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    #4Free Mac Any Data Recovery

    Free Mac Any Data Recovery

    Free Mac Any Data Recovery is a software which is designed for recovering lost data that has been deleted accidentally or has been lost due to formatting, system crash, and so on. This enables users to recover data from any Mac storage devices.

    Software

    Mac

    Free

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    #5Mac Free Data Recovery

    Mac Free Data Recovery

    Mac Free Data Recovery is a software that helps users recover lost data compatible with Mac OS devices. Through the retrieval software, different files can be recovered such as documents, photos, videos, audio files, emails, and archives.

    Software

    Mac

    Free

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    #6Free Mac Data Recovery

    Free Mac Data Recovery

    Free Mac Data Recovery is a data retrieval software compatible with Mac OS. The data recovery tool offers two data loss solutions namely quick and deep scan. It also offers lost file and RAW recovery for data that is difficult to retrieve.

    Software

    Mac

    Free

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    #7Best Data Recovery

    Best Data Recovery

    Best Data Recovery is a website that offers a variety of software for data recovery. It offers software for both Mac and Windows devices, and also SD cards and hard drives. It offers free versions of its software.

    Websites

    Free

    Carlisle Minna
    Written on September 19, 2018
    "Easy to use Free Mac Data Recovery Software for Windows. It can recover lost, formatted, corrupted and deleted pictures, videos, music, documents and more from iMac, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Mini, and Mac Pro."
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    #8Disk Drill

    Disk Drill
    Disk Drill is a data recovery software for Mac OS X and Windows where you can recover deleted or lost data from any storage device, iOS, and Android. It also has a free scanning.
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free- Varies by plan.

    Matthew Beck
    Written on May 7, 2017
    "Disk drill for Mac allowed me to recover files that I thought were long gone. I had a huge cache of photos that I thought was gone forever along with a partition of my hard drive and I was able to recover them easily."
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    #9Cisdem Data Recovery

    Cisdem Data Recovery

    Safely recover photos, documents, videos, music and archives. Truly recover data from Mac hard drive & external drive, memory card, MP3 player, etc.

    Software

    Mac

    Varies by plan

    Nicholas Mendez
    Written on February 12, 2017
    "Cisdem Data Recovery is an absolutely lifesaver. I was using my Mac as I normally do on a daily basis, thinking that nothing will ever happen to my computer. What happened? It crashed! Files I had been working on have gone missing and I started freaking out. Luckily I was able to go online to do some research on file recovery and came across Cisdem. Let me say, I have never been so happy to see a service that actually worked. I've definitely learned my lesson on backing up!"
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    #10Stellar Phoenix Data Recovery

    Stellar Phoenix Data Recovery

    Data recovery software to restore documents, photos, music or videos lost due to deletion from any HFS, HFS+, FAT, ExFAT and NTFS format based file system. Recover data and pics from your phone and more.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free- Varies by plan

    Ethan Pena
    Written on March 9, 2017
    "Nothing can induce a panic quite like a wiped hard drive or a computer that won't boot. Keep Stellar Phoenix Data Recovery in mind in case it happens to you. I used them to retrieve data from my old MacBook Pro. If I'd known how easy it was I would've saved myself a lot of lost sleep."
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    #11MiniTool Data Recovery

    MiniTool Data Recovery

    MiniTool Data Recovery is a software that includes five modules for different situations. It will help you to recover media files, data from CD/DVD and deleted files. It also has a module for lost partition recovering and a free trial.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free- Varies by plan

    Nathan Crawford
    Written on April 2, 2017
    "Remember the days when, if you accidentally deleted all of your wedding photos, and then emptied your recycle bin, you were just out of luck in the hope that you'd ever get them back again unless you paid a truckload of money to someone who really knew what they were doing? Worry no more - this service is just great. You tell it what you lost, and there's a module for that. Up to a certain amount of data, it's free to use! You can't get any better than that! Your stuff is safe, it feels like even I couldn't completely lose data because MiniTool's data recovery has it covered!"
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    #12Wondershare Data Recovery

    Wondershare Data Recovery

    Wondershare Data Recovery is a data recovery for iPhone, Android data recovery, Mac, Pc and photo recovery utilities.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free- Varies by plan

    Ann Boyd
    Written on January 19, 2017
    "At some point or another, we've all been through that state of panic – your phone or computer is corrupted; all of your pictures, your research documents, the files you've painstakingly archived on your device are gone in a flash. Luckily, with technological advances it is not as serious of a situation in recent times. Wondershare is a program that can help you get back your documents on your Mac. In addition to being able to recover data, it is also able to repair corrupted documents. You can even try it for free!"
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    #13TestDisk

    TestDisk

    TestDisk is an open-source software which can run under almost any operating system and allows users to recover lost data and restore deleted files. The software can also recover files from hard disks and digital cameras.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Jerry Gibson
    Written on January 9, 2017
    "This isn't for the faint of heart, definitely not easy enough to understand for grandma. But if you have some technical understanding, you can figure this out easy enough. Even if you don't have the technical understanding, there are step-by-step instructions on TestDisk's website, complete with pictures, to guide you through the recovery process. "
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    #14Data Rescue 4

    Data Rescue 4
    Data Rescue recovers your files for you. The data recovery process is made easy and reliable with our one-click scan.
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $99- Free trial available

    Christian Chen
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "OK, Data Rescue 4 can do some things I did not know was possible. It can restore even if my drive fails to mount. Even recovered some photos off of my camera SD card after I reformatted it."
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    #15Recovery Explorer

    Recovery Explorer

    Recovery Explorer is a free software for data recovery using an optional simplified mode. It is available in Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems in different versions: standard, raid or professional. 

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Vitaliy Shumov
    Written on August 14, 2018
    "A great utility form typical problems of data loss. Easily retrieves data lost from USB flash drives, hard drives, memory cards, PCs and laptops. Installable on macOS, as well as Windows and Linux, the software provides you with great recovery results that can be previewed before saving. It's an easy-to-use data recovery software solution!"
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    #16EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard

    EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard

    EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is a professional data recovery software used to backup solutions, partition manager & other PC utilities. It has a partition tool that allows you to erase, format and create a partition for your hard drive or storage data system.

    Software

    Mac, Android, Windows

    Free- Varies by plan

    Tejas Rangarajan
    Written on May 14, 2017
    "I must say that the EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard has saved my butt more than a few times when my computer crashed and lost everything I had ever worked on! Whether it's making sure I don't lose valuable personal information from my computer at home or that my small business doesn't lose any vital documents, this product is amazing!"
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    #17CleanMyMac X

    CleanMyMac X

    CleanMyMac X is software available for free download for  Mac users. It cleans up unwanted apps, broken programs, frees up large junk files, and even speeds up device performance. It also includes Malware protection to ensure its safety.

    Software

    Mac

    $34.95- Free trial available

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    #18DoYourData Recovery

    DoYourData Recovery

    DoYourData Recovery provides safe & effective data recovery and data erasure solution for Windows, Mac, iPhone users.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Aaron Alexander
    Written on March 22, 2017
    "I was having trouble with data recovery on my Mac computer. After researching, I downloaded Do Your Data Recovery and it enable me to locate my lost files. The software was free and it was easy for me to use."

Summary

Best What are the best free data recovery software for Mac
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Mac Free Any Data RecoverySoftware 45 Free
2IUWEshare Mac Data Recovery WizardSoftware 40 Paid
3Safe365 Mac Free Any Data RecoverySoftware 39 Paid
4Free Mac Any Data RecoverySoftware 31 Free
5Mac Free Data RecoverySoftware 27 Free
6Free Mac Data RecoverySoftware 27 Free
7Best Data RecoveryWebsites 26 Free
8Disk DrillSoftware 10 Free
9Cisdem Data RecoverySoftware 4 Paid
10Stellar Phoenix Data RecoverySoftware 3 Free
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