Imagine turning your Mac on and being unable to find some files on it. Yes – it can be the worst nightmare for any Mac user. Last week, I experienced something similar and started to panic as I didn’t have any backup of my important data. Since I couldn’t afford to lose them, I began looking for some practical solutions. Thankfully, a friend of mine recommended Recoverit Mac Data Recovery, which was pretty helpful! These days, with the widespread availability of data recovery tools, it has become pretty tough to pick a legit solution. To help you do a litmus test of this Mac Recovery Tool, I am sharing my own experience of using it, right here in this article.
Incredibly fast to finish the scanning process
I was shocked when I lost some of my important PSD, RAW, CRW, and JPEG files that I needed for my project. Since I wasn’t sure of the tool at first, I tried its free basic version. I would only buy the premium subscription after testing the water. One of the things that I liked about the tool is that the scan was pretty fast – quicker that most of the data recovery tools I have tried before. Also, I was able to pause the scanning in the middle of the process to preview the results.
I love its preview effect
Recoverit allowed me to preview the extracted content via a large preview box. I realized that I was able to preview photos, videos, and some documents like PDFs and Word files. To be honest – I didn’t want to recover the deleted content all at once. I was only looking for some photos and the files of a particular video project that I was working on. While I was able to preview almost all media files, some of the videos didn’t have a preview. I guess this is because the size of these videos was huge, and the application did not have the capacity to process a preview.
Easy-to-Use and Timesaving
Let’s be honest – most of us aren’t tech whizzes and may get confused while attempting something as complicated as data recovery. I was a bit reluctant to use Recoveritas I don’t come from a technical background. This is where I found the tool helpful. It has an intuitive interface with no prior technical knowledge required in using the application. You can follow a simple click-through process to perform Mac data recovery. From its home screen, you may select a specific folder or directory that you wish to scan. Just browse to the exact location from where you have lost your files. This will save you time compared to scanning the entire system since the application will only be focused on the selected folder.
Free Data Recovery Version Available
I initially used its free basic version to analyze the results. From its home screen, I picked a location from where I lost my files and that was all to it! – the application started digging up all kinds of lost content from the location. After waiting for a few minutes, it was able to recover the files that I had lost. Sadly, with the free version, I was only able to extract up to 100 MB of data and had to purchase a pro version to retrieve beyond the limit.
Overall, it was a decent experience using Recoverit, but I encountered a few limitations. For instance, even though there is a free version of the tool available, it comes with a huge file limit restriction. Using the free version, we can only recover up to 100 MB of data. I believe the company should extend this limit to at least 500 MB or 1G. Another limitation involves the preview of the files. I realized that I was unable to preview videos that are larger than 15 MB. Additionally, I was unable to restore all of my lost data. Perhaps, this is because it has been a while since the data was lost and it could have been overwritten over time.
In a nutshell, I found Recoverit a data recovery tool worth trying. The latest update claims to have numerous new-age features that I have yet to explore. There are both, good and bad things about the product. I loved that it was pretty easy to use and is designed for beginners (like me). Also, the scan was fast, and it has a decent recovery rate. On the other hand, I faced some limitations with the preview of videos. Also, the free version of the tool didn’t meet my requirements. I had to purchase the premium subscription to recover my files since they exceeded the free limit of 100 MB.