Any computer user will admit that at least once in their computing usage duration, they have encountered an event of accidental data loss. It’s kind of inevitable, even for the most expert computer user. There could be hardware glitches or software conflicts leading to data loss as an end result, and if no backup was taken earlier it’s a screwed-up situation to say at least. Data recovery is kind of a one-shot job, any attempts after the first recovery usually turn out to be failure cases. Thus a very reliable software is required for data recovery, and Wondershare is just the thing most of the computer users would be looking for. Wondershare Data Recovery comes in both Mac and Windows platforms, but in this review we covered the Macintosh version.
Wondershare Basic Features
Wondershare’s feature list comprises of all the most modern data recovery features a software of this caliber is bound to have, and Wondershare fulfills the criteria at a more reasonable pricing making it more desirable to the general and professional users.
For the best output in file recovery operation, Wondershare operates in four different modes. The user interface is laid out keeping different levels of computing expertise in mind.
Lost File Recovery could recover files from their respective designated paths and could be searched using the file names. Partition Recovery is basically used for whole partition recovery with every data remaining intact and the files are recovered to the exact same directory they were initially in. Last but not the least, Raw Recovery is used to run a deep scan on a Macintosh for any lost files and recover them with utmost precision. Resume Recovery isn’t an individual feature by itself, however it enables the software to pause a recovery and continue the task from the exact same point it was left off at.
Recover files with Previews
Wondershare offers file preview in thumbnail before actually recovering a file. This allows a Mac user to save hard drive space by not recovering unnecessary files to the hard drive. For media files like jpg, png, bmp, tif, gif image formats, or mp4, m4v, 3gp, mov etc. video file formats the preview feature comes highly useful.
Not just these, previews are offered even for documents files like .doc, .pdf, HTML based webpages and even ZIP based archive files. Practically, any files on a Macintosh are viewable as a thumbnail preview before the actual recovery takes place.
Wondershare isn’t much resource hungry, however a certain level of hardware configuration is required to perform all the recovery tasks on a Mac with highest level of efficiency. Supported Mac OS versions are Mac OS 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.9 Mavericks and 10.10 Yosemite.
For the hardware portion, a Macintosh must have Intel Core 1 GHz or faster CPU. This enables most of the recent Macintosh computers released in the last 5 years or so, to use Wondershare Recovery for Mac. The HDD must have at least 1 GB of free space, and the disk partition format can’t be anything other than FAT16, FAT32, exFAT, HFS+, HFSX and NTFS.
Wondershare is a paid recovery software. The pricing starts at a very impressive $89.95 for only one Mac; and there are two other licensing options. Multi-user license for 2-5 Macintosh would cost a user $179.90 and licenses for 6 to 10 computers would cost $339.95. A custom-stitched business purchase option is available for 10+ Mac computers, however the customer needs to make a call for price to avail that option. Almost every major international payment platform is accepted for transaction including PayPal, Visa, Visa Electron, MasterCard, American Express, Maestro, JCB etc.
Each purchase of Wondershare comes with a 30 days money refund guarantee. If a customer does not feel up to the mark about Wondershare for Mac, they are at liberty to return the licenses within 30 days and claim a full refund of the money.
Wondershare Data Recovery is a software more prepared for any sort of unwanted data loss scenarios, and the interface is tailored to be one of the easiest in the recovery software.
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