Recuva for Mac OS X El Capitan

Aug 29,2019 • Filed to: Solve Mac Problems • Proven solutions


Recuva – a data recovery tool for Windows platform – is a product of Piriform. Since the program is efficient and is worth giving a try but designed for Windows-based computers only, many people have been looking for its alternatives to use on Mac OS X, until now.

To make things easier for the Mac users, Recoverit did a great job by developing a data recovery program called Recoverit Data Recovery for the Mac platform. Recoverit Data Recovery is not only efficient and can recover almost all types of deleted files from a Mac computer’s hard drive, it is also lightweight and easy to install and use. Unlike Recuva, Recoverit Data Recovery is available for both Mac and Windows computers.

As a Recuva alternative, the key features that Recoverit Data Recovery for Mac offers to the end-users include:

How to Use Recuva Alternative (Recoverit Data Recovery) on Mac

Download and launch Recoverit Data Recovery, with this Mac data recovery you can effectively and easily perform deleted file recovery, partition recovery and RAW hard drive recovery. Follow the next simple steps to perform Mac data recovery.

Step 1: Select the location. To recover data on Mac, you can go to select the target hard drive or other storage where you lost your data.

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Step 2: Start an all-around scan. The deep scan will deeply search more file from storage device, but it will take more time.

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Step 3: After the deep scanning, you can preview the recovered data and click "Recover" to save the recovered data to a safe storage device.

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Why Should You Choose Recoverit as Recuva Alternative for Mac

There are many reasons you may want to prefer Recoverit Data Recovery over any other data recovery tool as Recuva alternative for Mac. A few among such reasons include:

  • Recoverit data recovery for Mac has a simple and straightforward interface that allows you to access all its tools from its main window itself.
  • The program is extremely lightweight, i.e. its installation file is only 5.71 MB in size.
  • Unlike its competitors, Recoverit Data Recovery provides hassle-free searches and data recovery without confusing the end-users with several unnecessary options that they probably would never use.
  • Recoverit data recovery for Mac performs scans for the recoverable files comparatively quickly, until the deep scan mode is enabled.
  • The program allows to select and restore each file individually.
  • While using Recoverit data recovery for Mac, the scanned results can be saved for future use.
  • The software is capable of recovering files from a deleted, lost, or corrupt partition. The application first recovers the whole partition, and then allows you to choose the files in bulk or individually to recover.
  • Recoverit data recovery for Mac allows you recover the lost files as raw data in case the normal data recovery method fails.

What Recoverit data recovery for Mac does is not possible with many other heavy data recovery tools. Because of this reason, many people take the program as an alternative to Recuva when it comes to recovering the lost data from their Mac computers.

Note: Recover Lost Mac Data under Mac OS X 10.13 (High Sierra)

Due to macOS High Sierra (macOS 10.13) requirement, Mac users are not allowed an access to the built-in system drive from any apps. Therefore, if you need to restore lost data from the system disk under macOS 10.13, please "disable System Integrity Protection" first.

How to disable "System Integrity protection"? Please follow the steps below.

Step 1Reboot the Mac and hold down"Command + R" keys simultaneously after you hear the startup chime, this will boot OS X into Recovery Mode.

Step 2When the "OS X Utilities" screen appears, pull down the "Utilities" menu at the top of the screen instead, and choose "Terminal".

Step 3In the "Terminal" window, type in "csrutil disable" and press "Enter" then restrart your Mac.

Sue Wen

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