Free file recovery software

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by fgd007, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. fgd007 macrumors member

    Oct 31, 2008
    I'm looking for a free file recovery app for mac because I just deleted a bunch of valuable .ai files!

    Is there anyone who has a nice suggestion? Being a (poor) student, I'd prefer a free tool, however, any suggestions are welcome!
  2. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020


    Jun 14, 2008
    New Hampshire
    Not free, but Data Rescue II at ProSoft Engineering does an excellent job of recovery-- as long as you quit using the drive until they are recovered!

    When you delete files, the OS now sees the space they used to occupy as open/free space to store the next file it wants to write so the more you use the drive, the less files can be recovered. You can download a demo at the link that give you an indication of its ability to recover files- and simple file deletions are usually easy to recover.

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