Mac recovery software has a simple and interactive GUI and user can preview files to be recovered during the scan. Following steps can be followed for Mac hard drive data recovery.
Step1: On the main interface of Mac Data Recovery, click ‘Recover Data’ to start recovering lost or deleted files from Mac hard drives/volumes.
Step2: Drive Recovery has four sub-modules as shown. The recovery steps are similar for each of these modules. Click ‘Quick Recovery’ under ‘Drive Recovery’ tab
Step3: Select the desired volume under the ‘Volume(s)’ list and click right arrow in the bottom-right corner of the screen to start scanning.
Step4: The progress bar displayed in the interface shows the amount of scanning completed.
Step5: The scan results are shown in the left pane in three types of file views: ‘Classic List’, ‘File List’, and ‘Filter List’. Select the desired view for sorting your files. You can type a file name in the ‘Search’ bar to search for a specific file.
Step6: When you right-click a file in the bottom-right pane, you get two options as shown. Select ‘Quick Look’ for previewing this file with OS X’s Quick Look. Select ‘Recover’ for recovering the selected file.
Step7: The software shows you the preview of a selected image file with Quick Look.
Step8: Select all files and folders you need to recover and click ‘Recover’ button at the bottom to initiate recovery.
Step9: Specify a destination for saving selected files in the ‘Open Directory’ dialog and click ‘Choose’.
Step10: If you choose to save the recovered data on the same drive (i.e. source), you will get a message as shown. It is recommended to choose destination different from the source.
Step11: The software starts saving the selected files to your specified destination. You can view the process status in the two progress bars as shown.