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Softtote Mac Data Recovery Guide

There are three recovery tools built in Data Recovery – File Recovery, Photo Recovery and Lost Partition Recovery, which guide you to retrieve your lost files, photos from Mac and any Mac-based internal/external/USB hard drive, digital camera and SD Card.

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File & Photo Recovery Here we use the program to scan and recover lost/deleted files or photos from our USB hard drive which named "Sky". Let’s see the instructions below.
Step 1 Download Mac Data Recovery from download center, install and run. Here you can use the license code to activate the program in the below registry window, and if you have no register code yet, you can choose free trial, free trial could perform scanning task but no recovering ability, and if you need to recover the found files, please upgrade the trial to the full version in the store.
Data Recovery Registry Window
P.S. Please don't install the program on the disk where you lost your data, in case you overwrite the lost data.

Step 2 In the main window, choose "File Recovery" to continue,
(Note: File recovery can recover all your needed photos, emails, documents, archive and other file types. If you want to recover photos only, you can choose "Photo Recovery" here. The working procedures are almost as same as "File Recovery".)
Data Recovery Main Menu
Step 3 It could shows both Mac internal hard drive and Mac-based external hard drive. Select the disk which contains lost files to start scanning: Select Target Drive
The program allows filtering and saving scanning time. Here you can select “Option” to choose the exact file type which you want to recover instead of scanning all files. Scanning Filter
Step 4 All above things ok, now the program start scanning. It performs thoroughly scanning and all your possible files could be found out. Scanning Process
Step 5 After scanning, it shows the preview window. All the found files are displayed in the left panel; you can preview your exact files by confirming file type or formats. Select the files, press the Space key or double-click to preview and check file validity as well. Preview Window
Step 6 Previewing is used for confirming target files, and now you can select the files to recover. Recover Window
Step 7 The final step is specifying the store location. Please save the recovered files to other path to avoid overwriting or deleting the lost files.
Step 1 Choose "Lost Partition Recovery" in previous second picture, and you can select drive:
(There are two scan methods – "Quick Search" and "Completely Search", usually we choose the latter option because it could search as many lost partitions as possible.)
Lost Partition Recovery
Step 2 It executes searching task as below picture showing.
Searching Process
Step 3 Now we need to choose the target partition according the information: size, file system and offset.
Found Lost Partitions
Note: In this window, we can also filter the target file type and format by using "Option" to retrieve the file in the lost partition.

Step 4 You can preview the files as well. Once confirm the target files, just click "Recover" and you will be noticed to choose different path to save the recovered files. Preview Files in Lost Partition