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Softtote Mac File Recovery Guide

Download center: download the newest version to use.
Install: don't install the program on the disk where you lost your data, in case you overwrite the lost data. Activation & Trial version: Use the license code to activate the program, if you don’t own one, you can free trial before purchasing. The trial version enables you to scan and preview the lost files, but no recovery feature. Three tools:
File Recovery: it scan and recover all the possible files including images, videos, audios, archives, emails documents and so on.
Photo Recovery: it only scans and retrieves photos, videos and audios automatically.
Documents Recovery: it only scans and restore office documents like word, excel, txt, etc.
Step 1 Launch the program and get the main window. Here we choose "File Recovery" for example, the other tools can be used like File Recovery shows.
Mac File Recovery Main Interface
Step 2 In this window, we should select the target drive to scan. For shortening the scanning time, we are allowed to filter the exact files by clicking "Option". So here we can choose the file formats and choose "For deleted files" only:
Filter File Formats
Step 3 While it is scanning, it also shows the preview in real time: Scanning Process
Step 4 After completing scan, all the found files are classified according to the file formats. You can preview the files with two below modes: Preview Mode 1
It shows the file one by one based on our selection. Preview Mode 2
It shows the thumbnails in one window.
After previewing, you can choose to recover your exact target files only. Simply click "Recover" button and then specify the path to restore recovered files.