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Data Rescue 3 External Drive Recovery

By PROSOFT Engineering, Inc.

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The full version of Data Rescue 3 (available from our website) will indeed work with Mountain Lion and higher and also works with external drives. Check for full version details- Data Rescue is the #1 selling mac recovery application in the world. Try the free trial at our website before you buy to see if your files are recoverable before you spend any money.

MacUser Magazine, August 2011 rated the full version of Data Rescue 3 "Best of Breed"

Data Rescue is the #1 selling, most-awarded recovery software on the Mac platform. With this special App Store version, you can recover data from external, non-boot drives. Compatible with Mac OS X 10.7 Lion!

Read real reviews from magazines and search online at to see hundreds of 4 and 5 star reviews.

External, non-boot drives that show up in Disk Utility, but will not mount can be recovered with Data Rescue 3 External Drive Recovery. If you've deleted files from an external, non-boot drive, you can use Data Rescue 3 External Drive Recovery to scan that drive to find previously-deleted files.

Data Rescue 3 EDR cannot recover an ethernet or wifi-connected hard drive. Network Drives can have various file systems on them (HFS+, Linux, etc) and Data Rescue does not support all these file systems. It is recommended that you download the Data Rescue 3 demo from our website to scan your network drive (which must be connected via FireWire or USB) to see if Data Rescue can see the files on it.

Reviews for Data Rescue 3 include:

MacUser Magazine, August 2011 rated the full version of Data Rescue 3 "Best of Breed"

PC Magazine: June 2011- 4/5 Stars- "Very Good!"

Consumer's Digest Magazine: April 2011

Macworld Magazine: 5-Stars

Data Rescue is used by Fortune 500 companies, State, Federal and International governments as well as home users. Data Rescue 3 is the highest-rated, number one selling recovery product on the Mac platform.

What about technical support? At Prosoft, we have top-of-the-line staff onboard to help you with technical support. Just give us a call or email, we're here to help!

Real reviews from real customers:

“You have an indispensable product that should be in every Mac users library.” --Ron Watson

“They Saved KKIQ and KKDV radio!?” --KKIQ

“Really, this software saved the happiest moment of our lives forever and ever....” --Eduardo from Brazil

“Sure enough, hundreds of jpeg file names appeared in a list.” --Kevin Slimp

Have an issue or question, or just need a little help? Give our tech support department a call (yes, a live person on the phone). We're here to help. Email support is also available.

Data Rescue is designed and engineered by Prosoft Engineering, Inc, a leading provider of Mac software since 1985. Based in California.

What's New in Version 3.2.3

- Added support for recovering MIDI audio files
- Added date to JPEG file names for those that contain EXIF metadata.
- Added an “Open With” contextual menu for scan results.
- Improved stability during a scan


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Customer Reviews

Outdated. This old verson (2011) not compatable with Mountain Lion.

Here is your warning and here is my tale…

I needed this product because i had an emergency and needed something fast… A photo was deleted from my SD card that was very important. App Store to the rescue…I thought, because the purpose of the app store is speed and simplicity.

Upon installation, the app did not work. So I called support. I was told that the app does not work with Mountain Lion. This is disclosed in the description of the product, which I did not read thoroughly because I was in a hurry to recover my lost photo. They inform me that the full (working) version cost $99 and is not available in the app store, while the old (non-working) version is available here, in the app store, for $59. But I can upgrade to the full version for $39. OK.

I found this experience to be anything like simple. I don't get the purpose of having an app in the app store that does not work with the latest OS. Mountain Lion has been out for a long time. This app has not been updated for over a year and 4 months. Mountain Lion has been out for 9 months. Hmm

The tech support staff were pleasant and friendly. And Data Rescue 3 (full, newer version) 3.2.2, $99 only at their web site, works really well. 5 Stars

I was able to recover 35,000 + files...

…after being told by 2 people at my local Apple Store, 3 people from the Geek Squad, and 4 random other "computer nerds" that I would never see my data again.

I had an external hardware RAID 0 setup that stopped mounting in Finder. (After passing a recent Disk verify!)

I found that there was nothing wrong with the hardware, but the data on the drive had been corrupted. (Disk Utility can tell you if you have a hardware issue or not)

Every so-called expert I spoke to told me that I was out-of-luck.

Data Rescue 3 was my last ditch effort to recover the files on that RAID 0. I was relunctant to shell out the $60 for the app- not knowing if it would work or not.

However, I was very satisfied with how easy, and thorough the application was at doing exactly what it's supposed to.

Every file that I wanted is now happily restored, and I can continue with my work!

Do you feel lucky?

Apparently when this app works, it works great. But when it doesn't work, it doesn't work at all. New Seagate external hard drive stopped mounting, disk utility said it was a hardware problem (as did other rescue software). Based on reviews, I thought I'd give Data Rescue a shot.

Launched DR3 and it tries to index drive (great)! DR3 then warns of slow read times on drive, and possible drive failure, via pop-up window. Suggests quitting and cloning (through some other software evidently). Great suggestion except there's no way to stop the indexing - quitting DR3 did not work, and there are only 3 interface buttons. No option to pause index or stop. Pop-up keeps returning until it too finally locks up. Had to Force Quit.

Shut everything down, restarted, same result. So my drive is dead, but this version of DR3 lacks basic controls and options for dead drives. Maybe the full version is better, but am unlikely to throw more money to Prosoft right now. If other diagnostics indicate hardware failure, be very skeptical of any recovery claims.

Data Rescue 3 External Drive Recovery
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  • $59.99
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated: Dec 20, 2011
  • Version: 3.2.3
  • Size: 12.4 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: PROSOFT Engineering, Inc.

Compatibility: OS X 10.6.6 or later

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