Data Rescue 4

Data Rescue 4 for Mac - $99

The Best Mac Data Recovery

Data Rescue has a 5-star average rating at and a 4.5 starrating on Amazon. Data Rescue has earned over 150 industry awards for best-in-class Mac recovery since it's debut in 2002.
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NEW in version 4!
Introducing Data Rescue’s NEW BootWell™ Technology. BootWell™ allows you to create a special secondary startup drive that can be used to recover files from your main startup hard drive

Quick Scan

Utilizes existing directory info even if your Mac hard drive does not mount. This type of scan usually takes just a few minutes but can take longer in more severe cases. Quick Scan should be tried first in most cases.

Deep Scan

Utilizes the most advanced techniques to find every recoverable file on your Mac hard drive. This type of scan typically takes three minutes per gigabyte but can take longer in more severe data loss cases.

Deleted File Scan

Will search your Mac hard drive for recently deleted files. Use this scan when your Mac hard drive is working properly but you accidentally deleted one or more Mac files.


Makes an exact copy of your Mac hard drive. The clone can then be scanned which helps improve recoverability. This function is used in the most severe cases where hardware problems may be present.

File IQ

Is a powerful feature which enables Data Rescue 4 to learn new Mac file types. Simply drag sample files to the Data Rescue 4 drop-in bin and Data Rescue 4 will learn these new Mac file types.

Data Rescue 4

The Best Mac hard drive recovery software



Powerful New Feature in Data Rescue 4

Your Mac’s main hard drive (sometimes referred to as the Main HD or Boot Drive) is where all of your computer files are stored.  When there is a problem with this hard drive it can be very difficult, frustrating and time consuming to get those files back.  BootWell is an all-new feature that makes recovery of your main hard drive painless, fast and easy.


When your main hard drive is crashed and
won’t give you access to your files, you won’t
be able to download or install new recovery

How can you get your files back?
1.  Boot from a BootWell Drive that has been
created by Data Rescue 4!

2.  Your BootWell Drive will let you scan your
main hard drive, finding all your files and
allowing you to recover them over to another

Since BootWell is created using your Mac, it’s
guaranteed to boot up your Mac!


When you’ve accidentally deleted files from
your Main HD it’s very important to
immediately stop using that Mac. Doing
anything on your computer could
potentially overwrite the files you want to
get back. That’s where a BootWell Drive
from Data Rescue 4 comes in.

1.  Boot from a BootWell Drive, then you
aren’t installing or downloading any files,
which helps preserve the files on your drive.

2.  Data Rescue can then run a Deleted Files
Scan, finding only your recently-deleted
files and letting you decide which ones you
want to recover.


Files on Crashed / Corrupted External or Non-Boot Drive
Deleted Files on Non-Boot or External Drive
Simply download and install Data Rescue 4, select the type of scan and you will be able to safely
recover your files to a secondary drive.


* BootWell Drives must first be prepared for your computer. This is an automatic process that happens when you select the BootWell drive as your startup drive. If your computer is non-functional and you cannot run Data Rescue to create a BootWell drive, or you experience an error while starting up from a BootWell drive, your main hard drive may be too damaged to support BootWell directly. If that occurs, you may create and prepare a BootWell drive from any computer with the same OS version as your damaged computer.

Easily and Safely Recover from all Macs

  • Works on all Mac hard drives even if they fail to mount or only partially operate.
  • Recovers digital pictures from your camera media even after it has been erased or reformatted.
  • Recover your entire Mac hard drive or just the files you need.
  • Recovers all file types from any HFS/HFS+ formatted drive.
  • Tuned for all modern Mac OS versions 10.7.5 and newer.
  • Recovers from any iMac, Macbook, Macbook Pro, Macbook Air, Mac Mini, MacPro, including Retina displays.
  • RAW data recovery is enable from the entire Mac hard drive.
  • Supports Data recovery from HTFS-based Boot Camp Partitions.

Designed & Supported in the US

FREE Technical Support via phone or email.
FREE Demo for you to try before you buy.
Risk Free Performance Guarantee $200 credit towards data
recovery service if your hard drive is physically broken.

Do you have an older Mac?

Data Rescue 3 supports older PowerPC
and 32-bit Intel Macs running 10.4.11 – 10.6.8 systems

#1 Rated hard drive recovery software

Data Rescue is used by home users, forensic recovery teams, and IT groups worldwide. Data Rescue is easy-to-use hard drive and file recovery software. Works when other computer recovery software has failed.
*Prosoft Engineering highly recommends using the demo of Data Rescue 4 before purchasing. Every data recovery scenario is different and we want to make sure it will work for your needs.

Why is Data Rescue 4 different than other Mac data recovery software programs on the market?

Focusing on data recovery, instead of Mac hard drive repair, Data Rescue 4 will work in more cases, recover more effectively, and deliver your files in better condition than other Mac hard drive utilities you may have tried in the past. Data Rescue 4 analyzes your entire Mac hard drive looking for your data, then it meticulously re-assembles your files and stores them to a different location.

Can I recover files that I accidentally deleted, or from a reformatted Mac hard drive?

In OS X, when a file is deleted, for example by dragging it to the trash and emptying the trash, the file’s name and folder information is usually erased by the system, and is therefore irretrievably lost. However in most cases, the most important part of the file — its contents — are still present on the disk. If a Mac hard drive is reformatted, usually the original file catalog is permanently lost and thus recovering files by their original name and directory location is not possible and thus files are recovered by content. Finding the file by its contents alone is in general a difficult task, requiring algorithms to recognize those contents among all the billions of bytes of data on the disk. This task requires algorithms that are tailored to each specific file type. Data Rescue 4 made a start at this by providing support for about ten important file types that can be recovered by content. Data Rescue 4 increased this content scan capability by an order of magnitude, supporting more than one hundred separate file types. And Data Rescue 4 once again increases this content scan capability. (See the following questions.) If the file types you are looking for are among the supported types, there is a good chance that Data Rescue 4 will be able to find it. Beyond the ten-fold increase in number of content scan file types supported, Data Rescue 4 enhances your ability to find deleted files in another way: the Deleted Files Scan scans only the free space portion of your Mac hard drive, greatly reducing the number of files that you must look for to find particular ones. In addition to all of this is FileIQ. FileIQ allows you to add your own file type to Data Rescue 4 to further increase it’s capacity to recover your important files. FileIQ works by analyzing your file samples and adding the file patterns so that your User Defined file type can now be located. This vastly increases Data Rescue 4’s capabilities to find your deleted files.

Will Data Rescue 4 recover all file types?

Data Rescue 4 has an extensive list of hundreds of file types it can recover (listed here). If the file type you are looking to recover is not listed here, there is a powerful new feature call FileIQ that allows Data Rescue 4 to learn about new file types from user-supplied samples. This greatly extends the number of potential Reconstructed file types supported.

Will Data Rescue 4 recover pictures from a digital camera media card, that have been deleted, reformatted or a corrupt media card?

Yes, Data Rescue 4 can recover digital images from digital camera media cards as well as Mac hard drives.

I only deleted one file, do I have to recover all the contents on my Mac hard drive?

Data Rescue 4 allows you to preview the file before recovering it and you can select the individual files without recovering the whole Mac hard drive.

I am not very technical, what if I need assistance using Data Rescue 4?

Prosoft offers FREE pre and post technical support via phone or email.

What if my drive is physically damaged?

Prosoft’s new, award-winning Data Rescue Center can provide you with a free diagnosis (including free shipping to our facility). This is our full-service hard drive recovery service where we can do Mac hard drive failure recovery. Find out more at