Installing Data Rescue 3

A second hard drive with adequate space is necessary to recover data and host Data Rescue’s workspace. If you have a second internal hard drive in your computer or an external USB/Firewire hard drive attached to your computer, you may use it for this purpose. Make sure you have enough free space to hold the data you wish to recover, plus an additional amount of 2% the size of the volume or disk being scanned.

Install Data Rescue 3 by dragging the red cross to the folder that the arrow is pointing to.

dr3 standard install window

Launch Data Rescue 3 from the Applications folder.

applications folder

Click Open to proceed

dr3 open

Agree to EUA

dr3 eula

Enter your name and serial number and click “Activate”. If you are evaluating Data Rescue 3 click “Demo”

dr3 serial number
dr3 welcome

Start New Scan Choose this option if you want to begin scanning a drive. This will be the case for the majority of users who haven’t used Data Rescue 3 before.

Resume Suspended Scan If you have suspended, or paused, a previous scan in Data Rescue 3, you can use this option to continue where you last left off. Make sure you have the original drive that was being scanned connected to your computer. If you only have one suspended scan, it will be resumed immediately. Otherwise you will be prompted to choose a scan to resume.

Browse Completed Scans This option is available if you already have one or more completed scans. Selecting this will bring you to the Scan Results where you can locate files for recovery.