Disaster has struck and you’ve lost some important files on your computer. How will you explain to your boss that you lost the company’s annual report? Perhaps you’ve lost photographs from your wedding, or a Powerpoint presentation that must be ready for Monday. Whatever the type of file you’ve lost, you now are in an emotionally charged frame of mind. Is your weekend gone, or can you recover the files you have lost?
Most computer users have heard of data recovery software, but hope to never need it. Unfortunately, due to computer failure, and human error, the loss of files is more common than you may think. You may have moved the wrong file to the trash, or decided after emptying the trash that you really needed it. Perhaps those old photos didn’t seem to important when you cleared them from your computer.
Whatever the reason, it doesn’t matter. You know you need data recovery software, but aren’t sure where to buy it.
The method that may take a longer length of time is to get in your car and drive to your local computer shop to buy a software package.
Does your Mac computer even have a CD drive anymore? Most of the new Macs don’t. So, even if you buy a software package, you’re still going to have to go online and download the program.
Your best step is to calm down, and head to Google. Here you can do a search for Mac data recovery software. You’ll be presented with a list of websites where you can buy this software. At each of these sites you’ll be able to directly download to your computer, after you have paid for it.
The first thing you’ll notice is that there are a lot of choices out there. You’ll need to narrow it down to software that is suitable for your Mac. Did you lose files on your personal computer, or did you lose files on the work Macbook?
You’ll see that many companies offer free Mac data file recovery. These are usually short trials that you can try out. If you like it, you can then pay the fee, which will open up new features of the software. This type may be perfect if you’re only searching for one file, otherwise, you may wish to save yourself time and actually buy software that has a full set of features.
Many companies also offer a 30 day money back guarantee. This is a great offer, as you may find that one type is better than another. If the software doesn’t work, you aren’t out the cash.
Do check ratings for the Mac data recovery software. You can see what others in your situation have to say about each developer, and whether these situations are applicable to yours.
You can also head to the Mac Apple store and see if there are any free data recovery software tools for you. An additional benefit of buying from the Apple store is that these programs have been vetted by Apple, so you are guaranteed to be buying effective data recovery software.
Whatever you choose, you’ll be relieved when you see your lost files back on your hard drive.