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Recover the data you thought was lost forever

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Like characters in Star Wars, data is never really gone. Even when you think you’ve lost a file, its ghostly image remains on your disk, just waiting to return. All you need is the right data recovery tool.

Many data recovery apps are basically bloatware, but Recoverit for Mac is the real deal. It’s lean, intuitive and effective, so you can easily recover photos, video and audio files, emails and all kinds of documents. Whether you lost data in an accident, thanks to a crashed operating system, the blue screen of death, or even boot issues, it’s a simple process to recover.

Three steps to data recovery

Recoverit has a simple and easy-to-use interface that breaks down into three basic steps. First, select a recovery mode. Maybe it’s a file you accidentally deleted, something lost to a system crash or virus, or a formatted disk. It’s possible to recover data on external devices and drives, too, formatted on both Mac and Windows.

Next, you’ll get a prompt to connect the target device.

At this point, the app scans the device or drive, then presents a preview of whatever it finds. You’ll be able to scroll through lost data just like any other files.

The third and last step is to select the files you want, click Recover, and choose where to save them. The process takes about five minutes.

Recoverit: Easy data recovery for Mac and Windows

This is an easy way to get back all kinds of lost data. That includes lost partitions and formatted drives, both local and external. So, whether files were deleted by an application, emptied from the recycle bin, lost during reformatting or a partition reorganization, you can get it back. That is, if it hasn’t been overwritten.

Same thing goes for a USB drive, iPod or other external device — even a hard disk that’s not detected. If your situation doesn’t fall into these categories, there’s the All Round Recovery option that scans all drives for any recoverable data.

All this makes for an invaluable addition to any digital toolkit. There’s a free version of Recoverit, so you can get a sense for how it works — there’s a limit of 100MB of data recovery with this option.

That’s plenty for documents and other small files, but for anything bigger you’ll want to spring for the full version. For larger files, consider upgrading to a paid plan, which comes to about $100 a year. For peace of mind and data security, it’s well worth the price.