In an era of information and technology, people cannot avoid losing data when working on Mac/PC even with much caution. Mistaken format, virus attacks, power failure, and other elements still cause great data loss here and there. Thus, numerous free data recovery software emerges, whose qualities are uneven. This page was written to review iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac.
Introduction to iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac
iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac is free Mac data recovery software. It is powerful in recovering deleted/lost documents, photos, videos, etc. even from emptied Trash and lost partitions. iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac allows recovering data from encrypted APFS and even from an internal/external startup disk. It can recover various file types from inaccessible/formatted/unmountable/unreadable drives.
Supported storage devices
iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac allows users to recover data from hard drives, external hard drives, USB drives, USB sticks, flash drives, SD cards, CF cards, memory cards, memory sticks, microSD cards, digital cameras, and other storage devices.
Supported operating system
iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac is perfectly compatible with macOS 10.14 (Mojave), macOS 10.13 (High Sierra), macOS 10.12 (Sierra) and Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan), 10.10 (Yosemite), 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.7 (Lion).
Supported file system
iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac supports APFS, HFSX, HFS, HFS+, exFAT and FAT32
Except for recovering data from HFSX, HFS, HFS+, exFAT and FAT32 as other software does, iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac fully supports APFS, the newest Apple file system. It can recover data from APFS formatted storage devices with ease. We know that APFS can encrypt volumes and partition for the sake of security. iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac is able to recover lost data from an encrypted APFS partition if you have the right password.
Note: iBoysoft Data Recovery is also available for Windows. The free data recovery software works on Windows 10 and older versions well.
How to use iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac
1. After download this free Mac data recovery easily, you can install and launch it on your Mac. iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac will show all devices connected to your Mac, if not, a button “Find lost APFS partition” is allowed to find more.
2. Select the disk or partition where lost data locates, and check “Deep scan” box.
It is another user-friendly option for this software: “Deep scan” will take more time to scan but find more files, and if you don’t check the box, it would be “Quick scan” which takes less time.
3. Then click “Next” to scan, and you are allowed to click “Stop” once the lost file is found.
4. The scanning result will show in the left sidebar with three categories: Path, Type and Time, which enables you to find the lost files easily. Then you can choose files to preview and find the desired files.
5. Choose the desired files and click “Recover” to get them back.
Pros and Cons
Pros: minimal design and simple wizard
Read-only software without overwriting original data
Powerful ability to recover deleted/lost data in various devices
Supports APFS and startup disk data recovery
Supports both deep scan and a quick scan
Cons: 1 GB limitation for free data recovery
No portable version
iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac Review
iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac performances well in our testing. With a highly successful recovery rate and harmlessness, it is an intuitive and easy-to-use Mac data recovery tool. iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac is suitable for any user even though one has no prior experience in data recovery.