Fixed unexpected server-close errors, more
Stellar Data Recovery is expanding their lineup of data-recovery tools with the Stellar Phoenix FileMaker Recovery repair utility, a program for Macs that promises to repair and recover otherwise-inaccessible data from corrupted FileMaker databases. The program can recover files corrupted by the unexpected closure of a server, the deletion of auto-enter calculation fields or operating system issues.
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Prosoft Engineering has released Data Rescue 3 LE, a modified version of the company's data recovery tool, in the Mac App Store. Due to Apple's restrictions the company cannot offer all of the features found in the full version of Data Rescue. As a result, the company decided to develop a limited version of the software that adhered to App Store restrictions and could be offered through Apple's new software store. Data Rescue 3 LE only works with external, non-startup drives and therefore cannot use a boot DVD to provide additional functionality. Data Rescue 3 LE is offered exclusively through the Mac App Store for $60, while a full Data Rescue 3 license can be purchased from the company's website for $100.
Data Rescue Center opened
Nova Development has released a new software bundle featuring 10 desktop applications. The Mac SuperBundle Summer 2011 Edition offers over $350 of software including Parallels Desktop 6, Money 4, Yummy FTP, and Washing Machine 2. All 10 applications are either OS X Lion compatible or have been promised Lion compatibility updates after the operating system's release. The bundle can be purchased online for $49, and the first 1,000 customers will receive 4MediaiPod to Mac Transfer for free.
Software supports HFS, HFS+, NTFS, FAT
CleverFiles Software has launched a public beta of its Mac data recovery software, Disk Drill. Disk Drill can recover lost data and deleted files and offers its Recovery Vault data loss prevention feature which tracks data constantly, providing more info for the software when recovering a lost file. It offers quick scans and deep scans for files that do not appear in the quick scan. It can work on all file systems -- HFS/HFS+/NTFS/FAT and both hard disks and flash media and can overcome corrupted file systems. Because Disk Drill is programmed with binary signatures of most media types, it can recognize files on drives that have lost or damaged directories.
Version 3.0 adds stability, speed
MacForensicsLab has updated its computer forensics suite, releasing MacForensicsLab 3.0. The cross-platform suite aids investigators in finding and recovering deleted, embedded and corrupted files. It is claimed to produce fault-tolerant and verifiable acquisitions. Keyword analysis and cataloging is performed in multiple languages. The software searches MD5, SHA-1, and SHA-256 checksum calculations, allowing the user to search for items of interest across devices, within folders of files, and directly inside specific files.
Recovers software from iPods, USB drives
Remo Software has introduced a new data-restoration application, Remo Recover. The program is available as a Media or Pro edition, each with tools for recovering lost data from computers and external storage devices. The apps also support data retrieval from iPods, allowing users to send the restored files to various devices. The Media edition provides a basic set of tools for recovering photo, video and music files, including RAW photos.
Data Rescue 3 enhances speed and performance
Prosoft Engineering has released Data Rescue 3, an upgrade to its data recovery software. The app is designed to help users retrieve files from a corrupt hard drive, as well as restore files that have been previously deleted. Version 3 delivers several new features including a re-designed interface, an "intelligent" FileIQ function, and improvements to both speed and overall performance. With FileIQ the program can now learn about new file types from samples provided by the user -- to increase the number of supported file types.
Recovery app updated
Stellar Data Recovery has released Stellar Phoenix Macintosh Data Recovery 3.0, with new support for LaCie hard drives and iPods. The software supports finding lost or deleted files like video, audio, photos and documents (supports 61 file types), recovers the original names and creation times, and works on HFS, HFS+, HFSX and HFS Wrapper volumes. It also offers file mask and file filter options for recovering specific file types.
iPhone restore leaves data
When performing a full restore on Apple’s iPhone, some data is allegedly intact enough that it can be restored with data recovery tools, even ones that have come refurbished directly from Apple. Enthusiast Jonathan Zdziarski was notified by a reader – who happens to be a detective for the Oregon State Police – was able to restore data from a former user, with the tool revealing their name and several emails to Bank of America, among others.
Data Rescue II for Leopard
Prosoft Engineering today announced that the latest version of its Data Rescue II software offers full support for Mac OS X Leopard. The previous revision was only compatible with a Leopard-based Mac when booted from the optical drive, according to the company, and the update achieves Leopard compatibility without the need to boot from a CD or DVD disk. Data Rescue II helps users recover files from problematic hard drives or files that were previously deleted. The software is priced at $100 and requires Mac OS X 10.2 or later.