Mac OS X is considered as more reliable and stable operating system, than other computer operating systems. It provides advanced and unique security features, which make it more authentic. Mac claims to be completely safe from viruses and other malicious programs. It enables you to store your valuable data on internal hard drive as well as removable storage devices.

However, user errors, system data structures corruption, hard drive formatting, improper system shutdown, and other such problems can also affect this powerful operating system and cause serious problems of data loss. In such cases, a complete and valid backup proves great help. However, there is no backup in place or it is not updated, Mac File Recovery becomes need of hour.

Fortunately, it is possible to retrieve lost data from your Mac-supported storage media, because the file is not removed completely from the media until it is being overwritten. Only the file system entry of particular file or directory is removed and the file or directory remains intact, until the operating system allocates this space to any other file. In such situations, a good Mac recovery software like Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery, helps you to completely analyze the drive, repair the damage, and retrieve data.

Stellar Phoenix Mac performs recovery of your valuable data from affected storage media using below three steps:

•    Analyze- First of all, the software analyze the damage to your hard drive and performs absolute scan of entire drive to find out lost files, folders, and volumes. Disk scanning is carried out using high-end scanning techniques. The scanning process of this data recovery Mac utility is extremely fast and advanced.

•    Repair- After analyzing the problem, the software fixes the damage and extract data from problem media. It has interactive graphical user interface and thus you need not to have sound technical skills to use this software for recovery. It recognizes almost all popular file formats and also enables you to add a file format, as per your requirements.

•    Recovery- After successful completion of the above process, software lists down all the recoverable files, directories, and volumes for actual recovery. You can recover all or required files to desired location on your hard drive, removable media, or any network mapped drive.

The analyze and repair options are also available in free demo version of this Mac recovery software. The evaluation version lists and previews all recoverable files. However, you need to purchase full version of the software to actually recover the data.

Stellar Phoenix Macintosh Data Recovery software recovers data from hard drive, USB drive, FireWire drive, memory card, and iPod. It works well with Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.5 Leopard, 10.4 Tiger, and 10.3.9 Panther. The software supports recovery from HFS, HFS+, HFSX, HFS Wrapper, and FAT file system volumes.