Do Your Data Recovery for Mac Professional User Guide

Do Your Data Recovery for Mac Professional provides you best data recovery experience with powerful data recovery features and user-friendly interface. First of all, please install it on your Mac then follow the steps to get lost data back. (Download Do Your Data Recovery for Mac.)

Part 1: Three Steps to Recover Lost Data

Step 1: Select the hard drive where you lose your data.

Select the hard drive or device where you lose your files to start data recovery. You can recover lost files from local/external Mac hard drive, as well as retrieve lost files from SD card, USB drive, digital camera, memory card or other storage media. You can even recover lost files from deleted/lost Mac volumes.

Select hard drive

Note: The new APFS file system (macOS 10.13 or later macOS) does not allow any app to directly scan the system hard drive (where the macOS is installed). If you want to recover system hard drive (such as MacHD, Apple SSD) in APFS, you need to disable System Integrity Protection (SIP). Just follow this guide: disable SIP and recover lost data from system hard drive in macOS 10.13 or later >>

If the software can’t recognize your hard drive or device, just reconnect the hard drive and device to your computer and restart Do Your Data Recovery for Mac.

Select file types that you want to recover.

Click File Types you will see all File Types are selected by default. If you only want to recover one, two or three etc file types of files, please select them. For example, if you only want to recover photos, you just only select 'Images', then the program will scan your drive or device and find photos/images for you only. It will save your time and get a more focused scanning result.

Select file types

Step 2: Scan your hard drive to find lost files.

After selecting the hard drive where you lose your files, just click on Scan button. Do Your Data Recovery for Mac will automatically scan the hard drive and find lost files.

Scan hard drive

Do Your Data Recovery for Mac Professional provides two recovery modes for Mac data recovery. We strongly recommend that you try 'Quick Recovery ' mode at first because it takes only minutes – very quick.

Quick Recovery – It is the fastest method to detect and scan your Mac or storage device. 'Quick Recovery' often finds deleted or recently lost files within a few minutes. It is recommended to try this recovery mode first in most cases. If 'Quick Recovery' can't find what you want, please click 'Advanced Recovery' to deeply scan your drive.
Advanced Recovery – This recovery mode will deeply scan your Mac drive or device with advanced scanning technology to find every recoverable file. It performs sector-by-sector scanning, so it will takes more time and find much more lost files.

Step 3: Preview the files and recover them.

You can preview the recoverable files to check their quality before recovery. Then recover what you want and save them on your computer or storage device by clicking on Recover button. Please don't save the found files on the disk where you lose your data, in case that they would overwrite the original data.

Preview and Recover the Files

Please note:

  • 1. If the 'Quick Recovery' mode doesn't find what you want, please click 'Advanced Recovery' to find more lost files.
  • 2. During the scanning, you can pause and stop the scan process to recover lost data.

Part 2: Import/Export Scanning Result

Do Your Data Recovery for Mac offers ‘Import Scan Result’ and ‘Export Scan Result’ options.

Export Scan Result

When a full scan is finished, you can save the scan result for later data recovery. Click ‘Export Scan Result’ icon and save the scan result as a .dydr file.

Export Scan Result

Import Scan Result

Run Do Your Data Recovery on your computer. Click ‘Import Scan Result’ icon on the top-right corner of the first interface, then import previous scan result (.dydr file) to resume data recovery. You don’t need to scan your hard drive again.

Import Scan Result

Please feel free to contact us by sending an email to [email protected] if you have any question.