FileSalvage for Mac OS X can be a life-saver in recovering deleted files

By Aaron Lee

If you've ever had files that were accidentally deleted, became unreadable due to media faults, or which you stored on a drive before it was re-initialized/formatted, you could use FileSalvage from SubRosaSoft. The software can recover lost files, iTunes libraries, photo collections, and more.

Currently, the $89.95 utility can currently recover over 100 file types, embedded and stand-alone. It will recover both computer files and RAW camera files, as it works on digital camera memory cards. In addition, FileSalvage is constantly being enhanced and updated with an increasing number of file types to salvage. 

What's more, its custom file type support allows recovery of files that may not already exist in the current list of "Supported File Formats." Embedded file recovery lets you search for files that have been embedded inside other files, which can come in very handy.

FileSalvage's built-in file preview lets you see what you're going to get before you recover a deleted file. Thankfully, the software never writes to the disk or device from which data is being salvaged. And the app searches free space and will scan only where known files are not, to speed recovery and narrow search results.

With version 8, FileSalvage added an improved integrated file preview. Whether you're searching for a PDF, or a Word document, the app now lets you quickly inspect the initial scan result for the files you need back. Version 8 also sports an easy-to-use interface to make the recovery process even easier. 

FileSalvage is device and file system independent, allowing users to recover files from normal Mac hard drives, USB keys, Windows drives, memory cards, or any other media you have that can be recognized in Mac OS X. The latest version