3 Steps to Restore Lost Files
Video Guide for File Recovery

3 Steps to Restore Lost/Deleted Files

With a user-friendly and intuitive graphic user interface, restoring files on a Mac laptop or desktop only takes a few clicks.

  • 1

    Download & Install

    Get iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac with a free download. The installation only takes a few clicks. For the first-time installation, you need to enable Full Disk Access and allow system extensions. Then open it from Applications in Finder.

  • 2

    Select & Scan

    Select Storage Device or Disk Image from the left sidebar and Click Search for Lost Data to start scanning. Or you can select or load a scan record for recovery.

  • 3

    Preview & Recover

    Filter files by different categories and then preview recoverable files. Tick the desired files and click the Recover button. Save the files to a different location.

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Video Guide for File Recovery

Mac data retrieval by iBoysoft is easy to use to recover deleted or lost files for beginners and its professional functionalities satisfy experts from professional mac data recovery services.

The video contains the following key moments:

  • Device and macOS tested (00:13)
  • How we tested data recovery (1:31)
  • Download and install iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac (2:10)
  • Launch the software (3:03)
  • Start file recovery (3:53)
  • Recover data from Mac's startup disk (5:15)
  • Save/load session for later recovery (5:46)
  • Use deep scan (6:30)

Superb Features for You

Upgrade History

The upgraded application comes with a redesigned, Finder-like user interface, making the operation steps smoother and easier.

Recover Data from an Unbootable Mac

This macOS and OS X file recovery software can be launched in macOS Recovery Mode without creating a bootable drive nor software installation. It specializes in recovering data from a Mac that failed to turn on due to system crash or file system corruption.

>> How to run iBoysoft Data Recovery in macOS recovery mode?

Restore Files from Disk Image

Mac users create a DMG (disk image) file that is a compressed copy of entire content of a disk or partition for data backup and recovery.

iBoysoft Mac data recovery experts allow you to scan and recover deleted or missing files from a user-created or downloaded DMG file.

Recover Data from External Disks on Mac

This tool can recover deleted files on Mac. All recently deleted files or permanently deleted files can be restored successfully. It helps recover Word documents on Mac as well as other deleted files from portable HDD, SSD, SD card, USB drive, etc.

Notably, this well-designed program can recover lost data from unreadable external disks on Mac, recover lost files from not mounting external hard drive on Mac, as well as restore files from formatted or corrupted removable storage devices. The file recovery tool for Mac is good at SD card recovery, USB data recovery.

Rescue Files from Mac's Startup Disk

This advanced app perfectly supports (encrypted) APFS data recovery. It also helps find the lost APFS partitions and recover lost files from them.

It fully enables you to retrieve data from Mac's internal hard drive even it is encrypted by Secure Enclave technology of Apple T2, M1, M2, M3 chip, by APFS encryption, or by FileVault 2.

iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac

This easy-to-use software with advanced data retrieval techniques gives you a hand to regain your missing files rapidly and thoroughly from any storage device. Don't hesitate to try it!

Compatible For All Devices

Using this best data recovery software for Mac to get back files from any Mac-based internal and external storage device include hard disk drive, solid state drive (SSD), USB flash drive, SD card, CF card, memory card, digital camera, etc.


MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac mini, Mac Pro, iMac, and iMac Pro (Including T2 chip, Apple silicon M1 & M2 Mac)


HP®, Samsung®, Seagate®, Toshiba®, WD®, LaCie®, Intel®, Adata® and more

USB Drive

SanDisk®, Samsung®, Kingston®, Corsair®, Patriot®, PNY®, Verbatim®, Silicon Power® and more

SD/CF/memory Card

SanDisk®, Transcend®, Toshiba®, Lexar®, Integral®, SP®, PNY®, Kingston® and more

Digital Camera

Samsung®, Casio®, Sony®, GoPro®, Canon®, Sigma®, Nikon®, Epson®, Panasonic® and more

Apart from these storage devices, we also support memory card, memory stick, microcard, and other (RAID reconstruction is not supported by iBoysoft Data Recovery).

1000+ File Formats Supported

Office Files





3DM, 3DMF, TIFF,CR2, CRW, DWF, DWG, VWX, WBC, WBD,and more



AMV, ANM, ASF, ASX, AVS, F4V, HDMOV, MOI, MPV2, and more



AC3, ACC, AFC, AIF, AIFC, AM, AT3, AU, CAF, CDA, IT, KAR and more




Technical Specifications

Operating System Supported:

macOS 14, 13, 12, 11, 10.15, 10.14, 10.13,
10.12, Mac OS X 10.11

File System Supported:


Hardware Requirements:

Disk Space: 32MB minimum space for program installation

CPU: at least with x86

RAM: at least 128MB

Choose the Best Data Recovery Software for Mac

Selecting the best Mac data recovery software or the best Mac photo recovery software can be a challenge since many options look seemingly great and they all work in a similar way. We break down the most important criteria about a data recovery software application for Mac below to help you narrow down options. Since the recovery process usually involves important data, you'd better select the most capable one

iBoysoft Data
Recovery for Mac
for Mac
Recoverit for Mac
Stellar Data
Recovery for Mac
Disk Drill
for Mac
Advanced File Scanning Algorithms
Support Apple T2 Security Chip
Support Apple Silicon M1, M2 Chip
Support macOS 14 Sonoma
Data Recovery From Unbootable Macs
High Recovery Success Rate
Fast Scanning & Recovery Speed
Graphic User Interface
Free Preview Before Recovery
Secure and Private
Free Technical Support
Free Data Recovery 1 GB Unlimited 100 MB 1 GB 500 MB
Supported File Systems (encrypted) APFS, HFS+, FAT32, exFAT HFS+, FAT32, exFAT, NTFS, ext2, ext3, ext4 (encrypted) APFS, (encrypted) HFS+, FAT32, exFAT, ext2, ext3, ext4 APFS, HFS+, FAT32, NTFS and ExFAT APFS, HFS+, FAT32, exFAT, ext3, ext4

Choose Your Desired Options

Free Edition

  • Recover 1GB data free
  • Recover data from (encrypted) APFS drive
  • Recover data from an unbootable Mac in macOS Recovery Mode

1-month License

  • Recover unlimited data
  • Recover data from encrypted APFS, APFS, HFS+, FAT32, exFAT drive
  • Recover data from an unbootable Mac in macOS Recovery Mode

US$89.95 (excl. VAT)

Free Trial

1-year License

  • Recover unlimited data
  • Recover data from encrypted APFS, APFS, HFS+, FAT32, exFAT drive
  • Recover data from an unbootable Mac in macOS Recovery Mode

US$99.95 (excl. VAT)

Free Trial

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Best Practices from Worldwide Users

Paul Lazear Aug. 08, 2019

Great data recovery app for Mac computers and even more impressive tech support! highly recommended.

Anonymous Jun. 27, 2019

Perfect - thanks for your support and patience. I will definitely recommend this best data recovery software Mac.

Sofia Nin Apr. 08, 2019

I am so happy that I found this software. It's also easy to navigate and user-friendly.

Jack Mar. 21, 2019

Asked a lot of friends, and finally found this software to help me find the data, so that my work and life can be restored to normal.

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To recover your deleted files on Mac, follow the steps below:

  • 1. Free download iBoysoft Data Recovery application on your Mac.
  • 2. Launch the program from Finder > Application folder and select the disk/partition that contained the missing files.
  • 3. Uncheck Deep scan for recovering deleted data while keep it checked for more thorough data recovery.
  • 4. Click the Scan button to start searching.
  • 5. Preview the scanned files and select your deleted files.
  • 6. Select the files to be restored.
  • 7. Click the Recover button to save the files to a destination.

Of course. As an Apple trusted and certified developer, iBoysoft's Mac data recovery is 100% safe. It has read-only access to your drive where you lost the data and will not damage your storage device neither your original files.


iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac Free Trial version allows free scan and pre-recovery preview of the documents, photos, videos, and other file types so that you can know what files are recoverable before purchasing.


It depends on the capacity of your hard drive as well as the performance of your Mac. If you choose to scan an entire drive, it will take a longer time than a single partition. Our Mac data recovery software provides an option to check the scanned results while scanning. If you have found the lost data, you can terminate the scanning process.

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