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Stellar Data Recovery for Mac v12.0.0.0 Launched

An all-new personalized user interface with a host of advanced features and support for the latest MacOS Sonoma 14 and M3 and T2 Chips.See What's New


Reliable & Easy-to-use Free File Recovery Software for Mac

Recovering lost or deleted Mac files gets simpler and faster with the trusted Stellar Data Recovery Free for Mac (formerly known as Stellar Phoenix). The powerful and accurate DIY tool helps recover and restore lost files for various data loss scenarios such as drive failure, accidental deletion, malware attack and volume failure.

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Restore Data from All Mac Devices & Drives

  • Supports Mac devices running on macOS Sierra 10.12 up till the macOS Sonoma 14 Edition.
  • Recovers data from Fusion drives, Time Machine backups and native volumes.
  • Retrieves files from external storage drives, USB drives, jump drives, and other Mac storage devices.
  • Supports restoration of fragmented MOV & MP4 videos from removable thumb drives and memory cards.
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Recover All File Formats from Mac Systems

  • Recovers files across hundreds of file formats on Mac devices.
  • Customizes your scan for selecting one or more file types and faster recovery.
  • Restores files of third-party apps like MS-Office, Adobe Acrobat, InDesign, and more.
  • Retrieves lost or deleted Photos, iMovie files, GarageBand files, Pages' files, and Mail files.

*Download the free trial version on your Desktop or Laptop to scan & preview your recoverable items.

* Free Download recovers up to 1GB data for free.

Comprehensive Data Recovery Solutions

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Pause & Resume Scan at your Convenience

Pause & Resume Scan at your Convenience

The new 'Pause and Resume' scanning feature lets you pause a scan and resume at a more convenient time. You can preview and restore files while a scan is in progress without any hassle.

Do More with Personalized Themes

Do More with Personalized Themes

The free Mac data recovery software helps personalize your data recovery scan. Select from the available three different UI themes - Dark, Light and Vibrant and improve your scanning experience.

Recover Files from Emptied Trash

Recover Files from Emptied Trash

The tool helps you recover deleted Mac files for free from emptied Trash in an accurate and time-effective manner. It can retrieve files deleted using the "Command-Option-Delete" key combination.

Recover Data from Formatted Volumes

Recover Data from Formatted Volumes

The free file recovery software for Mac is equipped to scan formatted volumes on Mac Startup disk and removable storage media to identify the location of the lost data.


Explore More Features with Advanced Versions

Recover Unlimited Data from your Mac

Recover Unlimited Data from your Mac

Stellar Data Recovery Standard for Mac is the next in-line upgrade to the Free edition. The standard edition allows users to recover unlimited lost or deleted files from a Mac system in a matter of a few clicks.

Recover Data from Crashed or Non-booting Mac

Recover Data from Crashed or Non-booting Mac

The Professional, Premium and Technician editions of the free Mac data recovery software can rescue data from a crashed or non-booting Mac without the need for an external USB drive configured as a boot media.

Retrieve Data from Lost Volumes

Retrieve Data from Lost Volumes

The upgraded software versions can scan and locate lost or deleted volumes on Mac storage drives, enabling smooth and quick data recovery. You can recover data from lost volumes of your Mac's Startup disk, portable drives, flash storage drives, and other storage devices.

Repair Corrupt Photos & Videos

Repair Corrupt Photos & Videos

A never before feature! – The Premium and Technician editions can repair corrupt photos & videos taken with DSLR, digital cameras, drones, Android phones, and CCTV cameras. They can effectively repair issues such as distorted, grainy, blurry, pixelated, and greyed-out images as well as repair choppy, stuttering or blurry videos shot using a wide-range of cameras from manufacturers like Canon®, Sony®, Go Pro®, and others.

Recover Data from Virtual Machine Files

Recover Data from Virtual Machine Files

Stellar Data Recovery Technician for Mac is the ultimate data care software created for professionals and IT administrators. Along with file recovery from Linux-formatted drives (EXT2, EXT3 & EXT 4), it allows users to perform virtual machine data recovery supporting VMDK, VDI, VHD and VHDX files.

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Easy Toggle between 'Quick Scan' & 'Deep Scan'

The DIY tool offers – Quick Scan and Deep Scan. Quick Scan scans the drive superficially using the file system. While, Deep Scan scans formatted storage drives by analyzing file signatures. If necessary, the software automatically switches to Deep Scan in certain cases.

Software Walkthrough

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Step 1 : Select File Type

Select File Type

Select the type of data that you want to recover.

Step 2 : Select the Location

Select the Location

Select the Startup disk or location, and click Scan.

Step 3 : Preview & Recover

Preview & Recover

Preview the scanned files and click Recover.


Quick Comparison

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Price 0 $69.99 $89.99 $99.99 $199
Installations Single System Single System Single System Single System Single System
OS Required macOS macOS macOS macOS macOS
Operating System: macOS Sonoma 14, 13, 12, 11, 10.14, 10.13, 10.12 and 10.11
Language Supported: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese
Recovers Lost & Deleted Data from MacBook®, iMac®, Mac mini®, Mac Pro etc. (Compatible with M1, M2, M3 & T2 Chip-Enabled Macs)
Recovers Deleted Photos, Videos and Other Critical Files
Recovers Fragmented MOV & MP4 Video Files Saved in Removal Drives & Memory Cards.
Recovers from Any Storage Media - LaCie® USB-C HDD, SSD, Portable/ External HDD, etc.
Recovers Data from APFS, APFS Encrypted, HFS+, NTFS, ex-FAT, FAT(FAT16/FAT32)
Option to Pause & Resume an Ongoing Scan
Recovers Backup Files from Time Machine
Recovers Deleted Files from Encrypted Hard Drive
Recovers from Non-Booting macOS
Recovers Data from Lost Volumes
Disk Imaging for Safe & Faster Recovery
Monitors Hard Drive Health (SMART) & HDD Cloning
Repairs Corrupt or Distorted Photo & Videos
Virtual Machine Recovery (VMDK, VDI, VHD & VHDX File Types)
Support for Linux File Systems (EXT2, EXT3, EXT4)
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Stellar has 25 years’ worth of experience in the field and provides 24-hour free technical support five days a week, so you should be in good hands.

Sometimes the built-in Recovery utility just isn’t enough to address the data loss scenario you are facing, in which case, we advise that you turn to some advanced software that specialises in Mac data recovery such as Stellar Data Recovery.

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Stellar Data Recovery review: A fast, highly customizable file recovery tool.

Stellar Data Recovery is one of the best data recovery tools we've used, with highly customizable searches, a huge file-type library, and deep scan abilities.

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Our team has been using Stellar for years to safeguard our data against loss.

At AddictiveTips, we’re pretty demanding of any app or service that promises to manage our precious personal data, and Stellar is no exception. We won’t leave you in suspense, however, as it’s pretty obvious that we wholeheartedly recommend Stellar for your Mac.

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Stellar set out to create software that is designed for the people that prefer the DIY method of fixing things.

Stellar Data Recovery is the best place to start for your data recovery mission. It's the only software in the world that has the ability to recover your data as well as repair your video and image files.


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Technical Specifications

About Product
Stellar Data Recovery Free Mac
License: Single User
Edition: Free, Standard, Professional, Premium, Technician
Language Supported: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese
Release Date: January, 2024
System Requirements
Processor: Intel compatible (x64-based processor)
Memory: 4 GB minimum (8 GB recommended)
Hard Disk: 250 MB free space
Operating System:
(64 Bit only)
macOS Sonoma 14,Ventura 13, Monterey 12, Big Sur 11, Catalina 10.15, 10.14, 10.13, & 10.12


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*Download the free trial version on your Desktop or Laptop to scan & preview your recoverable items.



Without the need for software activation, you can save a total of 1 GB of data. The maximum size of individual files recovered with the tool could be up to 100 MB. If your recoverable file is larger than the 100 MB file size, we recommend exploring our paid plans.

You can upgrade the free edition of the tool to Standard or Professional editions to recover more than 1 GB data. These paid editions of the software can recover unlimited files of any size.

Yes, the free edition can recover data from macOS Sonoma, Ventura, Monterey, Catalina, Mojave and older OS X versions.Learn more red arrow

Yes, it is 100% safe and secure to use this software. The software has read-only access to your system and has no privileges to modify any data.

Free 24x5 Technical support is available with all Paid editions of Stellar Data Recovery software.


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