M3 Mac Data Recovery Online Help

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Getting Started

M3 Mac Data Recovery is a professional Mac data recovery software which can recover deleted files, recover data from formatted, damaged, deleted or lost partition, etc.

Tips: Due to sandboxing rules on Mac App Store, M3 Mac Data Recovery App Store version can only recover lost files from Disk Image (.dmg), but the website version can directly recover lost files from storage devcie without problem, refer to M3 Mac Data Recovery App Store Version Online Help >>

Supported Operating Systems

macOS 10.15 (Catalina), 10.14 (Mojave), 10.13 (High Sierra), 10.12 (Sierra‎) and Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan), 10.10 (Yosemite), 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.7 (Lion)

Supported file systems

Encrypted APFS, APFS, HFS+, HFSX, HFS, exFAT and FAT32.

Supported storage devices

Hard drive, external hard drive, USB drive, flash drive, pen drive, memory card, CF card, etc.

How to install M3 Mac Data Recovery?

Double M3 Data Recovery installation package, then drag M3 Data Recovery to Application folder.

Install M3 Mac Data Recovery

How to launch M3 Mac Data Recovery?

Step 1: After installation completes, please double click M3 Data Recovery in Applications folder.

Step 2: Enter admin password of your Mac computer and authorize the root privilege for M3 Mac Data Recovery as below:

Launch M3 Mac Data Recovery

Notes: If admin password of your Mac computer is not entered, M3 Data Recovery doesn't have the root privilege to access the storage devices so that the storage devices cannot be displayed in M3 Data Recovery.

How to activate M3 Mac Data Recovery?

Step 1: Click Activate button in toolbar of M3 Mac Data Recovery.

Step 2: Enter M3 Mac Data Recovery license key (Please directly copy and paste it) and click Activate.

Activate M3 Mac Data Recovery

How to use M3 Mac Data Recovery to recover lost data?

Step 1: Select where you lost files and then start scan.

M3 Mac Data Recovery

Step 2: M3 Mac Data Recovery is scanning the lost files.

M3 Mac Data Recovery

Step 3: After the scan completes, M3 Mac Data Recovery would list all found files, you can preview documents (Including doc, docx, xls, xlsx, pdf, txt, html, plist, etc.) and photos.

M3 Mac Data Recovery

Tips: If the files you expect are not found, please click Deep scan option and try again.

Step 4: Select the files you want to recover and click Recover to save them.

How to create bootable drive?

Step 1: Click M3 Data Recovery on status bar and select "Create boot drive".

Step 2: Insert a USB drive into your Mac computer and click Ok.

Step 3: Click "Make bootable".

Step 4: The USB drive will be erased and then M3 Mac Data Recovery starts to create a bootable drive.

After that, please insert M3 Mac Data Recovery bootable USB drive into unbootable Mac computer, and then press the Power button and Option key (⌥) to start the unbootable Mac computer.