One-Stop Solution for Data Recovery Needs

Stellar Data Recovery Free Edition (Previously known as Stellar Phoenix) Reclaim your lost or deleted data in all common data loss scenarios including drive failure, accidental data deletion, virus attack and more.

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Restore Data from All Mac Devices & Drives

  • Recovers from the devices running on macOS Ventura till OS X El Capitan
  • Recovers from Fusion drive, Time Machine device & more
  • Retrieves from SSD, portable HDD, jump drives, etc.
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Recover All File Formats from Mac Systems for Free

  • Recovers hundreds of file formats from Mac
  • Restores Photos, iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Mail files, etc.
  • Gets back deleted Word, PowerPoint, Excel files & more

*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.

Powerful Comprehensive Solution

More Awesome Features

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Recover Files from Emptied Trash

The Mac trash recovery tool offers a free, DIY solution to restore the deleted files from Trash. The software can restore your files even if you had emptied the Trash. It can get back the files that were deleted using the Command-Shift-Delete or Command-Option-Shift-Delete options.

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Recover Data from Mac USB Drive

The free data recovery tool for Mac can recover deleted data from USB-C portable SSD, flash media, external hard drive, SD card, etc. The software can recover lost data from any USB drive having APFS, HFS, HFS+, ex-FAT or NTFS file system and works equally well with high-capacity storage drives.

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Recover Data from Formatted Partition

The software can scan formatted partitions on Mac Startup disk and removable storage media to determine the location of the lost data. It uses powerful deep scan technology to search the data using file signature, thereby maximizing the recovery of data from formatted partitions.

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Preview the Files before Saving Them

The software displays a detailed Preview of all other recoverable data after scanning the storage media. It allows you to clearly see all the data that can be recovered from the Mac device or attached storage media before you decide to choose and save the files.


Do Even More with Paid Software

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Recover Data from Crashed Mac

Professional, Premium and other advanced variants of this free Mac recovery software can also restore data from a crashed Mac system. These paid variants helps in this situation by allowing data recovery from crashed or non-booting Mac through an activated link without using any external bootable device.

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Retrieve Data from Lost Partition

Paid variants of the software can scan and locate lost or deleted partitions of Mac storage drives, thereby allowing recovery of data from such partitions. These advanced variants of the Mac data recovery tool can recover data from lost partitions of Startup disk, USB-C hard drive, portable drive, flash storage, etc.

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Recover Data from Time Machine

Professional, Premium and Technician editions of the software can scan Time Machine backup and restore data. So, if you had deleted the data or lost it due to drive corruption or formatting, you can recover it by scanning the Time Machine backup. A benefit of using the software is that you can recover specific files.

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Recover from Drive Having Bad Sectors

Professional & upper variants of the free Mac recovery tool offer disk imaging, allowing recovery of data through the disk image. This feature is helpful for recovering data from hard drives having bad sectors, as recovery from the disk image is faster and it avoids hard drive failure risks while performing data recovery.

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Repair Corrupt Photos

Premium and Technician editions of the software can repair corrupt photos taken with DSLR, digital camera, drone, Android phone etc. These paid variants can easily repair distorted, grainy, blurry, pixelated, & greyed-out images, and restore the images to their original state.

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Repair Corrupt Videos

Premium and Technician editions of the tool can also fix corrupt video files shot with all types of cameras such as DSLR, action camera, drone, CCTV camera, etc. These software can resolve choppiness, blurriness, and stuttering, etc. and work seamlessly with brands such as Canon®, Sony®, Go Pro®, etc.

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.


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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: April, 2023
System Requirements
Processor: Intel-compatible (x86, x64)
Memory: 4 GB minimum (8 GB recommended)
Hard Disk: 250 MB free space
Operating System: macOS 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.



Following are the new updates in version 11 of Stellar's Mac data recovery software.

  • Support of macOS 13 Ventura & Non-booting Ventura Mac with Recovery Mode (M1/T2).
  • Software now supports data recovery on APFS Encrypted Drive.
  • The support for APFS File Vault (Encrypted) Recovery is added.
  • The software supports APFS Fusion Drive (Inbuilt in iMac, Non-encrypted).
  • The support for scanning, preview, and recovery for Large Sectors 4K/2K Drive of APFS, HFS+, FAT32, NTFS, and EXFAT is provided.
  • Similarly, the software now supports Large Sector 4K/2K Drive for Can't find Volume and Create Image feature.
  • Lastly, the software is now available in the Japanese language.

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 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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