Macbooks are known to be the most secure and stable among laptops today. And among all Macbooks, the Macbook Air is considered to be the best for the majority of Mac users. Its edge is its portability – thin and light; plus it offers superb battery life, has an awesome backlit keyboard, and is easy on the pocket (read: affordable). However, despite its reliability and durability, the Macbook Air is not immune to data loss. You could have mistakenly or accidentally deleted important files, wrongly format a drive, or it was infected with a virus. If any of these mishaps happen, don’t fret. Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery software is your go-to utility for a quick and effective Macbook Air data recovery. Apart from Macbook Air, you can also perform Mac file recovery on an iMac, MacBook Pro, Mac Mini, and Mac Pro using this tool.
Below is a detailed step-by-step guide on how to go about recovering lost files on your Macbook Air. The instructions are fairly easy to follow because of the software’s clean and simple graphical user interface.
STEP 1. Download Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery software, unzip its .dmg file and double-click. Once complete, drag its icon to the Applications folder.
STEP 2. Look for the software in the Applications folder. Hit ‘Recover Data’ to launch and get started.
STEP 3. There will be five recovery options to choose from: Drive Recovery, Photo Recovery, CD/DVD Recovery, iPod Recovery, and Raw Recovery.
Since we are to perform Macbook Air data recovery, ‘Drive Recovery’ should be selected. For the scan method under this recovery option, we will proceed with ‘Quick Recovery’. This method is the fastest way to recover data from your Macbook Air. You can always opt for this method in cases where you want to recover lost files fast by scanning the entire drive.
STEP 4. All your hard drives will appear under ‘Volume(s)’. Select from which volume drive the software will scan to recover data. For your reference, drive information can be found on the right. Click the blue ‘Scan’ button at the bottom right once selection has been made.
STEP 5. You can see here that the software is scanning your selected drive for deleted files. Click the ‘Recover’ button below once the scan is completed.
STEP 6. The next window will show the scan results. They are arranged in different “lists” depending on how you would like to view them.
- Classic List – in this view, files and folders are listed as they are found on the hard drive.
- File List – as shown here, files and folders are grouped according to their file types (video, document, text, archive, applications etc.).
- Filter List – you can see list of file types here according to the preferences you’ve previously set like file size, date created etc.
If you are just after a specific file, you can make use of the search bar on top. Just type the file name and then run a search.
Once you are able to identify which ones you want to recover, right-click those file/s. You can select multiple files at once by highlighting them all. To be sure, you can actually preview them first through ‘QuickLook’ prior to recovering. Once all set, hit the recover button to start saving the restored files to your computer.
And you’re done! Those files you thought were permanently gone from your Macbook Air are safely recovered in just a few clicks. Do check out Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery software today and start performing Macbook Air data recovery quickly and easily. This is such a powerful tool providing a good balance of simplicity yet packed with advanced recovery features. Try it now!