EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac Review

3.02

Out of 5 Total Score

No. 2 Among all macOS solutions

Price range $89.95...$499 • EaseUS • macOS

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EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac is one of the leading data recovery software solutions that packs a lot of useful features into an attractive package. To learn just how attractive this package is and what its shortcomings are, read our in-depth review below.

Karma 76% - Karma

76%

Karma
Bang for the buck 71% - Bang for the buck

71%

Bang for the buck
Recovery performance 63% - Recovery performance

63%

Recovery performance
Usability 74% - Usability

74%

Usability
Extras 14% - Extras

14%

Extras

Top Pros

  • Detailed scan results. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac does a great job of categorizing scan results, making it easy to find and retrieve what you’re looking for.

  • Great scanning speed. The scan process is pretty fast and can produce good results in certain cases.

  • Bonus recovery. The app offers you to recover another 1500 MB for free if you post about it on social platforms.

  • Responsive tech support. The developers of EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard offer good tech support, and they always respond quickly.

  • Scan settings. You can specify which file types you want EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to find.

  • Labeled results. The software automatically groups files according to their metadata, making it easy, for example, to find all photos that were taken using the same smartphone.

  • Recovery during scanning. Scan and recover at the same time. You can start file recovery without waiting for the scan to finish, no need to interrupt it either.

  • Knowledge base. The application has an extensive knowledge base on its website, making it easy for users to learn how to recover files in virtually any data loss scenario.

  • Native M1 support. You can use the software on any Apple Silicon Mac without relying on Rosetta.

  • Recovery to the cloud. The program supports recovery directly to the cloud. This feature comes in handy when you don’t have an extra storage device to store the recovered files.

  • Discounts and coupons. There’s no shortage of discount coupons on the official website of EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, as well as elsewhere on the internet. Some can bring the price down by as much as 60 percent.

Top Cons

  • Toxic in-app analytics. The application collects lots of user data by default. You can turn the feature off, but the option is activated automatically every time you restart the application, forcing you to change the setting over and over again.

  • Product updates. Product updates are not frequent enough (about twice a year). With each update however, the developer does try to improve the interface to make it simpler and more usable.

  • Bad time estimates. The ETA is often inaccurate, so it can be difficult to know how much longer the scan will truly take.

  • Limited support of formats for preview. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard doesn’t offer the preview of all commonly used file formats, such as raw photos.

  • Basic usability issues. The app doesn’t remember the previously used recovery path, forcing you to select a folder to save results to after each recovery.

  • No preview for larger files. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard only offers the preview for discovered files that are smaller than 100 MB.

  • EXT3, EXT4 recovery issues. EXT file systems are not fully supported, despite the contrary information on the app’s website. After scanning an EXT file system, the original file structures are lost and never restored.

  • Inconvenient creation of byte-by-byte backups. Creation of a byte-to-byte backup is lacking a progress bar as well as other essential options. We also found the feature to be quite unreliable as it had refused to work on several occasions.

  • No S.M.A.R.T. for external hard drives. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is not fully integrated with S.M.A.R.T. technology, which would allow monitoring the health of external hard drives.

  • No S.M.A.R.T. for M1 system drive. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is not fully integrated with S.M.A.R.T. technology, which would allow keeping an eye on the health of the main system drive on M1 Macs.

  • Limited scan functionality on M1 Macs. Deep Scan doesn’t work on M1 Macs. The application only discovers existing files, which is NOT data recovery.

  • System scan on T2. On T2 devices, even existing files are not included in recovery results. And when they are - they can’t be opened.

  • License cost. The program encourages you to buy a pricey subscription, which must be reactivated every month. One-time and lifetime licenses are very expensive compared to competitors.

  • Continuing an interrupted scan. If the device is disconnected from the system and reconnected again during scanning, the program will wait for the user to press a specific button to continue scanning, instead of automatically continuing the scan.

  • Overly brief changelogs. The changelogs that accompany every new version release of EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard are extremely brief and most of the time do not provide users with enough information.

  • FAT32 scanner. The FAT32 scanner is known to have troubles with finding small files (up to 1-2 kB) when the files are located in the root of the disk or in any subfolder in large quantities. Another problem with this scanner is that the information about root folders (parent folders) is lost when scanning, so the user will be forced to look for them everywhere possible.

  • exFAT scanner. The exFAT scanner is unable to find small files (up to 1-2 kB) if a large number of them was located in the same directory. If files were saved to the root of a USB stick, they won’t be found by the scanner. Also, if the files were located along a path with a total number of characters greater than 255, a very small fraction of those files is found.

  • Recovery chances evaluation. There is no feature that would show the chances of recovering a file. In other words, it’s impossible to know if the found files will be recovered intact or not.

  • Mobile scanning for additional money. You’ll need to purchase a separate license to scan iOS devices\iOS backups\iCloud\Android devices.

  • Scanning bad sectors. When scanning devices with bad sectors, the program does not remember the map of the most damaged areas and does not allow the user to set them manually.

  • No additional free features. There are no related modules in the application that would provide additional functionality for free, such as file shredding or system cleaning.

  • Problems with creation of bootable disks. The developer announced that EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard supports the creation of bootable disks, which allow you to start the data recovery process without starting macOS. In reality, this feature does not work on devices running the new macOS 11.0/12.0.

  • Background activity. After the application is closed, Disk Utility displays a virtual drive (easeus_preview), which has to be ejected manually.

  • ​​Not intuitive management of disk images. The application has the ability to scan disk images, but it takes a substantial effort to figure out how it works. For some reason, the developers decided not to make this feature easily accessible, hiding it in the main menu of the program instead.

  • Postprocessing. After Deep Scan ends, the user has to wait a long time for the data recovery process to continue, and the software doesn’t display the remaining time.

  • Search for lost partitions. The app's website states that the program can search for lost partitions, but it failed to recover any of the three test partitions. It just showed the found folders, without grouping them according to their original locations on lost partitions.

  • Launch in Recovery Mode. There is no way to run the program using the recovery mode in macOS. Being able to boot straight into Recovery Mode greatly improves the outcomes of the recovery of non-booting Macs by allowing you to launch your recovery tool of choice from the internet.

  • Ambiguous sales tactics. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard tricks users into buying a license by making certain files seem recoverable even though they’re actually not. When users try to preview such files, they’re informed that the preview feature doesn’t work but the file can still be recovered.

  • No preventive data protection. The official website of the software claims that the app has a feature that allows you to protect your data. During testing, this feature was not detected on either T2 or M1 devices. EaseUS most likely rejected this feature in version 13 of the product (this feature was present in version 11 and most likely in version 12), but has yet to update the website.

  • Email spam. After you purchase the software, EaseUS automatically subscribes you to its newsletters, and you can expect to receive around two emails from the company every day, which is way too many.

  • Password prompt. Each time the program is started, it requires you to enter the admin password.

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EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac – Overview #

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac has all the hallmarks of a mature data recovery application, including support for the latest version of macOS, multiple language options, and flexible pricing. Here are the most important facts you should know about EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac before we dive deep into our review.

Factsheet

RequirementsmacOS 10.9-12.0
Latest version 13.5.5 • Released 22nd Mar, 2022
Download size61.7 MB
CategoryData Recovery Software
UI languagesEnglish, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified), Dutch, Korean

Sibling version

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Windows

3.01

A capable data recovery software that can reliably recover data from a Windows computer and its partitions. Read full review

No. 3 Among all Windows solutions

Pricing

Distributed as
  • Freemium Some features are provided free of charge, but money is required to unlock the rest
Trial version available
Trial version limitations
  • With trial version you can:

    • Recover 2GB data
    • Recover photos, documents, videos, audios, emails, archives etc
    • Recover from HFS+ fusion drive
    • Import/export file scanning results
    • Search, filter, preview recoverable files
Paid plans
  • Pro
  • Technician
Price range
  • $89.95...$499.00
License model
  • Subscription + Lifetime
No credit card to try
Money back guarantee

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac employs a tiered pricing system that’s clearly designed to push new customers toward the most expensive option (the lifetime license). The good news is that the most expensive option is also the most cost-effective one since the less expensive licenses require regular renewals.

Pricing details

1Monthly (1 month subscription)$89.95
2Annual (1 year subscription)$119.95
3Lifetime Upgrades$169.95
4Details
  • Recover an unlimited amount of data
  • Recover photos, documents, videos, audios, emails, archives etc
  • Recover from HFS+ fusion drive
  • Import/export file scanning results
  • Search, filter, preview recoverable files
  • Free 1-on-1 remote assistance
  • Recover Time Machine backup
  • Recover iTunes backup
  • Recover data to the cloud
  • Create a bootable USB drive
  • Data protection
  • Smart disk monitoring
11-Year$299.00
22-Year$399.00
3Lifetime Upgrades$499.00
4Details

Everything in Pro license plus:

  • One license for multiple computers
  • 1-year/2-year/lifetime free upgrades
  • Free remote assistance

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Developer — CHENGDU Yiwo® Tech Development Co., Ltd

The company behind EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac has earned a good reputation from customers worldwide for its determination to continue making its products better.

3% 100% than avg

Online market share

Reflects the share of online traffic within the niche occupied by data recovery software, based on data taken from ahrefs.com (from Google US search engine).

930 29.1% than avg

Brand name popularity

Based on the number of brand-related search queries on Google US according to ahrefs.com.

Despite the US suffix in the app’s name, EaseUS is actually developed by a Chinese company, and its business name is CHENGDU Yiwo® Tech Development Co., Ltd. Considering the level of cooperating Chinese government expects from local companies and the fact that EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac requires access to all data stored on the computer where it is installed, some users might have concerns about their data privacy.

Developer website easeus.com
Support email support@easeus.com
Founded

2004 • 18 years on the market

HQ location

12 F, Building 1, Idealism Center, No. 38 Tian Yi Street, Hi-tech Zone, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China

Phone

1-800-570-4634

Social media

EaseUS knows how to maintain an international presence on the internet. The company provides live chat and email support within 24 hours and is active on multiple social media sites. However, keep in mind that EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac collects extended analytics information, and this setting cannot be disabled.

Data Recovery with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac

Tested on: macOS 12.0.1 (21A559)

The value of any data recovery software depends mainly on its ability to deliver on the promise of deleted data recovery. Let’s see how EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac does in this regard.

How We Test

When sharing the results of our data recovery software tests, we strive to provide our readers with the highest information accuracy that is hopefully a valuable tool in their decision making.

Instead of relying on subjective judgments and third-party evaluations, we employ a comprehensive testing process to discover the strengths and weaknesses of every data recovery software we review.

Here’s an overview of how we tested the signature scan capabilities of EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac:

#FeatureDescription
1InstallationWe downloaded and installed the latest version of EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac on our testing Mac computer.
2Source selectionNext, we collected several different data sets based on the file formats supported by EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac and turned them into virtual hard drives.
3Scanning processAfter checking the virtual hard drives for fragmentation using specialized software, we erased their file systems to simulate some of the worst-case data loss scenarios.
4Managing found dataWe used EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac to recover the erased virtual hard drives.
5Recovery and post-processingFinally, we analyzed the recovery results to determine how many files had been recovered and how well.

Besides signature scan, we also test other recovery modes, such as Quick Scan and Deep Scan, with the former having to be able to restore the original folder structure and file names after deletion or formatting.

We then evaluate a host of other criteria that are not related to data recovery performance, including update frequency, customer support, usability, extra features, and the overall value.

Step 1

Installation

The installation of EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac is a simple process that most users who have previous experience with installing new software downloaded from the internet should follow without any problem.

We started by downloading the free trial version from the official website of EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac. The downloaded installer image was around 50 MB large. After mounting the image, we were presented with a window that prompted us to drag the application icon to the Applications folder, providing us with an easy way to do so. We did as instructed.

When we launched EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac for the first time, we were prompted to grant it permission to access removable drives. This is something most data recovery software applications require to function as intended.

Step 2

Source selection

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac presents the user with a simplified source selection screen that doesn’t display nearly as many options as the Windows version of the same software. We were able to see all connected drives and their volumes, with a prominent “Scan” button located next to each.

If we wanted to scan a specific folder, we would be out of luck because no such option is available. We believe that the scan folder feature was conceived by the EaseUS marketing department because it sounds appealing, however this is not how the app works. Therefore EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac simply performs a regular scan, and that’s it.

Step 3

Scanning process

To scan a storage device with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac, all you need to do is click the “Scan” button next to it, and that’s what we did. We were automatically taken to the scan results screen, with found files appearing in real-time as the scan was still in progress.

It didn’t take us a long time to realize that the estimated recovery time was inaccurate at best and completely misleading at worst. At least the number of found files seemed to be accurate. EaseUS should certainly work on improving the remaining time estimation algorithm to make it more useful. Seeing it go from 10 minutes to 1 minute in just 30 seconds before jumping back up to 5 minutes is not helpful at all.

Step 4

Managing found files

When using data recovery software like EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac, it’s common to find thousands and thousands of lost files, with only a few of them being valuable. As such, it’s important for data recovery software to make the management of found files as painless as possible, and EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac does a good job in this regard.

You can display scan results either as large icons or as a hierarchy of folders and files. Quick Access shortcuts are provided for commonly accessed locations, including Trash, Desktop, Documents, Downloads, and Photos. To narrow down the scan results even further, you can take advantage of built-in filters, which cover everything from file type to modification date.

Step 5

Recovery and post-processing

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac can preview recoverable data, but the feature doesn’t perform all that well because multiple common file formats are not supported, including some RAW image files, which even smartphones produce these days. You’re much better off adding files to your recovery queue based on their size.

To add a file to the recovery queue, you simply need to click the checkbox next to it. You can recover as many files at the same time as you want (provided you’ve purchased a license, of course), and EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac automatically calculates their total size.

After making our selection, we clicked the Recover button and were prompted to specify the recovery location. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac gave us the option to recover to the cloud, which we declined, and the recovery was completed. We clicked the link to the recovery destination and confirmed that our files were successfully recovered.

Tutorials

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac – Tutorials and Other Videos

To help you better understand how EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac works, we’ve put together a collection of useful video tutorials.

How to Recover Data on Mac | Mac Data Recovery Software

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is an effective and easy-to-use data recovery software to restore data from corrupted drives, raw partitions, etc.

Data Recovery Step by Step Guide

We all have the experience of losing data, which is very frustrating. Fortunately, we can use data recovery software for help. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac works perfectly for Mac users to save the data, and save your life!

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac – Full Review

In this section, we apply our intricate evaluation criteria to find out how well EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac performs in practice and what its strongest and weakest points are. Is it capable enough to recover your lost data? Read on to find out.

Karma 76% by 13 rating criteria

76%

Karma

13 rating criteria

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac has an above-average Karma score of 76%. The score is based on the parameters listed below, and it reflects how genuine, supported, and actively developed the evaluated data recovery software is.

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac scored many points for providing great customer support, offering not only an extensive knowledge base but also 24/7 chat and email support.

#FeatureResult
1Update frequency
Every 6 months
2Updated recently
Yes
3Changelog available
4Latest macOS supported
Yes, all good
5Runs natively on M1 Macs
Supports
6Genuine or clone?
Genuine
7Brand name popularity
Unpopular
8Online market share
Poor
9Maturity
Mature
10Extensive knowledge base
Available
11Helpdesk support
Available
12Live chat
Available
13Phone support
Yes
Bang for the buck 71% by 8 rating criteria

71%

Bang for the buck

8 rating criteria

With professional data recovery options readily available, value is an important selection criterion you should pay attention to when choosing data recovery software. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac offers a good price to quality ratio, but only if you go directly for the most expensive (Lifetime) license.

The monthly and annual subscription options don’t save you more money than you would pay for lunch or a fancy cup of coffee, and they don’t include free upgrades. Even with a solid backup strategy, data loss can strike at any moment, and having to renew your EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac license just to recover a few extra files would be unpleasant, to put it mildly.

#FeatureResult
1Competitive pricing
Yes
2Price-quality ratio
Good
3Free trial
Yes (unlimited time but limited features)
4Is it free?
Paid license is required to recover files
5Pricing policy
Two subscription plans + Lifetime license option
6Unlimited recovery in full version
Yes
7Free upgrades
Only with Lifetime license
8Commercial rights in the cheapest license
No
Usability 74% by 18 rating criteria

74%

Usability

18 rating criteria

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac is aimed at beginners with no prior data recovery experience, and its modern user-friendly interface reflects this through and through. As soon as you launch the application, you instantly know where to click next and which option to choose to achieve your goal. It also helps that there aren’t that many options to begin with, but beginners won’t miss them anyway.

It would be great if it was possible to configure scans to automatically resume when interrupted, especially considering how inaccurate recovery time estimates can be in this application. We would also appreciate the inclusion of dark mode.

#FeatureResult
1Modern user-friendly interface
Yes
2Dark mode
No
3Easy-to-locate features
Yes
4Automatic implementation of multiple appropriate scanning methods without user interaction
Yes
5Auto-resuming scans of failing drives
No
6Auto-resuming backups of failing drives
No
7Convenient source selection on start
Yes
8Convenient file-by-file preview of recoverable items
Yes
9Convenient thumbnail preview of recoverable items
Yes
10Mount recoverable items as disk
No
11Built-in updater
Yes
12Multiple view modes in scan results
A few
13Hex view for recoverable items
No
14Filter recoverable items by type
Yes
15Search recoverable items by file names
Yes
16Sort results
Yes
17Multilingual UI
Yes
18Simple deployment
Yes
Recovery performance 63% by 126 rating criteria

63%

Recovery performance

126 rating criteria

The quality of any data recovery software is—above all else—determined by its performance. In other words, you want the software to recover as many lost files as quickly as possible even under the worst conditions imaginable.

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac strives to accomplish two seemingly opposite goals: solve complex data loss situations and be as user-friendly as possible. Instead of presenting its users with a long list of options, it relies mostly on smart algorithms that are—at least in theory—supposed to automatically determine the best recovery approach. Here’s how well it does.

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac supports multiple scanning methods to recover all kinds of files from commonly used storage devices. We tested all of them in detail, and here are the results.

#FeatureResultDescription
1Clever in-depth scan
Fine
Solid results, but they greatly depend on which file system you scan.
2Quick scan
Good
The Quick scan feature performs well and doesn’t take much time to finish.
3Other types of scan
Fine
Recently and permanently deleted data can be recovered just fine, but lost partitions can’t.
4Device support
Good
Commonly used storage devices are supported, but iOS and Android mobile devices are not.
5Real-life recovery challenge
Good
Even though there are some lags with video recovery, the photo recovery results are quite good.
6Other notable recovery features
Fine
EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac offers S.M.A.R.T. monitoring capabilities, but that’s it.

Clever scan

The ability to restore original folder structure and file names. Most consumer-oriented data recovery software applications can attempt to not only restore deleted files but also recover their original file names and folder structure. We call this type of functionality Clever scan

60%

Average Score

#FeatureScore
1HFS+ partitions
2APFS partitions
3FAT32 partitions
4exFAT partitions
5NTFS partitions
6EXT4 partitions

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard can quickly deliver decent recovery results, but there’s certainly room for improvement, as you can see by looking at the review score above. Linux file systems are supported the least, but the FAT file system family also leaves something to be desired.

Quick scan

Recovery of recently deleted files Every lost minute can significantly worsen the outcome of a data recovery attempt, and Quick scan certainly doesn’t waste your time because it’s designed to find as many recently deleted files as quickly as possible

65%

Average Score

#FeatureScore
1HFS+ partitions
2APFS partitions
3FAT32 partitions
4exFAT partitions
5NTFS partitions
6EXT4 partitions

EaseUS seems to focus on the recovery of recently deleted files more than it does on complex data loss scenarios. Unfortunately, the support for Linux file systems is once again non-existent.

Other scan types

Advanced scan types for solving complicated data loss situations Basic data recovery algorithms aimed at recovering recently deleted data cover only a small subset of the data loss issues users experience every day. That’s why developers also implement all kinds of advanced scan types

48%

Average Score

#FeatureScore
1The number of formats supported by deep scan
2Native deep scan of system drives on M1-powered Macs
3Native deep scan of system drives on T2-encrypted Macs
4Native data recovery from local Time Machine snapshots
5Scan for lost partitions
6HFS+ directory rebuild
7Recovered files' labeling
8Partial file recovery
9Disk images: scan and recovery

 If your goal is to recover a lost partition, then we recommend you look elsewhere, because EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac won’t help you achieve it. Likewise, there is no recovery from a Time Machine snapshot or rebuilding of a corrupted HFS+ catalog directly – features found in many other leading Mac data recovery software applications.

Device Support

Supported internal and external storage devices Ideally, data recovery software applications should be able to recover from internal and external hard drives, external USB flash drives, memory cards, smartphones, and other commonly used storage devices

71%

Average Score Average Score

#FeatureScore
1Internal and external HDD
2Internal and external SSD
3USB thumb drives / Classic iPods (non-iOS) / FireWire devices
4Memory cards
5iOS devices
6iOS backups
7iCloud
8Android devices
9Recovery from RAID1, 0, JBOD
10Encrypted device support
11Unmountable partitions

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac isn’t a good choice for recovering data stored on mobile devices, because the software doesn’t support scanning Android or iOS. At least other commonly used storage devices are supported, including some RAID configurations.

Real-life recovery challenges

Results of real-life data recovery tests performed under controlled conditions It’s one thing to advertise support for hundreds of file formats, and it’s something else entirely to recover them in practice. Our tests reveal whether the data recovery software lives up to its promises

68%

Average Score

#FeatureScore
1Raw photo recovery
2Video formats recovery
3Document formats recovery
Raw photo recovery

The ability to recover raw photo file formats used by digital cameras and mobile devices Most modern digital cameras and increasingly many mobile devices let their users capture raw image data in a variety of raw file formats, so having the ability to recover them can be extremely helpful

72%

Average Score

#FeatureScore
13fr (Hasselblad 3F raw image)
2arw (Sony alpha raw)
3bmp (bitmap image file)
4cr2 (Canon raw version 2)
5cr3 (Canon raw version 3)
6crw (Canon raw CIFF image file)
7dcr (Kodak digital camera raw)
8dng (digital negative lossless raw image)
9CinemaDNG (Blackmagic, Penelope, Pocket)
10erf (Epson raw file)
11exr (high dynamic-range file format)
12fff (Hasselblad raw image)
13gpr (GoPro raw format)
14heic (high efficiency image file format)
15iiq (intelligent image quality raw Leaf, Phase One)
16insp (panoramic image Insta360)
17jp2 (bitmap image format JPEG 2000)
18jpg (joint photographic experts group compressed image)
19kdc (Kodak digital camera raw image)
20mef (Mamiya raw image file)
21mos (Leaf and Mamiya raw image file)
22mpo (multi picture stereoscopic object file)
23mrw (Konica Minolta raw image format)
24nef (Nikon raw image file)
25nrw (Nikon raw image file)
26orf (Olympus raw format)
27pef (Pentax raw image file)
28raf (Fujifilm raw image file)
29raw (native digital camera file)
30rw2 (Panasonic LUMIX raw image file)
31rwl (Leica raw image format)
32sr2 (Sony raw 2 image file)
33srf (Sony raw file)
34srw (Samsung raw image file)
35tiff (tag image file format)
36x3f (Sigma camera raw picture file)
37x3i (Sigma super fine detail picture file)

The raw photo recovery test results of EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac are better than average, with only a few glaring omissions, such as the inability to recover .jp2 (JPEG 2000) files.

Video formats recovery

Video recovery performance measured against commonly used video formats Video file formats have evolved a lot during the last decade, and not all recovery software tools support modern formats used by the latest digital cameras, camcorders, and mobile devices

62%

Average Score

#FeatureScore
1360 (GoPRO 360 degree videos)
2ari (ARRI professional digital video camera)
3arx (ARRI professional digital video camera)
4avi (GoPRO CineForm intermediate codec)
5avi (MJPG, H.264, MSMPEG4 v2 codecs)
6braw (Blackmagic raw video file)
7insv (Insta360 panoramic AVC H.264 video file)
8insv (Insta360 panoramic HEVC HVC1 video file)
9mov (Apple ProRes 422 Proxy/LT/HQ)
10mov (Apple ProRes 4444 Raw/HQ)
11mov (advanced video coding H.264)
12mov (CineForm HD codec)
13mov (HEVC, HVC1 codecs)
14mp4 (advanced video coding H.264)
15mp4 (HEVC, HVC1, Apple ProRes codecs)
16mxf (advanced video coding H.264)
17mxf (DVCPRO HD codec)
18mxf (ARRI raw, Apple ProRes codecs)
19mxf (XDCAM HD422, HD35 MPEG2 codecs)
20r3d (Red digital camera company raw video file)
21wmv (pro raw 9 codec)

When used to recover videos, documents, and RAW image files, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac achieved above-average results. Video recovery was the biggest problem for the application, which is a shame considering how devastating it can be to lose an important video file, such as a recording of your child’s first steps or your wedding ceremony.

Document formats recovery

Determining how well the software recovers document file formats Documents are among the most commonly recovered file formats because their importance can be tremendous, especially when they're related to work or school. Because of how many document file formats exist these days, older and less developed data recovery software often struggle recovering and recognizing all of them

70%

Average Score

#FeatureScore
1accdb (Microsoft Access 2007+ database file)
2key (Apple Keynote)
3pages (Apple Pages)
4numbers (Apple Numbers)
5djvu (compressed image format)
6doc (Microsoft Word 97 – 2003 document file)
7docx (Microsoft Word 2007+ document file)
8fb2 (FictionBook 2.0 File)
9mdb (Microsoft Access 97 - 2003 database file)
10odp (OpenOffice presentation file format)
11ods (OpenDocument spreadsheet file format)
12odp (OpenOffice presentation file format)
13pdf (portable document format)
14ppt (Microsoft Powerpoint 97 - 2003 presentation file)
15pptx (Microsoft Powerpoint 2007+ presentation file)
16rtf (rich text format)
17xls (Microsoft Excel 97 - 2003 spreadsheet file)
18xlsx (Microsoft Excel 2007+ spreadsheet file)
19odp (OpenOffice presentation file format)

You shouldn’t have any issues with the recovery of commonly used office file formats using EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac. Just know that certain eBook files may give you trouble.  

Other notable recovery features

Additional recovery features and their performance These additional recovery features are what often separates average data recovery software solutions from those that can satisfy the needs of professionals and power users

39%

Average Score

#FeatureScore
1Overall non-intrusive read-only algorithms
2Network recovery
3Effectively filters out corrupted scan results
4Byte-to-byte device backups
5Bootable recovery drive creation
6Runs in macOS native recovery mode
7Convenient scan session management
8Bad sector management
9Recovery chance prediction
10RAID reconstructor
11Disk vitals monitoring and tracking during scan
12Data protection
13Links to in-lab recovery service for physically damaged devices
14Scan speed
15Scan free space only
16Start file recovery without interrupting the scan
17Preview recoverable items without interrupting the scan
18Forensic features

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac clearly prioritizes ease-of-use above feature completeness, which is why it didn’t score too many points for additional recovery features.

Extras 14% by 12 rating criteria

14%

Extras

12 rating criteria

The best data recovery software solutions focus not only on data loss itself but also on its prevention, providing features such as full-disk backups and drive health monitoring. Sadly, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac leaves a lot to be desired in this regard as the test results below reveal.

#FeatureResultDescription
1Disk space mapping
No
EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac doesn’t offer disk space mapping functionality.
2Disk clean up
No
You can’t perform disk clean-up with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac.
3Corrupted video repair tool
Good
The software can recover and repair lost/damaged videos.
4Corrupted photo repair tool
No
This feature isn't supported by EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac.
5Time Machine backups parser
No
It’s impossible to restore directly from Time Machine backup using this software.
6S.M.A.R.T.
Partial
EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac can read disk health monitoring data of internal HDDs (not external HDDs and internal SSDs).
7Bootable macOS installer
No
No, you can’t create a bootable macOS installer using this data recovery software.
8Duplicate finder
No
It's not possible to find duplicate files using this data recovery software.
9Built-in disk space secure eraser
No
There’s no disk space eraser included with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac.
10Disk cloning
No
EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac can't clone disks.
11Disk surface test
No
EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac cannot scan disk surface for bad sectors.
12Secure data shredding
No
You need to use a different software to securely shred sensitive data.

As you can see, the only extra feature included with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac is the ability to read disk health monitoring data of internal HDDs. Considering that several other competing data recovery solutions, some with all of the above-listed extras, we can’t recommend this application to users who are looking for a “do-it-all” solution.

What Users Say about EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac

WOW! My lost data comes back! Thanks for EaseUS : easeus.com

EaseUS isn't overstating the 'Wizard' part of this software's title – it really is 'wizard' in the sense of being good at something. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is straightforward to use, taking you step-by-step through the recovery process.

It was simple and easy to use. I was able to recover data from bad hard drives and USB sticks without any issues.

There is no dislike. It is a great software for value.

It is a must-buy for IT individuals and IT departments.

My replacement HDDs (2x Western Digital WD20EZBX) have shipped and will be here Tuesday.

@EaseUS_Software cannot read one of the failing drives and the other one is slowing down the entire system. The volumes won't populate at all...

I may need to start burning some sage.

Bottom line

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac has proved itself to be a capable data recovery app, which can help seasoned, as well as inexperienced, Mac users recover just about any type of lost data from a variety of storage devices.

There are, however, some serious downsides that hold it back from being even better. These include intrusive analytics that may cause your data to be stored indefinitely on company’s servers without your explicit consent, lackluster preview capabilities, and issues with the recovery of some popular Linux file systems.

Still, the overall value provided by EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac is great, but only if you purchase a Lifetime license. And if you purchase it when it’s discounted, you will get your money’s worth.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to several frequently asked questions about EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac.

EaseUS Mac is how EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac is sometimes referred to on the internet. Regardless of what you call it, this data recovery software can recover permanently deleted files that macOS can’t see, and it can do so with a few simple clicks.

Yes, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac is generally a safe software to use, but you should know that it collects analytics information by default. Disabling the analytics doesn’t help, since it is reactivated at every software start.

You can download EaseUS for Mac from its official website. In fact, we recommend you don’t download it from anywhere else because you could end up infecting your Mac with malware.

To install EaseUS Data Recovery on your Mac, you need to:

  1. Download the installer image from its official website.
  2. Open the installer image.
  3. Drag the EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard icon to your Applications folder.

The Mac version of EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard doesn’t make it possible to scan a specific location. This isn’t really an issue in practice, though, because it’s always recommended to scan the entire drive.

To recover an emptied Trash folder using EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac, you need to scan the storage device on which the trash folder you’ve emptied is located.
EaseUS Recovery for Mac lets you filter scan results by commonly scanned folders, and it also allows you to apply more advanced scan filters, including search queries.

Unfortunately, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac can’t wipe an SSD. To do that, you need to download EaseUS Partition Master, which is only available for Windows. Alternatively, you can wipe your SSD using the Disk Utility app, which comes with macOS.

To completely remove EaseUS from Mac, you can use a third-party app uninstaller, such as AppCleaner.

3.02

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EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac Review
3.02

Out of 5 Total score

No. 2 Among all macOS solutions

Despite its shortcomings, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac is an extremely recommendable data recovery application because it masterfully combines solid data recovery performance with an intuitive user interface.

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