Photo Recovery Guru for OS X: Scan + Recover Deleted Picture/Movie Files

Breckenridge, Colorado – Mac OS X File Recovery today is pleased to introduce Photo Recovery Guru 1.0 for OS X, their new Utility app that recovers movie and picture files that have been accidentally deleted due to user error or hardware malfunction. A targeted and less expensive version of their popular file recovery product, Data Recovery Guru, Photo Recovery Guru is customized to allow the user to focus on the recovery of photo, image, and movie file formats that have been accidentally erased.

On hard disks, digital cameras, mobile phones, USB thumb drives, memory cards and gaming devices, picture files that appear to have been deleted actually remain until written over by new data. Photo Recovery Guru locates and “unerases” these seemingly deleted pictures, picking up data remnants and recovering them for use. Photo Recovery Guru can find and save picture and movie files that other apps cannot. It generates preview thumbnails of recoverable files and can recover files at the same time it is scanning for lost files. With its easy-to-use, graphical user interface and smart proprietary algorithms, the app’s data recovery is intuitive and completely “non-technical.”

Accidentally deleting a photo or movie can be a frustrating and frightening experience. Priceless pictures and movies capture unique moments in time as users rely on pictures and photos in their business and personal lives. Fortunately, picture files erased from cameras, mobile phones, discs, and thumb drives are not really removed from the disk. On erasing a picture, the device or disk’s file index is instructed that the location of the file is now “free space,” and can be used to hold new data. But until it is overwritten, the original file remains unaltered, though it cannot be seen in the Finder. Photo recovery apps perform two related jobs. One, they scan the disk, looking for intact picture and movie files that the file index erroneously believes are gone. And two, they allow the user to select for recovery any missing file identified in the scan. When successfully recovered, the photo or movie file again appears in the Finder and is “good as new,” ready to be used as if nothing ever happened.

Photo Recovery Guru 1.0 for OS X is part of a new breed of disk recovery apps for three important reasons. First, Photo Recovery Guru is uncomplicated and easy to use. The user does not need to make any choices about which of several possible scanning modes they want to use. There are no Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced data recovery methods. There is one simple default that works flawlessly. Photo Recovery Guru does not use an esoteric control panel or display window. Rather, the user sees the same Finder window to which they are accustomed. From the sidebar, the user selects the Volume or Drive. In the window’s first column are listed folders showing the different types of files that have been located. Then, in the next column is a list of individual picture and movie files contained in the folder selected. Finally, in the last column is one single image file chosen for recovery. This is photo data recovery for grandparents, unpretentious and user-friendly.

The second reason Photo Recovery Guru represents a new kind of data recovery app is that its scan will find deleted pictures and movies (even some on failing hard drives) that other apps miss. In addition, it can scan and recover files from an unprecedented number of different kinds of devices, including: Macintosh disks, Windows disks, Linux disks, Unix disks, digital cameras, mobile phones, USB drives, memory cards, CDs/DVDs, X Boxes, PlayStations, Wii’s, and more. Third and last, Data Recovery Guru does not force the user to wait until the disk scan is complete before they can recover a photo. Users can browse through deleted pictures that are found during the scanning process, while the app continues to scan. Selected files appear as graphic previews, displaying the picture even before it is recovered. Devices with a large number of files will require a longer the scan time. Photo Recovery Guru features a thorough, high-speed scan, and allows users to recover their file the moment it appears in the scan window. Should additional photos or movies need to be recovered, hitting the “Recover” button does not interrupt the ongoing scan.

Feature Highlights:
* Undelete photo, image and movie files in Mac OS X
* User-friendly Finder window interface
* File thumbnail previews
* Scan for deleted files and recover files at the same time
* Finds lost files other disk recovery apps miss
* Identifies bad sectors
* Recovers files from failing hard drives, discs, digital cameras, mobile phones, portable drives, and game systems
* Free demo version available for download

“Photo Recovery Guru is the simple, stress-free way to view and recover deleted picture and movie files,” stated CEO Ben Slaney of Mac OS X File Recovery. “Unlike other data recovery programs that are difficult to learn and use, Photo Recovery Guru works as soon as it’s launched. Never lose a priceless photo again.”

System Requirements:
* Mac OS X 10.6 or later
* 64-bit processor
* 3.1 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Photos Recovery Guru 1.0 is $19.99 (USD) and available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Photography category, and can also be purchased directly from Mac OS X File Recovery. Review copies are available on request.

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