Prosoft Engineering Inc. has updated Data Rescue, its emergency file recovery program. The update adds support for long file names and offers redesigned algorithms that purportedly gives a performance boost of up to 300 percent.
Data Rescue X version 10.3.0 for Mac OS X and Data Rescue Classic version 4.3.0 for Mac OS 8.6-9.x are now available from the company’s Web site. The upgrade is free to registered users; for new users the cost is US$89.
Data Rescue is a data recovery utility that focuses on data recovery, not drive repair. The software enables you to backup and restore data from your hard drive and schedule regular backups using a Programmed Actions Mode. You can backup or restore from any mounted volume, ATA, SCSI, FireWire, USB or networked drive. Data Backup can do incremental backups, and will automatically launch other applications or scripts with a post-processing feature.