Paragon Software Group (PSG) on Tuesday announced the Rescue Kit for Mac OS X – Lite, a new software application that helps users recover from system problems. It’s free and available now, and it’s the “lite” version of a product that will be released in the third calendar quarter of 2008. PSG is offering this as part of a public beta test.
The Rescue Kit for Mac OS X – Lite restores your Mac back to its state prior to a catastrophic system failure. It works by performing a sector-level backup, which PSG claims works faster than typical utilities also available. Also included is a File Transfer Wizard which helps you get access to any file system, even those not supported by the OS.
The Rescue Kit for Mac OS X – Lite lets you perform a full backup and restore even if the operating system can’t be loaded, features a built-in “image browser” that lets you find and restore individual files, and lets you backup and restore from any accessible network. It supports commonly used file systems including FAT 16 and 32, NTFS, HPFS, EXT2FS, EXT3FS, Reiser and Apple HFS and HFS+.
System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.4 or later.