SubRosaSoft Inc.

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SubRosaSoft is the developer of MacForensicsLab and several other OS X software titles including FileSalvage, CopyCatX, and VolumeWorks. Based in Union City, California. and founded in 2002 they specialize in privacy related and system utilities. Their design philosophy revolves around easy-to-use yet extremely powerful software. They have produced security, file and device management, home security, forensics, and data and device recovery. Their users range from entry-level Mac users and hobbyists to system administrators, consultants, and forensics professionals.

Law Enforcement and Investigation Products


Consumer Products


FileSalvage is an extremely powerful Macintosh application for exploring and recovering deleted files from a drive or volume. FileSalvage is designed to restore files that have:

  • Been accidentally deleted.
  • Become unreadable due to media faults.
  • Been stored on a drive before it was re-initialized/formatted.

Use FileSalvage to recover your lost files, iTunes libraries, iPhoto collections, and to rescue data that has been lost.

FileSalvage is device and file system independent, which means that the user can recover files from a normal Mac OS hard drive, USB key, PC disk, Linux disk, FAT32 disk, FLASH card, scratched CD, Digital Cameras, iPods, and almost any other media or file system that can be recognized in Mac OS X.

FileSalvage also supports the ability to process disk images. This means that defense attorney's, law enforcement and corporate agencies can now access EnCase® (unencrypted images only), Unix DDM and CopyCatX image file systems without purchasing expensive computer forensics software.

And so, even with its advanced features and performance, FileSalvage is extremely straightforward to handle. The easy-to-use interface is designed with any level of OS X user in mind and is highly accessible to all, with the potential completion of the whole recovery process in just a few clicks. Inc. also offers special versions of their file recovery product that recover specific types of data:

  • PodSalvage - Rescue lost music from your iPod or storage media.
  • CameraSalvage - Get back lost pictures and photos from your digital camera.


CopyCatX allows you to create exact duplicates of your hard drive, Apple iPod, or Mac OS X startup drive. CopyCatX is the fastest way to duplicate devices in most formats on your Apple Macintosh computer.

The fastest software duplication system for Mac OS X. CopyCatX is extremely fast. It works on drives that other systems cannot recover by using our proprietary resumable/fault tolerant algorithms.

Backups include every single detail of the original including permissions, icons, placement, and content.

Unlike most backup programs which copy file-by-file, CopyCatX utilizes a method called device copying. Device copying enables you to retain every detail of the original volume. It's a lot faster than the traditional method of backing up file-by-file. When duplicating a volume, CopyCatX is smart enough to skip all the blank space of a drive during the copying process to further improve the speed.


VolumeWorks is an extremely powerful OS X software application for managing the partitions on your hard drive. VolumeWorks is designed to allow the end user the ability to:

  • Rebuild a partition table
  • Add partitions to a device
  • Hide partitions
  • Shift partitions
  • Resize partitions

Free Products


DasBoot Do you have a shiny new flash drive, or multi use storage device in your pocket ? Now you can turn it into a Mac OS X diagnostic, repair, and maintenance tool. DasBoot allows you to take any third party boot CD (such as those shipped by Inc, Prosoft Engineering Inc, Alsoft Inc, or Micromat Inc) and quickly create a bootable diagnostic device that contains any of your own utilities you may wish to install.

You can use your device to boot and repair Mac OS X computers* as needed without erasing it and taking away your ability to use it for other purposes such as playing music, or watching videos. With the help of DasBoot™ you get to carry all the tools you'll need with you. But unlike expensive third party alternatives, you'll have plenty of space left over in case you need to recover data.

DasBoot™ devices run software much faster than a CD/DVD repair disk. In addition you can re-configure the device at any time to add new utilities, updated versions of software or newer versions of Mac OS X.


MusicRenamer is Mac OS X software to quickly and easily rename large numbers of music files. MusicRenamer is a powerful mp3 file renaming tool. It helps to avoid spending hours of hard boring manual editing of mp3 filenames. You will rename your mp3 filenames easier and faster'll see your mp3 list with consistent order in filenames. The renamer converts easily any rare and strange filename to a simple format containing the album name, track number, artist and title. You will be asked to select a folder that contains MP3, AAC, M4A, or M4P files. These files will be renamed based on the ID3 tags contained within them. If no ID3 tags are found the filename will be left unaltered.


NetSpeedometer allows you to graphically monitor the speed of your internet connection. NetSpeedometer shows a graphic of your traffic speeds on your Apple Macintosh screen to help you keep track of data as it goes in and out of your machine. Free to download and distribute.


NetSpeedometer is Mac OS X software to expand part of your view for a closer look. NetSpeedometer shows a magnified section of your Apple Macintosh screen to help viewing up close. Free to download and distribute.

SubRosaSoft's NetSpeedometer displays a magnified portion of your screen in a separate window. Originally designed as a helper application to assist the visually impaired - it has become an ideal tool for Mac graphic design professionals who need pixel perfect placement and control.

It allows variable zooming, and variable speed refresh. This ability is helpful for the visually impaired and is almost essential for precision work in graphics design programs.


Screenboard allows the user to share their view with other users over the internet using Screenboard and the “Web Sharing” capability built into your Apple Macintosh Computer.

SubRosaSoft's Screenboard lets others on your network watch your screen in a web browser. Ideal for labs, demonstrations, conferences, presentations, and any time you want to show others what you are doing.

You can select how often you want it and Screenboard will save a screenshot (in jpeg format) and a web page (in html format) to the folder of your choice. If you select to save the files into your built in personal web server folder - users on your network (or internet) can view your screen in their web browser.

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