Disk Drill for Mac

Disk Drill for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 26 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.4.417
  • Total Downloads:
    142,765
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 20, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    28.72MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,700
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Disk Drill for Mac is a powerful tool that lets you scan your computer or other connected device for lost files and, with the paid version, recover them. While not all files are recoverable, Disk Drill uses a variety of techniques to find or reconstruct files that were lost or accidentally deleted, and is successful in many cases.

Pros

Connect and scan: This program works on files that were stored on your computer, but it can also recover items stored on any other device that you can connect to your Mac. This makes the app a lot more useful, and streamlines your file recovery process quite a bit, since it means you can use one program for just about all of your recovery needs.

Multilevel scans: Disk Drill has two types of scans available, depending on how a file was lost and how long it's been since it was deleted. For recently deleted files, the Quick Scan is most effective and can bring back files with their original filenames intact in most cases. The Deep Scan gives you options when more time has elapsed since a file was lost, but it takes longer and can't always reconstruct the original filename.

Previews: Once a scan is completed, the Preview feature lets you see which items that showed up in the scan are actually recoverable in a useable form. That way, you can quickly determine what in the search results is worth retrieving.

Cons

Pay for recovery: Unfortunately, the free version of this app can only scan for lost files. If you want to recover them, you'll have to purchase a license for $89.

Bottom Line

Disk Drill for Mac features an intuitive interface, quick scanning technology, and a clear Tutorial to provide an overall excellent user experience. You can try out the scanner for free and view previews of the files found to determine whether or not you'd like to invest in a license for the full program.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Successfully recovered all of my photos"

June 03, 2015  |  By Jamie Apsich

 |  Version: Disk Drill 2.4.417

Pros

Fast and easy to use. The scan is thorough, it found all of my deleted photos. Successful, full recovery of all of the photos.

Cons

Everything worked well. No cons at all

Summary

I deleted some of my old photos on my Mac. Found this software here and decided to give it a try. It definitely help me. After the deep scan it found all of the photos and successfully recovered them.

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5 stars

"Thank you - It worked and recovered my data"

May 30, 2015  |  By BojanS10

 |  Version: Disk Drill 2.4.417

Pros

The scan is fast is easy. It found all of my files. It has successfully recovered them. I can use all of the files again!!

Cons

Nothing to add here, everything worked perfectly.

Summary

I have lost some important documents due to accidental deletion of a folder that I thought it wasn't important. Disk Drill scanned and found all files. Then it recovered them 100% and I can use and access them again. Totally worth the investment. It is easy to use and fast as well.

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1 stars

"Not worth it."

May 12, 2015  |  By James Kang

 |  Version: Disk Drill 2.4.417

Pros

The company even admits it doesn't work.

Cons

It seemed like any zip files it recovers are all corrupt. Audio files are all in bad quality shape. Images with some luck you can grab. Asked for my money back and refused due to their return policy of they never guaranteed that the files would be all back in working order or in this case any of my lost files.

Summary

Save your $90. Asked for a refund and they refused due to their return policy. Recommended that you try the program first before you buy PRO. Basic gives all the functions except for the main recover function which you can save onto your computer. $90 down the drain never will I EVER BUY ANYTHING FROM CLEVERFILES

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4 stars

"Good tool to recover lost data"

April 24, 2015  |  By tomas_macuser

 |  Version: Disk Drill 2.4.417

Pros

I wish this app to be completely free! But overall experience is well, especially in recovering new files. Keep working guys.

Cons

It's not free

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.4.417
  • new: Deep Scan gets the new signatures for Thumbs.db (cached previews on Windows), LWS (LightWave 3D Scene File), LWO (LightWave 3D Object File), ALS (Ableton Live Set File), SKETCH (Sketch vector drawing)
  • new: recovery of the updated Numbers, Pages, Keynote packaged file formats
  • improved: disk usage and CPU time required for Disk Drill's background daemon (data protection and disk health monitoring)
  • improved: app activation internal algorithms got some polish
  • fixed: occasional crash when switching user accounts
General
Publisher Cleverfiles
Publisher web site http://www.cleverfiles.com
Release Date April 20, 2015
Date Added April 20, 2015
Version 2.4.417
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 28.72MB
File Name diskdrill.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 142,765
Downloads Last Week 1,700
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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