Disk Drill for Mac

Disk Drill for Mac

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.5
out of 13 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.3.398
File Size:
21.91MB
Date Added:
August 11, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.10/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
Total Downloads:
52,204
Downloads Last Week:
2,391
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

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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  • 4 stars

    "This tool is a good help for data recovery"

    July 12, 2014   |   By georgecarlin34

    Version: Disk Drill 2.2.386

    Pros

    It's very easy to use but has many optional advanced features as well. I recovered everything I could find - Word docs and PDFs, Illustrator files, QuickTime movies, and Photoshop (PSD) files

    Cons

    The Pro version costs money. The Free version can be useful, but you need to install it prior to data loss.

    Summary

    I overall found Disk Drill to be an extremely simple and effective solution for recovering lost files

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  • 1 stars

    "Paid for, no unlock code- use the free version only"

    July 02, 2014   |   By RachelZ3

    Version: Disk Drill 2.2.386

    Pros

    The free version found files on my camera cards.

    Cons

    The unlock code they gave me is invalid, no answer from support for 3 days.

    Summary



    Updated on Jul 16, 2014

    This is typical response, they say it was delivered on time, it wasn't. I used both 1.8 (the "older version" they mention here) and the current version. Hubris to tell me to change my review!
    DD has a lot of problems, it thinks all drives of similar size and kind are the same drive, overwrites the session, corrupts the restored files inexplicably, and support, as you see here is worse than useless. I absolutely stand by my original review and want a refund.

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  • 5 stars

    "Saved my a**"

    April 04, 2014   |   By markwright2

    Version: Disk Drill 2.2.384

    Pros

    Worked as stated
    Provides a number of options for search and recovery
    Easy interface
    Has preamble screens that are kinda useful and funny

    Cons

    Bit expensive (but cheaper than disk recovery pros)

    Summary

    Internal drive wouldn't mount. Disk repair wouldn't work. Had files that I needed to get off drive or else (backup failed). Tried several solutions before looking at Disk Drill. Gave me an option to look at drive to see what files it could see first and then pay for software if it found files. After I could see files (but not recover them without paying) I bought the software and recovered the files I was desperate to recover. Then the software rebuilt most of the other files on my drive. This software saved my posterior region. If I never use it again (and I hope I don't need to) it was worth $89 although I wish it was a bit cheaper. But frankly, I'm not complaining too much... really.

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  • 1 stars

    "***********"

    March 12, 2014   |   By Pinnetjes

    Version: Disk Drill 2.1.378

    Pros

    I can check if files aren't completely gone

    Cons

    I thought it was free

    Summary

    Have to buy it to recover files

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  • 1 stars

    "Great product, works as advertised... misleading advert"

    March 12, 2014   |   By Gregdavies33

    Version: Disk Drill 2.1.378

    Pros

    Get your files back, preview them for free (if your not in a hurry to get your files back before they get corrupted) and it's only twice the price of better software out there so it could be worse!

    Cons

    They don;t offer refunds if it doesn't work. Please read the terms of sale before you choose to upgrade. I was in a hurry and informed by support at Mac Keeper that it would work. Mac Keeper do give refunds if requested and that meant I assumed Disk Drill would to because I thought they were the same company. It is only the company that processes the transaction that is the same. My mistake but what a rude customer service department! I mean, I haven't yet talked to a single person who apologised yet!

    Summary

    If you want to deal with professionals who don't care whether you got your files back or not then go with Disk Drill. Another option is Mac Keeper, for half the price and better customer service department.

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  • 1 stars

    "LIE LIE LIE"

    February 09, 2014   |   By elbabae

    Version: Disk Drill 2.1.378

    Pros

    They are good liars

    Cons

    Their lies waste your time. I just spent at least the past hour flushing my time down the drain with Disk Drill. #1 DO NOT say you're offering a free recovery file software if main part of the software, which is the ACTUAL recovery is NOT free. No one has the time or energy to just spend all that time to just look at files that they can't recover. If you want to charge people FINE. It's a free country. Charge a million dollars if you want to. But do not deceive people into wasting all their time and go through all those hundreds or thousands of files (WHICH DO NOT HAVE NAMES ON THEM BY THE WAY SO YOU HAVE TO OPEN ALL OF THEM TO FIND WHAT YOU NEED). And then when we finally get to the step to click recover SURPRISE, pay me.

    No. No, no. NOT COOL. DON'T lie and say you're free if your basic function is not FREE. You're a file recovery software. If the FILE RECOVERY is not free then you ARE NOT FREE. Stop it with the lies. Just tell the truth. I don't see the point. IT'S VERY ANNOYING!

    Summary

    First off, all the file names are not generic so you have to go through every single one, VERY TIME CONSUMING.

    Then THEY LIE LIE LIE. Liars waste a lot of people's time.

    NOT COOL.

    Wish I could give you guys a negative 1 instead of a 1. I is too high for you.

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  • 5 stars

    "A must have app for any mac user"

    February 09, 2014   |   By Alan_Davies

    Version: Disk Drill 2.1.378

    Pros

    Relatively simple interface makes it easy to figure out how to use. Must have app for anyone that's ever accidentally deleted something and wants to try and recover it

    Cons

    The file names are not recoverable with Deep Scan

    Summary

    This product works as advertised. Does a great job of finding and recovering deleted files. Well worth the price.

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  • 1 stars

    "its not free"

    December 28, 2013   |   By rpmpipster

    Version: Disk Drill 2.1.376

    Pros

    scans ok but not free

    Cons

    scans ok but not free

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  • 5 stars

    "Saved 100's of Gigabytes of lost data"

    November 04, 2013   |   By rjlegrange

    Version: Disk Drill 2.0.362

    Pros

    Thorough deep scan returns every common filetype
    Suggests chances for recovery
    Recovers lost partitions
    Quick scan is quick

    Cons

    Having trouble with the recovery vault, which builds a database of deleted files.
    This is a pity because it's a key feature of the software to protect you from accidentally deleted files.

    Summary

    After mistakenly letting a Verbatim Media Share Mini wreck two HFS+ drives, Disk Drill's thorough deep scan recovered all the media files lost from two drives. It was amazing.

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  • 1 stars

    "A scam a real scam"

    September 05, 2013   |   By bentley27

    Version: Disk Drill 2.0.362

    Pros

    none it's rubish

    Cons

    it costs money and lots of it. then they upgraded and asked for more money. It just made copies of files I deleted on my hard drive. so just chewed up hard disk space for no gain.

    Summary

    Don't get this it's rubbish

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