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Disk Drill for Mac


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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.


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.


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"

January 21, 2016  |  By djborisov1

2016-01-21 05:04:12  |  By djborisov1

 |  Version: Disk Drill 2.4.437


This tool is actually the fastest data recovery software that I tried! Easy to use and can recover lost data in just few minutes!


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


I had a corrupted USB with 5.97 GB of data on it. I tried several other software recovery programs with no success. Then I downloaded Disk Drill, was pleased with nice interface, and even more surprised when I ran the scan. The scan was fast, and comprehensive, finding all the data on the corrupted USB, with one more easy step, the data was recovered to a folder on my hard drive.

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5 stars

"Disk Drill can be a life saver if something goes wrong"

January 21, 2016  |  By starryeyeing

2016-01-21 04:52:43  |  By starryeyeing

 |  Version: Disk Drill 2.4.437


I've deleted a user, and the files associated with that user (230GB) of wedding photos then became unaccessible (hidden). Disk Drill allowed me to mount the folder and move the contents to an accessible space.


The file names are not recoverable with Deep Scan


I don't need Disk Drill very often, but when I do.. it is a game changer and life saver..

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5 stars

"Works perfetly as described"

January 20, 2016  |  By Kalina Georgieva

2016-01-20 04:40:50  |  By Kalina Georgieva

 |  Version: Disk Drill 2.4.437


Downloaded it without expecting much, but it exceeded my expectations! It recovered my lost files, which I thought I would never get back and it even saved me some time. Would recommend!


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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.4.437
  • improved: DNG (Adobe Lightroom Raw images) recovery with Deep Scan
  • improved: bad sectors management
  • improved: Quick Scan internal procedures
  • improved: software protection and activation
  • fixed: occasional exceptions on OS X 10.6.8
Publisher Cleverfiles
Publisher web site
Release Date December 14, 2015
Date Added December 14, 2015
Version 2.4.437
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.11/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 29.11MB
File Name diskdrill.dmg
Total Downloads 208,049
Downloads Last Week 3,016
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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