Disk Drill for Mac

Disk Drill for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 29 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.4.426
  • Total Downloads:
    156,644
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 28, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    28.75MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,848
  • 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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Results 1–10 of 29

5 stars

"Did the job exceptionally good"

July 30, 2015  |  By sasobojan

 |  Version: Disk Drill 2.4.426

Pros

Lost a whole folder of important files on my Mac. Disk Drill scanned and found every file and successfully recovered my files. Easy to use and effective.

Cons

Absolutely none

Summary

Lost a whole folder of important files on my Mac. Disk Drill scanned and found every file and successfully recovered my files. Easy to use and effective. The deep scan found everything I needed and even more it found all of the deleted files from years before.

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5 stars

"It served me great"

July 27, 2015  |  By JelicaO

 |  Version: Disk Drill 2.4.421

Pros

Easy to use, does deep scan, successful recovery of any file types on Mac

Cons

None, I had great success

Summary

My son accidentally deleted on folder of mine that was very important to me. I snapped. Then I searched for a sotware here on CNet and found Disk Drill for Mac. I had great success because it successfully recovered my folder. Recommended.

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1 stars

"Poor Customer Service!"

July 15, 2015  |  By Dave Kydd

 |  Version: Disk Drill 2.4.421

Pros

No positives for me.

Cons

The preview didn't allow me to assess if the product could do what I needed it to do. When I bought the version based on promise it would perform the function I needed, and it didn't perform this function, the company refused to consider a refund. Very disappointing!

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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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5 stars

"Highly functional"

March 25, 2015  |  By BojanS10

 |  Version: Disk Drill 2.4.415

Pros

I have deleted accidently several important folders. I downloaded Disk Drill for Mac and I recovered them all with the Quick Scan feature. I bought the full version and now I have a great recovery software for life. Recommended.

Cons

No cons whatsoever

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5 stars

"It worked well!"

March 24, 2015  |  By KristineT1

 |  Version: Disk Drill 2.4.415

Pros

Works great! Recovered the photos I was sure I had lost! I didn't mean to delete them, and the fact that I can recover photos that were so important to me is so amazing!

Cons

Not free! I like the Windows version best because it's free and has tons of features!

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5 stars

"Simple, Powerful Data Recovery Tool"

February 02, 2015  |  By alanwilliams90

 |  Version: Disk Drill 2.4.414

Pros

Disk Drill provides Recovery Vault Protection feature to protect yourself from data loss. This includes filenames and their location on the disk. Best of all, Recovery Vault runs quietly in the background, and takes up very few system resources while it is running.

Cons

The file names are not recoverable with Deep Scan

Summary

With the application's Protection Vault switched on, you have the best possible chance of recovering deleted files. So, if you click "Empty Trash" by accident, there's a decent chance you'll be able to get that files back. Recovery Vault is the fastest and most effective way to recover a lost file on your Mac.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.4.426
  • new: Deep Scan adds support for reconstructing .PSAFE3 (Password Gorilla storage files), .TREC (Camtasia Studio 8.4+ recordings), .JKS (Java KeyStore), .NGRR (Guitar Rig sound files)
  • new: preliminary support for Rootless security mode in OS X 10.11
  • improved: UI refreshing when recovering and saving recovered items
  • improved: previewing of found items after scanning
  • updated: Japanese UI language files
  • other minor improvements
  • fixed: calculating available disk space for recovery
General
Publisher Cleverfiles
Publisher web site http://www.cleverfiles.com
Release Date July 28, 2015
Date Added July 28, 2015
Version 2.4.426
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 28.75MB
File Name diskdrill.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 156,644
Downloads Last Week 1,848
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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