Disk Drill for Mac

Disk Drill for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.8
out of 17 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.4.409
  • Total Downloads:
    82,783
  • Date Added:
    November 05, 2014
  • File Size:
    28.54MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,520
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.10/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9

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.

 
read more +

Publisher's Description

+
 
read more +
User Reviews
+

Results 1–10 of 17

4 stars

"The most successful and easiest to use tool"

September 23, 2014  |  By patrickwalkerr

 |  Version: Disk Drill 2.3.398

Pros

My favorite part is the Guaranteed Recovery feature because it gives me peace of mind that my files aren't really gone

Cons

It is pretty expensive

Summary

This product seems to work much better than a handful of others for me. In fact, it worked absolutely as advertised. I tried it once and it never missed a single file type. Disk Drill seems to see everything, other data recovery apps seemed to but didn't in the end..

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

1 stars

"Does not work! Waste of money."

September 21, 2014  |  By nnheimann

 |  Version: Disk Drill 2.3.398

Pros

none. no pros to my experience here.

Cons

Poor customer service. Poor refund policy. Poor Company. Poor software.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (1)

5 stars

"High rate of data recovery success"

September 06, 2014  |  By james_garner

 |  Version: Disk Drill 2.3.398

Pros

Disk Drill impressed me with its easy-to-use interface and its high rate of data recovery success.Love it. No other data recovery app offers additional protection. Recovery is step #1, but I prefer to have something in place to protect my data in future. Frequent backups are pricey. My favorite part of Disk Drill is the Guaranteed Recovery feature because it gives my Mac the same "undelete" function as my PC. Recover is also top-level.

Cons

I didn't find any cons

Summary

I was so happy that Disk Drill got my files back. I am recommending it to all of
my friends!

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (1) (0)

5 stars

"Fast and Easy Results!"

September 03, 2014  |  By nolanbenjamin

 |  Version: Disk Drill 2.3.398

Pros

My favorite part is the simple user interface because I don't have to be a computer expert to use it. Multiple scan types give you the options you need when you're trying to recover files.

Cons

I wish it was a bit cheaper :)

Summary

I downloaded Disk Drill because I needed to repair a drive where files had disappeared. Used the disk rebuild option. I tried other recover apps, a few, they didn't fulfill my needs as great as Disk Drill, it was able to completely recover the partition, in a matter of seconds. 5 stars. By the way, I was able to preview the recovery
results in free version, so that was a sure upgrade to PRO.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (2) (0)

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

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (3) (0)

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.

Reply to this review Read reply (1)

Was this review helpful? (0) (5)

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.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (1) (0)

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

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (1) (2)

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.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (1) (2)

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.

Reply to this review Read reply (1)

Was this review helpful? (0) (5)

Results 1–10 of 17

Add Your Review

Login or create an account to post a review.

You are logged in as . Please submit your review for Disk Drill
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Update your review

Since you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review.
Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

 
see all reviews +

Full Specifications

+
What's new in version 2.4.409
  • * new: disk space visualization - easily locate space drainers and get rid of them - FREE!
  • * new: recoverable files can now be previewed in hex mode (highlight an file in scanning results and use Alt+Space keyboard shortcut or a special icon)
  • * new: mounted disks and disk images can now be ejected right from Disk Drill (use Extras menu)
  • * new: lost partitions are now automatically expanded into readable file structures in scan results
  • * new type of scan "Allocate existing file system data" shows existing data on a drive using Disk Drill's unique reading algorithms
  • * improved: Core Storage volume manager support in OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)
  • * improved: Disk Drill looks even better on retina screens, we improved absolutely all in-app graphics now
  • * improved: large MOV files recovery (up to 60GB+)
  • * improved: S.M.A.R.T. disk monitoring
  • * improved: new folder and file exceptions for Recovery Vault and general data protection polishes
  • * improved: data recovery from disk images on external drives
  • * improved: found DMG disk image preview now replaced with the offer to mount the disk image and copy out its contents
  • * improved: Disk Drill PRO and Enterprise can now be auto-activated when purchased from inside the app (no need to wait for or enter the activation code)
  • * fixed: random crashes when running Disk Drill in Portable Mode
General
Publisher Cleverfiles
Publisher web site http://www.cleverfiles.com
Release Date November 04, 2014
Date Added November 05, 2014
Version 2.4.409
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.10, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.8, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 28.54MB
File Name diskdrill.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 82,783
Downloads Last Week 2,520
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

Previous Versions:

Add to my list Report a problem
 
read more +

More Products to Consider

Close[x]

Submit a problem report for Disk Drill

Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.

Problem:

The Download.com Installer isn't working as expected

The download link does not work

The software has a newer version

The product contains malicious software

Other

Description:

Please select a feedback type.

Please enter a description.

Submit Problem Report

Close[x]

Problem Report submitted

Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.

OK