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Disk Drill for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 34 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.4.426
  • Total Downloads:
    164,473
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 28, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    28.75MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,828
  • 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

"Fabulous product"

August 26, 2015  |  By eric_dowson

 |  Version: Disk Drill 2.4.426

Pros

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

Cons

Happy with the results

Summary

After 3 months in sunny CA, while packing my suitcases and trying to backup my Macbook pro SSD HD, it just froze and as far as I could tell there was a problem with the disk partition. Having to be going already, to my greatest regret, I couldn't investigate any further and decided to fix this issue later. Back home, having rested a bit, I tested and purchased Disk Drill which actually helped me save some of my lost files successfully. Great stuff!

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1 stars

"DID NOT WORK AT ALL FOR AUDIO FILES"

August 22, 2015  |  By JYsoundfly

 |  Version: Disk Drill 2.4.426

Pros

Almost none.

Cons

It took forever to scan my external hard-drive and previewing audio files above 50mb took a lot of time. When I did finally retrieve the files I was looking for, almost all of them were corrupted and were of no use. I wasted my money on upgrading to Pro and if you're looking to retrieve Audio Files lost on your hard drive I would strongly suggest looking elsewhere for another program.

Summary

Don't download this product if you're looking for lost audio.

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5 stars

"I had success, great software!"

August 15, 2015  |  By jimhendersona

 |  Version: Disk Drill 2.4.426

Pros

Downloaded this without any prior usage of recovery software. Disk Drill is so intuitive I installed, scanned, previewed and recovered my data within only few minutes. Will definitely keep it. Great recovery software for Mac.

Cons

No cons, it does the job smoothly

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5 stars

"Disk Drill is great, I highly recommend it"

August 06, 2015  |  By JohnDavies32

 |  Version: Disk Drill 2.4.426

Pros

This application simply just saved me from lots of stressful times! Disk Drill regained the most important file I have and that I had accidentally deleted! Simply Phenomenal!

Cons

No cons at all. Everything runs and works perfectly.

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5 stars

"Amazing file recovery software"

August 06, 2015  |  By Tim Granger

 |  Version: Disk Drill 2.4.426

Pros

Found this here accidently and I just wanted to write here to congratulate the developers and express my gratitude for having made such a fine and superior software. I decided to give the "Free" version a try after having tried other more acclaimed Data Recovery Solutions and Disk Drill proved to be the only solution that worked for me. Unfortunately, the other products I tried would either freeze up when encountering the drive I was trying to recover data from or fail to even see the drive. Your product did everything I asked of it very effectively and quite simply. Disk Drill is amazing! So, pros would be: Effective, Fast, Easy to Use, Works perfectly

Cons

Absolutely none. I liked everything about it as it did the job I download it for.

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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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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 164,473
Downloads Last Week 1,828
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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