Disk Drill for Mac

Disk Drill for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 22 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.4.415
  • Total Downloads:
    129,388
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 11, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    28.55MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,286
  • 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

"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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1 stars

"worst program ever! fills harddrive with hidden files"

January 25, 2015  |  By williamwp

 |  Version: Disk Drill 2.4.414

Pros

there are no pros to installing a program that ruins your harddrive

Cons

1. Filled my 1TB HD with 'recovery' files in a hidden folder called .Cleverfiles.
2. If filling up my harddrive was bad enough, it also filled up my 2 TimeMachine backups with rubbish!
3. Was extremely difficult to get rid of, needed to go into Preferences/General/Uninstall and then unhide files in finder.

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5 stars

"Fantastic, even the free version saved my backside"

January 17, 2015  |  By Batfink066

 |  Version: Disk Drill 2.4.414

Pros

Simple to use, effective, fairly intuitive (see Cons) and fast.

Cons

Maybe I should have read the instructions but it wasn't immediately obvious that you have to double click on the item(s) you want to recover.

Summary

Brilliant, highly recommended. Disk Drill restored my 10GB Windows partition which hadn't been backed up with Time Machine. Thank you!

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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..

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.4.415
  • new file signatures in Deep Scan's binary recognition: SWIFT source codes (XCode), MPO (Multi Picture Object File or simply stereo images), TAR.XZ (XZ Compressed Tar Archive), RDB (Retrospect Backup Set), OPJ (OriginPro 8 files)
  • new Fuse for OS X version 2.7.5 integrated
  • improved modal windows behavior during DMG backup
  • improved UI texts and in-app explanations
  • fixed a couple of crashes when scanning and recovering from unstable disks
General
Publisher Cleverfiles
Publisher web site http://www.cleverfiles.com
Release Date February 11, 2015
Date Added February 11, 2015
Version 2.4.415
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.10, Mac OS X 10.8, Macintosh
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 28.55MB
File Name diskdrill.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 129,388
Downloads Last Week 2,286
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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