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Disk Drill for Mac

Editors' Review

by   / April 16, 2014

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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Editors' Review

by   / April 16, 2014

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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    • 5 star 43
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    • 3 star 1
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Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.8.947

  • Disk Drill is now officially ready for macOS 10.15 Catalina
  • iOS recovery now supports iOS 13 and iPadOS
  • New Full Disk Access requirements and wizard in place
  • New smart ExFAT recovery algorithms
  • Mac OS X 10.8.5 is no longer supported in Disk Drill 3.8, the minimum Mac OS X version is now 10.9.5
  • LaCie devices recovery: critical improvements, disk disconnection prevention
  • iOS recovery: preview improvements
  • FAT32: improved support of lost partition recovery
  • Disk Drill gets better at detecting and scanning external USB storage devices on macOS 10.15 Catalina
  • Guaranteed Recovery internal stabilizations, including compatibility issues with macOS 10.15
  • HFS+ recovery stabilization fixes
  • macOS installer download fixes
  • Fixed empty disk labels on macOS Catalina
  • Minor random crashes and exceptions during disk scanning

General

Publisher CleverFiles
Publisher web site http://www.cleverfiles.com
Release Date September 26, 2019
Date Added September 29, 2019
Version 3.8.947

Category

Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Mac
Additional Requirements
  • macOS Catalina
  • macOS Mojave
  • macOS High Sierra
  • macOS Sierra
  • OS X El Capitan
  • OS X Yosemite
  • OS X Mavericks
  • OS X Mountain Lion
  • OS X Lion
  • OS X Snow Leopard

Download Information

File Size 19MB
File Name diskdrill.dmg

Popularity

Total Downloads 381,848
Downloads Last Week 68

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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