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DiskDigger for Windows

By Dmitry BrantTrial versionUser Rating

Key Details of DiskDigger

  • Recover files from any type of media.
  • Last updated on February 12, 2019
  • There have been 3 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)


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Editors' Review

Download.com staff

DiskDigger is a compact, self-contained utility that can recover lost, damaged, and deleted files from any media your PC can read, including hard, floppy, and optical disks, flash drives, and memory cards. It bypasses the Windows file system drivers, with built-in support for all file systems, so it can scan most media directly. It scans disks deeply, including reformatted, badly formatted, and wiped disks. It even handles disks with bad sectors and other damage, though it's not a repair utility, it's just an excellent file-recovery tool that happens to be free.

The entire application resides in just one executable file that can be run from any computer, so there's nothing to install, and it leaves no traces of its operation behind. DiskDigger has an attractive, clean interface that's surprisingly sophisticated for such a compact utility; just two main panes: The left pane displays the scanned data, and the right pane shows an image of recovered files. It has two methods of scanning, a file system scan and a deep scan of the entire disk surface that looks for traces of lost and deleted files. The file system scan is quick and the deep scan is slow, but you might be surprised what you can dig out of an old hard disk with it. Still, we like that DiskDigger lets you preview most files before actually scanning them, so you don't waste time.

DiskDigger works with all versions of Windows. It's easy to use, but its Web site offers excellent support if needed.

What's new in version 1.7.3.1673

Version 1.7.3.1673 includes unspecified updates.

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Full Specifications

GENERAL
Release
July 13, 2015
Latest update
February 12, 2019
Version
1.7.3.1673
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Platform
Windows
Operating System
Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Additional Requirements
None
POPULARITY
Total Downloads
99,268
Downloads Last Week
12

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3.8/5

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Developer's Description

Recover files from any type of media.

DiskDigger can recover files from any type of media that your computer can read. This includes USB flash drives, memory cards (SD, CompactFlash, Memory Stick), and of course your hard drive. The types of files that it recovers includes photos, videos, music, documents, and other formats. DiskDigger works by thoroughly scanning each sector of your media for traces of files.