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Disk Drill

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for Mac 2.4.415 02/04/15
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Versions of Disk Drill

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Version License Language O.S. Download
Disk Drill for Mac 2.4.415 02/04/15 Trial version English
  • Mac OS X
Disk Drill 2.0.368 06/12/13 Trial version English
  • Mac OS X
Disk Drill 2 06/06/13 Trial version English
  • Mac OS X
Disk Drill 1.8.203 27/05/13 Trial version English
  • Mac OS X
Disk Drill 1.3.123 15/03/12 Free English
  • Mac OS X

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Excellent free data recovery tool for Mac

Softonic Editorial Team

Recent changes

  • A bunch of new file signatures was added to Deep Scan’s database based on your requests, among them: CPR (Cubase Project), CDA (CD Audio Track), AA (Audible Audio), IDML (Adobe InDesign Markup Language File), EPUB (Open eBook File), ENS (REAKTOR Ensemble), INX (InDesign Interchange File), FOS (Fallout 3/NV Saved ame File)

Review last updated: 09/04/15

  • Efficient and easy to use
  • Detects damaged or deleted files
  • Can help prevent future accidental deletions or damage
  • Some features missing in free version

Recover deleted or lost files on Mac

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With Disk Drill you'll be able to recover your lost data the Mac way! This means Disk Drill is the data recovery software designed and created exclusively for Mac OS, it handles Mac file system especially well, and also lets you recover data from other hard drives right from your Mac. Extremely clear wizard-like user interface guides you through the data recovery process and offers several options for successful macintosh data recovery. Was your hard drive formatted? Is your external volume not accessible any more? Mac Data Recovery software by CleverFiles will help you recover what is still available on a binary level.

Disk Drill features unique Recovery Vault technology which helps you protect your data from occasional deletion and other file system errors. Once Disk Drill is installed in your Mac you can start protecting data right away, even on external drives that you regularly use. Recovery Vault monitors your file activity and lets you recover files and folders natively on Mac file system and FAT volumes.

"Use the free version only"

The good news, DD found deleted files on a formatted camera card, a zeroed drive.

The bad news, it has no way to identify a drive, so if you use two drives or more of the same size and kind, DD thinks its the same drive, which causes havoc. The new drive will create a "session" that overwrites the previous "session" and there's no way to stop it or label the drives, meanwhile you lose the files found by the original session. The only way around this is to physically label your drives and use separate computers for similar drives.

The file names assigned are arbitrary, and once restored, the file name is assigned another arbitrary number, so there is no way to tell where the restored file came from.

In my case, I restored 7 files, and somehow they became corrupted.

This brings me to DD support, which is terrible.

When they bother to answer, it is nonsense.

I asked about the corrupted files, sent them one.

Their responses (3 out of 5 emails I sent)

1-Repeat the information I already gave

2-Make them a video of the problem (I am not making this up)

3-Maybe the file is corrupted (really?)

I pay for programs to support good work, and I am really upset I paid for this torture.

  • DD found deleted files on a formatted camera card
  • DD has to identify which drive among similar drives, and assign information in their session about which drive supplied the file
  • Support is simply denial, with a superior attitude

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