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Disk Drill

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Latest version:
2.4.435 16/11/15
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Disk Drill is fully compatible with:

  • 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: 30/09/15

  • 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 OS X

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With Disk Drill data recovery software you'll be able to recover your deleted or 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? Disk Drill Mac data recovery software by CleverFiles will help you recover what is still available on a binary level.

Disk Drill Mac data recovery software can easily recover files emptied from trash; recover data from formatted hard drive; recover data from deleted or lost partition; recover deleted files from cameras, iPods, USB flash drives, Kindles, and memory cards.

Disk Drill features unique Recovery Vault technology which helps you protect your data from occasional deletion and other file system errors. Once Disk Drill Mac data recovery software is installed in your Mac OS X 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 deleted files and folders natively on Mac file system and FAT volumes.

Whats new in Disk Drill Mac data recovery software:

Starting with Disk Drill version 2.4, we have added a new feature to help you scan and analyze your disks and folders for real space hogs. It’s a great free module of Disk Drill to clean up your disks and recover your disk space.

"Feature packed recovery tool"

Data loss is a common issue. With the help of this tool you can restore your lost files. When you launch the application for the first time welcome screen of Disk Drill utility presents user guideline. It allows you to learn basics of this application and data recovery process. This is great. There are two scanning options: Quick scan and Deep scan. Quick scan allows to recover recently deleted files. Deep scan increases the chances to recover data deleted months ago. This scan is pretty slow and usually takes a while. Unfortunately even this deep scan option it does not give you 100% guarantee that file you are looking for will be recovered correctly. I am the lucky one because I managed to recover my lost document.

Preview feature is very useful. It allows user to check if the file is corrupt or it is still recoverable. It works for documents, images and videos.

You can also make a dmg backup of the disk.

Disk drill offers several customization options. Users may filter scanning results. You can even search for the exact name of the file.

Help and support option provides customers with detailed and adequate instruction how to use Disk Drill. You can also submit a support ticket to customer service. However it lacks live support feature(they could add live chat assisatnce) Disk Drill is good and feature packed data recovery tool but it does not guarantee that all lost files will be recovered correctly.

  • nice user guideline
  • useful preview feature
  • you can make dmg backup of the disk
  • filter scanning results
  • deep scan is pretty slow
  • lacks live chat support feature

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