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Disk Drill
Disk Drill
4.4.356
3.8
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Disk Drill free download for Mac

Disk Drill for Mac4.4.356

22 July 2021

Data recovery and protection app.

What is Disk Drill for Mac

Disk Drill is available in a Free/Basic version and a Pro version for $99.

Disk Drill is a Mac data recovery software designed natively for Mac OS: easily protect your files from accidental deletion with Recovery Vault and recover lost data from Mac disks. Most of storage devices, file types and file systems are supported. You can recover deleted files from iPhone and Android devices! Disk Drill offers helpful and free tools for disk management like duplicate file finder, byte-to-byte backups, disk cleanup and space visualization, bootable data recovery drive, disk health monitoring, etc.

When something is deleted Recovery Vault makes it possible to recover not only the file itself, but also its properties, such as original file name, location, etc. So you will always be able to recover data from Mac files system (HFS/HFS+) and FAT32 partitions. Disk Drill also includes powerful S.M.A.R.T. disk monitoring right out-of-the-box; you can monitor your disks' hardware status and get automatic notifications of potential failures or other issues. If a disk or partition is failing, you can easily backup it into a disk image (DMG) which can later be mounted for recovery.

Disk Drill PRO also features a number of advanced scanning modes for data recovery of FAT, NTFS, HFS/HFS+, other file systems and formatted (initialized) drives. Using Quick Scan you can locate deleted items on FAT and NTFS disks, this scanning method is fast and accurate, but is unlikely to find data deleted long ago. With Deep Scan you can try to recover data from any disk or memory card regardless of their file system. This recovery method is long and thorough, it scans your disk in a binary mode and is capable of finding deleted files even after formatting.

What's new in Disk Drill

Version 4.4.356:
New:
  • More flexibility in byte-to-byte backups: select specific disk sectors or indicate the size in MB
  • S.M.A.R.T. monitoring is now easily accessible through the Extras menu
  • New simplified two-step Disk Drill installation
  • MSI files (Windows installer packages) are now supported in Deep Scan
Improvements:
  • Better detection of PSD files in Deep Scan
  • Clean Up detects and displays items stored in other user accounts on a computer
  • More details are now displayed upon recovery completion in case there were errors during the recovery process
  • More hints have been added to the icons and menus throughout the app's interface
  • A click on the Home button during scan in Clean Up module now evokes a confirmation dialog, where you can decide whether to cancel the scan or not
  • Thumbnail generation progress is back. You can now see that the previews are being generated in a convenient status label
  • A much faster Quick Scan for ExFAT systems that contain a large number of deleted files
  • Better detection of lost NTFS partitions and their files based on the found MFT entries
  • Scan is automatically stopped when a FAT32 disk is disconnected from the computer
  • The FAT32 scan is ten times faster now for files with longer names
  • Optimized and revised Deep Scan for such file formats as JPG, PDF, and DOC
  • Detection of Insta360 One X2 file signatures within Deep Scan
  • Better support for compressed NTFS volumes
  • Deep Scan now recovers video files (MP4) encoded with H.265 XAVC codec
  • Improved detection of false exFAT volumes
  • Improved behavior when scan and recovery run simultaneously
Fixes:
  • Minor interface enhancements throughout
  • Disk Drill stability when scanning Time Machine backups
  • Resolved compatibility issues with previously unsupported versions of osxfuse
  • A crash while recording a backup image to an unstable disk
  • A crash that occured if a recovery process was canceled during an ongoing scan
  • The "Show in Finder" button for the local Time Machine snapshots
  • A crash on macOS 10.11 and 10.12 that occured when scan was terminated in the Find Duplicates module
  • A crash that occured at the beginning of scan when the scanned disk was suddenly disconnected
  • Disk Drill freezing when scanning NTFS partitions with outdated Recovery Vault or Guaranteed Recovery database
  • A crash on macOS 10.11 if the scan results were displayed as Files and Icons
  • Random crashes in Hex view when loading saved sessions or repeating a scan

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sebpetrescugmail-com5659
sebpetrescugmail-com5659
Jul 2 2021
4.3.316
1.0
Jul 2 2021
1.0
Version: 4.3.316
If it doesn't work, you don't get your money back. This just happened to me. The $129 just vanished and their customer support person said it's their policy. Just a warning in case you want to search for free options.
lisamurphycontact
lisamurphycontact
May 23 2021
4.3.316
0.0
May 23 2021
0.0
Version: 4.3.316
This is a SCAM. I was desperate to recover a file and it wouldn't let me preview the file unless I purchased the software which cost AU$129 only to find it recovered the files only that I have used for that day! And now they're saying I can't get a refund? These sites should be reported and shut down. I then rang apple who said once it's deleted from the trash you can't recover it unless you had an external backup drive. So they're whole business model is based on a lie.
Bill-Johnson
Bill-Johnson
Apr 9 2021
4.3.314
5.0
Apr 9 2021
5.0
Version: 4.3.314
Great data recovery software with M1 support!
rmorris
rmorris
Apr 7 2021
4.3.314
1.0
Apr 7 2021
1.0
Version: 4.3.314
Be warned, this app is a virus/adware delivery system masquerading as a disk utility.
mac user108
mac user108
Mar 14 2021
4.2.274
0.0
Mar 14 2021
0.0
Version: 4.2.274
I was desperate to save a file that I just deleted! The preview showed my file and didn't allow me to download unless I purchased Disk Drill PRO. I paid the full $90 and downloaded... NOTHING! The file is corrupted and anything you download is unusable! These types of businesses are gross and despicable. Any positive video reviews are NOT by real customers. They are from the scammers themselves! I'm waiting to see if I can get a refund.
Rjmorita
Rjmorita
Feb 15 2021
4.2.274
0.0
Feb 15 2021
0.0
Version: 4.2.274
I've stopped using these disk drive repair/recovery apps, including TechTool Pro and Drive Genius. With the introduction of APFS and as the Mac OS becomes more and more complex, none of these apps have been able to warn me of the imminent drive failures and repair it afterwards. If Apple's Disk Utility cannot recover your drive, nothing else seems to be able to.
picokake
picokake
Feb 15 2021
4.1.206
5.0
Feb 15 2021
5.0
Version: 4.1.206
For me, Disk Drill is a very helpful app. I do not have a mac. But I appreciate the opportunity to install that for a usual windows laptop. Sometimes there are lots of worthy products developed for Apple devices. I am talking about apps for creativity. I work as a designer. Almost all of those apps are unavailable for Windows. But this one is an exception. And I am happy about that. I have recently bought a professional version. My av does not work as it is supposed to. So, it deletes some of my photos and templates as it suspects them to be harmful. So, I have to recover them almost every day with Disk Drill. I also should mention the fact that I paid for this app once and got an actual license. I read about it. I also know that the common situation is when you pay for a subscription.
kojimah9
kojimah9
Feb 15 2021
4.1.206
5.0
Feb 15 2021
5.0
Version: 4.1.206
I honestly like this application. I work with lots of devices. I am a software tester, so I have an iPhone, Android phone, iPad, Mac, and a Windows computer. Sometimes it is really hard to manage all the data I need. Even a free version of Disk Drill helps me with that. I do not have a problem with losing any files. I have them in a cloud, so I have an opportunity to download them any time. But as I always edit files and create new versions of them, I can get lost. The app helps to find duplicates and delete them. It frees the storage and makes the situation clear. Also, I like the tool called Mac Cleanup. Yes, I have some troubles with data management. It cleans the storage and deletes useless files. So, I will think about buying a pro version. But now I do not see any reasons to do it.
treybuher
treybuher
Feb 14 2021
4.1.206
5.0
Feb 14 2021
5.0
Version: 4.1.206
I wish I knew about this application earlier. When I had a windows os computer, I ofter have problems with malware. Despite I had an installed antivirus software, there still were troubles. So, a lot of files were damaged and the system crashed. I have to reinstall it to get a fresh clean system. Of course, I lost almost all the files. The only ones I manage to save were filed I store on my HDD. But if I connect it with a computer, they could also be deleted. I had so many problems with it. Now I work on mac. This is the most reliable machine ever. But there still can be such a situation when I can't find any files. That is why I use Disk Drill. I decided to pay for a pro version to get access to all the app tools. However, there is no need to buy it if there are no files to recover.
edwardheavy
edwardheavy
Feb 14 2021
4.1.206
5.0
Feb 14 2021
5.0
Version: 4.1.206
I used to use another similar app before. But I will not name it to prevent unwanted advertising. I would probably be an anti-ad because I had to change it to Dist Drill. Although, I was paying that 99$ a month. I used it on my previous Windows laptop. I have Mac now. So, I use the Disk drill application. I have not bought a pro version yet due to my bad experience with another app. However, having a free one is also very helpful. I have a mac operational system. So, there are much fewer problems with it comparing with Windows. I have never lost any files here. But I appreciate the opportunity to preview lost files. It gives confidence in the app I use. So, I know for sure that if I had a pro version, it would be real to recover those files. Anyway, there are some good free additional tools to use.
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