Disk Drill
Disk Drill
4.0.123

5.0

Disk Drill free download for Mac

Disk Drill for Mac4.0.123

07 October 2020

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 4.0.123:
New
  • macOS 11 Big Sur support
  • FAT32 data recovery: complete overhaul of existing ones, and a number of new internal FAT32 data recovery algorithms, +200% efficiency and quality boost
  • New NTFS recovery: Quick Scan fixes, heavily improved scanner stability
  • iOS data recovery: iOS 14 support
  • Apple's Time Machine local snapshots are now included in the main scan for lost data
  • Start your recovery before finishing the scan
  • Data extraction from devices with the T2 encryption chip
  • FREE Data Shredder: securely delete any files and folders for good
  • FREE Free Space Eraser: make sure others cannot recover your deleted data by securely erasing "free" disk space
  • Recovery from Time Machine backup disks
  • New Disk Image Formats support: DSK, BIN, DAT, RAW, and DD
  • Integrated file preview
  • Disk Drill can be launched in macOS Recovery Mode through Terminal without the need to create a bootable drive
  • [Humbly] The best UI among do-it-yourself data recovery apps (with Dark Mode!)
  • Tips and hints during scan and recovery to help you recover more of your lost data
Improved
  • Scanning and recovery speed improved by more than 200%
  • Raw image recovery: GoPro GPR, JP2, HEIC, WMF, Panasonic/Leica RAW, Panasonic RWL, Sony SR2 and SRF, Leaf MOS, Mamiya MEF, Epson ERF, Minolta MRW, Olympus ORF, Canon CR3, APM and other formats
  • BRAW: better recovery of professional video recordings
  • CinemaDNG: reconstruct deleted digital cinema files
  • Ground-breaking improvements in QuickTime-based video recovery (MOV and similar containers)
  • Canon CRM: Cinema RAW Light HD videos
  • MPC recovery: compressed audio files based on MPEG-2 algorithms
  • Improved detection and reconstruction: Canon CR2, Kodak DCR, Sony ARW, Nikon NEF and NRW, Leaf and Phase One IIQ, Hasselblad FFF and 3FR, Polaroid and Sigma X3F, Panasonic RW2, Sony DSLR-A100 ARW, Fujifilm RAF, Kodak DCR, Samsung SRW, Leica X2 DNG, Leica M (typ240, typ246) DNG, Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ DNG
  • Improved recovery and labeling of ZIP and RAR file formats, support for RAR generation 5
  • Better reconstruction, labeling and ID3 tag naming for MP3 files
  • Deep Scan labeling: improved parsing of XMP, IPTC and EXIF metadata for better naming of multiple image formats like JPG, PNG, GPR, RAW, NEF, DCR, etc.
  • Updated exFAT, HFS+ and APFS recovery algorithms
  • More informative and effective pausing and resuming of scans: improved clever scans that require uninterrupted scanning time
  • Better notifications on filtered objects, background scans, and more
  • Multiple data protection improvements in Recovery Vault and Guaranteed Recovery
  • Improved recovery of fragmented directories helps with locating original file names and structures
  • S.M.A.R.T. disk health monitoring improvements
  • Dynamic monitoring and detection of newly connected or changed devices and partitions
  • Clever scan will now list live files separately and won't scan disk areas with live files to improve speed and avoid false findings (configurable)
  • Increased installation speed
  • Portable Mode enhancements when running Disk Drill without its actual deployment onto a live system
  • Faster scans and data removals in Clean Up and Duplicate Finder modes
  • Better listing of RAID arrays available for recovery
  • When Disk Drill is removed incorrectly by just dragging it to the Trash, its background processes will end gracefully
  • .cleverfiles folder auto-added to Time Machine exclusions list

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How would you rate Disk Drill app?

155 Reviews of Disk Drill

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5
crstarraz
17 June 2020
Version: 3.8.971

Most helpful

So, to be true, this app isn't really free if you want to recover the files the free version finds...BUT you will know if the file(s) you need to recover are there before purchasing. I recently lost a very important file after changing HDs and upgrading OS, because that particular file was in an obscure path that wasn't included in regular backups. I remembered that I had this file on another iMac that hadn't been turned on in 18 months, however, as luck would have it, its HD was un-mountable when I turned it on! After a panic, I read about various data recovery software, and installed two after creating a boot disk to get that iMac started. The first one didn't seem to find the file I needed, but Disk Drill did. After a long 15 hours (2TB HD), Disk Drill found over 1TB of data on the un-mountable HD, and it found the file I was looking for! Sure, I wasn't expecting to pay $95 (w/tax) to recover this file, but in the end I'm glad I did. Keep this in mind: if the files you lost are important to you, you probably won't find a free way to recover all of them. The tech that goes into these recovery apps comes from software engineers that must be paid; so it may hurt a little bit to pay for it, but it's not their fault you lost it in the first place ;-) I think this is a great piece of software, even if the Dr. icon is a bit creepy.
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killeentrevor
16 October 2020
Version: 4.0.123
So far what an absolute waste of money - it crashes both my MacBook Air and my iMac when trying to recover files !!! The support team are not answering emails and no contact from them what so ever- I will be reporting the company to PayPal if I don't hear from them in the next 48 hours!!!
(0)
5
carlosmo
10 October 2020
Version: 4.0.123
THANK YOU DISK DRILL!! I have to say I was extremely skeptical and other software wanted my to pay so much money for very little. My problem was an "easy" issue. Had a SD Cart formatted in FAT that my MAC could not read, and I wanted to recover the material safely, had only audio material in there, not very heavy, about 200MB, took 30 minutes to scan, and recovered it for free, I am very very grateful and if I could do a donation to Disk Drill I would !!
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5
ahmedhatata-ah
25 September 2020
Version: 3.8.977
I rarely write a review about software but this application is different, this application saved my life many times before , as for studies I always work with ton of files and folders and many times I deleted important work and I cannot forget the day when I deleted my presentation by mistake and empty the trash to clean up my desktop and suddenly after all the hard work that I did and I have the presentation next day , I donot have my work that I did , I froze at this moment , I opened diskdrill and scan the data and recover it with couple of clicks , I seriously can’t be thankful for any software like this one
(0)
1
laura-60
04 September 2020
Version: 3.8.975
I accidentally deleted a lot of files from my computer - long story short I didn't realize that my business partner turned on iCloud, so when I cleared out "duplicate files" I in fact deleted the main files... Anyway, I used disk drill and I could see the thumbnail of my files in the guaranteed recovery section, but wasn't able to open or preview them. So, I thought that I had to upgrade to Pro to open/restore. However, the paid version gave me the same result. When I contacted support, it took weeks to get a response and when I finally heard back they said that that they don't refund and that there is no way to get any of my files back. I was told that disk drill can get most files even after being deleted - my files ranged from word, video, zeplin, excel, picture, design, music, art files... you name it - I ran Disk Drill withing 30 minutes of deleting from my Mac but this product was not able to recover a single thing and they were happy to take my money and provide 0 result and poor service. I'd give them a -0 starts.
(0)
ben-marko
26 August 2020
Version: 3.8.975
Good but needs improvement. It does do a "good" job of file recovery, I was able to recover about 60% of my files after accidentally erasing the disk for about all of 2 seconds. Better than nothing. But it could use the ability to save recovered files to a different location. So far DD only saves to the desktop, and I had to recover files in chunks due to the fact that I only has so much space on my SSD. I had an external drive ready to copy to, but DD wouldn't allow me to save to that. Varying the view options would also be great. List view works right up until the moment you're scrolling through 2k+ files.
(0)
2
Jminnihan
21 August 2020
Version: 3.8.975
This pile of excrement will totally slow down your TimeMachine backups with the hidden .cleverfiles/ sub directory tree in the root of your main OS volume (pre Catalina) and in the root of the Data volume in Catalina and beyond. After removing this pile of crap, it takes a near act of God to remove it from your system and any TimeMachine backups. This cleverfiles directory tree also robs you of boatloads of drive space too. Don’t ever bother using this crap.
(0)
1
mrcub3mr
03 July 2020
Version: 3.8.975
Free version found over 1 TB of files. Paid for the Pro version. Crashed my system. Drive now can't be found. They say it is a coincidence that it crashed at the exact same time that I used their software.
(0)
5
cerian1025
02 July 2020
Version: 3.8.975
These guys are amazing, I had the free version (which allows you to recover 500MB) but had some issues recovering files so I contacted their support, they were extremely helpful and assisted me in getting my files recovered and I ended buying the software and could recover all my files...... Thanks guys
(0)
1
Geography Is Destiny
26 June 2020
Version: 3.8.975
DOES NOT WORK ON APFS DISKS! So, if you have a modern Mac that’s formatted with the Apple File System, Disk Drill is useless to you. Also, THE FREE VERSION WILL NOT RECOVER ANYTHING! You must buy the app for that privilege.
(0)
5
crstarraz
17 June 2020
Version: 3.8.971
So, to be true, this app isn't really free if you want to recover the files the free version finds...BUT you will know if the file(s) you need to recover are there before purchasing. I recently lost a very important file after changing HDs and upgrading OS, because that particular file was in an obscure path that wasn't included in regular backups. I remembered that I had this file on another iMac that hadn't been turned on in 18 months, however, as luck would have it, its HD was un-mountable when I turned it on! After a panic, I read about various data recovery software, and installed two after creating a boot disk to get that iMac started. The first one didn't seem to find the file I needed, but Disk Drill did. After a long 15 hours (2TB HD), Disk Drill found over 1TB of data on the un-mountable HD, and it found the file I was looking for! Sure, I wasn't expecting to pay $95 (w/tax) to recover this file, but in the end I'm glad I did. Keep this in mind: if the files you lost are important to you, you probably won't find a free way to recover all of them. The tech that goes into these recovery apps comes from software engineers that must be paid; so it may hurt a little bit to pay for it, but it's not their fault you lost it in the first place ;-) I think this is a great piece of software, even if the Dr. icon is a bit creepy.
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  • OS X 10.11.6 or later
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