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Disk Drill
Disk Drill
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Disk Drill free download for Mac

Disk Drill

Version 5.4.1426

Data recovery and protection app.

3.8
Based on 192 user ratesRead reviews & comments
Free
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Disk Drill overview

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

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 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 the 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 version 5.4.1426

Updated on Jan 18 2024

New
  • The Clean Up module is completely revamped with a completely new way of visualizing your disk and locating space hogs, we call it "Tiles"
  • Disk Drill now offers NAS data recovery over the SSH protocol and can scan the connected drives and RAID storages
  • Disk Drill now offers Linux data recovery via the SSH protocol and can scan the connected drives and RAID storages
  • New scan type in Disk Drill! We are always working on recovering more lost data from Mac system drives. You can now undelete your Contacts from the macOS app. More data categories will follow
  • RAIDs with Btrfs are now supported and Disk Drill can recover recently deleted files and deleted partitions
  • Many Disk Drill icons and visuals got new looks
  • Disk Drill`s Deep Scan can now recover MBS (Opera Mailbox File) and EML (electronic mail format or email saved in plain text) files
Improvements
  • Better handling of macOS devices that run on unsupported or modified macOS like Hackintosh
  • Improved internal processes when verifying iOS backup passwords during iPhone and iPad data recovery
  • Better reconstructing and labeling for the following file signatures: MBOX, EMLX, EWD, and RTF
  • Improved scanning of encrypted and unencrypted DMG and Sparse Image files with Apple Partition Map Scheme, GPT and MBR tables
  • Enhanced recovery for PDF files with a non-standard XRef table size
  • Improved recovery for encrypted SXI, SXD, SXC, SXW files
  • Encrypted ODT, ODS, ODP, ODG files are detected and recovered even better now
  • Better recovery for encrypted DOCX, XLSX, PPTX files
  • Improved recovery for encrypted XMind files
  • Improved detection of unencrypted hybrid DMG files
  • Detection and recovery for XLS files created in MS Excel 2008 on macOS renders even better results now
  • Recovery chances calculation for PPT files is now even more accurate
  • Better discovery and recovery in Disk Drill iOS module for WhatsApp and Line messenger attachments
  • Updated SSD Health Level and other improvements in the Disk Drill`s S.M.A.R.T. monitoring widget
  • Optimized default display settings for discovered files
  • iOS scan module got some improvements, including Skype chats recovery
  • Minor improvements in Disk Drill's dark theme
  • General UI localization improvements throughout
  • Much better iOS scanning stability, including detecting device disconnects
  • Backward compatibility for scan sessions created in newer versions of Disk Drill
  • Optimized recovery from NTFS partitions with damaged MFT (master file table)
  • Subtle improvements in files and folders navigation and filtration
  • Find Duplicates module is significantly improved
Fixes
  • Occasional crashes when scanning for PNG or MXF files
  • Occasional glitches after interrupted iOS scan
  • Occasional crashes when scanning FAT32 partitions and the scanned drive disconnects
  • Occasional app freezing when a FLAC file type was discovered
  • Minor issues with RAM during EXT4 system scan
  • Exception error when scanning for RTF files
  • Occasional crashes during NTFS system scan for lost partitions

Information

License

Free

Size

57.5 MB

Developer’s website

https://www.cleverfiles.com

Downloads

483277

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 10.15 or later
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What needs improvements

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Disk Drill qualities

Value
3.0
Ease of use
4.0
Features
3.0
Reliability
2.8
Customer support
2.5

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Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
May 2 2023
5.2.1215
4.0
May 2 2023
4.0
Version: 5.2.1215
If the filter ridden download link is being blocked by uBlock Origin, etc., here is the direct link for DOWNLOAD: https://www.cleverfiles.com/disk-drill-mac.html - - NOTE that Disk Drill can be used for FREE to do useful things. If you find that you need to do work with it that requires paying up, THEN decide if you want to buy it. Otherwise, sticking with the free version may be all you want or need. IOW: You don't have to fork over money to find it useful.
ali-47
ali-47
Apr 22 2023
5.1.1114
1.0
Apr 22 2023
1.0
Version: 5.1.1114
Complete rip off. I paid 75$ for the v4 of the software and used it once. Now I am being forced to purchase version 5. I can't run the version I purchased even though I can still download it and run it. I am definitely reporting this to consumer reports.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Nov 15 2022
5.0.1043
4.0
Nov 15 2022
4.0
Version: 5.0.1043
Upgrades from previous versions to version 5 are 50% off the full price. That amounts to $49. You have to go to website and fill out a request form to receive the discount. As of version 5.0.1043, Disk Drill 5 actually works with MOS 13 Ventura. Previous versions of 5 do not fully support Ventura.
matthewoliveri
matthewoliveri
Aug 21 2022
4.7.382
0.0
Aug 21 2022
0.0
Version: 4.7.382
This software helped me find my missing assessment file.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Aug 4 2022
4.7.382
4.0
Aug 4 2022
4.0
Version: 4.7.382
Version 5 will be required as an upgrade to work with macOS 13 Ventura. v4.7 will NOT. Version 4.7 is the last of the v4 series, which works up through macOS 12.x Monterey, but not beyond. At this point, the upgrade fee has not been published. Keep an eye out...
Imac-de raphael-celis
Imac-de raphael-celis
Apr 9 2022
4.6.380
5.0
Apr 9 2022
5.0
Version: 4.6.380
Excellente application: efficacité la meilleure dans sa catégorie et simplicité à l'usage
Hermie
Hermie
Feb 5 2022
4.6.370
0.0
Feb 5 2022
0.0
Version: 4.6.370
Well, I ruined a partition on an external because of not paying attention and then I erased it with DiskUtility on Monterey as well. Angry people do stupid things. Ages ago I got DiskDrill and upgraded to Pro, so I thought why not and gave it a shot. I let it finish which took about six hours and yes, it's a miracle. Sheer miracle. Not only did I get my stuff back, but also the same way as it was before the disaster. No puzzleing needed at all. Thank you, DiskDrill.
Mr. C
Mr. C
Nov 23 2021
4.6.370
0.0
Nov 23 2021
0.0
Version: 4.6.370
Beware of the recovery capabilities of this software! I lost 100€ on this software that didn’t live up to its promise. Short Summary: - Don’t buy DiskDrill Pro: Recovery corrupted all the MP4 files from the GoPro Hero 10. - EaseUS is the software that saved (all) my precious MP4 files WITHOUT corrupting them. - No refunds, even when going through the whole process of explaining everything to customer service (with logs, proof that other software did work, etc.). They state that “Any recovery at all is considered a blinding success, as file recovery was often thought impossible.” ==> So that’s their standard when it comes down to recovering files. Long Version: So, I went on vacation, took my new GoPro to document the trip, returned home, and saw that the SD-card crashed. Two weeks of memories were lost. :( Searching the internet, I came across Disk Drill Pro. There was hope, or at least I thought... I installed the (free) software, did a scan, and it showed a hopeful 84GB of recovery on my 64GB card. After the scan, I saw it could recover JPEG’s as well as MP4 files. The JPEG showed a preview of the photo, and the MP4 files showed up as MP4 icons in the preview while being accompanied with tiny JPEG previews. (Which led me to believe they could read the content of the file. There was no mention of them being corrupted anywhere on the application...) Full of hope, I bought the software (100€) and recovered everything to a separate SSD. Only to realize that ALL the MP4 files were corrupted and couldn’t play. (Even when using video recovery software: they showed a few frames and then froze or glitched…) There I was, ready to give up hope as Disk Drill didn’t recover any working MP4 files... Since I didn’t want to lose those valuable memories, I investigated further and searched for a different solution. That’s when I came across EaseUS recovery software. And it simply WORKED! I got all my jpeg’s and, more importantly, my MP4 files back… without being corrupted. The MP4 files play as they should, no glitching, not freezing up! Note: You could be under the impression that I’m just promoting other software, but I’m not sponsored in any way. I’m just really displeased that they won’t acknowledge that the code in their software is lacking, and recovery is not on par with other, cheaper software. PLEASE reconsider buying Disk Drill Pro as you will be disappointed and left out in the dark with less cash… In our email correspondence, they literally stated that: Any recovery at all is considered a blinding success, as file recovery was often thought impossible. ==> So that’s their standard when it comes down to recovering files. I can’t emphasize this enough: ALL THE DATA WAS RECOVERED USING OTHER RECOVERY SOFTWARE. NONE OF THE FILES WERE CORRUPTED, DISK DRILL PRO WASN’T ABLE TO DO IT.
Dannymontani
Dannymontani
Nov 7 2021
4.6.370
4.0
Nov 7 2021
4.0
Version: 4.6.370
Wrote a review a day after I used this piece of software. It is no where to be seen. I rated it well as it DID recover nearly all of my trashed THREE drives in a 4 bay enclosure. Dunno why it happened, Icy Doc a number of years old....but still...all my eggs were in one basket. TM, CCC of photos and photos disk. I was livid and about had another heart attack for days until I found this great utility. B-tree errors, unrecoverable but for this. BUT, I gotta say....it is NOT FREE! Why is it advertised that way guys???? All you get with a free version is a view of what can be recovered....when you pay $89.00 for it. WHICH is totally fair to get my files back. All of my Lightroom Photos still had the hierarchy and file name still there...whew. Out of 70,000, I only lost around 1000, I think...still looking around. Get two DAS drives, not one!
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.
karlberdrindl
karlberdrindl
Feb 13 2021
4.1.206
5.0
Feb 13 2021
5.0
Version: 4.1.206
I want to share my thought about Disk Drill. There are two versions of this app. The free one allows detecting the lost files. So, at least, I know that it is possible to recover them. If I emergently need them, I can pay for a pro version and do that. But until now I have not had such a need. I also like the additional free tools. There is an ability to monitor potential system issues and do a cleanup to free storage. So, I should say it is quite a helpful application, even if we talk about a free version of it. Anyway, people who write negative reviews should know that you can recover your file only with a pro version. So, you pay 89$ for a lifetime license and get access to all the tools. I got it that way. If I am mistaken, please correct me.
ali-47
ali-47
Apr 22 2023
5.1.1114
1.0
Apr 22 2023
1.0
Version: 5.1.1114
Sigil
Sigil
Aug 14 2022
4.7.382
5.0
Aug 14 2022
5.0
Version: 4.7.382
Ghostcat
Ghostcat
Aug 6 2022
4.7.382
5.0
Aug 6 2022
5.0
Version: 4.7.382
Imac-de raphael-celis
Imac-de raphael-celis
Apr 9 2022
4.6.380
5.0
Apr 9 2022
5.0
Version: 4.6.380
Dannymontani
Dannymontani
Oct 31 2021
4.5.369
4.0
Oct 31 2021
4.0
Version: 4.5.369
sebpetrescugmail-com5659
sebpetrescugmail-com5659
Jul 2 2021
4.3.316
1.0
Jul 2 2021
1.0
Version: 4.3.316
picokake
picokake
Feb 15 2021
5.0
Feb 15 2021
5.0
Version: null
kojimah9
kojimah9
Feb 15 2021
5.0
Feb 15 2021
5.0
Version: null
treybuher
treybuher
Feb 14 2021
5.0
Feb 14 2021
5.0
Version: null
edwardheavy
edwardheavy
Feb 14 2021
5.0
Feb 14 2021
5.0
Version: null
karlberdrindl
karlberdrindl
Feb 13 2021
5.0
Feb 13 2021
5.0
Version: null
koltzvonsteiner
koltzvonsteiner
Feb 13 2021
5.0
Feb 13 2021
5.0
Version: null
floormilky
floormilky
Feb 11 2021
5.0
Feb 11 2021
5.0
Version: null
5finally55
5finally55
Feb 11 2021
5.0
Feb 11 2021
5.0
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balanceblind
balanceblind
Feb 10 2021
5.0
Feb 10 2021
5.0
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markultrablack
markultrablack
Feb 9 2021
5.0
Feb 9 2021
5.0
Version: null
achtenaufmich
achtenaufmich
Feb 9 2021
5.0
Feb 9 2021
5.0
Version: null
Oiselle
Oiselle
Feb 8 2021
1.0
Feb 8 2021
1.0
Version: null
omerta-3
omerta-3
Feb 5 2021
1.0
Feb 5 2021
1.0
Version: null
rikkonevan
rikkonevan
Feb 5 2021
5.0
Feb 5 2021
5.0
Version: null
frankovonmayer
frankovonmayer
Feb 5 2021
5.0
Feb 5 2021
5.0
Version: null
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billshiphrr
Feb 4 2021
5.0
Feb 4 2021
5.0
Version: null
heinrichmeiner0
heinrichmeiner0
Feb 1 2021
5.0
Feb 1 2021
5.0
Version: null
cochinjeffrey
cochinjeffrey
Jan 20 2021
5.0
Jan 20 2021
5.0
Version: null
kristina01tokar
kristina01tokar
Jan 5 2021
1.0
Jan 5 2021
1.0
Version: null
flo-10
flo-10
Dec 18 2020
2.0
Dec 18 2020
2.0
Version: null
karenannrosen
karenannrosen
Dec 12 2020
1.0
Dec 12 2020
1.0
Version: null
connorhunter
connorhunter
Nov 24 2020
5.0
Nov 24 2020
5.0
Version: null
realistindenial
realistindenial
Nov 24 2020
1.0
Nov 24 2020
1.0
Version: null
john-545
john-545
Nov 11 2020
1.0
Nov 11 2020
1.0
Version: null
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davidtimwaldman
Nov 3 2020
1.0
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1.0
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carlosmo
Oct 10 2020
5.0
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5.0
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ahmedhatata-ah
Sep 25 2020
5.0
Sep 25 2020
5.0
Version: null
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laura-60
Sep 4 2020
1.0
Sep 4 2020
1.0
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Jminnihan
Aug 21 2020
2.0
Aug 21 2020
2.0
Version: null
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mrcub3mr
Jul 3 2020
1.0
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1.0
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5.0
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