Disk Drill
Disk Drill
4.3.314
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Disk Drill free download for Mac

Disk Drill for Mac4.3.314

07 April 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 4.3.314:
New
  • Yet another update that improves native scanning and recovery from storage devices encrypted by M1 security chips
  • Totally new highly enhanced NTFS recovery
  • Full-blown scanning and recovery from Time Machine on APFS volumes
  • New storage space indicators when selecting drives in Disk Drill
  • S.M.A.R.T. disk info is now collected and displayed for SSD devices on M1 Macs (when enabled in Preferences)
Improvements
  • Updated system extension deployment instructions + new video tutorial
  • More user verifications when canceling Disk Drill's actions, like ongoing scans or other operations
  • Multiple improvements in Disk Drill Extras: search for duplicates, disk clean up, backup creation, and data extraction from Time Machine
  • Parent disk and partition listing when booting from external drives
  • System information listing and collection of technical parameters for RAID arrays
  • Now disks with bad sectors are marked red in Extra Tools
  • More consistent messaging on disk updates
  • Improved scanning of APFS Fusion Drives
  • NTFS Quick Scan
  • Better disk selection when saving recovery results
  • Improved UI navigation on session auto-saves
  • Sufficient improvements in Disk Drill's internal logs for data recovery and S.M.A.R.T. status reporting
  • Disk Drill removal impromevents
Fixes
  • Disk Drill errors when opening and detaching DMG disk images
  • Issues when drives changed their attributes while being scanned
  • Scan error 3072 while reconnecting encrypted drives
  • System drive scanning error in macOS Catalina on devices with T2 chip
  • Corrected accidental Disk Drill removal via Clean Up and Data Shredder
  • Some Clean Up freezes
  • App activation status verification when processing disks with corrupted MBR sectors
  • Improper display of scan auto-resume dialog on drive disconnect
  • Warning messages when disk goes offline
  • Most extra tools are now blocked in Portable Mode
  • Disk stability verification procedure before Rebuild HFS+ algorithm

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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.
koltzvonsteiner
koltzvonsteiner
Feb 13 2021
4.1.206
5.0
Feb 13 2021
5.0
Version: 4.1.206
I work as a photographer. I have a lot of photo sessions during the week. After I took photos, I have to upload them to my laptop and edit them. I use a special adapter to upload photos from a camera memory card. Last month Disk Drill saved me and my reputation. So, I decided to write a small review here. I was using this app more for organizing data storage. In a free version, there are some helpful tools. For example, duplicate founder, cleanup, disk monitoring. It helped me to detect potential issues and prevent them. But after I used my memory card with another computer, it caught malware and almost all the photos I'd made were damaged. It said they were RAW files. I could not recover them with a free version of Disk Drill. That is why I had to pay for a pro one. And I got back all the photos.
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