Disk Drill
Disk Drill
4.1.206

2.1

Disk Drill free download for Mac

Disk Drill4.1.206

07 December 2020

Data recovery and protection app.

Overview

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 4.1.206:
New:
  • Deep Scan (traditionally) learns new file formats: “Ichitaro” the Japanese text processor (JTD, JTDC, JTT, JTTC), Microsoft Publisher files (PUB), WordPerfect (WPD)
  • Byte-to-byte backups can now be paused and resumed
  • Disk Drill now recommends scanning Android’s memory card when possible, instead of jumping through the hoops of full-fledged Android recovery
  • New squircle Big-Sur-style app icon
  • Improved hints throughout the app’s interface, including improved starting zero-state screens
Improvements:
  • Encrypted and CoreStorage HFS+ partitions are now displayed separately in the disk list
  • APFS scanning and recovery algorithms
  • Proper detection of macOS Big Sur installer on disk
  • More informative and accurate bad blocks notifications when scanning corrupted drives
  • Better detection of APFS partitions after formatting
  • Additional information displayed while loading large session files
  • Several minor improvements in disk backups
  • Better detection of a drive’s online status in Clean Up and Backup modules
  • File search improvements in the UI
  • Updated descriptions in data protection settings
  • Quick Scan of FAT32 partitions
  • Recovery log can now be sorted by several dimensions
  • Some enhancements related to user privacy throughput the UI
  • Data Shredder and free space Erasure method selection
  • No more auto-collapsing of recently deleted files (Found files) in scan results
  • Disk Drill provides more details when detaching byte-to-byte backups fails
  • Disk Drill now properly prompts for admin credentials when launched under a restricted user
  • System extension (kext) is now installed only when SIP-protected device is initialized for scanning
  • Fewer System Extension permission requests on macOS Big Sur
  • Scan results navigation
  • Better icons to identify some partitions after scan completion
  • “Recover All” now properly selects all files for recovery if scanning is still in progress
  • S.M.A.R.T. icons and indicators behavior
Fixes:
  • Some random freezes in scan results
  • Mount/Unmount options now disabled for encrypted partitions
  • Font color could erroneously change in data protection module
  • HFS+ Catalog Rebuild fixes for disconnected drives
  • “All Recovery Methods” type of scan no longer available for locked devices
  • Source device with macOS installer could be selected as destination
  • Network connected devices were duplicated in some modules
  • Built-in preview window resizing
  • Various UI micro-glitches
  • Scanning could be resumed from the backup module
  • Random crash while saving backups to desktop
  • Scanning methods selection for external APFS Time Machine backups
  • Memory leaks while scanning Android devices
  • Forensic data export when scanning in progress
  • File list was not properly updated when switching filtered objects on and off
  • Incorrect “Scan complete” confirmation when canceling Clean Up process
  • Incorrect informers shown when scanning iOS 14

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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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1
kristina01tokar
05 January 2021
Version: 4.1.206
shitty for recovering deleted files from a laptop
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2
flo-10
18 December 2020
Version: 4.1.206
When it didn't work for me and I asked for a refund an hour after the purchase, they refused to issue a refund to my small nonprofit that I explained could ill afford to spend money on something that didn't work for us. I imagine it works in some situations but don't expect a refund if it doesn't work for you.
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1
karenannrosen
12 December 2020
Version: 4.1.206
Disk Drill does not work! They tell you it is free but since the free version does not recover anything, you will need to pay $95. Once I paid the money to run the "deep" scan still nothing. Spent a great deal of time reading all of the documents and re-scanning.... still nothing usable. They do not stand behind their product and will not refund anything. Very bad experience...
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5
connorhunter
24 November 2020
Version: 4.0.130
Great software, Disk Drill helped me to recover RAW photos from a corrupted SD card. Highly recommended!
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1
realistindenial
24 November 2020
Version: 4.0.130
I purchased the Pro version of Disk Drill on after viewing a list of my deleted files with the Free version. What Disk Drill fails to inform you BEFORE purchasing is deleted files on an SSD drive are “probably not” recoverable. This means Disk Drill is completely worthless for any modern computer system built within the last 5 years. You only learn this fact AFTER purchase. Contacting technical support for help is a waste of time. They will ask you to provide some technical information about your computer and that's when you find out Disk Drill is incapable of recovering deleted files from an SSD drive. Disk Drill will deny your request for a refund and instead lecture you about having not used their software correctly. They will then add insult to injury by referring you to their Terms of Sale page. To make matters even worse, they ridicule you by adding "the great news is that you can enjoy the amazing features of Disk Drill going forward." Disk Drill is essentially a ransomware scam. It teases by showing you a list of "recoverable" files, but the end result is a bunch of unusable files. Images aren't viewable and documents are uneditable. Disk Drill is like Lucy holding the football for Charlie Brown and then pulling it away at the last second.
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john-545
11 November 2020
Version: 4.0.130
It's important to note that you MUST be able to successfully preview the files you want to recover before sending them any money. If they don't preview successfully, they won't be any different when you send them your $$ and try to recover them. They absolutely refuse to refund your money. In my case, R-Studio worked perfectly, and was cheaper to boot!
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1
davidtimwaldman
03 November 2020
Version: 4.0.130
Disgusted. DON'T GIVE THEM A PENNY. They show you all the recovered files (remember that you're probably stressed becasuse you've just deleted imporant stuff by accident) and offer to recover them. Of course you don't to read through the smallprint to the line that says 'You can even preview these files so that you can determine which ones can be successfully recovered'. What this means is, you must do this. if the files don't preview, they're corrupt. but they make it sound like a nice to have add on. disgusted. and remember, they konw you're turning to them at an hour of need.
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Geography Is Destiny
01 November 2020
Version: 4.0.130
Does this work on SSDs formatted APFS?
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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!!!
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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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  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.11.6 or later
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