Disk Drill
Disk Drill 2.2.384
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Disk Drill is available in a Free/Basic version and a Pro version for $89.

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. 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
What's New
Version 2.2.384:
  • more signatures added into Deep Scan based on user requests: .VCF (vCard files), .TEX (LaTeX Document), .LYX (LyX Document), .1CD (Russian Finance 1C:Enterprise 8), .WEBM (HTML5 WebM Videos), .BOK (Economacs File), .EBML (Extensible Binary Meta-Language), .PGD (PGP Disk Image, high recoverability if stored without fragmentation), .HWP (Hangul Word Processor), .X3F (X3F SIGMA Raw images)
  • new: HFS+ Catalog File Rebuild recovery algorithm redesigned and polished
  • improved: data retrieval from unpartitioned disks
  • improved: visual feedback of the data copying progress on large files
  • improved: data recovery session file associations
  • improved: Guaranteed Recovery default settings now prevent accidental expansion of the occupied storage to all remaining disk space
  • improved: detection of the correct disk and partition properties for non-encrypted Time Machine backups on OS X 10.9.2
  • improved: unstable disk handling when rebuilt catalog file is being written back onto it
  • fixed: several random crashes on OS X 10.9.1
  • fixed: a few minor issues related to Disk Drill PRO activation
Version 2.2.384:
  • more signatures added into Deep Scan based on user requests: .VCF (vCard files), .TEX (LaTeX Document), .LYX (LyX Document), .1CD (Russian Finance 1C:Enterprise 8), .WEBM (HTML5 WebM Videos), .BOK (Economacs File), .EBML (Extensible Binary Meta-Language), .PGD (PGP Disk Image, high recoverability if stored without fragmentation), .HWP (Hangul Word Processor), .X3F (X3F SIGMA more...
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6.8 or later





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tuneslover reviewed on 30 Mar 2014
Great recovery software. It just works :) Nice and easy interface, good features and deep scan is just amazing. Although It is pretty expensive, I'm really glad that I got the Pro version for like 8 bucks via app deal. :D Couldn't be any more happier.
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Higherterrain commented on 27 Mar 2014
I’d probably buy the Pro Version for 20 bucks but not for the outrageous price their asking
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Cleverfiles (developer) replied on 29 Mar 2014
Dear Higherterrain, is your comment anyhow related to Disk Drill? I don't think that rating an app 0.5 stars due to its pricing policy makes sense. It's really up to you to decide whether you need the PRO edition, or not.
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Bill_Johnson reviewed on 12 Mar 2014
I found that Disk Drill works as effortlessly and elegantly as claimed, and that there is only the most minimal learning curve involved. Using it is simple and intuitive. It does indeed “just work”
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GregD2857 reviewed on 12 Mar 2014
The product is great but I am caught in a web of bad customer service! They do not care about their customers, only the influx of new custom and their initial impression. I expected to be refunded if the software fails because that's what Mac Keeper do. I was wrong and I am overdrawn $109 now with no files. Be careful of the harsh sales tactics this website and company employ. Mac Keeper is a better solution to try before this.
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Cleverfiles (developer) replied on 12 Mar 2014
Unfortunately, this is not true. MacKeeper has a pretty standard return policy among data recovery companies: mackeeper.zeobit.com/eula. If you really purchased Disk Drill PRO, you have agreed to our Terms of Sale, and it also means that you have verified the recoverability of your data with Disk Drill Basic: help.cleverfiles.com/terms-of-sale/

Also, MacKeeper offers fewer recovery methods than Disk Drill, so while I surely agree that it might be a better solution for someone, but I doubt you can compare apps by their refund policies. Email me at jr@cleverfiles.com and I'll gladly have a better look at your case.
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Nova-Bossa reviewed on 20 Feb 2014
It helps me and I recommend!
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sjmvideo reviewed on 12 Feb 2014
I had the example of "it's not backed up unless you have it in 3 places." I only had two copies of an entire Final Cut video project. One got deleted by mistake. I went to the backup to regenerate the original drive's files. The backup drive was "unreadable." I was able to use Disk Drill to find my missing files and copy them off to another drive. It literally saved my a$$ with a client.

I contacted customer support with a question and feedback working with the basic app. I got a prompt and friendly response and went ahead an bought the program when I determined that all my files could be found. Never been happier.
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barhbar reviewed on 21 Dec 2013
I saw the email about Disk Drill and was interested, then I read some of the comments. So I decided to do a little research.

I downloaded the Free version via MU..no problem. I had been given an old laptop my neighbor to trash a couple days ago. I had cracked it open (literally) and took the memory and HD out. The Hd was a 30Gig IDE 3.5" from Toshiba (Old, real Old). I partitioned and formatted it for a Mac [MOS Ex Journaled]. I had not used if for anything yet so I decided to see if I could get some of the data back using Disk Drill.

I had bought a IDE/Sata/eSata/USB2.0 adapter a couple years ago, so I hooked it up. I did not read anything, just selected Disk Drill from finder. When my drives showed up on the app screen it did not show the drive I wanted to use but had 3 of the normal drives I have hanging around, however there was a underlined comment on the bottom of the screen that alluded to other stuff, I clicked it and my drive came up. I selected it and then looked at some of the drop down boxes and picked the "All Recovery Methods"..It took about 15-20 min to complete the 30GB Hd and there was a "ton" of stuff listed. In fact it showed 285 GB of Reconstructed files on a 30GB HD (not sure about how that is possible BUT its there)

I started opening up some of the folders and it seems to have stored the "Reconstructed Data" in Kinds (i,e, Pictures, Vidio, Documents etc) and then sorted by extension within KINDS.

All the data was in files with names of "file000001.mp3". The file numbers started over with each type of extension. I looked at my neighbors .pdf, word documents, listened to his music, and started a couple of his movies. HOWEVER, when I went to RECOVER, the app said I had to have the Pro Version.

I remembered some of the comments talked about not being able to save the info in the Pro Version even though it showed it with the Free Version. I know it was Micky Mouse, but I saved 1 Music Video using Snap Pro Z. Then saved some .pdf's and .doc's by using some clipboard programs and running them through some OCR/PDF apps and Saved some of the music using Ondesoft Audio Recorder

I have done all this using the Free Version and not having a clue on the software. There are some things that I want to make clear:

1- There were no filenames other than the Generic "file00000n.xxx".

2- A number of the Pictures were incomplete only partially showing. My belief is that these files had been overwritten many times and were not the latest files

3- The same goes with the Music Files, a lot of the Pictures and Music were all there, but most were only partial. I wish there had been a date on these files so I would not have wasted my time looking at the obvious older files.

4- I forgot to mention that Disk Drill found 8 Partitions; 1xNTFS and 7xFAT.

5- I did not erase anything before or after I partitioned the drive. It would be a good excercise grab a HD and lay down a file then erase it, then using Disk Drill see if I can Recover it. If so, then leave it there and lay another file down. Using OS X "Disk Utility"'s Erase Options I can overwrite 1,3 and 7 times...try each of these and see at what point Disk drill Fails.

About the only show stopper for me right now is the File Name issues. I think I read where the File Names are going to be available in the Pro Version but not sure.

I plan on buying this app one way or he other...but with Christmas a couple days away, I may hold off ...

Hope this helps
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Cleverfiles replied on 22 Dec 2013
The file names are not recoverable with Deep Scan, and that is the algorithm that reconstructs files. You should check the partitions that were found. One of them may be the deleted partition, so you can get the whole file structure back, _with_ the original file names. See our knowledgebase at help.cleverfiles.com for more details on the recovered methods Disk Drill has to offer.
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hugelshofer commented on 20 Nov 2013
I need a (working) download link for the latest release of version 1.x
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Weekdayheroes reviewed on 04 Nov 2013
Verbatim Media Share Mini wrecked two HFS+ drives, after a thorough deep scan I got a comprehensive list of recoverable files which could be re-opened later. When time allowed, I copied off all the media files that were lost from two external drives. Ran at full speed over USB. It was amazing.
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M85 reviewed on 20 Oct 2013
Just adding my name to the list of people that DON'T work for the company and are very happy with this program. It's recovered more data - pictures, docs, video, etc - and more quickly than any other app I've tried, including Data Rescue and Mac Data Recovery.
The only thing it couldn't fully recover were a few pictures that had been overwritten. I could only see half of those image and the other half showed random data. No other app could recover those either. Pretty hard to recover stuff that's been overwritten.
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Disk Drill is available in a Free/Basic version and a Pro version for $89.

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. 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.

Disk Drill is a professional but extremely simple Mac data recovery software that helps you rescue data on your Mac disks, external or internal hard drives, memory cards, cameras, iPods Classic, etc. So if your hard drive was damaged, or you accidentally deleted your favorite photos, music, videos and other data, no worries about data loss. Disk Drill will recover deleted files on your Mac!

If you don't want someone to undelete what you removed but it's still protected by Recovery Vault, you can specify a Master Password to protect your configuration of Disk Drill, Mac data recovery software by CleverFiles. Additionally, Disk Drill Mac Recovery features convenient scan sessions management, so you can scan a 2TB disk recovery, pause it, save a scanning session and continue it in a couple of days or even weeks (presuming you don't use the target drive to prevent data from being overwritten). You can even install Disk Drill in Portable Mode and run data recovery from your USB Flash drive.


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