What’s New

Version 3.7

* Improved APFS data recovery
* Improved preview of files with extensions in upper case
* Fixed recovery loops on some FAT32 disk images

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
240 Ratings

240 Ratings

Steve on a Mac ,

Disk Drill Helped Me Get Back to Work Pretty Quick

I practice safe computing… most of the time. However, every once in a while things get a little crazy and accidents happen. In my case, I was pushing the limits of running a file server at a client’s office on my laptop while switching networks with too many client connections on a drive partition that just couldn’t handle the load.

Fortunately, most of my data is backed up in the cloud, so my priority was to get up and runnnng ASAP, however, the partition wasn't even being recognized. So I used the scan for HFS+ volumes and it found and rebuilt the partition. Since I only lost a few days of data, I opted to reformat my entire drive and let the cloud re-load my data. I was really pleased that Disk Drill saved me the hassle of having to buy another SSD as it wasn’t even recognizable until I made a Disk Drill bootable external drive and accessed my internal drive in target mode.

I’m going to used the Recovery Vault going forward… I hope I never need it but better safe than sorry.

I was very pleased with the responses I got from customer service. You can’t call them, so don’t expect instant help, but I sent an e-mail and they responded within a few hours… overall I think Disk Drill Media Recovery is a very good value; it is a reasonably priced, powerful recovery product that works.

EddieWouldStillGo ,

Saved Me!

I was shooting some 4K footage for a documentary and 384 gigs of footage disappeared when one of my hard drives took a dive. Worse yet, the footage was of the main subject of the documentary who was only available for one morning for a sit-down interview. A reshoot was out of the question. I had a few days before I had to deliver the footage and I’m sweating bullets. Then I remembered that Disk Drill had gotten me out of a similar jam a few years ago. I fired up the app and let it scan the dead drive. It took about an hour, but then it showed me a directory of all the missing files. (A nice feature is the ability to save a scan session if you’re not recovering all your files at once.) You can preview files before recovering them if you’re unsure of what you’re looking for, which is pretty handy if you’re searching through a gazillion image files with unhelpful file names. You can also tell Disk Drill to search for only certain types of files to save time. I found the folders for the missing footage and then started the recovery process. Disk Drill recovered every single frame! I went from total despair to elation, breathed a sigh of relief, and thanked all the higher powers that Disk Drill exists. Thank you, everyone at CleverFiles!

SimplyxTwisted ,

A life saver...

For the second time…I did the unthinkable. With numerous external storage devices connected, I mixed them up and formatted the wrong one. No big deal, only my full music library, picture library, and tons of other data…ouch. The first time, I used different tool. While it did a decent job at recovery, the data was an absolute mess when it came back. I spent hours upon hours sorting, organizing, and trashing the gigs of data it returned.

Disk Drill is a different beast entirely. It not only found data the other tool didn’t, but it brought it back much cleaner, far more organized and much more intact from its original form. Highly impressed, definitely recommended. If you’re running an APFS filesystem, this is one of the only tools you can rely on to do the job. Thankfully it does it incredibly well.

Data recovery is not a fast process, and it does take some time. Be patient and trust Disk Drill to get the job done. Hopefully this will be the last time I ever need this tool, I’ve definitely learned my lesson and am backing things up better going forward. But…if I do need it again, I will know exactly what to do.


Justin Johnson
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OS X 10.8.5 or later, 64-bit processor


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Age Rating
Rated 4+
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