Recover your Mac with Disk Drill
Disk Drill is a powerful data recovery software designed exclusively for Mac. Unlike several only picture-oriented recovery tools, Disk Drill Media Recovery is capable of getting any lost data back from any external disk you can mount to your Mac: USB flash thumb drives, cameras, card-readers, external hard drives, iPods (Shuffle, Nano, Classic, Mini), mobile phones, other Macs connected in target mode, etc.
Disk Drill Media Recovery features several recovery algorithms and works with any mountable disk via USB or FireWire, and even mounted disk images. If you can connect another Mac in a target mode, Disk Drill will be able to recover data from that Mac’s hard drive as well.
Depending on the scanning method you choose, Disk Drill will recover your lost pictures and photos, music, documents, applications, specific file formats and other data. Generally speaking, “Quick Scan” and “Search for lost partitions” are capable of recovering previously deleted data if its meta-data is still stored in the file system, or can be reconstructed. On the other hand, “Deep Scan” works on a lower level and analyzes disks as binary entities; it can get your data back based on file signatures, however, original filenames, locations and properties might be unrecoverable.
Disk Drill Media Recovery supports all known file systems: HFS and HFS+ (journaled/extended), FAT16 and FAT32, NTFS, EXT3, EXT4 and actually any other file system, or even disks that were formatted or initialized and currently have no file system on them. If your data is still there and recoverable, Disk Drill will get it back for you.
Disk Drill can monitor your ATA, SATA and eSATA disks for hardware failures by polling S.M.A.R.T. status of available hard drives.
Save your data by creating a Disk Image (DMG) of any failing disk or partition for further data recovery, so you no longer need the original media. Later on you can mount this Disk Image in your Mac, or using Disk Drill, and recover data from it.
By purchasing Disk Drill Media Recovery you will also get advanced scanning sessions management, various flexible filtering, searching and sorting options, live preview even before disk scanning is complete, and master password feature to prevent unauthorized usage of Disk Drill.
Disk Drill Media Recovery is built with 64-bit code, and available in English, German, French, Spanish and Italian.
- Disk Drill Media Recovery is not able to recover data from the main hard drive (system disk) of your Mac due the need of a specific level of access which cannot be provided without your admin password
- Disk Drill Media Recovery cannot recover data from any iOS device like iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad
- There’s no guarantee that anything can be recovered 100% correctly. Keep in mind, if your lost data is overwritten by other items, it’s gone for good, and there’s NO WAY to recover it.
I found this Mac App simply amazing. In the past I have tried various recovery software packages but Disk Drill is so simple to use, there is no great learning curve, and it works every time for me. This is a must have piece of Mac software. Check it out in Mac App Store!
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