3 Simple Steps to Recover Deleted Files
Select Your DeviceOpen Disk Drill and select the device that you need to recover data from. Use the sidebar menu to locate your type of device, be it an internal or external hard drive, removable storage device, a RAID array, or even an iPhone, iPad, or an Android device.
Scan Your DeviceWith your device selected, it’s time to click the ‘Search for lost data’ button and let our sophisticated algorithms get to work. Now is an excellent time to make a cup of coffee or tea, so you can sip on something delicious while you monitor the scanning progress.
Recover Your DataFilter the scan results to find what you need faster, and then select the files you want to recover. Finally, click the Recover button and choose a suitable recovery location on a different drive than the one you are recovering from. Once your files are successfully recovered, you can finally breathe a sigh of relief!
Select Your DeviceOpen Disk Drill and select the device to recover data from. You can do so in the Data Recovery menu in the sidebar, where you’ll find hard drives, removable devices, RAIDs and others in the Storage Devices menu.
Scan Your DeviceWith your device selected, it’s time to click the Search for lost data button and let our data recovery software work its magic by thoroughly scanning the device for lost data. Now is an excellent time to make a cup of coffee or tea, so you can sip on something delicious while you monitor the scanning progress.
Recover Your DataFilter the scan results to quickly find the files you would like to recover and select them. Click the Recover button and choose a suitable recovery location on a different drive than the one you are recovering from. Once your files are successfully recovered, you can finally breathe a sigh of relief!
An important reminder to act fast: the longer you wait, the greater the chances your data is no longer recoverable.
Recover Data from Virtually Any Storage Device
- Mac Mini
- Mac Pro
- MacBook Air
- MacBook Pro
- SSD If TRIM is disabled
- Fusion Drive If TRIM is disabled
- External Hard Drive
- CF Card
- USB Flash Drive
- SSD If TRIM is disabled
- External Hard Drive
- Virtual Hard Drive
- Memory Stick
- USB Drive
- Digital Camera As mass storage device
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Files lost due to emptying the Recycle Bin or Trash, or accidentally deleting them by pressing or ‘Command + Del’.
Formatted Storage Device
Accidental or intentional erasing of all data from a storage device, such as an internal or external hard drive, memory card, or USB flash drive with later realization that some files were still relevant.
Corrupted or Failed Drive
Data loss caused by varying degrees of logical drive corruption, which may even lead to a complete file system failure.
Sudden operating system crashes or interruptions while processing data can cause files to become corrupted or lost.
Files lost because of viruses and other malicious software that infects computers and messes with the content of the internal and external storage devices.
Large-scale data loss caused by a variety of partitioning errors and problems, including accidental partition table deletion, sudden partition failure, or a momentary power outage.
RAW Storage Device
The loss of file system information makes the affected storage device appear as if it were completely empty even though all files are still there and recoverable.
Physically Damaged, and more…
Physical damage to a computer (cracked screen, motherboard failure, etc.) can render the data on it inaccessible unless recovered with a dedicated data recovery solution.
Don’t Just Take Our Word For It
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A while ago I reluctantly decided to keep my two damaged HDs. I hoped one day there will be a way to retrieve my entire month of Buchla and Serge recordings I did in Stockholm’s EMS. And yes, this day has arrived. Almost 1000 files. Thank you.
Lost some very important files for some upcoming videos due to a corrupted hard drive. Gotta give a shoutout to @Cleverfiles and their software Disk Drill for helping me get those files back!
The real genius is that Disk Drill retains the folder structure and file names. Something, as far as I could work out, doesn’t happen with alternatives. If you need your data (and life) saving, Disk Drill is what you need.
The new version of Disk Drill for Mac introduces numerous usability and under-the-hood enhancements to deliver the best data recovery experience and results.
We tested out the Pro version, and it recovered thousands of lost and deleted images off one of my micro SD cards. If I ever lose data off a card or disk again, Disk Drill 5 will be my first software choice for recovery.
Disk Drill’s ability to easily mount and read an unmountable USB flash drive, and recover its data within a relatively short time frame, proves that it’s a data recovery tool you should consider.
Like a detective, data recovery software looks for clues to find and recover your lost files. These clues include file system records as well as known file format signatures, and they allow data recovery software to recover files even if they have been permanently deleted.
To recover your data for free, you should enable Disk Drill’s data protection features. All files backed up by Recovery Vault or Guaranteed Recovery can be restored even with the basic (free) version of the data recovery software. For extra peace of mind, you can use Disk Drill’s data protection features in conjunction with File History on Windows and Time Machine on Mac.
Yes, data recovery software can sometimes help with recovering data from a physically damaged drive, depending on the extent of the damage. Drives that are damaged but still readable can be recovered with a file recovery app, while those that are no longer readable – can’t. In case of the latter, consider sending the drive to a data recovery service center.
Absolutely! Not only is Disk Drill safe to use, but it’s also one of the most trusted and reliable data recovery software applications available. The software relies on non-destructive data recovery algorithms and comes with extra data protection features.
Windows: The free version of Disk Drill for Windows can recover up to 500 MB of data for free and preview an unlimited number of files.
Mac: The free version of Disk Drill for Mac can recover only the files protected by Recovery Vault or Guaranteed Recovery, but it can preview an unlimited number of files.
No data recovery software can guarantee a 100% chance of success. That’s because the outcome of any data recovery attempt always depends on many different variables, most of which are impossible to control for data recovery software.
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*100% Money-back Guarantee. Preview is the only way to verify your file recovery. It’s always free to preview your recoverable data in Disk Drill. If Disk Drill showed you the proper preview, but recovered files turned out to be corrupted, we will refund your purchase.
More Than Just File Recovery Software
Data ProtectionProtect the content of your most treasured folders by backing up file metadata using Recovery Vault. Automatically store full copies of deleted files for some time using Guaranteed Recovery so that you don’t depend entirely on the Trash folder.
Duplicate FinderReclaim valuable storage space by identifying and removing duplicate files with Disk Drill’s free duplicate file finder. You can scan either entire storage devices or individual folders, including your iCloud, Google Drive, and OneDrive folder.
Clean UpDiscover where your precious disk space went by mapping out your applications, files, and folders. Use the gathered information to guide you on your hunt for the largest space hogs.
Data ProtectionIncrease your data recovery chances by automatically storing your files’ metadata inside a secure Recovery Vault. In case of data loss, the metadata will guide Disk Drill’s advanced algorithms in locating and recovering your files.
Byte-to-byte Drive BackupCreate a complete byte-to-byte backup of any storage device with Disk Drill’s geeky feature. If the original storage device fails, you can mount the backup image as a virtual device and recover data from it instead.
S.M.A.R.T. MonitoringMonitor the health status of any storage device that supports Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology. Use this information to take action before a major failure occurs and avoid data loss.
Operating Systems Requirements
Works with M1, M2, T1, and T2-powered Macs. Disk Drill works with both the latest Apple Silicon Macs and older Intel-based models.
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