Superior Mac OS X Data Recovery Software

Data recovery apps for OS X come in all shapes and sizes, but only one does what it says it will do. Disk Drill is that invaluable, do-it-yourself solution to recover deleted files on Mac OS X. No other Mac file recovery software is as simple and easy to use. It can get your data back regardless of your reason for data loss — accidental deletion, Disk Utility error, data corruption or else.
Superior Mac OS X Data Recovery Software
Hard drives, SSDs, and external drives are pretty durable and reliable. Most of the time, they do their jobs without issues. However, they are not perfect and unfortunately not eternal, and it only takes a moment for them to crash, lose data, or become inaccessible. When that happens, you need a complete data recovery solution to get your data and files back and recover deleted files. Mac OS X Disk Drill will dig deep to recover everything that was accidentally erased or corrupted.

Keep reading for a quick overview of how Disk Drill Mac file recovery software works. For more information on how file recovery Mac works, you can read tutorials such as How to Install Disk Drill and How to Recover Deleted Files from Your Mac Internal Hard Drive in our Knowledge Base.

When you need help learning how to recover an unsaved Word document on Mac or help learning how to recover trash on your Mac, Disk Drill is the perfect tool for the job. Disk Drill’s easy-to-use and intuitive interface can help lead the way to easy file recovery on Mac OS X.

#1 Universally Recover Data from Almost Any Device

Disk Drill can scan any storage device you would normally connect to your Mac and view contents. It does not matter what type of device it is. If your lost data is on either an internal or external drive, our free Disk Drill Mac file recovery solution can get your data off it. We can even help you recover deleted files from major mobile platforms.
  • 1Download Disk Drill
  • 2Install the app
  • 3Open Disk Drill for Mac

#2 Support for All Major File Systems

Regardless of the type of storage device, download Disk Drill to read any device formatted with HFS & HFS+, FAT/FAT32/exFAT, NTFS, or EXT3/EXT4. Our Deep Scan method can help you even if you cannot access the drive by conventional means. It works with every file system, even if it's are missing or otherwise corrupted. Learn more about our scanning methods... Support for All Major File Systems

#3 Disk Drill Supports 350+ File Types

Disk Drill can handle many file types. Our Quick Scan and Undelete Unprotected Data methods will recover any Mac file type situation permitting. However, Deep Scan can reconstruct over 350 file types in any situation, even if your file system got a severe hit. Deep Scan will basically rebuild the deleted files according to their digital footprint:

  • Photos like JPG, PNG and TIFF
  • Videos like AVI, DV and MP4
  • RAW camera images like CR2, NEF and DNG
  • Graphics files like AI, PSD, and INDD
  • Music files like AIF, MP3 and WAV
  • Documents like DOCX, PPTX and XLSX
Disk Drill Supports 350+ File Types

#4 All-in-One: How to Recover Trashed Files on Mac OS X

Disk Drill offers several innovative file recovery features for your Mac. If a drive fails, loses a partition, or you need to prevent important data from being overwritten, we have tools for every situation. Run the free edition of Disk Drill file recovery tool to see if your data is recoverable until it gets overwritten and erased for good by your OS activity. Disk Drill for Mac OS X will automatically select the optimal file recovery methods for your data scenario.
Quick Scan recovers your Mac files with all their metadata intact — including file names and locations, making it a great general recovery option. Most commonly, you would use Quick Scan to recover Trash on your Mac OS X after it has been emptied. Quick Scan recovers files on your Mac OS X
Deep Scan takes the longest to complete, but it is the most thorough recovery method. It can handle tasks no other scanning solution can handle such as scanning for files when no valid partition is found. Deep Scan is the most thorough recovery method
Undelete Protected Data System's Recovery Vault guarantees Mac file recovery, provided you installed Disk Drill before you lost the data.

Universal Partition Search recovers HFS+, FAT and NTFS volumes from your Mac. It does a quick binary scan for known partition header signatures. Disk Drill will recover deleted files from the lost partitions if Finder or Disk Utility fail to read the drives.

Disk Drills 3-part HFS+ Recovery System provides super-fast, powerful, and effective data recovery solutions for all your Mac HFS+ partitions. How to Recover Trashed Files on Mac OS X

Still not sure? Check out some of our expert features...

We packed Disk Drill with great features that we developed and polished over the last 8+ years, based on what we heard from our end-users, family IT-guys, and data recovery experts all over the world for the perfect user experiences. These top-notch recovery options include:

  • Native preview
  • Fusion Drive support
  • Byte-to-byte disk backups
  • One-click Recover option
  • Scanning sessions
  • Bad sectors management
  • Live list of found data
  • I/O disk errors reporting

Disk Drill Basic: Free to Try

Install Disk Drill to protect and undelete protected files, backup failing disks, and recover your data. You get immediate access to Recovery Vault, Guaranteed Recovery, and DMG Backups and all of our other recovery methods.

#5 Don’t Just Recover, Prevent Data Loss

When it comes to Mac file recovery software, Disk Drill goes beyond just recovery. Disk Drill has several data protection features for every situation. Once enabled, you will never have to worry about Mac data recovery again. Guaranteed Recovery maintains an invisible copy of everything you send to your Mac's Trash to ensure you can get them back when needed. Recovery Vault records metadata for your deleted Mac files so you can quickly recover them with their names and file locations intact.
Don’t Just Recover, Prevent Data Loss

#6 Free Extra Tools to Help Manage Storage

Disk Drill comes with more than just cutting edge, powerful file recovery for Mac OS X. It also includes powerful extra Mac OS X tools for free which are compatible with most modern macOS versions. With all the data you store on your Mac, Disk Drill’s extra tools will give you the peace of mind to know that your files will always be safe.
Clean Up visualizes the space your files take up so you can manage or delete them as needed. Clean Up - manage the space your files take up
Duplicate Finder provides insight on how your disks' metadata so you can free up space and delete unnecessary duplicate files. Duplicate Finde - delete unnecessary duplicate files
Bootable Recovery is an alternative Mac file recovery solution if your computer does not start or you cannot scan your system without overwriting the data. Bootable Recovery is an alternative Mac file recovery solution
Disk Backup backs up your important media, files, and documents into a byte-to-byte disk image (DMG) for later recovery if needed. Disk Backup backs up your important media
Disk Health Monitor offers S.M.A.R.T. monitoring and other disk health tools to check your internal and external disk drives free for hardware problems.

Manage your disk storage and space with Disk Drill

Disk Drill for Mac OS X creates a visual map of all your files, disks and partitions so you can manage them more effectively to maximize disk space.

Data Loss Doesn’t Have to Be Expensive

It does not take much for your important business files to disappear. Rather it be from disk crashes to accidental deletions, it’s estimated that seven out of ten businesses risk permanent failure if they suffer a data loss within a given year. Even if your data is recoverable, it can take days for your business to return to normal after major computer crashes. Many business owners do not realize how much they are at risk from data loss until it's too late. The only way to ensure that your data is where you need it, when you need it, is to have the data protection and recovery systems offered by Disk Drill on all Macs starting with Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, etc.

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