Disk Drill is designed to recover lost documents, videos, music, or photos efficiently. Video tutorial available.
There are only a few good choices in free data recovery nowadays, so we were skeptical when this one came into MajorGeeks. On the other hand, it was built from an established Mac app, so we were curious.
Our testing in VMWare came up with quite a few files and recovered them efficiently. Scan time was reasonable as well. See the screenshots below for the main screen, scan screen, and recovered files screen. The only thing this program lacks is a portable version because, as you might be aware, installing a program on your hard drive could potentially delete the files you need to recover by overwriting them when you install anything.
Once installed, Disk Drill scans for lost data and scavenges recoverable files from any accessible media. Hard drives, internal and external, memory cards, USB drives, music players â€” Disk Drill, can read them. Disk Drill can accomplish free file recovery from a wide range of file systems, including NTFS, FAT32, EXT, HFS+. All your lost documents, including music, pictures, videos, documents, custom file formats, and much more, can be quickly and easily restored.
All in all, if other programs have failed you, Disk Drill might be what you need.
The free version includes all recovery methods, recovery vault data protection, undelete protected data, backup failing disks, and unlimited recovery preview. Prices start at $89.00 for the Pro version and further include:
1 user, up to 3 computers
Quick & Deep Scan
All file systems (FAT32, NTFS, exFAT, EXT3/4 etc.)