Disk Drill Media Recovery 3.5


Disk Drill Media Recovery is the most user-friendly data recovery app for Mac.

Erasing files by accident is not as uncommon as one would think: especially when dealing with system cleaning utilities you should be extra careful what you choose to delete. Disk Drill Media Recovery is an application designed to help you recover audio, video or images files lost in these situations.

To get started you must specify the disk you want to have analyzed by Disk Drill Media Recovery. The app can work with any storage device that can be mounted on your Mac: thumb drives, camera cards, external hard drives and more. However, it cannot recover data from iOS devices, such as iPhones, iPods or iPads.

Disk Drill Media Recovery provides multiple scanning methods which focus on specific file types. The “Quick Scan” and “Search for lost partitions” options are suitable for files that can be reconstructed or still have the metadata stored in the system.

At the same time, the “Deep Scan” mode can extract data taking into account the original filenames, signatures, properties or locations. Disk Drill Media Recovery is able to find music, photos or videos, but also applications or specific documents.

What’s more, you can use Disk Drill Media Recovery to create a backup DMG image which you can use later on in case the storage device fails completely. The app is able to work with most files systems, such as HFS, HFS+, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, EXT3 or EXT4.

To optimize the process, Disk Drill Media Recovery offers you the possibility to use multiple filters in order to sort the found files. The scanning process usually takes time but thanks to the live preview option you can analyze the found files in real time.

All in all, Disk Drill Media Recovery has the potential to help you recover lost or accidentally deleted data from different storage devices.

What's New Version 3.5

  • New Deep Scan signatures: JP2 (JPEG2000 image), LAYOUT (Google SketchUp LayOut document), MBOX (native archive format of some email clients), HEIC (High Efficiency Image File Format), OLK15MESSAGE (MS Outlook for Mac), FMP12 (FileMaker Pro 12), IIQ (Phase One RAW Images), NOTEBOOK (SMART Notebook 16.x), ZRV (Philips Voice Traver), EWD (Essay Writer projects, by Shark-Space), SESX (Adobe Audition CC Session File)
  • Improved Deep Scan signatures: M4B audiobooks, DV and MXF videos, FLAC lossless audio
  • Deep Scan now supports disk images made from APFS partitions
  • Disk Drill Media Recovery will now recommend to scan the entire disk if only a partition has been scanned to improve the overall recovery success
  • Substantially improved recovery of ExFat partitions
  • Better naming for reconstructed files by introducing Labeled items
  • Improved thumbnails preview
  • Improved sorting and grouping of the found items
  • Improved managing and copying recoverable items from the mounted virtual drive
  • Multiple UI improvements
  • "Ridiculous Size" bug additional corrections in properly reading object sizes and physical locations within HFS+ Catalog Rebuild
  • Multiple internal fixes