MAC Data Recovery from Accidental Deletion, Disk Error and Data Corruption

by on April 29th, 2011

Disk Drill is do-it-yourself easy to use data recovery software for Mac OS. Disk Drill recovers Mac data no matter what happened and no matter who’s responsible for data loss: accidental deletion, Disk Utility error, data corruption, etc. Disk Drill features 3 scanning and recovery methods: Undelete, Quick Scan and Deep Scan.


Recover any file or folder exactly as it was before deletion on disks and partitions protected with Recovery Vault. All file types supported, all original properties are recovered, this method is extremely precise.

Quick Scan (HFS+, FAT & NTFS)

Scans existing journal or file table for deleted items. Requires a working disk or partition. Is very fast, but not precise as not all deleted files still exist in the areas of search.

Deep Scan

Regardless of what happened to your disk and which file system was there before, Deep Scan attempts to extract every bit of data still remaining in any binary mess: formatted drive, lost partition, etc. It’s slow and based on file signatures it already knows. The list of known file types is constantly updated. Deep Scan is your last call for help if nothing else works or if data loss is really severe. While it’s not capable of recovering original file names and locations, as well as other meta-data of recovered items, Deep Scan does an impressive job of getting files that were deleted/lost many days ago.

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Deep-scanning retrieves all major file types analyzing all your binary space in search for known file signatures and bytes sequences. Deep Scan is capable of recovering any of the following files:

Data Recovery File Formats Support

AI (Illustrator images), CR2 (Canon raw images), DNG (digital negative images), JPG/JPEG, TIFF, BMP, GIF, MAX (3DS Max scene), NEF (Nikon raw format), PNG, PSD (Photoshop images), RW2, VSD (Visio drawing), AVI, DV (digital video), M2TS (Blu-ray video), VOB, ALBM, WEBP, 3G2, 3GP, Final Cut Pro files (FCP), MPG, Raw Video Image Files (R3D), ICS, EMLX, ISO, FLA, FLV (Flash video), M2T, M4P, M4V, MKV, MOV (QuickTime), MP4 (MPEG-4 video files), OGM, SWF, TOD, WMV, AIF, MP3, OGG, WAV, AMB, CFB, DOC, DOCX (MS Word open XML document), EMB, HTML, InDesign files (INDB, INDD, INDL), MM (FreeMind), MSG (Outlook mail message), ODT (OpenDocument text), P65 (PageMaker documents), PAGES, PDF (Portable Document Format), PPT (PowerPoint), QPW, RTF (RichText), SDA, SDC, SDW, SLDPRT, WPS, XLR, XLS (Excel Spreadsheet), XLSX, XML, DMG (Mac OS X disk image), MBX, PST, RAR, ZIP.

Disk/Media Support

Disk Drill is capable of data recovery on Mac OS from any mountable media: internal and external hard disks, USB flash drives and memory cards, digital cameras and camcorders, iPods Classic, other mass storage devices and disk images, etc.

All file systems are supported: you can run Mac data recovery on HFS and HFS+ (journaled/extended), FAT16 and FAT32, NTFS, EXT3, EXT4 and actually any other file system, or even on disks that were formatted or initialized.

Search Lost Partitions

Attach lost partitions as existing partitions in Disk Drill and extract your data from lost partitions. Is your disk reported as needing to be formatted though it was easily accessible and working correctly just one reboot ago? Have you erroneously initialized your drive? Failed re-partitioning? Even free edition of Disk Drill lets you search your media for lost partitions. This operation is relatively fast and produces the so-called virtual partitions if any are found. Virtual partitions are automatically attached to disk you were searching on; then you can quick-scan them to get ALL your data back exactly as it was before, all properties, filenames, folder structures will be saved, if possible. Alternatively you can backup found partitions into DMG and continue with data recovery by scanning disk images.

Data Protection and Backup

You can also monitor and protect data using Disk Drill and data backup facility into Disk Image (DMG) is also available.

There are many other features of this handy software. e.g. Minimize Disk Drill any time, scanning in background, portable mode, multi-language support, password protection, live preview and more.

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