Disk Drill features a simple interface that makes file recovery very simple.
There’s no need to fiddle with complex options, and the program can be used to scan local as well as removable drives and memory cards. Performs a scan of your chosen drive and you’re presented with a list of recoverable files, grouped by type, and you have the option of previewing image files in advance. It’s a simple, effective tool with a high success rate.
What seems like a nice touch for anyone who is a little nervous about data recovery, is the inclusion of a quick tutorial the first time the program is run – but it is simplistic in the extreme and of little real value, and ultimately serves as an ad to upgrade to the Pro version.
Disk Drill is available for both macOS and Windows. Upgrading to Pro increases the number of computers the software can be used, and opens up more options such as advanced scanning and wider file system support. For most people, however, the free version should cover all the usual eventualities.
Price: Free but only offers data recovery within 500MB. Pro starts at $89.00
Compatibility: Win 10/8/7/Vista/XP and Mac OS X