I have been a loyal user of Mac for several years. Powered by the superior OS and gifted with the ultra-modern design, it stands out of the rest. (Special 95% discount price: $1.99 only on September 13.)
I keep a lot of files like memorable photos and videos, official documents and more on my Mac. There have been some occasions when I accidently delete some important files. Though I can recover the lost data using media recovery tools, they generally involve a lot of roundabout processes.
Disk Drill Media Recovery App for Mac
Having given “Disk Drill Media Recovery” a try on Mac, I'm really impressed with how easily it recovers the lost data. Developed by CleverFiles, a noted brand in data recovery apps, Disk Drill excels in bringing back the deleted files with aplomb.
Equipped to Recover Files of Any Format
What makes Disk Drill superior is the ability to recover files of any format. Whether it's your lost photos, photos, music, documents, applications, videos or other data, it is capable of retrieving them in real time thanks to “Quick Scan” as well as “Search for lost partitions” features.
There is also a “Deep Scan” file recovery method which works on a lower level. It analyzes disks as a binary and can run your hard drive recovery as per file signatures.
Supports Files Recovery on All Known Systems
One of the biggest features of Disk Drill is that it supports files recovery on all recognized systems such as HFS, HFS+, FAT32, NTFS, EXT3, EXT4. Better still, it works even with formatted disk images. As a result, if your deleted data is still there, it will reclaim it.
Can Retrieve Data from any Internal or External Media
The other highly user-friendly feature is that it can retrieve data from any internal and external media. As for instance, USB flash thumb drives, Mac hard drive, card readers, cameras and more.
It features handy filters for searching & sorting of found files. There is also live preview before scanning is completed.
How to Create Disk Image and Recover Lost Files on Mac
Disk Drill Media Recovery doesn't ask for your root password. Hence, it can't access the disks directly to either read or retrieve the data. Even if you have a disk image of the drive or partition where your lost data may still exist, this data recovery app can rescue it.
Step #1. First off, run Disk Utility on your Mac.
Step #2. Now, head over to File > New > Disk Image from “Your Disk Name.”
Step #3. While creating a new disk image, make sure to select “read-write” as your Image format. Make sure not to select “Compressed” or “read-only,” because lost data won't be copied.
Step #4. You have to set encryption to “none”.
Step #5. Save your disk image somewhere. As for instance, you can save it to an external hard drive or anywhere else.
Step #6. Next up, you need to go back to the Disk Drill Media Recovery window. Then, load the new DMG file into it by dragging it there or simply opening it with the use of standard file open dialog.
Step #7. Your disk image has been loaded successfully. Now, hit Recover to reclaim the deleted data.
For more information, you can visit CleverFiles.com.
Price and Availability
Disk Drill Media Recovery app for Mac has been priced at $39.99. It is available from Mac App Store. The media recovery app is compatible with OS X 10.8.5 or later.
In terms of functionality as well as the ability to recover lost data with optimum ease, “Disk Drill Media Recovery” is by far the best.
If there is anything that may hold your breath before giving it a try on your Mac, it's the price. However, the unmatched expertise to retrieving almost any file in real time makes it worthy of the price tag.
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