So it is with the files on your Mac. In real estate it’s location, location, location.
For Mac and PC users, it’s backup, backup, backup. Alright, so you’ve backed up everything on your Mac to additional disk drives and still something goes wrong. What can you do? Try Disk Drill, the Mac tool which undeletes and recovers lost data.
My day job is to manage and keep a few hundred Macs and PCs running. With hundreds of users there’s hardly a day that goes by that files don’t go missing. Disk Drill is one of the tools we use to find what’s lost, find what can’t be found.
Setting up Disk Drill is easy enough, even for those new to the Mac. Click the Protect button to add a layer of protection, or click Recover to find files which may have been deleted.
Disk Drill scans your Mac’s disk to find files you can’t see or find in the Finder; even files which you deleted in the Trash.
Select the disk drive connected to your Mac and then select what you need to do. Protect or Recover.
Disk Drill does a few things most other utilities do not. It monitors disk drives using S.M.A.R.T. status and can notify you via Growl if something about the drive is going wonky.
It can backup a Mac’s disk or a partition into a disk image file. And, to help ease your anxiety, there’s a feature called Recover Vault that monitors all deleted files, their location, size, properties, and more so what’s lost can be found again.
Disk Drill works on Mac disk drives, of course, but it also scans Windows PC FAT and NTFS volumes. There’s plenty more going on under the hood, but Disk Drill is worthy of a try-before-you-buy. There’s a free version and a Pro version. The Pro version’s price tag is healthy, so give it a try first.