Disk Drill 3

Disk Drill 3

User Interface

8.0 /10


8.0 /10

File System Support

9.0 /10


9.0 /10

Storage Device Support

8.0 /10


  • Easy to use interface.
  • Works with all recent versions of MacOS and Windows.
  • Supports different file systems for recovery.


  • Doesn't show a file's condition or quality before recovering.
  • Must be installed to the hard drive.
  • Some features missing in free version

The popularity of cloud service and its easy accessibility has made storing files and documents much easier. Even with the system backup facility, we accidently delete files and sometimes loose entire directories. Although faster and durable SSD reduces the chance of losing files, but there are plenty of other ways for a file to get deleted.

Regardless of any circumstances, we struggle to recover deleted files. However, a tool like CleverFiles’s Disk Drill is there to save you from such scenarios. It is a free file recovery program, for both Mac and Windows, which comes with a number of features and simple interface.


Features of Disk Drill 3

  • Recover files from internal and external hard drive including flash drive, memory card, iPhone and Android.
  • Organize files by documents, images, videos, audios, etc.
  • Integrated search tool to filter files by name, size and date.
  • Free disk management tool like duplicate file finder.
  • Disk cleanup and space visualization.
  • Bootable data recovery drive.
  • Byte-to-byte backups.
  • Disk health monitoring.

The application can recover the data from virtually any storage device, including internal and external disks, USB flash drives, iPhones, iPads, Android smartphones and tablets, etc.

It can be said that Disk Drill is an all-in-one data management solution with an algorithm that major focus on to recover deleted files. It recovers virtually on any devices even if it was formatted or repartitioned. It features quick and deep scans, lost partition search, healing algorithms and more. The deep scan features allows to recover over 20 various custom file formats. It also does hard drive recovery for RAID arrays and Fusion Drive technology – all in a minimal user-friendly interface.


Moreover, if you install Disk Drill before any data gets lost, you can benefit from its free data protection features. There are two major technologies offered by Disk Drill to prevent accidental data loss:

Guaranteed Recovery invisibly makes copies of deleted files and folders you put in your Mac’s Trash. Recovery Vault keeps record of all metadata for deleted files, so that they can quickly be recovered with their original names and locations.


Disk Drill is fully-charged to recover data from your computer’s system hard drive or almost any device you can connect to it, including external hard drives, flash drives, memory cards, cameras, MP3 players etc.

It recovers any file system like NTFS, FAT, HFS, EXT4, exFAT, or it may be erased or formatted in Windows supporting the older Windows XP to the latest Windows 10.

Disk Drill for Windows also features the Recovery Vault, which works in the background of file activity and secretly monitors deleted folders and stores the required meta-data to ease the deleted data recovery in future.

Final Thoughts

Disk Drill 3 is a fantastic application and got significant upgrade over the Disk Drill 2. It makes you feel more secure in almost every way. The free version does almost everything, while additional tools like disk production and duplicate file finder is among my favorite.



Disk Drill 3, the standard free version application does a lot and includes scan and recovery plus handy disk management utilities. The pro version costs $89 adds premium features and $399 gets you the Enterprise version for a whole company’s Macs with lifetime free upgrades.

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