Disk Drill is a data recovery software from CleverFiles that can recover deleted files from your storage devices. This post is for Windows Operating System.
Disk Drill 2 is a data recovery sofware developed by CleverFiles for Windows Operating System. The most popular version is for Disk Drill 3 for Mac Operating system. Free version has a recovery limit of 2GB. The license is about $49 and $19 for lifetime updates.
Disk Drill 2 can recover files from FAT/exFAT/EXT4/GPT partitions. It is very light and scans faster compared to the other Recovery software. Click here to download the MAC version.
CleverFiles is a data recovery software developer for home, business and commercial purpose. Their popular products include Disk Drill 3 for MAC Operating System and Disk drill 2 for Windows Operating System (this post). They provide single year license, license to yearly updates and also to enterprise edition license.
● Tolerant reading of GPT partitions improves lost partitions recovery.
● New file signatures for Deep Scan.
● Hex preview to look inside any found item and get better understanding of its recovery chances.
● New hotkeys: preview selected item (Enter), open Hex preview (Ctrl+Enter).
● Improved disk image attaching and detaching.
● Minor and major UI improvements.
● Fixes and improvements in Windows 10.x.
● Faster byte-to-byte disk backups.
● Support for ExFAT and EXT4 .
● Reconstructs 200+ file formats .
● Quick, Deep Scan and Lost partition search.
● Recovery Vault data protection.
● Undelete protected data.
● All recovery methods with a cap.
● For more check Link
Operating System : Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1/10,
CPU Type :Minimum Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon™ 64 processor
Memory : 512 MB
Installation Space : 21 MB
Pointing Device :Mouse compliant device
Browser :Windows Internet Explorer® 9.0 (or later)or Firefox or Chrome
Space:Enough disk space for recovered files
Users : Need Administrative privileges
Open the download File. Double click the setup file or right click and choose Run as Administrator. Wait for the installer to extract.
Click Next to start installation of Disk Drill 2.
If you want to give access to others who are using your PC to recover your files then click on ‘Everyone’ else click on ‘Only Me’. The later is more safe and then click ‘Next’ to continue the installation.
Click on ‘Next’ to start to the installation.
It will take some time to complete the installation and after that click on ‘Close’ to finish the installation.
Disk Drill is a recovery software available for both Windows and Mac operating System. Most of the Mac users have heard about it, but for windows OS, it is now establishing in the market. Both free and Pro version are available but the free version allows you to recover only up to 2GB. Please Note that if you delete a file using PC Tuning or Security software or Recovery software like shredding then it is not easy to recover those files using a Recovery software since the path will be deleted or overwritten.
The dashboard is simple and it shows your hard disk partitions with recovery button to the right which makes a good user interface. Click on recover will scan the disk and list the deleted files. The scanning speed is fast compared to other recovery software. If you didn’t get your expected file, then click on the dropdown left of protect button and click on ‘Deep Scan’ and then also it doesn’t display your lost file then select ‘Run all recovery methods’ you need to select this option for better results.
Scanning can be paused and resumed likewise Recovery and very few Recovery suite support this feature. CleverFiles gives a feature to recover quickly to a particular folder if you delete the contents accidently, for that click on ‘Protect’ and choose the important folders but it will be better if CleverFiles gives file or folder encryption. Another standard feature is you can convert a folder or file into a disc image as a backup.
Disk Drill 2 is highly user-friendly light weighted recovery software. The detection percentage is excellent for Photos and documents. But it recovered 9 out of 10 video files, archive files detection is average and it detected 5 out of 7 archives. For photo recovery, it is exceptionally well.
Disk Drill license is about $49 and the yearly update is for $19. The free version can recover files up to 2GB. It is suitable for home users for basic recovery. For advanced recovery, you can try R-Studio. We rate Disk Drill 2 for Windows 3.5/5.
● Faster scanning and user friendly interface.
● Excellent program to recover photos.
● Free version is not time limited.
● Archive and video recovery isn’t good.
● Only suitable for minor recovery.
CleverFiles provides support for Disk Drill 2. Email and support via ticket are available whereas phone and Livechat support is not available.