Disk Drill is a free recovery program deleted data for Windows
The procedure of data recovery from emptied recycle bin, formatting or deleting of a disk partition is no longer a certain task, which can handle only skilled computer scientists. To try to recover their deleted data today can any experienced user, examining the work of special programs to recover files. The benefit thereof, and is designed not only for professionals in the field of IT but also ordinary people, becoming more and more. The range has existed on the market of software programs to restore the user data Wise Data Recovery, Toolwiz File Recovery, and Recuva from Piriform recently added another product – program Disk Drill. About it, actually, and will be discussed further. In this article we’ll talk about the specifics of Disk Drill, and consider how to work with this program.
1. About the program Disk Drill
In the market for Windows-software for data recovery program Disk Drill is still a new product but it is not new on the market software for Mac OS. Having only one drawback, the lack of support of the Russian language, Disk Drill has many advantages. Among them – free to use, simple and intuitive interface, the functionality at the product level for professional use.
The program Disk Drill for Windows is a free download from her official website.
Disk Drill can recover deleted files from disks like hard disks and SSDS, flash drives and SD memory cards. Whether it’s emptying the trash, whether it is to reinstall Windows on a formatted system partition, whether it does delete disk partition – in all these cases, the program will try to help with the recovery of deleted photos, documents, personal content library, archives, and other files. If the files were deleted not too long ago, if they are not already overwritten by other data, the chances of successful recovery can be quite large.
In addition, the program may offer additional function Recovery Vault feature, designed to provide guaranteed and to simplify the process of file recovery.
Despite the free distribution, Disk Drill at the level of serious paid software can carry out data recovery to created by means of the program a DMG image of the disk partition or removable drive. To prevent corruption of data on physical media.
2. Start scanning deleted files
For the developers of Disk Drill, apparently, tough task was to create the most simple product to the layman. When running the program in the window will see the partition table of the hard drive and connected external storage media. Each disk partition and the device will be three buttons for basic functions of the program. The first and most striking of them is the «Recover» button to start scanning for deleted files on the selected disk partition or an external drive. But hurry as it won’t tap, because by default this button launches all the software methods of data recovery. To look for deleted files better by applying individual methods of recovery. They are available in the drop-down list next to the button «Recover». Clicking this list, you will see the following options:
- Run all recovery methods is the same as clicking the button «Recover», i.e., start the process of restoring files using all methods.
- Undelete protected date — cancels the deletion of the files in the work functions of Recovery Vault;
- Quick scan – run a quick scan for deleted files;
- Deep Scan – run a deep scan of the deleted files.
Select «Quick scan».
Why the «Quick scan»? For example, if the file has been deleted recently, there is no sense to use the deep scan, as is likely, this file will be found in the quick scan process. To simplify and hasten the procedure of recovery of deleted data, it is best to start to start deleting files. Naturally, this is in the future, when function will be active Recovery Vault. Then you need to resort to quick scan, which actually in our case is chosen because Disk Drill just installed the system Recovery and Vault are unlikely at the moment will be able to help. And only if upon completion of the quick scan deleted files are not found, you can run a deep scan and distracted by their own Affairs. As the deep scan is a lengthy process, the program provides for its suspension and running continue in the future, even after you restart the computer.
3. Deleted file recovery
After starting a quick and deep scan in the program window will gradually see the process of finding deleted data. In the active default tab to «All files» you will see all the found files. To narrow down your search for the right remote files, switching to other vertical tabs on the left side of the program window where the data will be filtered for individual types of files – images, videos, audio, documents, archives. The necessary file, you can try to find by typing the keyword query in the search box at the top left.
To search for files in the list of the found Disk Drill can also be based on the size or the date of termination. For this there are two relevant options on the bottom left.
In the search process, for example, need remote images and photos you can use the option to preview.
By default, Disk Drill folder where will be placed the restored designated file folder «Documents» on drive C. This way you can change.
By checking the desired folders and files to recover, click «Recover».
Affirm the judgment.
A successful repair will see this here window.
4. The Recovery Vault
When enabling Recovery Vault, Disk Drill program will track all deleted files and fix them meta data for fast and successful recovery. To enable Recovery Vault in the main window to the right of the disk partition or removable media, click the button «Protect».
Go to the settings window for this function. Putting the switch at the top right to the «On» position. Revealing the option «Choose folders to protect», see the preset folders that are already protected by the functions of Recovery Vault. To expand this list by adding your own folders or the entire disk partitions and removable media using the button «Add folder».
The option below the «Choose files to exclude from protection» — the list of file types that will not apply the protection functions of Recovery Vault. Here the exceptions are already specified some types of system files. Use the button «Add exclusion mask» you can add your own file types. To register they need the sample file types pre-installed.
As mentioned, to recover deleted files from folders under the protection of the functions of Recovery Vault, you can use the option «Undelete protected date» in the drop-down list next to the button «Recover» in the main window of the program.