Free Disk Drill Alternative for Mac Data Recovery 2020

Abby Haines updated on Dec 31, 2019 to Mac File Recovery | How-to Articles


The best Disk Drill alternative software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac Free is available here on this page for you to download and apply to restore all lost data on Mac or other storage devices.

Is there any free Disk Drill alternative software?

"I accidentally deleted some files on my Macbook and attempted to use Disk Drill to retrieve them back. The free "basic" version lets me wait a full 8-9 hours to see the data is there, then it tells me I can't recover a single file without purchasing a serial key for the PRO version. I'm a sophomore high-school student and I don't have the money to pay. So, is there a free Disk Drill alternative software that can help?"

Actually, Disk Drill which is advertised to be absolutely free to recover deleted files on Mac and perform Mac data recovery in some other data loss cases. However, a trial version only scans and lists the lost files. If you want to recover them you must pay up to $90 to 'upgrade' to Disk Drill Pro.

So, when encountering such a disappointing situation, many users would find a Disk Drill free alternative software. 

Best Disk Drill alternative - EaseUS free Mac data recovery software

It is not an easy job to find a free Disk Drill alternative software. And many Mac data recovery software for Mac like Stellar Phoenix, Prosoft & Disk Warrior are free to preview lost files. But to recover the data using this software, you must register or pay for the license code first.

In comparison, you'll clearly learn the difference after Disk Drill vs EaseSU free Mac data recovery software:

Comparison EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free  Disk Drill
Supported System macOS and OS X above 10.8 10.14(Mojave)/10.13 (High Sierra)/10.12 (Sierra) and Mac OS X 10.11
Supported File System APFS, HFS+, HFS X, FAT (FAT16, FAT32), exFAT, NTFS HFS+, FAT, exFAT, NTFS
Data Recovery Process 3 Step Recovery: Select Location - Scan - Preview & Recover 3 Step Recovery: Select Device - Click Recover and Scan - Recover
Free Data Recovery Capacity 2GB 500MB
Notice: If you need to restore large files (more than 2GB) without data recovery limitation, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac is still your best choice. To save your money, we can give you a special offer of 50% discount on the serial key of EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac.

EaseUS free Mac data recovery software also supports to recover data from hard drives or other storage devices like memory card, USB drive, digital camera, etc., on Mac.

Recover data on Mac with Disk Drill free alternative

Now you can download and learn how does EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac Free Edition - the Disk Drill free alternative software work to recover your data in all the data loss cases. 

Step 1. Select the disk location (it can be an internal HDD/SSD or a removable storage device) where you lost data and files. Click the Scan button.

select the location where data lost and click scan

Step 2. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac will immediately scan your selected disk volume and display the scanning results on the left pane.

scan the selected disk to find lost data on your Mac

Step 3. In the scan results, select the file(s) and click Recover Now button to have them back.

click recover now button to recover lost data on your Mac


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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why choose EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard?

"EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is the best we've seen. It's far from perfect, partly because today's advanced disk technology makes data-recovery more difficult than it was with the simpler technology of the past, but it's fast and efficient..."PCMag

"The first thing you'll notice about EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro is that its interface is very clear and uncluttered, with only a small collection of self-explanatory controls. You won't find lots of extra options hidden in a system of hidden menus, either; what you see really is what you get."techradar

"Recover lost files, even after deleting a partition or formatting your drive."Macworld

2. Why cannot I recover 2GB data for free?

It is recommended to check the version installed is Free or Trial because they are different versions.

Trial has data preview function but cannot save any files, while the Free version enables to recover 2 GB files. The default free space is 500 MB and you may share the product on social media to get another 1.5 GB.

3. Why cannot the recovered files be opened?

A file is saved as 2 parts on the storage device: directory info (which is comprised by file name, time stamp and size info, etc.) and data content.

If the files with original file names and folder structures cannot be opened, one possible reason is the corrupted directory info. There is still a chance to recover the data content with the RAW Recovery method in our software.

4. Why isn't it suggested to recover the files back to the original drive?

The storage structure of the lost files would be altered or damaged by any changes on the drive. If you save the recovered files back to the same drive, the original data structures and data content would be corrupted or overwritten, which causes permanent data loss. So you should prepare another disk to save the files.

5. How can I check whether my data is recoverable or not before purchase?

The Free version helps you save 2GB files, so verify the recovery quality of our product before purchase.

6. How long does it take to scan the drive?

It strongly depends on the capacity of your hard drive and the performance of your computer. As reference,most drive recoveries can be completed in around 10 to 12 hours for a 1-TB healthy hard drive in general conditions.

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