DiskDigger can recover deleted files from most types of media that your computer can read: hard disks, USB flash drives, memory cards, CDs, DVDs, and floppy disks. (Note: DiskDigger cannot recover data directly from Android or iOS devices plugged into a USB port on your PC. To recover data from an Android device, please use the DiskDigger app for Android. And if your Android device uses a microSD card for storing the data, please remove the card and connect it directly to your PC using a card reader, so that you can scan it directly using DiskDigger for Windows.)
DiskDigger has two modes of operation which you can select every time you scan a disk. These modes are called “dig deep” and “dig deeper.” Here is a quick list of features for each mode:
- Dig Deep
- Undelete files from FAT (FAT12, FAT16, FAT32), NTFS, and exFAT partitions.
- Recover any type of file.
- Filter recoverable files by name and size.
- Sort recoverable files by name, size, date, and directory.
DiskDiggeis a tool that undeletes and recovers lost files from your hard drive, memory cards, USB flash drives — you name it! Whether you accidentally deleted some documents or photos from your computer, reformatted your camera’s memory card, or want to see what files are lurking on an old USB drive, DiskDigger is here for you. See the complete list of features to learn more.
- Works in Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP. Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows are supported.
- Also works in Linux.
- View recoverable files as a list, or as thumbnail previews.
- Thumbnails will show previews of image files, album art from MP3 and WMA files, and icons from executable files!
- Selecting a recoverable file brings up a full preview of the file (insofar as possible). For image files, it will show the image (with pan and zoom). For document files, it will show a text-only preview of the document. For certain audio files, it will allow you to play back the sound.
- Previews of JPG and TIFF files will show EXIF information (camera model, date taken, sensor settings, etc.).
- Previews of MP3 files will show ID3 information (artist, album, genre, etc.).
- Previews of ZIP files will show a list of files contained in the archive.
Time for another important update to DiskDigger for Windows, as well as DiskDigger for Android! Here is what’s new in the Windows version:
- Improved support for recovering certain Raw camera formats (.SR2, .CR2, and .CR3).
- Added support for recovering Autodesk Eagle (.BRD) drawings.
- Added support for recovering data from .VHDX (Hyper-V virtual hard disk) disk images. After starting DiskDigger, go to the Advanced tab and click the “Scan disk image” button to select your disk image.
- Added an advanced option to save all recovered file types at once. In “Dig deeper” mode, the recoverable files are organized in tabs, based on the file extension of the recoverable files. If you’re absolutely sure that you want to recover all the files in all the tabs at once, you can hold down Shift while right-clicking in the list of files, and you will see an option to save all the files.
And here are the updates for the Android version:
- Improved the workflow for saving recoverable files back to local storage.
- Improved support for new file permissions introduced in Android 11. After starting DiskDigger and tapping the “Basic photo scan” button or “Full scan” button, it will ask you to grant permissions to access all files on your device. You’ll need to tap the “Go to settings” button, then turn on the switch to allow the permissions, then navigate back, and the scan will begin automatically.
Just a quick but important update to DiskDigger for Windows:
- Improved ability to recover compressed files in NTFS volumes. Compressed recoverable files will be automatically uncompressed when recovered.
- Added support for detecting PostScript (.PS) and Encapsulated PostScript (.EPS) files in Dig Deeper mode.
- Improved detection of old IBM PC-DOS partitions.
- The list of scannable disks now lists the drive letter(s) currently mapped to that disk.
- Improved saving and restoring of sessions, for pausing and resuming long-running scans.