DiskDigger – An Awesome Digger

I would like to start by telling you a true life story.

Once upon a time there was a girl who liked to delete photos, programs, and some essential files. You may be wondering: "Did she really like to do that? Or did it happen on accident?" To my mind, it doesn't matter; the point is that she lost some quite important data. It's a sorry situation, isn't it? The girl was very upset, since she missed those lost files. One day, she was told that there was a way to restore everything. At first, this idea made our poor character feel happy, but she had very strong doubts about the feasibility of such measures as the files were deleted several years ago. To be more precise, two years had passed. For some time, the girl forgot about this discovery.

One night (by the way, it was rather late), our character decided to browse Software Informer for a program that could help her to solve such a delicate problem. And she came upon an application called DiskDigger, created by Dmitry Brant. Within several minutes, she managed to restore all the lost data. So the story actually has a happy ending.

This story happened to me yesterday, and that is why I just want to share it with everybody: because it is quite obvious that sometimes each of us faces similar problems. And what matters here is that we have a solution.

Furthermore, please, do no think that it is beyond your possibilities or the process is too complicated. Trust me - it is so easy to go through that any person can do that without any special knowledge or effort.

How does it work?

DiskDigger is a program that undeletes and recovers lost files from your hard drive, memory cards, USB flash drives. What you do is just install this application on your PC and then you choose one of the two modes - "dig deep" or "dig deeper".

What is difference between them?

The "dig deep" mode makes DiskDigger "undelete" files from the file system on your disk. On most file systems, when you delete a file, it doesn't actually get wiped clean from the disk. Instead, the file system will simply mark the file as deleted, and no longer show you the file when you browse the contents of the disk. DiskDigger scans the file system for such deleted files, exposes them to you, and allows you to bring them back as ordinary files again. It only supports certain types of file systems: FAT (FAT16), FAT32, NTFS, exFAT.

The second mode, "dig deeper", causes DiskDigger to become a powerful data carver, and carve out whatever files it can find on the disk, independent of the file system. The main disadvantage of digging deeper is the increased amount of time it takes to complete the scan; however, it's a reasonable price to pay if the data are really important for you.

So, now you know that you shouldn't panic if you lose some files: you can easily recover them with this nice program.

Referenced Windows applications
Have you ever faced such problems?


Found what I needed but also found deleted chat sessions that my wife was having on a regular basis with my ex-best friend.

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The problem is solved! I found a lot of necessary and unnecessary thing on my PC. Great! It's very useful tool!

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Ben Wilson

I found my old photos with digger. Awesome.

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Quite often. It's very useful programs and it's easy to use.

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Yes. Unfortunately, it happened to me but I was able to restore the data.

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Merry Perry

Yeap, I always lose something on my computer.

 –  7 years ago  –  Was it helpful? yes | no (0)

Sure. It's awful to realize that you need some important information and you can't find it. But you know for sure that you have saved it. Disk Digger is very useful here.

 –  7 years ago  –  Was it helpful? yes | no (0)

If you're OK with a command line, TestDisk and PhotoRec (they come together) are awesome. When I need this type of thing, which I try to keep rarely, these are my trusty tools of choice. That said, file recovery isn't as reliable as the article implies. Your mileage may vary.

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Sure! It's a pity that I have never come across this program. I would find a lot of interesting files)

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D. Yessa

No. Even in DOS times. Since 1999 (when dad installed Windows 9 – I always use Recycle Bin.

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pfff... idiots

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Yulian Rohmy

I would be always frightened to death when that situation took place. Especially when I managed to delete my parents' important documents. Unfortunately, I didn't hear about such magic programs then. But now I won't get confused))

 –  7 years ago  –  Was it helpful? yes | no (0)

A really useful application; but my main comment is on the way the article is written - well done to Alice Cooper for putting such thought into the 'story'.

 –  7 years ago  –  Was it helpful? yes | no (0)

Billions of times.

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