Lost your files? Don't panic! Dig them up with DiskDigger.

DiskDigger® is 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.

DiskDigger has already helped millions of users around the world recover their lost files. What can it help you find today? Download it now and see for yourself!

Works with Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Linux.

News for January 2018

It's time for some more significant updates to the Windows and Android versions of DiskDigger! Here is what's new in the latest version of DiskDigger for Windows:

  • Revamped and improved support for scanning disk images. Ideal for professional forensic analysis, as well as personal recovery of disk images, all of these types of disk images are supported:
    • E01 and EWF images (Expert Witness Format) saved by EnCase and various other tools. If the image is broken into multiple segments (E01, E02, etc.), just open the E01 segment and DiskDigger will detect the other segments automatically, as long as they are in the same folder.
    • VMDK images, used by VMware.
    • VDI images, used by VirtualBox.
    • VHD images, used by Microsoft VirtualPC.
    • Plain 'dd' raw images.
  • Open any of the above disk image types by launching DiskDigger and clicking the Advanced tab, where you should see the option to scan a disk image. Once you select the image file, the type of the image will be detected automatically.
  • E01 files themselves can now be recovered in "dig deeper" mode.
  • Support for recovering FLIF (Free Lossless Image Format) images.
  • Improved support for recovering .TAR.GZ archives.

The Android version of the DiskDigger app now has the following updates:

  • Improved support and compatibility with Android Oreo.
  • Fixed some potential issues when saving recoverable files to an external SD card. Previously it was possible to see "access denied" errors when saving files to an SD card, which was due to incorrect usage of Android's SAF (Storage Access Framework).
  • Improved ability to permanently delete individual files from Basic Scan results. It's currently not possible to delete files from a Full (rooted) scan, but this is planned for a future update.


Download DiskDigger for Windows to recover data on your PC, or use the Android app to recover data from the internal memory of your Android device!


News for October 2017

Time for some exciting updates to the DiskDigger app for Android! Here is what's new in the latest version:

  • You can now permanently delete selected items from the list of recoverable files. This will physically overwrite the selected files, making them virtually impossible to recover using any software tools, including DiskDigger.  Delete files individually by tapping the overflow menu next to each file, or tap the checkbox to select multiple files, and tap the main overflow menu in the toolbar.
  • The app now supports a wider range of rooted devices (for certain devices, the previous version of the app was not properly detecting them as rooted).
  • The performance and memory usage of the app has been improved, leading to fewer out-of-memory errors, especially when working with large numbers of files.
  • A lot of minor bugs and crashes have been fixed. This is the most stable release of the app to date.
  • DiskDigger now has a minimum requirement of Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). For older devices (Honeycomb and earlier), the previous version of the DiskDigger app will continue to be available on the Google Play Store, but these older devices will not receive further updates.


And as always, DiskDigger for Windows is there if you need to recover photos, documents, videos, or any other files from your PC, memory cards, USB drives, and most other storage media.


News for September 2017

Another quick update to DiskDigger for Windows (and Linux)! Here is what's new in the latest version:

  • Improved support for recovering Bitcoin wallet files (Wallet.dat files from Bitcoin Core, and .Wallet files from Armory) when scanning in "dig deeper" mode.
  • Greatly improved compatibility with Linux and OS X.  Since DiskDigger is built on top of the .NET framework, it's very simple to run it on *nix systems by using Mono.
  • Further improvements for recovering .MP4, .MOV, .3GP, .M4A and similar video and audio files, with better metadata detection.

Download DiskDigger and recover your files with confidence today!


News for August 2017

Time for another exciting update to DiskDigger for Windows! Here's what's new in the latest version:

  • Support for recovering High Efficiency Image File Format files (.HEIC, .HEIF) when scanning in "dig deeper" mode.
  • Support for recovering Bitcoin wallet files (Wallet.dat files from Bitcoin Core, and .Wallet files from Armory) when scanning in "dig deeper" mode.
  • Enhanced support for recovering .MP4, .MOV, .3GP and similar video files, with better metadata detection.
  • Enhanced support for recovering .M4A audio files, with metadata and album art previews.
  • Improved detection of FAT32 and NTFS partitions on certain drives with 4 KB sectors, such as some newer hard disks and some models of iPods.
  • Further improvements to saving and restoring of sessions when scanning in "dig deeper" mode.
  • Improved ordering and sorting of recoverable files by date in "dig deeper" mode, for file types that contain dates in their metadata.
  • Added a more emphatic warning when attempting to save recoverable files onto the same drive from which the files are being recovered. Remember: you must never recover files onto the same disk that is being scanned, since this has the risk of overwriting other files that haven't yet been recovered.

Download the new version and see what DiskDigger can recover for you!


News for July 2017

Just a quick (but substantial) update to DiskDigger for Windows! Here's what's new in the latest version:

  • Improved scanning of disk images (.VHD, .VDI, and raw disk images).
  • Better workflow for saving and restoring sessions when using Dig Deeper mode: the "Restore session" button now appears in the Advanced tab when selecting the types of files to recover. Once you select the session to restore, DiskDigger will resume scanning from where the session left off.
  • Improved recovery logic for FAT32 and exFAT partitions when using Dig Deep mode.
  • Improved user interface for right-to-left languages, such as Hebrew and Arabic.

Download the new version and recover your lost files with ease.


News for February 2017

Time for another update to both the Windows and Android versions of DiskDigger! Here's what's new in the latest version of DiskDigger for Windows:

  • Improved detection of partitions on corrupted drives. Even if the partition table on your disk is corrupted or overwritten, DiskDigger will attempt to search for recoverable partitions independently of the partition table, and let you recover files from these lost partitions.
  • When recovering files in "Dig Deep" mode, you can now filter recoverable files by general file types, such as "Pictures", "Documents", "Presentations", etc. This will automatically show you only files of the selected type, and make it easier to find the file(s) you're looking for.  As before, you may also still apply a custom filter on the recoverable files, where you can search the files by name, size, and folder location.
  • In "Dig Deep" mode, improved detection of whether or not a file is recoverable. DiskDigger provides hints of whether a file is recoverable by showing a red or green dot icon next to the file.  This functionality has been expanded and improved in this update, to give you more confidence of the recoverability of each file.
  • Fixed possible issues when recovering files larger than 2 GB.  On certain filesystems, recovering a very large file may have resulted in an empty file. This has been fixed.

And here are the updates for the latest version of DiskDigger for Android:

  • Improved compatibility with older versions of Android (all the way down to Android 2.3, Gingerbread).
  • Improved messages and warnings when recovering large quantities of files.
  • Support for recovering SQLite databases. This is usually the format used for storing SMS messages and contact information. Recovering deleted messages and contacts from these databases is not yet part of DiskDigger, but is planned for a future version.



News for January 2017

This month brings more exciting updates to DiskDigger for Windows! Here are the highlights from the latest version:

  • Improved and expanded support for undeleting files from exFAT partitions. Many modern flash drives and memory cards that have a capacity greater than 32GB are formatted with the exFAT filesystem, and DiskDigger is more prepared than ever to help you recover your files from these drives.
  • Improved performance when undeleting files from NTFS partitions (the program should no longer get stuck for a short period while scanning the MFT).
  • Fixed a few issues when undeleting from FAT32 and FAT16 partitions.
  • Improved support for detecting EFI partition tables, in addition to MBR.
  • In "dig deep" mode, you can now view each file's creation date and last-modified date, and sort the files by these columns.
  • Improved detection and recovery of .SQLITE databases in "dig deeper" mode.
  • Added support for recovering LEGO Digital Designer models (.LXF files) in "dig deeper" mode.

Download DiskDigger now, and don't wait to recover your files!


News for December 2016: a big update!

Today brings a very significant update to DiskDigger for Windows! The interface has been improved, with a stylish ribbon control that contains all the options and buttons you'll use for navigating and recovering your files. There are also improved "help" options every step of the way, with some of the most commonly-asked questions answered right inline.

This update also has new features for advanced users and forensics specialists: the ability to save and restore "sessions" of data recovery (for scanning especially large drives over multiple sessions), as well as the ability to generate detailed reports of all the data that DiskDigger finds during a scan.

Here's a detailed list of all the new features and updates:

  • Now using a Ribbon interface, which contains navigation (Back / Next) buttons, configuration settings, and recovery options.
  • Every section of DiskDigger's workflow now has a "Help" button where you can find answers to common questions about the recovery process.
  • In "dig deeper" mode, recoverable files are named in a more friendly way. Instead of naming them "Sector 12345", DiskDigger will try to name them based on any metadata that it finds within the files. For example, if a recoverable .JPG file contains a date stamp, it will be named "Photo taken on 2016-12-15". This will make it easier to sort through the list of recoverable files, and help you pinpoint the files you're looking for.
  • In "dig deeper" mode, you can now save and restore sessions (in the Advanced tab).
  • In both "deep" and "deeper" modes, you can now save a detailed report (in the Advanced tab) which is a log of all recoverable files found by DiskDigger, along with basic meta-information for each file.
  • Improved support for scanning disk images. In the Advanced tab when selecting a drive, click the "Scan disk image" button. For forensic-strength scanning of disk images, you can control the number of bytes per sector (all the way down to 1), for recovering files that may not be aligned to sector boundaries.
  • Added support for recovering raw images from Panasonic/Lumix cameras.
  • As mentioned earlier, DiskDigger now requires .NET 4.0. Therefore, for running it on Windows XP or Windows Vista, you may need to install .NET 4.0 from Microsoft if you don't have it installed on your system.

Download DiskDigger now, and start recovering your files!


News for July 2016

The latest version of DiskDigger for Windows is easier to use and more powerful than ever! Along with an improved interface with better instructions and visual cues, DiskDigger comes with these great new features:

  • In "dig deep" mode, there is now a new option to show files that were likely emptied from the Recycle Bin. If you've accidentally emptied the Recycle Bin, this will make it easier to find the files that were in it.
  • In "dig deep" mode, recoverable files are now sorted by last-accessed time, so that files that were deleted more recently are likely to be near the top of the list. (You may still sort the files by name, size, or date by clicking on the corresponding column headers.)
  • General performance improvements when filtering recoverable files in "dig deep" mode.
  • Added support for recovering Lytro raw images (.LFP).
  • Improved detection of 3D .MPO images.
  • DiskDigger now requires version 4.0 of the .NET Framework. This means that it will run on Windows 10, Windows 8.1, and Windows 8 without needing any additional components. For running on Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP, you may need to install .NET 4.0 if it's not already installed on your system.
  • Experimental support for running on Mac OS X!

Download DiskDigger for Windows now!


DiskDigger for Android no longer requires rooting! (with caveats)

Huge news! The DiskDigger app for Android no longer requires the device to be rooted. To be more precise, the app will still work better on rooted devices (it will scan more thoroughly, and rooting is still recommended), but it now has basic functionality to recover photos even on regular non-rooted devices!

If your device is not rooted, DiskDigger will now perform an exhaustive scan of the various caches that your device maintains. These caches often contain lower-resolution versions of the photos on your device. When one of the original photos is deleted, the cached version does not get deleted, allowing DiskDigger to find and recover it for you. This means that, on non-rooted devices, DiskDigger will generally recover lower-resolution versions of your deleted photos. This is a limitation that cannot be overcome at this time (or without rooting).

Of course, if your device is rooted, DiskDigger will continue to perform as it has been, scanning the entirety of your device's memory for all traces of photos and other types of files.

The app has also been updated to fully support Android Marshmallow (6.0). So, what are you waiting for? Install DiskDigger on your Android device, and see what it can recover!

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