Extra Tools

Managing bad sectors in Disk Drill macOS

As you know, you can always manually set memory sectors (or blocks) on your storage device as “bad” in Disk Drill. Or vice versa, you can always navigate to “Configuration gear -> Specify bad blocks” on your hard drives to manually remove […]

Disk Drill vs Data Rescue, DiskWarrior, R-Studio. Choose the best data recovery app. macOS

The choice of quality data recovery tools for macOS is in fact limited to several high-end players you have probably heard about: Disk Drill by CleverFiles, Data Rescue by Prosoft, DiskWarrior by Alsoft, Data Recovery Wizard by Easeus, TechTool by Micromat, Stellar Phoenix […]

How to search for duplicates and eliminate them macOS

Disk Drill allows you to search for duplicated files and remove them in order to free additional disk space. This option is tightly integrated in Disk Drill, so that you can remove duplicates directly from the application. To check a […]

How to clean up your Mac for free with Disk Drill? macOS

Starting with Disk Drill version 2.4, we have added a new feature to help you visualize the space on your drives and identify files that may be taking up a lot of space. Starting with Disk Drill 3 release, the feature […]

How Can I Export Forensic Data (DFXML)? macOS

Disk Drill Enterprise (or Expert version) has the ability to export forensic data from a disk in the DFXML format. This allows for forensic analysis of data storage devices for the purposes of identifying, preserving and retrieving sensitive data.

Known Issue: Can’t Run Programs (.app Files) from a Mounted Disk macOS

If you have Disk Drill PRO and have recovered items to a DMG (disk image) you may notice that you cannot launch applications from the disk image. We have investigated this issue, but have not yet found a definitive answer. […]

How Do I Mount Scanning Results As a Disk and Recover From It? macOS

One of the great features of Disk Drill PRO is that you don’t have to preview files in Disk Drill. You can instead recover them to a virtual disk and open the files in their native applications.  Note that a third-party […]

Why Should I Remount Disks/Partitions In Read-Only Mode? macOS

Whenever you have a disk connected to your Mac, it can be accessed by other programs. iPhoto might try to access your camera, Time Machine might want to backup to an external hard drive, etc. This kind of access can […]

What Do I Do If My Disk Image Can’t Be Mounted? macOS

Disk Drill lets you backup any media (disk, memory card, etc) into a disk image (DMG). This is quite convenient for later recovery, especially if the disk you need to recover from is failing. In cases where the disk image […]