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The list of file types Disk Drill for Mac and Windows can recover is comprehensive – and, in some cases, unlimited. It depends on the type of recovery that is available for a particular volume. Here is a break down of the scanning methods and the types of files available for recovery.

 

Recovery with Quick Scan

Any file type, limited situations

This method can recover any file type, but it often isn’t comprehensive enough and a Deep Scan (see below) will be needed. It works best in the following situations:

  • Recently deleted files on volumes with FAT, ExFAT and NTFS file systems.
  • Very recently deleted files on volumes with HFS+ file systems.
  • Recovery of data from lost partitions on HFS+, FAT, ExFAT or NTFS volumes.

 

Recovery with Undelete Protected Data

Any file type, when previously enabled

This method can recover any file type, but it can only be used in the following situations:

  • HFS and HFS+ volumes where Guaranteed Recovery was activated prior to data loss and the lost file was deleted by sending it to the Trash.
  • HFS, HFS+, and FAT, ExFAT volumes where Recovery Vault was activated prior to data loss and was set to protect the particular partition where your lost data was stored.

 

Recovery with Deep Scan

Limited file types, any situation

Unlike the two previous methods, Deep Scan recovery method can be used in any situation – on any volume with any file system or even without it. The only drawback is that while it can recognize over 200 file types, it cannot reconstruct all of them every time.

Below is a list of all file types recognized by Deep Scan, organized by type (Video, Audio, Image, Document and Archive) and then by file extension. If you’re not sure of the file extension for your application, search this page by application name or other keyword. If you don’t see the file format you need listed, please send us a request.

All of the listed file types can be checked or unchecked in Disk Drill’s Preferences (Disk Drill > Preferences > File Types). All types are checked and scanned for by default, with the exception of HTML and XML (due to the volume of results produced). You will need to go into Preferences and check the box next to HTML or XML if you wish to deep-scan for one of these types.

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Video File Types

  • 3G2 / 3GPP2 / 3GP / 3GPP (Videos for 3G UMTS services)
  • AVI
  • DIR (Adobe Director Movie)
  • DV (Digital Video)
  • DXR (Protected Adobe Director Movie)
  • FCP (Final Cut Pro)
  • FLA (Editable Adobe Flash movie)
  • FLV (Flash video)
  • FCPEVENT (Final Cut Events)
  • M2T (HDV video)
  • M2TS (Blu-ray BDAV Video)
  • M4P (iTunes Music Store audio)
  • M4V (iTunes video)
  • MKV (Matroska Video)
  • MLV (LabVIEW mathscript file)
  • MOV (Apple QuickTime movie)
  • MP4 (MPEG-4 video)
  • MPG (MPEG video)
  • MXF (Material Exchange Format)
  • OGM (Oog Media)
  • R3D (Redcode Raw video image)
  • RM (RealMedia)
  • RMVB (RealMedia Variable Bitrate)
  • SWF (Flash movie)
  • TOD (JVC Everio Video Capture)
  • TS (Video Transport Stream File)
  • WEBM (HTML5 WebM Videos)
  • WMV (Windows Media Video)

 

 Audio File Types

  • AA (Audible Audio Book)
  • AIF (Audio Interchange File)
  • ALP (Ableton Live Pack)
  • ASF (Advanced Audio Streaming Format)
  • CAF (Core Audio File)
  • CDA (CD Audio Track)
  • CPR (Cubase Project)
  • DS2 (Digital Speech Standard Pro)
  • ENS (REAKTOR Ensemble)
  • FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec)
  • FLP (FruityLoops Project)
  • IDF (MIDI instruments Definitions File)
  • M4A (Apple Lossless Audio)
  • MID (MIDI)
  • MP3 (MPEG Audio Stream, Layer III)
  • MUS (Finale Notation)
  • NGRR (Guitar Rig sound files)
  • OGG (Ogg Vorbis Compressed audio file)
  • PTF (Pro Tools Session File)
  • RA (Real Audio)
  • RFL (Reason ReFill Sound Bank)
  • RNS (Reason Song File)
  • RX2 (REX2 Audio Files)
  • SIB (Sibelius Score)
  • WAV (DTS-WAV)
  • WMA (Windows Media audio files)

 

Photo and Graphic Files Types

  • 3FR (Hasselblad camera 3F RAW image)
  • AEP (After Effects Project)
  • AI (Adobe Illustrator)
  • ALBM (HP Photo Software Album)
  • ANI (Windows Animated Cursor)
  • ARW (Sony Digital Camera)
  • BLEND (Blender 3D Data file)
  • BMP (Bitmap)
  • BPN (ArchiCAD Backup)
  • C4D (Cinema 4D Model)
  • CDR (CorelDRAW)
  • CR2 (Canon Raw Image)
  • DJVU (DjVu Images)
  • DNG (Digital Negative)
  • DPX (Cineon image file)
  • DXF (Drawing Interchange File)
  • EMF (Enhanced Windows Metafile)
  • EPS (Encalsulated PostScript file)
  • FFF (Hasselblad Camera RAW image)
  • FH3 (FreeHand 3 Drawing file)
  • FH8 (FreeHand 8 Drawing file)
  • FH10 (FreeHand 10 Drawing file)
  • FH11 (FreeHand 11 Drawing file)
  • ICNS (Mac OS X Icon)
  • ICO (Windows Icon)
  • IDML (Adobe InDesign Markup Language)
  • INDB (Adobe InDesign Book)
  • INDD (Adobe InDesign)
  • INDL (Adobe InDesign Library)
  • INX (Adobe InDesign Interchange)
  • JNB (SigmaPlot)
  • JPG (JPEG image)
  • KDC (Kodak Photo-Enhancer File)
  • KEY (Apple iWork Keynote)
  • LRCAT (Adobe Lightroom Catalog)
  • LXO (Luxology Modo)
  • MA (Maya Project)
  • MAX (Autodesk 3ds Max Scene)
  • MB (Maya Binary Project)
  • MP (Maya PLE Project)
  • MPO (Multi Picture Object File or simply stereo images)
  • NEF (Nikon camera RAW image)
  • NRW (Nikon Raw Image File)
  • ORF (Olympus camera RAW image)
  • PEF (Pentax RAW image)
  • PLA (ArchiCAD Project Archive)
  • PLN (ArchiCAD Project File)
  • PNG (Portable Network Graphic)
  • PS (PostScript File)
  • PSB (Adobe Photoshop Large Document Format)
  • PSD (Adobe Photoshop)
  • RAF (Fujifilm RAW image data)
  • RW2 (Panasonic camera RAW image)
  • SKP (SketchUp)
  • SRW (Samsung camera RAW image)
  • SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics)
  • TIFF (Tagged Image File Format)
  • TPL (ArchiCAD Project Template)
  • VSD (Visio Drawing file)
  • VWX (VectorWorks Design File)
  • WEBP (Image format for Web)
  • X3F (X3F SIGMA raw images)

 

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Document Files Types

  • 1CD (Russian Finance 1C:Enterprise 8)
  • AAF (Advanced Authoring Format)
  • ABCDDB (Apple Address Book Database)
  • AFDESIGN (Affinity Designer document)
  • ALS (Ableton Live Set File)
  • AMB (Licom AlphaCAM)
  • APK (Android Package)
  • BOK (Economacs File)
  • CELTX (Celtx Project File)
  • CFB (Microsoft Compound File Binary)
  • CHM (Compiled HTML Help File)
  • CS (Visual C# Source Code File)
  • CST (Adobe Director External Cast File)
  • CWK (ClarisWorks Document)
  • CXT (Adobe Director Protected Cast File)
  • DB3 (SQLite3 Database)
  • DGN (MicroStation Design file)
  • DOC (Microsoft Word)
  • DOCX (Microsoft Word)
  • DPDOC (Digital Performer Document)
  • EBML (Extensible Binary Meta-Language)
  • EFA (Encrypt 2005 E-mail File)
  • EMB (Wilcom ES Software)
  • EMF (Enhanced Windows Metafile)
  • EMLX (Apple Mail Message)
  • ENEX (Evernote Export XML format)
  • ENL (Endnote Library)
  • EPB (EP Budgeting file)
  • EPUB (Open Ebook file)
  • ESS (Skyrim Save file – TES 5)
  • FB2 (FictionBook 2.0 Files)
  • FDR / FDX (Final Draft)
  • FOS (Fallout 3/NV Saved Game file)
  • FP7 (FileMaker Pro 7+ Database)
  • GP3/GP4/GP5/GPS (Guitar Pro documents)
  • GPX (Garmin Basecamp, GPS Exchange Format)
  • H (C/C++ Header File)
  • HWP (Hangul Word Processor)
  • HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) Note: The HTML format is not checked by default.
  • IBA (IBasic Source Code File)
  • IBANK (iBank 5 app)
  • iCash files
  • ICS (iCalendar)
  • IPA (iPhone or iPod Touch Application)
  • ITL (iTunes Library File)
  • JKS (Java KeyStore)
  • KDB (KeePass Password Database)
  • KDBX (KeePass Password Database)
  • KEYCHAIN (Mac OS X Keychain File)
  • LNK (MS Windows Link)
  • LWO (LightWave 3D Object File)
  • LWS (LightWave 3D Scene File)
  • LYX (LyX Document)
  • M (Objective-C Implementation File)
  • MDB (Microsoft Access Database)
  • MINDNODE (MindNode document)
  • MM (FreeMind)
  • MMAP (MindManager Map)
  • MOBI (Mobipocket eBook files)
  • MSG (Outlook Mail Message)
  • MUSE (Adobe Muse)
  • MYO (Mind Your Own Business)
  • Notes.app database
  • NUMBERS (Apple iWork Numbers)
  • ODG (OpenDocument Graphics)
  • ODP  (OpenDocument Presentation – OpenOffice Impress)
  • ODS (OpenDocument Spreadsheet – OpenOffice Calc)
  • ODT (OpenDocument Text – OpenOffice Writer)
  • OLK14MSGSOURCE (Outlook Email Message Data File)
  • OPJ (OriginPro 8 files)
  • P65 (Adobe PageMaker 6.5)
  • PAGES (Apple iWork Pages)
  • PEM (RSA Private Key) + PUB (RSA Public Key)
  • PDF (Portable Document Format)
  • PGD (PGP Disk Image, high recoverability if stored without fragmentation)
  • PLIST (Property List XML Files, not binary)
  • PPT (Microsoft PowerPoint)
  • PPTX (Microsoft PowerPoint)
  • PRPROJ (Premiere Pro Project)
  • PSAFE3 (Password Gorilla storage files)
  • PSS (Password Saver)
  • QPW (Quattro Pro)
  • QBB (QuickBooks)
  • RFI (SPEFO Stellar Spectra Analysis)
  • RP (Axure RP Project File)
  • RAR (WinRAR)
  • RTF (Rich Text)
  • RVT (Revit Project)
  • SCPT (AppleScript Script Files)
  • SDA (OpenOffice Draw)
  • SDC (OpenOffice Calc)
  • SDW (StarOffice Writer)
  • SH3D (Sweet Home 3D)
  • SKETCH (Sketch app files (Bohemian BV))
  • SLDPRT (SolidWorks Part file)
  • STOREDATA (XML persistent store)
  • SXC (OpenOffice Calc)
  • SXD (OpenOffice Draw)
  • SXI (OpenOffice Impress)
  • SXW (OpenOffice Writer)
  • SWIFT (SWIFT source codes, XCode)
  • TAX (TurboTax data file)
  • TEX (LaTeX Document)
  • TEXTCLIPPING (Mac OS X text clipping)
  • TIB (Acronis True Image)
  • TREC (Camtasia Studio 8.4+ recordings)
  • VCF (vCard files)
  • VDI (VirtualBox Virtual Disk Image for static disks)
  • WEBLOC (Mac OS X Website Location)
  • WPS (Microsoft Works Word Processor Document)
  • XIB (Interface Builder Document)
  • XLR (Microsoft Works Spreadsheet)
  • XLS (Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet)
  • XLSX (Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet)
  • XMCD (MathCAD 14)
  • XML (XML) Note: The XML format is not checked by default.
  • XMP (Adobe Extensible Metadata Platform)

 

Archive Files Types

  • 7Z (7-Zip Compressed)
  • ARJ (ARJ Compressed File Archive)
  • CAB (Windows Cabinet File)
  • DMG (Mac OS X Disk Image)
  • ISO (ISO-9660 CD Disc Image)
  • JAR (Java Archive)
  • MBX (Apple Mail mailbox file)
  • PST (Microsoft Outlook Personal Folders)
  • RAR (WinRAR Compressed Archive)
  • RDB (Retrospect Backup Set)
  • TAR.XZ (XZ Compressed Tar Archive)
  • ZIP (Extended Zip File)

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