Tag Archives: Disk Drill for Windows

Disk Drill for Windows updated. Version available now. Windows

Hey! The new release of Disk Drill for Windows is online. Grab your free update any time. Here’s what we changed: Deep Scan learns new file signatures: 3DM, MLV, NGRR, TIB, PSAFE3, MOBI, JKS, ICASH, GPX, GP3, GP4, GP5, AFDESIGN, ASF, DOC, […]

Should I keep using a damaged drive after successful data recovery?

So you have just completed a successful data recovery session with Disk Drill for Mac or Windows from a damaged external drive. Thank you for using our data recovery apps, btw. Now you may ask yourself if you should continue using that drive, […]

Disk Drill 2 for Windows: free data recovery, multiple improvements, new release Windows

ATLANTA, GA – AUGUST 29, 2016 CleverFiles announces the immediate availability of Disk Drill 2 for Windows, the new version of their expert-level free data recovery app. CleverFiles is the devoted software developer specializing in data recovery that doesn’t involve […]

Why do icons for disks differ from icons for logical drives?

You are seeing different icons in Disk Drill’s disk list because the hardware disks and logical drives (or volumes) are different entities by nature. Physical/hardware disks correspond to real hardware in your computer and have sectors, tracks, cylinders, etc. Physical disks can be […]

How to protect my data in Disk Drill?

The following set of instructions explain how you can enable data protection in Disk Drill to prevent any accidental data loss in the future. Disk Drill supports two different methods of data protection, which are Recovery Vault and Guaranteed Recovery. […]

Is it possible to recover data directly in NAS?

Yes, Disk Drill 3+ supports data recovery of Linux drives, such as EXT3 and EXT4, but you will need to extract the target drive from NAS and plug this drive into the dock station that will be connected directly to […]

Is it possible to recover RAIDs?

You can try to recover RAIDs in Disk Drill. RAID recovery is supported to the extent of scanning individual RAID disks and recovering data on each of them. Disk Drill doesn’t support reconstructing RAIDs themselves. This is something not possible in an […]

Is it possible to recover DVD images?

Yes, Disk Drill can recover them, but sometimes the recovered items may be split in several parts. Therefore, if you cannot find a large VOB file after recovery, check for smaller files that can be parts of it. Keep in mind, […]

Recover Firefox browsing sessions

In this article we are answering one of the recent questions from our user about recovering a Firefox browsing session. This might also be a useful scenario for data analysts. I need help recovering lost tabs from a Firefox session previous […]

Disk Drill 2.0 for Windows hits the stores Windows

Disk Drill 2.0 for Windows released: new recovery options, new features

What is Disk Drill?

If you are here, reading this article, you might be asking yourself what Disk Drill app is, why you need to download a data recovery app or why you already have it installed on your computer. Here you go! Disk Drill is a […]

How can Disk Drill for Windows be uninstalled? Windows

Depending on the version of Windows OS you are running, one of the following instructions will let you quickly remove Disk Drill for Windows. We surely regret seeing you go, we’ll hope you just decided to transfer your copy of Disk Drill […]

Press-Release: Disk Drill Windows Data Recovery App Announced Windows

For Immediate Release ATLANTA, Georgia, February 19, 2015 — CleverFiles, well-known for their Mac data recovery app, has now released Disk Drill for Windows to bring state-of-the-art data recovery to PC users the world over. Disk Drill has a robust […]

Scanning FAQs

Disk Drill has several different scanning methods that allow it to examine your storage device and locate lost files. Below you’ll find frequently asked questions about these methods. If you’re ready to get started with a scan, see How to […]

Why are large files so hard to recover?

Even with all of Disk Drill’s advanced algorithms, there are still some things that lessen your chances of a successful file recovery. One of those things is large file size — files like high resolution videos, presentations, graphic files, etc. […]

Why don’t my recovered files have their original names?

Unfortunately, when you recover files using Deep Scan, the file metadata is lost (including the file name and location). Files recovered by Deep Scan have names like file123.doc and 180×600.jpg. If this is the case with your recovered files, you have […]

What Types of Drives or Disks Can I Recover Files From?

No matter what type of storage device you’ve lost data from, if you can normally connect it to your Mac and view the contents, Disk Drill can scan it. Even if you’re currently having trouble accessing your hard drive or […]

Can I Recover Plain Text (.txt) Files?

Disk Drill can recover plain text TXT files with two of its recovery methods: Undelete Protected Data and Quick Scan. Undelete Protected Data can only be used with Recovery Vault and Guaranteed Recovery, Disk Drill’s data protection features, and they have to […]

How Do I Contact Support?

Before contacting support, please be sure you have completed the following steps: Be sure you have followed the correct recovery steps as outlined in our tutorial How to Recover Lost Files with Disk Drill Basic. Search the Disk Drill Knowledgebase […]

What Is a CFB File?

CFB files are created when Disk Drill can’t determine for sure if the recovered item is XLS, XLSX, DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX or other MS Office file after a Deep Scan. CFB stands for “Microsoft Compound File Binary.” If you […]

Could I Use Disk Drill to Permanently Erase Recovered Data?

We sometimes get asked if it’s possible to permanently delete the files found by Disk Drill. The answer at the moment is no. But we are planning on adding this functionality to an upcoming release. We think it would make […]

Can I Deep Scan a Whole Disk Instead of Just the Free Space?

Usually, Deep Scan scans just the empty space of your hard drive for lost data. However, there are cases when a disk is not readable in a usual way, and you can’t even view some non-deleted files (due to partial file […]

I Just Need One File – How Do I Find It?

Even if you’re just looking for one file, you still need to do a full scan. (Check out our How to Recover Lost Files with Disk Drill Basic for details.) However, you can stop the scan at any time, if you […]

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how CleverFiles uses and protects any information that you give CleverFiles when you use this website. CleverFiles is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by […]

Why Do I See Duplicate Files for Some Images In the Scanning Results?

The recovered images may seem duplicated at first sight, but they are not absolutely identical. The size is different. This behavior is caused by the fact, that some JPG or TIFF images contain a preview inside the original picture. If […]

Can You Guarantee That I Can Recover A Specific File with Disk Drill?

The short answer is “No.” The longer answer requires an explanation of how computers store information and how data recovery works. Why is it that some files can be recovered, and others can’t? Even Disk Drill, using the most advanced […]

What File Types Can Disk Drill Recover?

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 […]

What Are the Differences Between Disk Drill Basic, PRO, Expert and Enterprise?

We offer four different licenses to suit the needs of various users. Here is an overview of each type:  Basic – The Basic version is free. It gives you all the functions of data protection and scanning, so that you […]

What Are the Disk Drill System Requirements?

Disk Drill 3.x is officially compatible with Mac OS X 10.8.5 and newer. It also supports macOS 10.12. The requirements for Disk Drill 2.x are simple. All you need is a Mac running OS 10.6.8 or later. It is fully […]

What Are the Disk Drill Terms of Sale?

As you already know (for instance from our built-in tutorial), data recovery is always about chances, probability and common sense. There’s never any guarantee that your data is recoverable 100%. And there’s always a possibility that your recovered items will […]

Variables That Impact File Recovery Chances

This is a general overview of the variables that can make your data more or less likely to be recoverable with Disk Drill. This list is by no means definitive. Sometimes, even in the best situation, the data is lost. […]

Recovery Vault FAQs

Recovery Vault is a Disk Drill feature that you can use to protect yourself from future data loss. Below you’ll find frequently asked questions about it. To learn how to enable and recover files with it, see How to Use […]

How to Upgrade from Disk Drill Basic to PRO

The great thing about Disk Drill is that you don’t have to buy the software until you are sure that the file you need can be recovered. Always download the free Disk Drill Basic first, and scan your files. Once […]

How to Recover Lost Files with Disk Drill Basic

If you’ve lost a file, time is of the essence. As new information is saved to a hard drive, flash drive or memory card, old information gets overwritten. So do not use the drive or disk that has the lost […]

How to recover deleted photos on Facebook

Losing your photo archive might be a huge frustration. With the popularity of social networking sites such as Facebook came the problem of recovering the deleted photos from online back to your computer. There are several ways of getting our […]

End-User License Agreement for CleverFiles Disk Drill

This End-User License Agreement (EULA) is a legal agreement between you (either an individual or a single entity) and the mentioned author (CleverFiles.COM) of this Software for the software product identified above, which includes computer software and may include associated […]