Disk Drill 4.1 🥳 for macOS adds a ton of new features, improvements and fixes. Check them out below.

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Disk Drill 4.1 for macOS Big Sur


  • Deep Scan (traditionally) learns new file formats: “Ichitaro” the Japanese text processor (JTD, JTDC, JTT, JTTC), Microsoft Publisher files (PUB), WordPerfect (WPD)
  • Byte-to-byte backups can now be paused and resumed
  • Disk Drill now recommends scanning Android’s memory card when possible, instead of jumping through the hoops of full-fledged Android recovery
  • New squircle Big-Sur-style app icon
  • Improved hints throughout the app’s interface, including improved starting zero-state screens


  • Encrypted and CoreStorage HFS+ partitions are now displayed separately in the disk list
  • APFS scanning and recovery algorithms
  • Proper detection of macOS Big Sur installer on disk
  • More informative and accurate bad blocks notifications when scanning corrupted drives
  • Better detection of APFS partitions after formatting
  • Additional information displayed while loading large session files
  • Several minor improvements in disk backups
  • Better detection of a drive’s online status in Clean Up and Backup modules
  • File search improvements in the UI
  • Updated descriptions in data protection settings
  • Quick Scan of FAT32 partitions
  • Recovery log can now be sorted by several dimensions
  • Some enhancements related to user privacy throughput the UI
  • Data Shredder and free space Erasure method selection
  • No more auto-collapsing of recently deleted files (Found files) in scan results
  • Disk Drill provides more details when detaching byte-to-byte backups fails
  • Disk Drill now properly prompts for admin credentials when launched under a restricted user
  • System extension (kext) is now installed only when SIP-protected device is initialized for scanning
  • Fewer System Extension permission requests on macOS Big Sur
  • Scan results navigation
  • Better icons to identify some partitions after scan completion
  • “Recover All” now properly selects all files for recovery if scanning is still in progress
  • S.M.A.R.T. icons and indicators behavior


  • Some random freezes in scan results
  • Mount/Unmount options now disabled for encrypted partitions
  • Font color could erroneously change in data protection module
  • HFS+ Catalog Rebuild fixes for disconnected drives
  • “All Recovery Methods” type of scan no longer available for locked devices
  • Source device with macOS installer could be selected as destination
  • Network connected devices were duplicated in some modules
  • Built-in preview window resizing
  • Various UI micro-glitches
  • Scanning could be resumed from the backup module
  • Random crash while saving backups to desktop
  • Scanning methods selection for external APFS Time Machine backups
  • Memory leaks while scanning Android devices
  • Forensic data export when scanning in progress
  • File list was not properly updated when switching filtered objects on and off
  • Incorrect “Scan complete” confirmation when canceling Clean Up process
  • Incorrect informers shown when scanning iOS 14

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.updated: June 3, 2021 author: CleverFiles Team