Disk Drill for Mac gets a major upgrade, version 4.2 is available starting today. We worked on a number of stability issues, M1 Macs support, file formats in Deep Scan, additional file systems, security and extra tools that augment our core data recovery features. Give it a try, let us know what you think.

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Disk Drill M1 Macs Support


  • Disk Drill now runs natively on M1 Macs
  • Deep Scan extends PDF and AI file formats labeling


  • Support of the new osxfuse/macFUSE version 4
  • DOC, TTF, and PUB file formats recovery with Deep Scan
  • DNG/RAW image formats preview on older macOS versions, 10.11-10.14
  • Reinstated and enhanced S.M.A.R.T. monitoring for internal drives
  • Updating the app no longer requires user credentials
  • Enhanced scanning of SIP-protected drives on macOS Big Sur with T2 and M1
  • Deep Scan yields more recoverable files when scanning T2-protected system partitions
  • System drives’ scanning when running Disk Drill in macOS Recovery
  • Scanning devices with ZFS file system
  • Scan session auto-saving when switching to drive backup in case of failing media
  • Overall UI improvements when resizing the main Disk Drill window
  • RTF file format recognition within Deep Scan was missing font detection
  • Multiple security improvements in Disk Drill’s updater
  • Recovery of encrypted system APFS Fusion Drives when booting from external media
  • Better Hide Duplicates filter in recovery results
  • Duplicator Finder scanning and overall speed
  • Clean Up and Data Protection modules compatibility
  • Backup creation resuming
  • Several Dark Mode improvements in iOS scan results
  • Clean Up mode and Duplicate Finder no longer accept folders from physically damaged drives
  • Removed unnecessary scroll bars in Disk Drill’s main UI when resized into its minimal state
  • First-time Disk Drill installation procedure
  • System extension (kext) updates
  • Stability enchantments when detecting connected devices
  • Disk Drill’s information overlays


  • A couple of minor visual glitches in the Disk Drill installer
  • System extension (kext) deployment on clean M1 Macs without Rosetta sub-system
  • Recovery from NTFS compressed drives
  • File preview and hex mode are available for long file names and paths (255 bytes or more)
  • Clean Up mode and Duplicate Finder could move files to incorrect destination if the original target device was disconnected
  • Random Deep Scan crashes when detecting TIFF files
  • Creating backups of physically damaged devices and Android partitions
  • Backed up APFS container did not list parent containers in the disk list
  • Occasional stops when mounting APFS containers from DMG disk images
  • Recovery destination could not be selected in macOS 10.13 while in macOS Recovery
  • Previews in Duplicator Finder
  • Accidental scans of SIP-protected drives bypassing Disk Drill’s system extension (kext) via right-click menu
  • Exception when hex preview window was not closed on a disconnected drive

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🚄 Off to the next release now.

.updated: June 3, 2021 author: CleverFiles Team