Disk Drill 4.2 for Windows is available for download and update. In this release, we’ve devoted a ton of attention to NTFS recovery and overall scanning stability, including multiple improvements in specific file signatures; fixing some annoying crashes along the way.

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Disk Drill 4.2 for Windows With New NTFS Recovery


  • Completely revamped NTFS scanning and recovery module restores more data from formatted drives, corrupted partitions, and other critical data loss cases


  • NTFS scanning now supports compressed volumes
  • Fluent disk backup progress indication
  • Recovery Vault data protection initiation
  • Preview of recoverable files in cases of multiple storage device disconnects while scanning
  • NTFS scanning status messages
  • Multiple improvements and fixes when choosing recovery destination folder
  • PUB files recovery for Microsoft Publisher documents
  • Deep-scanning for MSI (MS Windows Installer format recovery), DOC (MS Word), and PDF (Portable Document Format) file formats
  • Installation routines and verification of required files when upgrading from previous versions of Disk Drill
  • Connection status tracking for scanned storage devices
  • Disk Drill deinstallation and back-end cleanup
  • Full target recovery location shown on hover in the final steps of the scanning process
  • 32-bit systems will not scan past 1 million items due to RAM constraints


  • Crash when deleting scan session files from read-only drives
  • A bunch of other crashes while scanning and running the recovery phase
  • Crash when starting Disk Drill while its config file was blocked by another process
  • Crash while recovering RAF files (Fujifilm RAW image data)
  • Occasional crashes while searching for lost partitions
  • Crash when reading and updating S.M.A.R.T. disk data
  • Random crashes when recovering from NTFS drives with enabled compression flags

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.updated: June 3, 2021 author: CleverFiles Team