Meet the new release of Disk Drill for Windows with tons of improvements! Our data recovery app can now estimate the recovery chances for each file it finds and offers several statuses reflecting how likely Disk Drill thinks an item can be recovered. There are some great interface improvements as well as functional ones. If you don’t have automatic updates enabled, you can download the new version here.

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Disk Drill 4.3 for Windows - Predict Chances to Recover Lost Files


  • A new centralized Settings menu has been assembled for your utter convenience
  • The recovered files are now comprehensively listed with their recovery statuses
  • Deep Scan now processes only empty space on disk to save time
  • Disk Drill can now estimate the recovery chances for each recoverable file, when you use All recovery methods, Quick or Deep scan
  • Disk Drill can find existing as well as deleted files in Trash and Recycle Bin on FAT32, exFAT and NTFS volumes
  • “Generating thumbnails…” status is now displayed after scanning with the info on how many files were already processed
  • Disk Drill improves restoration of the original file names during Quick and Deep scan


  • S.M.A.R.T. monitoring is greatly improved in general as well as its support for many specific devices including Seagate SSD, Kingston SA400, ADATA 650U, SanDisk SSD, KIOXIA SATA SSD, Goldenfir SATA SSD, Seagate BarraCuda SSD, Apacer AS350, YMTC SATA SSD, KLEVV NEO N610 SSD
  • S.M.A.R.T. monitoring is now much better at reading the SSD life and health parameters as well as Helium Level for hard disk drives
  • Disk Drill properly detects when FAT32 volume is disconnected and stops the ongoing scan
  • Greatly improved detection of lost NTFS volumes and files based on recoverable MFT entries
  • FAT32 volumes are scanned much faster and more efficiently thanks to optimized operations for file name resolving
  • Now Disk Drill works even better with compressed NTFS volumes
  • Greatly improved Deep Scan of ExFAT volumes with a vast amount of deleted and existing data
  • Improved usability during scan of partitions encrypted with BitLocker
  • Deep Scan works even better with damaged NTFS drives – improved meta-data processing
  • Deep Scan can now find and display deleted files on NTFS partitions encrypted with BitLocker
  • Multiple improvements when filtering recoverable items
  • Optimized recovery from NTFS partitions when parsing files with the same file locators and incorrect NTFS conditions when file data wasn’t properly stored on a disk
  • Fixed file selection in the list of recoverable items when folders contained entries with the same filename
  • Optimized and revised Deep Scan for such file formats as TIFF, PSD, TTF, JPG, MOV, PDF, DOC
  • Files with long names are displayed properly in Hex view
  • Improved Byte-to-Byte Backup module usability
  • Minor tweaks in Disk Drill’s interface for even better user experience: more file details when previewing videos, better informer on disconnected devices, etc.
  • Improved recovery of files with corrupted sector records when deep-scanning NTFS partitions
  • Detection of Insta360 One X2 file signatures within Deep Scan
  • Disks with hardware issues are now marked red in the Disk List
  • Deep Scan now recovers files encoded with H.265, XAVC codec
  • Disk Drill now properly reads S.M.A.R.T. parameters for drives inaccessible via PhysicalDriveID
  • NTFS Quick Scan improvements for different types of volumes and recovery scenarios
  • Improved file selection – it is now disabled when the current disk is disconnected or filtering returns an empty result
  • Improved detection of improper exFAT volumes
  • Improved detection of drives disconnected during file recovery phase
  • Improved selection of recoverable items in saved scanning sessions


  • Multiple random crashes fixed
  • Fixed minor interface glitches during file selection, search and while using the right-click menu
  • Fixed the Back button functionality after the list of found items was customized
  • Fixed filter settings when switching to lost partition in scan results

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.updated: July 13, 2021 author: CleverFiles Team