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This is another massive update to Disk Drill 4 for Windows with more scanning and recovery improvements, new features,  better UI, and a ton of fixes. Here’s what we were working on since August:

Disk Drill 4.0.499 for Windows


  • Improved and updated ExFAT data recovery
  • Internal updates in FAT32 and NTFS smart recovery algorithms
  • Disk Drill adds initial S.M.A.R.T. disk health monitoring
  • Disk Drill automatically attempts to remount storage devices into read-only mode to prevent further data loss before scanning; manual controls also added
  • Deep Scan learns DMF (Geosystem Digitals Map File) and improves on MPO (Multi Picture Object File) and a number of font (TTF, EOT, WOFF, WOFF2, RPP) file formats recovery


  • JPG image recovery through updated processing of IPTC metadata
  • JP2 images recovery
  • Disk info updates stabilized when Disk Drill is running
  • UI navigation
  • Disk Drill now requires less resources when opening and scanning for large image files
  • Stabilization improvements when reading damaged hard drives
  • UI localizations could interfere with data recovery
  • Rrecovery and imaging of Bitlocker-protected partitions
  • Hex preview stability
  • Lost partition detection and scanning
  • Previewing videos and images
  • Scan session saving and loading
  • Disk unmounting
  • Hints for longer disk names and other data fields


  • Opening links from the app when there’s no default browser set in the system
  • Random crashes when attempting to scan a disconnected drive
  • Random crashes when reading disk serial number
  • Occasional crashes when exiting Disk Drill
  • Random crashes when filtering scan results
  • 50+ more minor fixes and enhancements

Deepest thanks and appreciation to all our clients, users, testers and developers for making all the new releases possible and exciting!

.updated: June 3, 2021 author: CleverFiles Team