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Now simpler, faster, and more efficient than ever

The New Streamlined Look

We listened, observed, experimented and are ready to reveal our best Disk Drill for Windows ever. The new UI is clean, simple, and well-explained.

Improved Scan Results

We’ve revamped all recovery methods, adding a number of smart algorithms to dig up every slice of information. Disk Drill 4 scans faster, improves its data recovery in every way, reorganizes recoverable items in smarter more useful groups.

Mount Scan Results as Disk

Disk Drill gets a new superpower: all recoverable data can be mounted as a virtual drive right in Windows Explorer dramatically improving recovery results verification.

Improved Data Protection

Recovery Vault, the well-known data protection module in Disk Drill, becomes better and smarter, letting you protect and recover more for free.

New File Formats Recovered

Disk Drill boasts the most diverse and extensive Deep Scan that reconstructs more than 400 file formats based on their binary signatures. We are making Deep Scan even smarter again!

New image file formats in Disk Drill 4:

Panasonic RWL
Sony SR2 and SRF
Epson ERF
Mamiya MEF
Minolta MRW
Leaf MOS
Olympus ORF
Panasonic/Leica RAW
Canon CR3 and JP2
+ many others

Canon CRM videos and MPC audio files are also in. New formats being added regularly.

File Labeling

When file meta-data is not recoverable, Disk Drill makes its best attempt to ensure you are still getting readable file names and structures.

With the new labeling algorithms Disk Drill 4 improves parsing of XMP, IPTC and EXIF meta information and increases recognition accuracy for a great variety of image formats.

  • jpg
  • png
  • tif
  • cr2/cr3
  • dng
  • nef
  • etc

We are actively working on adding more music, documents, archives and other file signatures into our new and improved recovery methods.

Expanded Disk Image Support

Disk Drill 4 adds DSK, BIN, DAT, RAW, DD, and VMDK to the list of supported disk image formats that can be scanned for lost data.

Bitlocker Support

The new Disk Drill adds support for data recovery from Bitlocker-protected drives. It will automatically detect them and send the unlock request to the user.

Bad Sectors Detection and Reading

Disk Drill implements several tolerance levels in handling bad sectors on storage devices and makes scanning more resistant to drive’s surface conditions.

Better Preview of Even More File Types

We’ve completely overhauled our file previewing module and Disk Drill is now capable of displaying the contents of every file type you can preview in Windows Explorer.

Search and Filtering Templates

A usual data recovery brings up thousands, if not millions, of recoverable files, Disk Drill now features a power search with familiar masking symbols like * and ?

Something Else

Get more details about your storage devices from the new Info panel

Saved recovery sessions can now be opened even when the scanned device is not connected

Recovery Vault now supports exFAT

Plenty of minor internal fixes

Enhanced scan process management: pausing and resuming

Better file management with faster UI controls

Improved recovery of fragmented directories

Multiple crashes and exceptions drilled down

And yes, we are skipping version 3 on the Windows edition’s timeline

Streamlining our pricing

Once Disk Drill 4 for Mac is also released, we’ll be shifting our licensing model a little bit, so that our users would not have to choose a platform any more.

The purchased PRO/Enterprise license will activate Disk Drill on both macOS and Windows, as long as you stay within your license terms.

.updated: June 3, 2021 author: CleverFiles Team