Disk Drill 5.2 for Mac: great updates for iOS messengers and Notes recovery, more file signatures supported, and lots of usability improvements throughout the app.

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disk drill 5.2 for macos update


  • Added a global scan ETA indicator. Previously, only Deep Scan had an estimated time shown, now you can see how much time the whole process from the very beginning is estimated to take
  • iOS data recovery: Chat history from iOS messengers, including Viber, WeChat, kik, WhatsApp, Line, and Skype, is now extracted and categorized comprehensively in scan results
  • New file signatures supported by Deep Scan – GZ, TGZ, ALS, FC (FlipaClip: 2D Animation creation app)
  • Recovery of iOS voicemails and voice memos
  • The “Find Duplicates” module now offers the preview panel with thumbnails


  • The recovery performance is greatly improved if during the Deep Scan stage one of the Windows Storage Spaces drives is disconnected
  • It is now possible to remove previously used recovery destinations with the right-click menu, when selecting where to save your recovered files
  • Minor enhancements in how the system Macintosh hard drive is listed in Disk Drill
  • File recovery chances are predicted even more accurately now for the discovered lost partitions
  • iOS Notes image attachments can now be found and recovered as separate files
  • Hover your mouse cursor over recovery destinations for your recovered files to see the full path and choose the proper folder
  • Multiple subtle usability improvements for iOS recovery throughout the app
  • Apple Fusion Drive can now be found in the RAIDs group under Storage Devices


  • Occasional view distortion when folders as icons modes were active in the recovery results that could potentially lead to an app crash
  • In certain cases the iOS scan results would display clipped icons
  • Rare interface freezing while displaying the operation progress
  • All file selection was working incorrectly when folders as icons modes were active in the recovery results window
  • App crash while using the Smart Select option in Find Duplicates with a large number of scan results
  • NTFS scanner stability issues when deallocated objects were found by Disk Drill
  • A crash, occurring during a RAID scan, if the disk images were disconnected suddenly
  • Some lags in updating disk list status when new items were added
  • Minor interface glitches when certain panels were displayed in macOS 10.15
  • Sometimes when the scan was resumed, the “Recover all” and “Review found” items buttons disappeared
  • Date Modified values were not shown properly for scan results after the latter were filtered by date
  • Some dates in the Date Modified filter could cause an exception when specified (if your files were modified back in the XIX century 😁)
  • The drive temperature indicator wasn’t always displaying correct visuals

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.updated: April 30, 2023 author: CleverFiles Team