Extra Tools

How to Root Android Phones and Tablets

We all want to get the most out of our devices. Unfortunately, your Android device comes heavily locked down. For most people, this is a good thing. No program can change important settings or tamper with system software, protecting you […]

Speed Up Your Mac

People rarely talk about this, but Macs do slow down over time. Your Mac may have started its life as a beautiful, fast Apple box, but it will collect files and corrupted data like a sponge as it ages. This […]

How to Right-Click on a Mac

Mac computers have a lot of things going for them. While more expensive than other computer brands, their unifying ecosystems ensure that your Mac computer will always work out of the box. However, as any new Mac user soon realizes, […]

How to Reset & Change Admin Password on Mac OS X

Have you lost your Mac OS X admin password? Don’t despair; you’re not the first person in this sticky situation. In fact, people lose passwords all the time—both to admin and regular accounts. Fortunately, there are multiple methods how to […]

Best Free & Paid Cleaner on Mac OS X. Top 4. macOS

Macs are loved for their reliability and polish. But, like all computers, even Macs tend to slow down with age. When that happens, many people choose the nuclear option: a complete system reinstall. There are cases when a full reinstall […]

Creating a Bootable Version of an Old Mac OS X macOS

One of the best aspects of owning a Mac is the great upgrade system it is. It will always give you the best, most recent version of OS X for your system, ensuring that you are always up to date […]

How to Uninstall Apps on Mac macOS

You need to know how to uninstall programs on Mac computers to free storage space. On the surface, this seems like an easy task. You can uninstall most applications just by moving their folders to the Trash. However, this will […]

Are Disk Drill for Mac and Windows Identical?

How are Disk Drill for Mac and Disk Drill for Windows different? Are they the same app for different platforms? Or how do they compare feature-wise? Why is Disk Drill for Mac more expensive than the Windows Edition? Will they […]

Managing bad sectors in Disk Drill macOS

As you know, you can always manually set memory sectors (or blocks) on your storage device as “bad” in Disk Drill. Or vice versa, you can always navigate to “Configuration gear -> Specify bad blocks” on your hard drives to manually remove […]

Disk Drill vs Data Rescue, DiskWarrior, R-Studio. Choose the best data recovery app. macOS

The choice of quality data recovery tools for macOS is in fact limited to several high-end players you have probably heard about: Disk Drill by CleverFiles, Data Rescue by Prosoft, DiskWarrior by Alsoft, Data Recovery Wizard by Easeus, TechTool by Micromat, Stellar Phoenix […]

How to search for duplicates and eliminate them macOS

Disk Drill allows you to search for duplicated files and remove them in order to free additional disk space. This option is tightly integrated in Disk Drill, so that you can remove duplicates directly from the application. To check a […]

How to clean up your Mac for free with Disk Drill? macOS

Starting with Disk Drill version 2.4, we have added a new feature to help you visualize the space on your drives and identify files that may be taking up a lot of space. Starting with Disk Drill 3 release, the feature […]

How Can I Export Forensic Data (DFXML)? macOS

Disk Drill Enterprise (or Expert version) has the ability to export forensic data from a disk in the DFXML format. This allows for forensic analysis of data storage devices for the purposes of identifying, preserving and retrieving sensitive data.

Known Issue: Can’t Run Programs (.app Files) from a Mounted Disk macOS

If you have Disk Drill PRO and have recovered items to a DMG (disk image) you may notice that you cannot launch applications from the disk image. We have investigated this issue, but have not yet found a definitive answer. […]

How Do I Mount Scanning Results As a Disk and Recover From It? macOS

One of the great features of Disk Drill PRO is that you don’t have to preview files in Disk Drill. You can instead recover them to a virtual disk and open the files in their native applications.  Note that a third-party […]

Why Should I Remount Disks/Partitions In Read-Only Mode? macOS

Whenever you have a disk connected to your Mac, it can be accessed by other programs. iPhoto might try to access your camera, Time Machine might want to backup to an external hard drive, etc. This kind of access can […]

What Do I Do If My Disk Image Can’t Be Mounted? macOS

Disk Drill lets you backup any media (disk, memory card, etc) into a disk image (DMG). This is quite convenient for later recovery, especially if the disk you need to recover from is failing. In cases where the disk image […]