Announcements

Disk Drill just keeps getting better. Stay updated with the latest features and offers.

4.4.356 MACOS
Released June 16, 2021

Disk Drill 4.4.356 delivers new features and an enhanced usability experience with multiple refinements throughout the interface. More supported file formats and faster scans are definitely worth an update! Go ahead and give it a try. Definitely let us know of any questions and suggestions.

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Disk Drill 4 for macOS - New Features and an Enhanced Usability Experience

New

  • More flexibility in byte-to-byte backups: select specific disk sectors or indicate the size in MB
  • S.M.A.R.T. monitoring is now easily accessible through the Extras menu
  • New simplified two-step Disk Drill installation
  • MSI files (Windows installer packages) are now supported in Deep Scan

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4.3.586 WINDOWS
Released June 17, 2021
Download Disk Drill for Windows Windows 7 SP1/8/8.1/10

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

New

  • 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

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4.3.316 MACOS
Released April 27, 2021

Meet Disk Drill 4.3 for Mac – the first data recovery software for macOS with full native support of recovering lost data from internal storage devices on Macs powered by M1 chips (aka Apple Silicon). This release also improves NTFS recovery, S.M.A.R.T. monitoring, disk clean up and other Disk Drill’s extra tools, as well as creation of data backups.

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native deep scan m1 mac with disk drill

New

  • Yet another update that improves native scanning and recovery from storage devices encrypted by M1 security chips
  • Totally new highly enhanced NTFS recovery
  • Full-blown scanning and recovery from Time Machine on APFS volumes
  • New storage space indicators when selecting drives in Disk Drill
  • S.M.A.R.T. disk info is now collected and displayed for SSD devices on M1 Macs (when enabled in Preferences)

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4.2.568 WINDOWS
Released February 23, 2021
Download Disk Drill for Windows Windows 7 SP1/8/8.1/10

Disk Drill 4.2 for Windows is available for download and update. In this release, we’ve devoted a ton of attention to NTFS recovery and overall scanning stability, including multiple improvements in specific file signatures; fixing some annoying crashes along the way.

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Disk Drill 4.2 for Windows With New NTFS Recovery

New

  • Completely revamped NTFS scanning and recovery module restores more data from formatted drives, corrupted partitions, and other critical data loss cases

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4.2.274 MACOS
Released February 15, 2021

Disk Drill for Mac gets a major upgrade, version 4.2 is available starting today. We worked on a number of stability issues, M1 Macs support, file formats in Deep Scan, additional file systems, security and extra tools that augment our core data recovery features. Give it a try, let us know what you think.

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Disk Drill M1 Macs Support

New

  • Disk Drill now runs natively on M1 Macs
  • Deep Scan extends PDF and AI file formats labeling

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4.1.551 WINDOWS
Released December 23, 2020
Download Disk Drill for Windows Windows 7 SP1/8/8.1/10

Disk Drill 4.1 adds new file formats to its Deep Scan recognition algos, improvements in NTFS and FAT32 recovery, various tweaks in managing ongoing scans, and so much more. Disk Drill becomes smarter with every update delivering improved UI and backbone powerhouse.

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Disk Drill 4.1 for Windows

New

  • Extended selection controls in the recovery tree
  • New option to “Select only files that were not recovered yet” in the recovery tree
  • Auto-resuming scans of frequently disconnecting devices
  • Disk Drill’s Deep Scan learns new file formats for Ichitaro Word Processor – .JTD, .JTDC, .JTT, and .JTTC, as well as .PUB (MS Publisher documents)

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4.1.206 MACOS
Released December 7, 2020

Disk Drill 4.1 🥳 for macOS adds a ton of new features, improvements and fixes. Check them out below.

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Disk Drill 4.1 for macOS Big Sur

New

  • Deep Scan (traditionally) learns new file formats: “Ichitaro” the Japanese text processor (JTD, JTDC, JTT, JTTC), Microsoft Publisher files (PUB), WordPerfect (WPD)
  • Byte-to-byte backups can now be paused and resumed
  • Disk Drill now recommends scanning Android’s memory card when possible, instead of jumping through the hoops of full-fledged Android recovery
  • New squircle Big-Sur-style app icon
  • Improved hints throughout the app’s interface, including improved starting zero-state screens

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4.0.130 MACOS
Released October 29, 2020

Following the amazing major upgrade of Disk Drill for macOS, we are excited to release Disk Drill 4.0.130 (Mac edition) with a number of improvements and fixes. Please get it here or in the app itself, report back if anything.

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Disk Drill 4.0.130 for mac os first update

Improvements

  • Detection of APFS drives with bad sectors
  • EXIF metadata processing for DeepTIFF signature
  • Recovery and detection stability for deep-scanning of TIFF, JPG and X3F image formats
  • Several Data Shredder issues on macOS 10.11
  • Scan session saving and managing
  • Support of corrupted OS X Fuse installation
  • Multiple internal Byte-to-Byte Backup stabilizations and fixes
  • Managing HFS+ disks disconnecting right after rebuild before displaying its results
  • HFS+ scanner could hang while reading deleted files’ attributes
  • Internal Duplicate Finder algorithms
  • iOS 14.1 support

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3.8.977 MACOS
Released September 21, 2020
Download Disk Drill for macOS Mac OS X 10.9.5–10.15

Every update of Disk Drill brings new features and improvements. In this particular update, Disk Drill 3.8.977 for Mac, released on September 21th, 2020, we have some fixes and improvements that will enhance your experience and fix the issues that were brought to us by users just like you. Here are the changes we made in this update.

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We have made significant progress in preparations for macOS Big Sur. Our team is constantly working to bring you Disk Drill 4 for macOS 11 Big Sur so we can be sure that you have the most efficient and reliable way to restore your lost data from any device.

Disk Drill 3.8.977 for Mac - Updates

Fixes

  • iOS crashes during the scan
  • Occasional crash related to hotkeys and empty selection in scan results

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Thanks everyone for using Disk Drill as your preferred data recovery and protection solution, please keep in touch and stay tuned for more updates from our tech. Stay safe!

4.0.537 WINDOWS
Released September 24, 2020
Download Disk Drill for Windows Windows 7 SP1/8/8.1/10

September 24, 2020: we’ve just released Disk Drill 4.0.537 for Windows. With this update, we offer fixes and improvements along with some new features. The release is aimed to improve usability of the application and make sure that you get the best results while using Disk Drill.

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Disk Drill 4.0.537 for Windows

New

  • Better navigation with the updated right-click menu in the disk list
  • Support for disk health monitoring on Intel RST NVMe RAID drives
  • Extended parameters for disk health reports – TRIM, Volatile Write Cache report for NVMe SSD drives, and 4K Sector
  • Several disk health parameters added to S.M.A.R.T. tab for SSD drives – total host reads, total host writes, overall health and life timespan estimates
  • Real-time drive temperature monitoring in the S.M.A.R.T. tab

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4.0.533 WINDOWS
Released August 11, 2020
Download Disk Drill for Windows Windows 7 SP1/8/8.1/10

August 11, 2020: we’ve just released Disk Drill 4.0.533 for Windows. Here’s what we improved:

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Disk Drill 4.0.533 - Improvements and Fixes

Improvements

  • Deep Scan MP3 files labeling based on ID3 tags
  • Linux Recovery Quick Scan on EXT2, EXT3, EXT4 partitions
  • Deep Scan ZIP file names generation
  • Deep Scan detection and reconstruction of PCX files
  • Logs improved internal logging while scanning for lost data and recovering found items
  • Windows 10 improved internal installation verifications

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4.0.528 WINDOWS
Released July 7, 2020
Download Disk Drill for Windows Windows 7 SP1/8/8.1/10

July 07, 2020: meet the new Disk Drill 4.0.528, one of our feature updates of its Windows edition. It includes some new features, relevant changes to what’s already in the app, and several fixes. As always, here’s the complete changelog:

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Disk Drill 4.0.528 - Released in July 2020

New

  • File Signatures Deep Scan learns to recover RAR5 (recent WinRAR compressed file format)
  • UI new Home button on the final recovery screen takes users back to the disk list in one click, improves internal Disk Drill navigation

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3.8.975 MACOS
Released June 23, 2020
Download Disk Drill for macOS Mac OS X 10.9.5–10.15

With every update of Disk Drill we are trying to add new features, enhance its existing functionality, and solve any potential issues we may find. Just yesterday, June 23, 2020, we uploaded Disk Drill 3.8.975 for macOS. And here’s what we introduced in this minor update:

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Disk Drill 3.8.975 - June 2020 release

Improvements

  • APFS improved detection of broken and corrupted APFS partitions
  • NTFS improved detection and recovery from lost NTFS partitions
  • ExFAT improved scan and recovery from damaged ExFAT file systems once it can’t be mounted
  • Disk Health S.M.A.R.T. status tracking for NVME drives
  • Legacy improved support of (the old) Mac OS X 10.9
  • Future preliminary code enhancements for the upcoming macOS 10.16 Big Sur

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3.8.971 MACOS
Released April 28, 2020
Download Disk Drill for macOS Mac OS X 10.9.5–10.15

Today, April 28th, 2020, we are proud to officially release another update to Disk Drill 3 for our Mac users. As we are approaching the public beta of Disk Drill 4 (macOS), we also took the opportunity to incorporate a bunch of ongoing fixes to our data protection and disk health monitoring algorithms. The update is automatic, as always, unless you disabled this feature; and everyone can experience the new app by heading over to our download page here.

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Disk Drill 3.8.971 for Mac - Updates

Improvements

  • Data Protection Multiple internal data protection improvements for Guaranteed Recovery
  • S.M.A.R.T. now Disk Drill’s disk health monitoring module can be completely turned off, which also disables monitoring disk’s vitals during scans, and may help in some cases of badly damaged scanned devices
  • Data Protection Guaranteed Recovery is now properly disabled after Disk Drill uninstallation, no longer causes low disk space on system drives
  • Improved several visual enhancements in scanning and recovery results

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4.0.521 WINDOWS
Released April 6, 2020
Download Disk Drill for Windows Windows 7 SP1/8/8.1/10

Disk Drill 4.0.521 now available for our PC users with improved data recovery on FAT32 and NTFS partitions, added file formats for Deep Scan reconstruction engine, a handful of UI refinements and a couple of your other requested features.

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Disk Drill for Windows

New

  • Deep Scan new .BRAW (Blackmagic raw video format), CinemaDNG container for DNG raw photos, IPYNB (documents for Jupyter Notebook) added to the list of recoverable file formats
  • Deep Scan advanced file labeling of MOV, 3GP, 3G2, MP4, M4P, M4A, M4V, TREC, BRAW and other ISO/IEC/QuickTime-based media file formats

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4.0.513 WINDOWS
Released February 18, 2020
Download Disk Drill for Windows Windows 7 SP1/8/8.1/10

Disk Drill for Windows today receives its biggest update since the release of version 4, adding market-leading performance boosts, best-ever data recovery rates and an impressive list of improvements. Disk Drill 4.0.513 for Windows is available now.

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Disk Drill for Windows

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3.8.965 MACOS
Released January 14, 2020
Download Disk Drill for macOS Mac OS X 10.9.5–10.15

Hi everyone! Disk Drill’s macOS edition has been updated to 3.8.965. It’s a free minor update for all 3.x users on our way towards the full-blown Disk Drill 4 upgrade slightly later this year. A list of most relevant changes in the latest release follows.

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Disk Drill for macOS

Improvements

  • Improved Quick and Smart Scans on ExFAT partitions
  • Data Protection Guaranteed Recovery no longer causes low disk space on system drives
  • Improved UI translation
  • Improved bootable drives created with Disk Drill now have more distinct icons

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3.8.953 MACOS
Released November 21, 2019
Download Disk Drill for macOS Mac OS X 10.9.5–10.15

Today, we’re introducing Disk Drill 3.8.953 for macOS, a recommended stability update with a number of internal improvements. Here’s what we included in this release:

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Disk Drill for macOS

New

  • Deep Scan new file formats: AU (Audacity audio files) and PCX (bitmap images)

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4.0.499 WINDOWS
Released October 23, 2019
Download Disk Drill for Windows Windows 7 SP1/8/8.1/10

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:

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Disk Drill 4.0.499 for Windows

New

  • 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

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3.8.947 MACOS
Released September 26, 2019
Download Disk Drill for macOS Mac OS X 10.9.5–10.15

macOS 10.15 Catalina, the highly anticipated next Apple’s update, ships in October, just a few weeks from now. Disk Drill keeps improving to stay on top of the new security requirements and support all the latest features of the new macOS release. Disk Drill 3.8 landed today as a new major upgrade of our award-winning (and, frankly, the most user-friendly) data recovery app for macOS / Mac OS X. Here’s what’s new:

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Disk Drill 3.8 for macOS Catalina

New

  • OS Support Disk Drill is now officially ready for macOS 10.15 Catalina
  • OS Support iOS recovery now supports iOS 13 and iPadOS
  • OS Support New Full Disk Access requirements and wizard in place
  • Data recovery New smart ExFAT recovery algorithms

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