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5.0.1043 MACOS
Released November 14, 2022
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Disk Drill 5 for macOS Ventura – Unparalleled Data Recovery Accuracy

Disk Drill by CleverFiles, the timeless leader in Mac data recovery, has been upgraded to version 5. It’s our first release optimized for macOS Ventura. Now Disk Drill 5 scans and recovers lost data from iPhones and iPads running iOS 16, including iOS backups and iPadOS. The new version predicts your data recovery chances file by file, adds support for RAID arrays and virtual hard drives, and is fully compatible with Apple’s new M2 chips. See the full list of what’s new in Disk Drill 5, below.

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all new disk drill 5 for macos ventura

New

  • Cutting-edge smooth modular user interface
  • Disk Drill 5 is the first release of our data recovery software fully compatible with macOS Ventura (version 13)
  • Scan and recover lost data from iPhones and iPads running iOS 16/16.1, iOS backups and iPadOS included
  • Predict recovery chances before the actual recovery
  • Fully compatible with Apple computers powered by the new M2 chip
  • RAID recovery – scan and undelete data from Windows and Linux software RAID arrays
  • VHD and VHDX support – Disk Drill 5 can mount, scan and recover data from your Virtual Hard Drives
  • Multiple new image formats can be reconstructed and properly labeled by Deep Scan. Among them: CRW (raw photos by Canon), CPT (Corel Photo-Paint 2019), EXR (high-dynamic range, multi-channel raster images), INSP (Insta360 panoramic images), X3I (super fine detail Sigma raw photos)
  • Deep Scan masters more video formats: VP6 (On2 TrueMotion), R3D (video files by the RED Cinema), and M1V (Moving Picture Experts Group Phase 1&2)
  • Google Pixel Motion Photos recovery
  • A great variety of professional file formats added to Disk Drill’s Deep Scan and labeling algorithms. Among them: XD (Adobe XD mockups), MB (Autodesk Maya 2020 binary & ASCII projects), PTS, PTF, PTX, PTXP (Avid Pro Tools Sessions, multiple versions), MDP (Fire Alpaca), PLD5 (Professional League by ligaverwaltung.de), XMIND, RPH (Stormware Pohoda), GEO (TruTops by Trumpf), VBS & SUD (NI DIAdem VB scripts & user dialog files), VWX (Vectorworks 2019), SBK SHW (ChamSys MagicQ), 3MF (3D manufacturing & modeling files), STL (CAD-related binary & ASCII files), and GSM (Archicad 25 library objects)
  • New file generation rules in Deep Scan for multiple file signatures: VSD (MS Visio), JNB (SigmaPlot), MAX (3D Max), QPW (Quattro Pro), SDW & SDA (StarOffice), SDC, SXC, SXD, SXI, SXW, ODT, ODG, ODS, ODP (OpenOffice), TTF (you know this one, right?) among them
  • Deep Scan in Disk Drill for Mac is catching up with its Windows sibling – adds DMF file signature to recognize and properly recover deleted the Geosystem Digitals Map Files
  • Introducing more ways to manage, filter, group and sort through the found data
  • Entire disk scans may now produce additional recoverable file trees under the new “Lost data structures” group in the scanning results
  • More informative scanning progress indicator
  • Search history for scan results
  • macOS Installer creation module now offers the downloading of older versions of macOS/Mac OS X
  • And yes! Scanning sessions are now cross-platform. You can start scanning a drive for lost data in Disk Drill for Mac and continue/finish the scan on a Windows computer, or vice versa
  • S.M.A.R.T. module – keyboard navigation and clipboard integration
5.0.732 WINDOWS
Released November 14, 2022
Download Disk Drill for Windows Windows 10 64-bit/11 64-bit

Disk Drill 5 for Windows – Unparalleled Data Recovery Accuracy

Disk Drill, the brainchild of CleverFiles, has been upgraded to version 5. Faster scans, multiple new file formats, RAID arrays support, new UI with adaptive dark mode and substantial usability improvements, S.M.A.R.T. hard drive diagnostics updates, in-depth data recovery boosts on EXT3, EXT4, ExFAT, FAT32 and NTFS systems. Check out the full changelog for details.

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all new disk drill 5 for windows

New

  • Cutting-edge smooth modular user interface
  • Recover already found files even before completing your scans
  • Up to 8x faster scanning for lost data
  • RAID recovery – scan and undelete data from Windows and Linux software RAID arrays
  • VHD and VHDX support – Disk Drill 5 can mount, scan and recover data from your Virtual Hard Drives
  • Multiple new image formats can be reconstructed and properly labeled by Deep Scan. Among them: CRW (raw photos by Canon), CPT (Corel Photo-Paint 2019), EXR (high-dynamic range, multi-channel raster images), INSP (Insta360 panoramic images), X3I (super fine detail Sigma raw photos)
  • Deep Scan masters more video formats: VP6 (On2 TrueMotion), R3D (video files by the RED Cinema), and M1V (Moving Picture Experts Group Phase 1&2)
  • Google Pixel Motion Photos recovery
  • A great variety of professional file formats added to Disk Drill’s Deep Scan and labeling algorithms. Among them: XD (Adobe XD mockups), MB (Autodesk Maya 2020 binary & ASCII projects), PTS, PTF, PTX, PTXP (Avid Pro Tools Sessions, multiple versions), MDP (Fire Alpaca), PLD5 (Professional League by ligaverwaltung.de), XMIND, RPH (Stormware Pohoda), GEO (TruTops by Trumpf), VBS & SUD (NI DIAdem VB scripts & user dialog files), VWX (Vectorworks 2019), SBK SHW (ChamSys MagicQ), 3MF (3D manufacturing & modeling files), STL (CAD-related binary & ASCII files), and GSM (Archicad 25 library objects)
  • New file generation rules in Deep Scan for multiple file signatures: VSD (MS Visio), JNB (SigmaPlot), MAX (3D Max), QPW (Quattro Pro), SDW & SDA (StarOffice), SDC, SXC, SXD, SXI, SXW, ODT, ODG, ODS, ODP (OpenOffice), TTF (you know this one, right?) among them
  • Disk Drill quick start added to the right-click menu of the Recycle Bin
  • Introducing adaptive Dark Mode. Let your eyes rest a bit more while scanning and recovering your deleted data
  • Introducing more ways to manage, filter, group and sort through the found data
  • Entire disk scans may now produce additional recoverable file trees under the new “Lost data structures” group in the scanning results
  • More informative scanning progress indicator
  • Better naming of located lost partitions with their original volume titles (when recoverable)
  • Disk backup creation can now be paused and resumed
  • Search history for scan results
  • And yes! Scanning sessions are now cross-platform. You can start scanning a drive for lost data in Disk Drill for Mac and continue/finish the scan on a Windows computer, or vice versa
  • S.M.A.R.T. module – keyboard navigation and clipboard integration
4.5.616 WINDOWS
Released August 4, 2022
Download Disk Drill for Windows Windows 7 SP1/8/8.1/10/11

Disk Drill 4.5 for Windows Updated – Stability and Speed Enhanced

Get the newest release of Disk Drill 4.5 for Windows asap. We’ve improved recovery speed, Deep Scan internal logic, multiple UI modes. All our attention to recovery success metrics these days. Stay tuned for more releases from CleverFiles.

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Disk Drill 4.5 for Windows Updated - Stability and Speed Enhanced

Improvements

  • Multiple file signatures within Deep Scan optimized
  • Deep Scan speed slightly advanced on hard disk drives
  • Minor UI updates
4.7.382 MACOS
Released August 3, 2022

CleverFiles Launches the Updated Disk Drill for macOS – Version 4.7

Disk Drill 4.7 for macOS is a maintenance update and is free and recommended for all Mac users. Obviously, we have started improving and upgrading Disk Drill’s code for the new major release of macOS 13 Ventura, so stay tuned for even more new great stuff from the CleverFiles team in the nearest weeks and months. Big releases are coming. Plenty of minor improvements under the hood in Disk Drill 4.7.

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CleverFiles launches the updated Disk Drill for macOS - version 4.7

Improvements

  • Multiple internal file signature recognition algorithms within Deep Scan
  • Bad sector detection when scanning system drives on M1/T2 Macs
  • Duplicate Finder module stability and minor internal enhancement
  • Preliminary code preparation for macOS 13 Ventura
4.4.613 WINDOWS
Released April 8, 2022
Download Disk Drill for Windows Windows 7 SP1/8/8.1/10/11

Disk Drill 4.4.613 spring update – lots of stability improvements!

Disk Drill’s new version comes with an impressive overall stability improvement, eliminating random and some hard to catch rare crashes during certain usage scenarios. Overall better work with popular file formats.

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Disk Drill 4.4.613 spring update

Fixes

  • Random crashes during FAT32 system scan, specifically while reconstructing the file system cluster list
  • Random crashes while using Deep Scan to detect lost DOC, RAR, and JPG files
  • The app would quit after attempting to preview an allocated WebP file
  • Random crashes while fetching Deep Scan results for a FAT32 system
  • File preview wouldn’t load in certain cases in preview panel after adjusting filters
  • A rare crash after resuming a paused scan
  • A rare crash at the beginning of recovery process
  • Random crashes after exiting the scan results window in the app
  • Random crashes while attempting to mount a DMG file
4.6.380 MACOS
Released March 2, 2022

Disk Drill 4.6.380 – New Disk Drill Release with Minor Bug Fixes and Increased Stability

Disk Drill gets a fresh update with increased stability on different types of file systems and OS locales. Even better detection of popular DOC, JPG and MSI files.

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New Disk Drill Release with Minor Bug Fixes and Increased Stability

Improvements

  • Even better detection of Microsoft Office documents (.doc) during scan
  • Greatly improved detection of Windows installer package files (.msi)
  • Enhanced handling of unstable disks at every stage of recovery
4.6.370 MACOS
Released November 5, 2021

Disk Drill 4.6 – Minor Enhancements for Even Better User Experience on macOS Monterey

Disk Drill 4.6 is now available with some thoughtful enhancements for even better user experience on macOS 12 Monterey.

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Disk Drill 4.6 Enhancements for Better User Experience on macOS Monterey

Improvements

  • S.M.A.R.T. monitoring gets extra touch-ups
  • Adjustments in Duplicate Finder when a disk is disconnected
  • macOS Monterey installation nativity
4.4.606 WINDOWS
Released November 4, 2021
Download Disk Drill for Windows Windows 7 SP1/8/8.1/10/11

Disk Drill 4.4 – Full Support for Windows 11, Interactivity and Various Thoughtful Improvements

Welcome Disk Drill 4.4 for Windows! This version comes with full Windows 11 compatibility and lots of interface improvements – there are more interactive dialogs helping you navigate the recovery process easily and improvements in various localizations. Backup features were seriously refined, as was overall data recovery algorithms stability on NTFS and FAT32. Enhanced recovery of EMF, JPG, CR3, X3F, BRAW, Bitmap file formats.

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Disk Drill 4.4 for Windows 11

New

  • Disk Drill is now officially compatible with Windows 11
  • New comprehensive notification popup upon the scan completion
  • The session saving progress is now shown in a modal window for user’s convenience
  • During a backup copy creation, Disk Drill scans for and informs about bad blocks on the disk and whether their number is critical for the disk’s further functioning
  • Confirmation alerts were added for cancelations of scan, recovery and backup processes
  • The preview window has been tremendously updated: scale and rotate the supported file previews; pin the window on top; a previewed file can be selected for recovery even faster now with a conveniently placed checkbox. The preview window now also remembers its position and size
  • Increased scanning speed by optimizing the “empty” blocks scan
  • If bad blocks are found on a disk during the scan process, Disk Drill shows a message with related information and recommendations
  • The backup process offers more flexibility now by allowing you to indicate the start and end positions for backup, or specify its desired size
4.5.369 MACOS
Released October 23, 2021

Disk Drill 4.5 – Ready for macOS Monterey, Recovery from iPhones on iOS 15, Deep Scan Updates

Meet Disk Drill 4.5.369 for macOS Monterey 12.0 with multiple enhancements and updates in data recovery on APFS, NTFS and FAT32, as well as S.M.A.R.T. monitoring, user interface, data extraction from Time Machine, Deep Scan file support (Braw, JPG, BMP, EMF, X3F, CR3, and others), Clean Up, Duplicate Finder and other extra modules. Stay tuned for more.

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Disk Drill 4.5 for macOS Monterey

New

  • Full official support of macOS Monterey (12.0.1)
  • Data recovery from iPhones on iOS 15
4.4.356 MACOS
Released June 16, 2021

Disk Drill 4.4 for macOS – New Features and an Enhanced Usability Experience

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

Disk Drill 4.3 for Windows – Predict Chances to Recover Lost Files

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
4.3.316 MACOS
Released April 27, 2021

Disk Drill 4.3 for Mac – data recovery from internal storage devices on M1 Macs

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)
4.2.568 WINDOWS
Released February 23, 2021
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Disk Drill 4.2 for Windows – a Ton of Attention to NTFS Recovery

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
4.2.274 MACOS
Released February 15, 2021

Disk Drill 4.2 for Mac – а Major Upgrade Adds M1 Macs Support And Improved Data Recovery

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
4.1.551 WINDOWS
Released December 23, 2020
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Disk Drill 4.1 for Windows – Improved Data Recovery, Better UI, New Features

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)
4.1.206 MACOS
Released December 7, 2020

Disk Drill 4.1 for macOS adds a ton of new features, improvements and fixes

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
4.0.130 MACOS
Released October 29, 2020

Disk Drill 4.0.130 for macOS: Bad Sectors, Deep Scan and Other Improvements

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

Disk Drill 3.8.977 for Mac: the Last Update Before Big Sur

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
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Disk Drill 4.0 for Windows, build 537 – Massive Improvements and Fixes

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
4.0.533 WINDOWS
Released August 11, 2020
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Disk Drill 4.0 for Windows, build 533 – Improvements and Fixes

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