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5.0.732 WINDOWS
Released November 14, 2022
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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
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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
4.4.613 WINDOWS
Released April 8, 2022
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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
4.4.606 WINDOWS
Released November 4, 2021
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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
4.3.586 WINDOWS
Released June 17, 2021
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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
4.2.568 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
4.1.551 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)
4.0.537 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
4.0.528 WINDOWS
Released July 7, 2020
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The New Disk Drill 4.0.528 for Windows – Feature Update

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
4.0.521 WINDOWS
Released April 6, 2020
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Disk Drill 4.0.521 for Windows: More Improvements in FAT32 and NTFS Recovery, New File Formats, Fixes

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
4.0.513 WINDOWS
Released February 18, 2020
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Disk Drill 4.0.513 (Windows) Brings Better Recovery Rates, Speed and Stability Improvements

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

New

4.0.499 WINDOWS
Released October 23, 2019
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Disk Drill 4.0.499 for Windows: More FAT32, ExFAT and NTFS Recovery Improvements

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
2.0.0.339 WINDOWS
Released September 7, 2018
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Disk Drill 2.0.0.339 for Windows – Improving FAT32 and ExFAT Recovery

Following our macOS app release, Disk Drill for Windows also gets an overhaul. Please meet Disk Drill 2.0.0.339, and grab your update now. Here’s what the new version of our Windows app brings on:

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Disk Drill 2.0.0.339 for Windows

Improvements

  • Smart Partition Recovery Major improvements in FAT32 partition recovery
  • Quick Scan Critical fixes when recovering from ExFAT partitions
  • Deep Scan Video file recovery
  • Deep Scan General improvements and stabilizations
  • Fragmentation Better search of the clusters that belong to fragmented catalogs
  • File Recovery Improved recovery of deleted files and directories on FAT32 volumes
  • Speed Internal scanning speed enhancements
  • Recoverable Improved filtering of scan results
  • Recovery quality Better recovery of files and folders with non-English file names
  • Improved activation procedures on Windows 10