Data Recovery

How to Run Disk Drill 4 in macOS Recovery Mode

What is Disk Drill? Disk Drill is a powerful do-it-yourself app that can scan, recover and protect data on virtually any storage device, such as internal and external hard drives, cameras, iPods, USB flash drives, Mac computers, and memory cards. […]

Scanning FAQs

Disk Drill has several different scanning methods that allow it to examine your storage device and locate lost files. Below you’ll find frequently asked questions about these methods. If you’re ready to get started with a scan, see How to […]

How to Recover Data from External Hard Drives

The convenience of external hard drives is undeniable. They allow us to carry terabytes of data everywhere we go, they can be easily shared among many devices, and their installation could hardly be any simpler. Because of their ubiquitous nature, […]

Never Lose Pictures from Your iPhone Again

For most people, the iPhone has replaced both the point-and-shoot camera and the camcorder. Our smartphones are with us everywhere we go, they allow us to instantly share the picture we take with friends and family, upload them on social […]

Full Disk Access and Disk Drill on macOS 10.15 Catalina

We’ve already mentioned the importance of granting Full Disk Access to Disk Drill on macOS Mojave. Since then Apple expanded the security sensors of macOS, and with the release of Catalina Full Disk Access is a native requirement for Disk […]

How to Reset Your Mac to Factory Settings

There are many reasons to reset your Mac to factory settings. You may be ready to sell your Mac or it may just be slow due to many years of use. If you find yourself needing to erase the contents […]

Say Hello and See What’s New in Disk Drill 4 for Windows

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What Is cfbackd and Why Is It on My Mac?

What is cfbackd? When the Disk Drill data recovery tool is installed on your Mac, it includes the cfbackd daemon. This daemon is responsible for all of the aspects of the software that require constant disk communication and the ability […]

What Is Shamoon Malware and What Are Its Targets?

Malware and viruses present some of the most challenging issues facing computer security experts. As more and more of the world’s commerce and industrial control is performed using computers, the threat of system infection and its repercussions have grown exponentially. […]

Data Recovery from Encrypted HFS+ and APFS Volumes

These days data security is undoubtedly becoming everyone’s top priority. macOS is one of the most secure consumer operating systems that provides plenty of simple ways to encrypt your data and add an extra layer of protection with the system’s […]

Lost Data after macOS Mojave Upgrade? Disk Drill to the Rescue

The technology behind a good computer operating system never stands still. Apple and Microsoft, the architects behind the two most popular operating systems, are constantly making major and minor upgrades to their products. These upgrades provide new features for users […]

Fusion Drive Support in Disk Drill

Generally speaking, the modern trend in data storage evolution is progressing towards layered data architecture. This is implemented by adding an extra logic layer on a data flow between the storage devices and the file system residing on these devices. […]

Disk Drill – Data Recovery Sessions

The Disk Drill data recovery tool offers a feature that allows you to easily pause a disk scan, with the intention of returning to it later and completing the scan. Disk Drill accomplishes this through the use of recovery sessions. […]

Data Recovery From a Disk with Light Damage – Byte-to-byte Backups

At times, data recovery is required because a disk suddenly fails due to an unforeseen physical reason. The machine may have experienced a large power spike, or perhaps your laptop was inadvertently dropped on the floor and now will not […]

Cleaning up S.M.A.R.T & Fuse After Uninstalling Disk Drill

Did you remove Disk Drill by simply dragging the app to the trash? Yikes, you probably still have the S.M.A.R.T. monitoring tool hanging around in your menu bar. You may also notice FUSE showing in your Preferences area. These additional […]

How To Recover Data From Another Mac in Target Disk Mode

Target Disk Mode has several uses in correlation to Disk Drill (and in general). One of the most recent uses is file recovery on the latest macOS release, High Sierra. Due to the new restrictions introduced by Apple, some third-party […]

Samsung Phone Recovery

Samsung is the leader in the worldwide smartphone market, offering both outstanding budget and mid-range devices as well as cutting-edge flagship models that never fail to receive raving reviews. Considering the popularity of Samsung smartphones, it’s no wonder that Samsung […]

Disk Drill 2.0.300 for Windows with a Bunch of Minor Updates

Today another minor update for Disk Drill Windows Edition is launching. Today’s release of build #300 includes many requested features and speed improvements under the hood. Here’s the list of highlights in Disk Drill 2.0.300 for Windows:  ExFAT Recovery  Improved support […]

Disk Drill 3.5 for Mac – the Significant Release for macOS 10.13 High Sierra

Last year Apple’s Mac OS X was officially renamed into macOS. And this year we are having the next major macOS, which is High Sierra. Disk Drill is traditionally ready for all the updates in the Apple’s eco-system. But there’s […]

Everything You Need to Know about Rooting your Android Device

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 […]