Data Recovery

macOS 10.13 / 10.14: Configure File System Protection macOS

Configure File System Protection Difficulty: Easy Time required: 5 min or less Extra devices: none How to Disable File System Protection in macOS High Sierra and Mojave YouTube | 508 Software Problem Overview In order to recover lost data from […]

On The Verge of SSD Recovery with Disk Drill

You have likely seen computer advertisements or even the specs to your own computer mention an “SSD Drive”. With so many flashy words and complicated terms in computer marketing it’s very easy to ignore all the new and important developments […]

Disk Drill and iOS 10.3

The arrival of Apple’s iOS 10.3 software brings some subtle but welcome changes for Apple products using this operating system including the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. However, even though it has a more efficient file system, the overall complexity […]

The Elegance in Competition macOS

Disk Drill is the world’s leading file recovery solution however we have always had stiff competition. We have never seen our competition as a threat but more of a healthy opportunity to grow. Quite frankly we love competition at Disk […]

How to Use Time Machine to Backup or Restore your Mac macOS

With all that can go wrong, you want a simple and reliable way to back up your files and Mac preferences. Fortunately, Apple gave us one in the Mac Time Machine app. Introduced with OS X 10.5 Leopard, the Time […]

What is APFS, Apple’s New File System? macOS

APFS (Apple File System) is a new file system for Apple-compatible storage devices such as hard drives, flash drives and other removable storage. APFS, also referred to as APFS MacOS, will work on most MacOS, iOS, tvOS and even watchOS […]

Now available: Disk Drill 3.1.817 with improvements in Android & iOS data recovery macOS

Happy Earth Day! The more data is digitized and not printed, the less trees 🌳🌲🌴🎋 are harvested by us, the people. The more documents you store on your hard drive, the more of them are prone to being accidentally deleted. Disk Drill […]

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 […]

New in Disk Drill 3.1 build 804: labeled files, ExFat recovery and new signatures macOS

Back in August 2016 we started rolling out the new generation of our mainstream tech – Disk Drill version 3 – to give you and your business the new level of professional data recovery without the need to ship your drives […]

Can I recover deleted email from my iPhone or iPad?

It probably happened to all of us. Trashing an important email takes a tap, and it takes a second to realize it was that very email you might need for tomorrow’s demo, or what not… you may want to recover this […]

Verifying recovery chances for DMG files

An Apple Disk Image (a file with DMG extension) is a disk image widely used in macOS. When opened or double-clicked, an Apple disk image gets “mounted” as a new volume in Finder. When mounted, you would usually see multiple files inside the new volume. […]

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 […]

HFS+ Healing Algorithms in Disk Drill macOS

Disk Drill is a powerful HFS+ data recovery tool, and in addition to regular file recovery from HFS+ partitions, it can actually make an attempt to recover the original partition itself after it was lost or damaged. All available data recovery methods […]

Should I keep using a damaged drive after successful data recovery?

So you have just completed a successful data recovery session with Disk Drill for Mac or Windows from a damaged external drive. Thank you for using our data recovery apps, btw. Now you may ask yourself if you should continue using that drive, […]

Can Recovery Vault be used in forensic research? macOS

Occasionally we are getting requests from various law enforcement organizations throughout the world about Disk Drill and its forensic features. In addition to Forensic Data Export in DFXML format, turns out many are able to utilize other functions of Disk Drill for making our world a […]

How to remove old auto-saved recovery sessions? macOS

In the current version of Disk Drill for macOS, you can remove such auto-saves only manually: Close Disk Drill Open Finder and press Command+Shift+G Type ~/Library/Application Support/DiskDrill to access the folder with auto-saves Remove unwanted auto-saves Once all auto-saves are […]

Is it possible to recover data directly in NAS?

Yes, Disk Drill 3+ supports data recovery of Linux drives, such as EXT3 and EXT4, but you will need to extract the target drive from NAS and plug this drive into the dock station that will be connected directly to […]

Is it possible to recover RAIDs?

You can try to recover RAIDs in Disk Drill. RAID recovery is supported to the extent of scanning individual RAID disks and recovering data on each of them. Disk Drill doesn’t support reconstructing RAIDs themselves. This is something not possible in an […]

Apple’s Time Capsule recovery macOS

Wondering if it’s possible to recover files directly from Apple’s Time Capsules (i.e. when they are powered, but not installed or connected to Mac)? We have bad news in this case. It’s not possible. You should remove the hard disk from […]