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Disk Drill for Mac OS X / macOS

Disk Drill 5 Disk Drill 4 Disk Drill 3 Disk Drill 2 Disk Drill 1
Release Date November 2022 October 2020 August 2016 April 2013 November 2010
macOS 13 "Ventura" Yes No No No No
macOS 12 "Monterey" Yes Yes No No No
macOS 11 "Big Sur" Yes Yes No No No
macOS 10.15 "Catalina" Yes Yes Yes No No
macOS 10.14 "Mojave" No Yes Yes No No
macOS 10.13 "High Sierra" No Yes Yes No No
macOS 10.12 "Sierra" No Yes Yes No No
macOS 10.11 "El Capitan" No Yes (10.11.6+) Yes Yes No
macOS 10.10 "Yosemite" No No Yes Yes No
macOS 10.9 "Mavericks" No No Yes Yes No
macOS 10.8 "Mountain Lion" No No Yes (10.8.5+) Yes No
macOS 10.7 "Lion" No No No Yes No
macOS 10.6 "Snow Leopard" No No No Yes (10.6.8+) Yes (10.6.7 max)
macOS 10.5 "Leopard" No No No No Yes
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Disk Drill for Windows

Disk Drill 5 Disk Drill 4 Disk Drill 2
Release Date November 2022 August 2019 August 2016
Windows 11 Yes (x64 only) Yes No
Windows 10 Yes (x64 only) Yes Yes
Windows 8.1 No Yes Yes
Windows 8 No Yes Yes
Windows 7 SP1 No Yes (KB3033929) Yes
Windows Vista No No Yes
Windows XP No No Yes
Windows Server 2022 Yes Yes No
Windows Server 2019 Yes Yes Yes
Windows Server 2016 Yes Yes Yes
Windows Server 2012 R2 No Yes Yes
Windows Server 2012 No Yes Yes
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 No Yes (KB3033929) Yes
Windows Server 2008 No No Yes
Windows Server 2003 R2 No No Yes
Windows Server 2003 No No Yes
Administrator privileges Required Required Required
Minimum screen resolution 1280×720 1280×720 1280×720

If Disk Drill 4 for Windows fails to install on your Windows 7/2008 R2 computer, make sure you have SP1 and hotfix #KB3033929 by Microsoft installed:

.updated: September 9, 2022 author: CleverFiles Team