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Thanks for visiting our knowledge base to learn more about the system requirements for Disk Drill. As you can see, the software needs regular updates to stay compatible with modern computers. We are doing our best to keep up with the pace of the IT world with our newest releases for Mac and Windows. It’s a great idea to obtain our Lifetime Upgrade Guarantee to ensure you are always running the latest release.

Disk Drill for Mac OS X / macOS

Disk Drill 4Disk Drill 3Disk Drill 2Disk Drill 1
Release DateOctober 2020August 2016April 2013November 2010
macOS 11 "Big Sur"YesNoNoNo
macOS 10.15 "Catalina"YesYesNoNo
macOS 10.14 "Mojave"YesYesNoNo
macOS 10.13 "High Sierra"YesYesNoNo
macOS 10.12 "Sierra"YesYesNoNo
macOS 10.11 "El Capitan"Yes 10.11.6+YesYesNo
macOS 10.10 "Yosemite"NoYesYesNo
macOS 10.9 "Mavericks"NoYesYesNo
macOS 10.8 "Mountain Lion"NoYes 10.8.5+YesNo
macOS 10.7 "Lion"NoNoYesNo
macOS 10.6 "Snow Leopard"NoNoYes – 10.6.8+Yes – 10.6.7 max
macOS 10.5 "Leopard"NoNoNoYes
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Disk Drill for Windows

Disk Drill 4Disk Drill 2
Release DateAugust 2019August 2016
Windows 10YesYes
Windows Server 2012/2016/2019YesYes
Windows 8YesYes
Windows 7Yes – SP1+ w/KB3033929Yes
Windows Server 2008 R2Yes – SP1+ w/KB3033929Yes
Windows VistaNoYes
Windows XPNoYes
Administrator privilegesRequiredRequired
Minimum screen resolution1280×7201280×720

If Disk Drill 4 for Windows fails to install on your Windows 7 computer, make sure you have SP1 and hotfix #KB3033929 by Microsoft for 32-bit and 64-bit systems installed.

.updated: September 1, 2020 author: Jill