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

Disk Drill 4 Disk Drill 2
Release Date August 2019 August 2016
Windows 10 Yes Yes
Windows Server 2012/2016/2019 Yes Yes
Windows 8 Yes Yes
Windows 7 Yes – SP1+ w/KB3033929 Yes
Windows Server 2008 R2 Yes – SP1+ w/KB3033929 Yes
Windows Vista No Yes
Windows XP No Yes
Administrator privileges Required Required
Minimum screen resolution 1280×720 1280×720

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: June 3, 2021 author: CleverFiles Team