Troubleshooting

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 […]

The Best Hard Drive Repair Software Tools on the Market

According to the latest annual survey of hard drive reliability by Backblaze, a provider of cloud backup services, the annualized failure rate for modern hard drives is around 2 percent. This means that if we have a group of 50 […]

SanDisk Storage Device Data Recovery

Founded in 1988, SanDisk is an American manufacturer of flash memory products such as memory cards, USB flash drives, and solid-state drives. They are currently the third-largest manufacturer of flash memory products in the world. SanDisk products offer an excellent […]

What Does SATA Hard Drive Mean?

If you’re shopping for a new hard drive or just exploring the inner workings of your computer, you may have stumbled upon a type of hard drive called SATA. While not as popular in the current era of solid-state drives, […]

How to Troubleshoot SD Card Problems

How to Troubleshoot SD Card Problems Is your SD card acting up, preventing you from accessing those hundreds of pictures you took during your last vacation? Don’t worry; our SD card troubleshooting guide is here to help you solve your […]

Sampling the Disk Drill Process

What Do I Do If Disk Drill Stops Working? If the Disk Drill program freezes up (which is a very unlikely scenario), one way to gather useful information in OS X is to “sample” its process. This allows you to […]

macOS 10.13 High Sierra: Connect this Mac to another Mac in Target Disk Mode macOS

Connect this Mac to another Mac Difficulty: Easy Time required: 15 min or less Extra: another Mac; USB-C, FireWire or Thunderbolt cable Connect this Mac to another Mac in Target Disk Mode YouTube | 508 Software Problem Overview Starting with […]

macOS 10.13 High Sierra: Create a Recovery Boot Drive macOS

Create a Recovery Boot Drive Difficulty: Very easy Time required: 15 min or less Extra devices: any USB flash drive, 8GB+ Create a Recovery Boot Drive for macOS 10.13 High Sierra YouTube | 508 Software Problem Overview In order to […]

macOS 10.13 High Sierra: 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 YouTube | 508 Software Problem Overview In order to recover lost data from your startup […]

How to import/export bad sectors in Disk Drill for Mac

Disk Drill’s power scanning engine will occasionally mark sectors on your hard drive as “bad” if multiple read attempts from those areas of your disk fail. This is useful to increase the overall speed of the scan. Occasionally “bad” sectors […]

FAQ: Can’t see recovery results mounted in Finder on OS X 10.8 macOS

As you know, Disk Drill lets you mount your scanning results as a separate disk for faster and more convenient preview and recovery of found data. However, it seems that on older Mac OS X versions (specifically on 10.8.x), the mounted […]

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 […]

Creating bootable drives in Disk Drill Setapp Edition macOS

If you are a Setapp user, you may have noticed “Create boot drive” option kind of not working for you. Unfortunately, we confirm that this feature is not available inside Setapp due to the proprietary licensing model implemented. However, if you contact us and let […]

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 […]

Why is the “Specify bad blocks” option not available? macOS

The “Specify bad blocks” functionality is shown only for physical disks and for virtual disks located in CoreStorage – this is because virtual disks are not directly linked to the physical ones, and thus specifying bad blocks on physical disks […]

Recovery of corrupted Numbers spreadsheets macOS

If you see the file listed as a Numbers spreadsheet in scanning results, and even if its size matches the one you are looking for, there’s no guarantee the file will be recovered properly. Your only guarantee, as always, is the […]

Troubleshooting Scan Results macOS

The following are some frequently asked questions about scan results and tips for solving them. Why didn’t the file I need show up after a scan? There are a number of reasons that you might not see the files you […]

Why are large files so hard to recover?

Even with all of Disk Drill’s advanced algorithms, there are still some things that lessen your chances of a successful file recovery. One of those things is large file size — files like high resolution videos, presentations, graphic files, etc. […]