Troubleshooting

Full Disk Access and Disk Drill on macOS 10.15 Catalina macOS

We’ve already mentioned the importance of granting Full Disk Access to Disk Drill on macOS Mojave. Since then Apple expanded the security sensors of macOS, and with the release of Catalina Full Disk Access is a native requirement for Disk […]

Top 4 Best Cleaner Software to Speed Up your Mac macOS

Macs are loved for their reliability and polish. But, like all computers, even Macs tend to slow down with age. When that happens, many people choose the nuclear option: a complete system reinstall. There are cases when a full reinstall […]

SanDisk SD Card 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 […]

Identifying Problems and Solutions with Apple Diagnostics

Apple has designed their Mac and MacBook computers to be highly reliable. You may never encounter a hardware related issue with your machine, but even the best engineering can run into unexpected problems. Luckily, there are some remedies built into […]

Full Disk Access and Disk Drill on macOS Mojave macOS

⚠️ This article has been updated for macOS 10.15 Catalina. Click here for its updated version. Note: If you are stuck in getting this FDA request over and over again, even after adding Disk Drill to FDA list, just close […]

How to Enable Direct Device Access in Disk Drill for Mac macOS

To simplify data recovery from system-protected areas of your storage devices and avoid any of the previously required lengthy actions to grant access to those areas, starting with Disk Drill 3.7 you might need to allow Disk Drill’s system extension […]

The Best Ways to Control Automatic Updates on Windows 10

Users of Windows computers have become accustomed to the concept of automatic updates. It’s very appealing to allow your operating system or applications to update themselves whenever they feel the need. Your software stays up to date and you never […]

Time Machine and System Integrity Protection (SIP) macOS

To all Disk Drill users, we are confirming a technical issue in macOS Mojave (10.14). We got several recent reports from users not being able to access their external storage devices in Disk Drill, even though they are readily visible in Finder […]

Disk Drill for Windows: compatibility issues on Windows 7/8 Windows

Recently, we started getting an increased amount of reports about Disk Drill failing to install properly on Windows 7 and Windows 8 computers. At first, we got a little worried, but the more resources we had put into this research, […]

Disk Drill & Kaspersky Cloud Security macOS

False positives… they are like anti-spam… We hate spam, but, frankly speaking, we also hate anti-spam. A hundred spam messages ending up in your inbox is not worth that one non-spam email that you were waiting for, until instead… it […]

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 […]

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

SD card troubleshooting guide 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 SD card […]

Speed Up Your Mac

People rarely talk about this, but Macs do slow down over time. Your Mac may have started its life as a beautiful, fast Apple box, but it will collect files and corrupted data like a sponge as it ages. This […]

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 / 10.14: 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 / 10.14: 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 / 10.14 Mojave YouTube | 508 Software Problem Overview […]

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 […]

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 […]