Running Disk Drill for macOS on Modified or Unsupported Mac Hardware and Hackintosh

Q: I have installed macOS on an unsupported Mac or I use a Hackintosh and keep getting errors and exceptions in Disk Drill. Why is that happening? A: Some users make a decision to “hack” their Apple hardware. This includes […]

How to Recover Lost Files with Disk Drill Basic on Mac

If you’ve lost a file, time is of the essence. As new information is saved to a hard drive, flash drive or memory card, old information gets overwritten. ⚠️ So do not use the drive or disk that has the […]

How to Change Your Login Screen Background on a Mac

Changing the background of your Mac’s login screen will not do anything to improve the performance of the machine. It is a purely cosmetic change that will not affect anything except the visual impact when you login to your Mac. […]

How to Open Apps on Your Mac

If you use a computer running macOS you are enjoying an incredible symbiosis of power and elegance. Whether you prefer the flexibility of a MacBook or the sleek profile of an iMac, the machine you are sitting in front of […]

Data Recovery from Encrypted HFS+ and APFS Volumes

These days data security is undoubtedly becoming everyone’s top priority. macOS is one of the most secure consumer operating systems that provides plenty of simple ways to encrypt your data and add an extra layer of protection with the system’s […]

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 […]

What to Do When Your Mac Stops Responding

Among many other things, Macs are known for their excellent reliability, which is why so many professional and regular computer users couldn’t imagine life without them. Unfortunately, many third-party Mac applications don’t offer nearly the same reliability as the operating […]

iMessage Not Working? This Is How You Can Fix It

iMessage is a popular instant messaging service developed by Apple that allows users to send text and multimedia over the Internet to other iOS or macOS users. As such, iMessage serves as an alternative to traditional SMS messages, offering seamless […]

Zooming on a Mac: Accessibility and Convenience

The macOS operating system provides users with several ways how to zoom in and out on hard-to-read text and small images. Even if you’re already familiar with one or two ways how to zoom out and in on a Mac, […]

How to Reinstall Mac OS X

Is your Mac acting up? Then it might be the right time to reinstall Mac OS X and start from scratch. Yes, you will have to spend some time installing your favorite applications and configuring everything to your liking, but […]

Is Your Mac Camera Acting Up? We Have the Solution You Need

Cameras and computers seem not to like each other. Ask any computer store what’s the most common issue customers experience, and they’ll likely tell you that it has something to do with cameras not working as they should. Mac users […]

Cut Down on Your Printing Costs When Using a Mac

Printing can be very expensive, and it can also have a huge negative impact on the environment as paper manufacturing contributes to deforestation, air pollution, water pollution, and even global warming. If you are sick of constantly buying expensive ink […]

WiFi Password Management on Mac Computers and WiFi Optimization Tips

If you’re like most Mac users, you probably can’t imagine using your computer without WiFi access. You wouldn’t be able to access your online documents, talk with friends, family, and colleagues, and you certainly wouldn’t be able to open your […]

Everything You Need to Know about Rooting your Android Device

We all want to get the most out of our devices. Unfortunately, your Android device comes heavily locked down. For most people, this is a good thing. No program can change important settings or tamper with system software, protecting you […]

macOS 10.13-10.15: Connect this Mac to Another Mac in Target Disk Mode

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 | CleverFiles Problem Overview Starting with macOS […]

macOS 10.11 – 10.15: Create a Recovery Boot Drive

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 10.11 El Capitan – macOS 10.15 Catalina YouTube | 508 Software Problem […]

Configure File System Protection in macOS 10.13+

Configure File System Protection Difficulty: Easy Time required: 10 min or less Extra devices: none How to Disable File System Protection in macOS High Sierra, Mojave, Catalina, or Big Sur YouTube | CleverFiles Problem Overview In order to recover lost […]

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 […]

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. […]

Can Recovery Vault be used in forensic research?

Occasionally we are getting requests from various law enforcement organizations throughout the world about Disk Drill and its forensic features. In addition to Forensic Data Export in DFXML format, turns out many are able to utilize other functions of Disk Drill for making our world a […]