Basics

Everything you need to know about Disk Drill as a first-time user: data recovery 101, data protection and more.

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 […]

Disk Drill for Windows – Update and Upgrade Policy Windows

Is my upgrade to Disk Drill 4 free? 👋 Free Upgrade – Grace Period If you purchased Disk Drill 2.x (Windows) after July 1st, 2019, the upgrade to Disk Drill 4.0 (Windows and Mac) is free for you. This is our […]

T2 Security Chip: Boot Your Mac with Disk Drill’s Boot Drive macOS

If your Mac employs the Apple T2 Security Chip, you may need to modify your system’s Secure Boot settings in order to boot from a recovery disk created by Disk Drill. This holds true for bootable disks meant for data […]

What Is cfbackd and Why Is It on My Mac? macOS

What is cfbackd? When the Disk Drill data recovery tool is installed on your Mac, it includes the cfbackd daemon. This daemon is responsible for all of the aspects of the software that require constant disk communication and the ability […]

Tagging Files and Folders on macOS Computers macOS

If you appreciate some order on your hard drive (and we are sure you do!) and the ability to find a required file or folder as soon as it is needed, you simply need to learn the tagging trick. Thanks […]

The Best Ways to Access System Preferences on Your Mac

Owners of Macs or MacBooks should be well acquainted with their computer’s System Preferences. It’s the command center from which you can control and personalize just about every aspect of your machine. You use System Preferences to do everything from […]

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 […]

What You Need to Know about Temporary Folders on Your Mac macOS

In this article, we are going to enlighten you regarding the subject of temporary folders on your macOS or Mac OS X machine. Before we proceed we offer this word of caution. Deleting files or otherwise playing around in the […]

How to Fix Blurry Fonts on Mac OS X High Sierra and Mojave macOS

A very common issue many Mac users face is blurry fonts on their screens. They may also look fuzzy or even extremely thin. This is a very common issue for macOS High Sierra and newly launched macOS Mojave. Many users […]

The Best Way to Use APFS Snapshots macOS

Apple introduced the Apple File System (APFS) at their developers’ conference in 2016. It replaced the aging HFS+ file system which had been used since 1998. It became the default file system for iOS 10.3 in March of 2017. Starting […]

What You Need to Know about Disk Image Data Recovery: DMG, ISO, BIN/CUE macOS

One of the most appealing characteristics of the macOS is the combination of power and simplicity that the operating system provides a user. The Mac’s ease of use often insulates us from the inner workings of the incredible technology that […]

What You Need To Know About the Mac Disk Utility macOS

Mac users can gain a wealth of information about their system with tools provided with their operating system. Clicking the Apple icon in the upper left corner and then choosing “About This Mac” allows you to investigate many details concerning […]

Data Recovery from Encrypted HFS+ and APFS Volumes macOS

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 […]

Fusion Drive Support in Disk Drill macOS

Generally speaking, the modern trend in data storage evolution is progressing towards layered data architecture. This is implemented by adding an extra logic layer on a data flow between the storage devices and the file system residing on these devices. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]