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About Disk Drill

Simple enough for casual users but more than capable of delivering professional results, Disk Drill 4 is the ultimate data recovery and protection app both for macOS and Windows.

From permanently deleted work documents that took many hours to create to accidentally formatted USB flash drives and memory cards with irreplaceable family images and videos, Disk Drill 4 can quickly solve all data loss situations, regardless of how serious they may seem to be.
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Screenshots
Disk list on Mac OS
Welcome to Disk Drill for Mac
Searching for lost data in Disk Drill for Windows
Enumerating available devices in Disk Drill for Windows

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Summary

Disk Drill for Mac

Disk Drill data recovery for Mac OS X locates and recovers deleted files from any mountable media like your main drive, external hard disk, memory cards, iPods, iPhones and Android devices, etc.

Disk Drill for Windows

Disk Drill can recover any deleted file if it hasn't been overwritten: photos, music, documents, archives, application specific OS X and Windows formats.
Release notes View all release notes
4.1.206
2020-12-07
New:
Deep Scan (traditionally) learns new file formats: “Ichitaro” the Japanese text processor (JTD, JTDC, JTT, JTTC), Microsoft Publisher files (PUB), WordPerfect (WPD)
Byte-to-byte backups can now be paused and resumed
Disk Drill now recommends scanning Android’s memory card when possible, instead of jumping through the hoops of full-fledged Android recovery
New squircle Big-Sur-style app icon
Improved hints throughout the app’s interface, including improved starting zero-state screens

Improved:
Encrypted and CoreStorage HFS+ partitions are now displayed separately in the disk list
APFS scanning and recovery algorithms
Proper detection of macOS Big Sur installer on disk
More informative and accurate bad blocks notifications when scanning corrupted drives
Better detection of APFS partitions after formatting
Additional information displayed while loading large session files
Several minor improvements in disk backups
Better detection of a drive’s online status in Clean Up and Backup modules
File search improvements in the UI
Updated descriptions in data protection settings
Quick Scan of FAT32 partitions
Recovery log can now be sorted by several dimensions
Some enhancements related to user privacy throughput the UI
Data Shredder and free space Erasure method selection
No more auto-collapsing of recently deleted files (Found files) in scan results
Disk Drill provides more details when detaching byte-to-byte backups fails
Disk Drill now properly prompts for admin credentials when launched under a restricted user
System extension (kext) is now installed only when SIP-protected device is initialized for scanning
Fewer System Extension permission requests on macOS Big Sur
Scan results navigation
Better icons to identify some partitions after scan completion
“Recover All” now properly selects all files for recovery if scanning is still in progress
S.M.A.R.T. icons and indicators behavior

Fixed:
Some random freezes in scan results
Mount/Unmount options now disabled for encrypted partitions
Font color could erroneously change in data protection module
HFS+ Catalog Rebuild fixes for disconnected drives
“All Recovery Methods” type of scan no longer available for locked devices
Source device with macOS installer could be selected as destination
Network connected devices were duplicated in some modules
Built-in preview window resizing
Various UI micro-glitches
Scanning could be resumed from the backup module
Random crash while saving backups to desktop
Scanning methods selection for external APFS Time Machine backups
Memory leaks while scanning Android devices
Forensic data export when scanning in progress
File list was not properly updated when switching filtered objects on and off
Incorrect “Scan complete” confirmation when canceling Clean Up process
Incorrect informers shown when scanning iOS 14
4.1.551
2020-12-11
New
Extended selection controls in the recovery tree
New option to "Select only files that were not recovered yet" in the recovery tree
Auto-resuming scans of frequently disconnecting devices
Disk Drill's Deep Scan learns new file formats for Ichitaro Word Processor - .JTD, .JTDC, .JTT, and .JTTC, as well as .PUB (MS Publisher documents)

Improvements
NTFS scanning stability
FAT32 recovery stability enhancements
Window size saving and restoring
Device status and other notifications design
Saving and resuming scans
MS Office DOC/DOCX file format detection while deep-scanning
ZIP and RAR archives recovery and file naming
Detection and recovery of TTF, ICNS and PDF file formats
Recovery speed and memory footprint
Updated sequence of scanning methods for improved recoverability and bad sectors detection
After-scan file postprocessing now shows in GUI as "Reconstructing files and folders"
File previews and hex viewer properly disabled for offline scanning sessions
Refreshed visuals and next steps in the final recovery screen
Disk Drill now properly handles recovery attempts to read-only devices
Preview pane controls consistency
Disk Drill can now save interrupted scanning sessions for disconnected storage devices
Quick Scans on NTFS partitions with cluster size bigger than 64 KB
Recovery destination selection dialog
Undelete Protected Data now properly handles read-only devices
More consistent app window dimensions in various screen configurations
Multiple improvements in "Select All" functionality throughout Disk Drill's modules
Disk status updates could overlap scanning messages and other messaging improvements
Multiple in-app search improvements

Fixes
A bunch of random crashes related to scanning and loading saved sessions
Disk switched into read-only status after partial session loading
Random crashes related to Disk Drill's system tray menu
Crash when detecting TIFF file signature as part of deep scans
Crashes related to non-accessible session files
Offline license activation on Windows 7
Data Protection can no longer be enabled on read-only devices
Crashes when EXT partitions were created while Disk Drill was active in the background
Occasional crash when scanning HFS+ partitions
Error messages when quitting Disk Drill right after starting the app
Session autosaving on device disconnection
Rare crashes when restoring Disk Drill after PC's sleep mode
Visual fixes when searching for long file names in Disk Drill's scanning results
Occasional freeze when loading saved session files
Session auto-saving on multiple device disconnects
Continue button could be truncated due to long device name
Glitchy sorting by name in some UI modes
Save session button disappeared after file recovery
Free Features
Basic
Data Protection
Boot Drive
macOS Installer
Data Backup
Data Clean Up
Data Shredder
Free Space Eraser
Duplicate Finder


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Basic
FREE RECOVERY, UP TO 500 MB
All recovery methods with a cap
Recovery Vault data protection
Undelete protected data
Backup failing disks


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Premium features (Buy Disk Drill for Mac and get the Windows version free)
PRO
US$89
1 USER, UP TO 3 MACS
Quick & Deep Scan
Rebuild HFS+ Catalog
Lost Partition Search & more
All media types and file systems
PRO
US$89
UNLIMITED PERSONAL RECOVERY, 1 USER
Quick and Deep Scan
Lost partition search
All file systems (FAT32, NTFS, exFAT, EXT3/4 etc.)
Reconstructs 400+ file formats
Enterprise
US$499
10 USERS, ∞ MACS
Full-featured commercial data recovery package with top-level support for the whole company.

Forensic data export (DFXML)
Enterprise
US$499
UNLIMITED COMMERCIAL RECOVERY
10 users
All PRO features
Priority support


System requirements Full system requirements chart
Disk Space: 150 Mb minimum free space
CPU: at least with x86
RAM: at least 128MB

Disk Drill 4.x • Mac OS X 10.11.6–11.0 Direct Download
Disk Drill 3.8 • Mac OS X 10.9.5–10.11.6 Direct Download
Disk Drill 3.7 • Mac OS X 10.8.5–10.9.4 Direct Download
Disk Drill 2.4 • Mac OS X 10.6.8–10.8.4 Direct Download
Disk Drill 1.8 • Mac OS X 10.5–10.6.7 Direct Download
Disk Space: 30MB minimum free space
CPU: at least with x86
RAM: at least 128MB

Disk Drill 4.0: Windows 7 SP1/8/8.1/10 Direct Download
Disk Drill 2.x: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 Direct Download
Disk Drill data recovery for Mac OS X locates and recovers deleted files from any mountable media like your main drive, external hard disk, memory cards, iPods, iPhones and Android devices, etc.
Release notes View all
4.1.206
2020-12-07
New:
Deep Scan (traditionally) learns new file formats: “Ichitaro” the Japanese text processor (JTD, JTDC, JTT, JTTC), Microsoft Publisher files (PUB), WordPerfect (WPD)
Byte-to-byte backups can now be paused and resumed
Disk Drill now recommends scanning Android’s memory card when possible, instead of jumping through the hoops of full-fledged Android recovery
New squircle Big-Sur-style app icon
Improved hints throughout the app’s interface, including improved starting zero-state screens

Improved:
Encrypted and CoreStorage HFS+ partitions are now displayed separately in the disk list
APFS scanning and recovery algorithms
Proper detection of macOS Big Sur installer on disk
More informative and accurate bad blocks notifications when scanning corrupted drives
Better detection of APFS partitions after formatting
Additional information displayed while loading large session files
Several minor improvements in disk backups
Better detection of a drive’s online status in Clean Up and Backup modules
File search improvements in the UI
Updated descriptions in data protection settings
Quick Scan of FAT32 partitions
Recovery log can now be sorted by several dimensions
Some enhancements related to user privacy throughput the UI
Data Shredder and free space Erasure method selection
No more auto-collapsing of recently deleted files (Found files) in scan results
Disk Drill provides more details when detaching byte-to-byte backups fails
Disk Drill now properly prompts for admin credentials when launched under a restricted user
System extension (kext) is now installed only when SIP-protected device is initialized for scanning
Fewer System Extension permission requests on macOS Big Sur
Scan results navigation
Better icons to identify some partitions after scan completion
“Recover All” now properly selects all files for recovery if scanning is still in progress
S.M.A.R.T. icons and indicators behavior

Fixed:
Some random freezes in scan results
Mount/Unmount options now disabled for encrypted partitions
Font color could erroneously change in data protection module
HFS+ Catalog Rebuild fixes for disconnected drives
“All Recovery Methods” type of scan no longer available for locked devices
Source device with macOS installer could be selected as destination
Network connected devices were duplicated in some modules
Built-in preview window resizing
Various UI micro-glitches
Scanning could be resumed from the backup module
Random crash while saving backups to desktop
Scanning methods selection for external APFS Time Machine backups
Memory leaks while scanning Android devices
Forensic data export when scanning in progress
File list was not properly updated when switching filtered objects on and off
Incorrect “Scan complete” confirmation when canceling Clean Up process
Incorrect informers shown when scanning iOS 14
System Requirements
Disk Space: 150 Mb minimum free space
CPU: at least with x86
RAM: at least 128MB

Disk Drill 4.x • Mac OS X 10.11.6–11.0 Direct Download
Disk Drill 3.8 • Mac OS X 10.9.5–10.11.6 Direct Download
Disk Drill 3.7 • Mac OS X 10.8.5–10.9.4 Direct Download
Disk Drill 2.4 • Mac OS X 10.6.8–10.8.4 Direct Download
Disk Drill 1.8 • Mac OS X 10.5–10.6.7 Direct Download
Free Features
Basic
Data Protection
Boot Drive
macOS Installer
Data Backup
Data Clean Up
Data Shredder
Free Space Eraser
Duplicate Finder


img
Pay packages
PRO
US$89
1 USER, UP TO 3 MACS
Quick & Deep Scan
Rebuild HFS+ Catalog
Lost Partition Search & more
All media types and file systems
Enterprise
US$499
10 USERS, ∞ MACS
Full-featured commercial data recovery package with top-level support for the whole company.


Forensic data export (DFXML)
App Icons and Boxshots
Mac App Icon
Mac App Icon
256x256
Site Icon for Mac
Site Icon for Mac
256x256

/Icons

Get our Press Kit to access all icon sizes:
Download Disk Drill Press Kit 60 MB, 06 Oct 2020
Screenshots
Disk list on Mac OS
Welcome to Disk Drill for Maс

/Screenshots

Get the full pack of Disk Drill screenshots and user interface in HD quality:
Download Disk Drill Press Kit 60 MB, 06 Oct 2020
Videos
Disk Drill can recover any deleted file if it hasn't been overwritten: photos, music, documents, archives, application specific OS X and Windows formats.
Release notes View all
4.1.551
2020-12-11
New
Extended selection controls in the recovery tree
New option to "Select only files that were not recovered yet" in the recovery tree
Auto-resuming scans of frequently disconnecting devices
Disk Drill's Deep Scan learns new file formats for Ichitaro Word Processor - .JTD, .JTDC, .JTT, and .JTTC, as well as .PUB (MS Publisher documents)

Improvements
NTFS scanning stability
FAT32 recovery stability enhancements
Window size saving and restoring
Device status and other notifications design
Saving and resuming scans
MS Office DOC/DOCX file format detection while deep-scanning
ZIP and RAR archives recovery and file naming
Detection and recovery of TTF, ICNS and PDF file formats
Recovery speed and memory footprint
Updated sequence of scanning methods for improved recoverability and bad sectors detection
After-scan file postprocessing now shows in GUI as "Reconstructing files and folders"
File previews and hex viewer properly disabled for offline scanning sessions
Refreshed visuals and next steps in the final recovery screen
Disk Drill now properly handles recovery attempts to read-only devices
Preview pane controls consistency
Disk Drill can now save interrupted scanning sessions for disconnected storage devices
Quick Scans on NTFS partitions with cluster size bigger than 64 KB
Recovery destination selection dialog
Undelete Protected Data now properly handles read-only devices
More consistent app window dimensions in various screen configurations
Multiple improvements in "Select All" functionality throughout Disk Drill's modules
Disk status updates could overlap scanning messages and other messaging improvements
Multiple in-app search improvements

Fixes
A bunch of random crashes related to scanning and loading saved sessions
Disk switched into read-only status after partial session loading
Random crashes related to Disk Drill's system tray menu
Crash when detecting TIFF file signature as part of deep scans
Crashes related to non-accessible session files
Offline license activation on Windows 7
Data Protection can no longer be enabled on read-only devices
Crashes when EXT partitions were created while Disk Drill was active in the background
Occasional crash when scanning HFS+ partitions
Error messages when quitting Disk Drill right after starting the app
Session autosaving on device disconnection
Rare crashes when restoring Disk Drill after PC's sleep mode
Visual fixes when searching for long file names in Disk Drill's scanning results
Occasional freeze when loading saved session files
Session auto-saving on multiple device disconnects
Continue button could be truncated due to long device name
Glitchy sorting by name in some UI modes
Save session button disappeared after file recovery
System Requirements
Disk Space: 30MB minimum free space
CPU: at least with x86
RAM: at least 128MB

Disk Drill 4.0: Windows 7 SP1/8/8.1/10 Direct Download
Disk Drill 2.x: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 Direct Download
Free Features
Basic
FREE RECOVERY, UP TO 500 MB
All recovery methods with a cap
Recovery Vault data protection
Undelete protected data
Backup failing disks


img
Pay packages
PRO
US$89
UNLIMITED PERSONAL RECOVERY, 1 USER
Quick and Deep Scan
Lost partition search
All file systems (FAT32, NTFS, exFAT, EXT3/4 etc.)
Reconstructs 300+ file formats
Enterprise
US$499
UNLIMITED COMMERCIAL RECOVERY
10 users
All PRO features
Priority support


App Icons and Boxshots
Windows App Icon
Windows App Icon
256x256
Boxshot for Windows
Boxshot for Windows
256x256 PNG

/Icons

Get our Press Kit to access all icon sizes:
Download Disk Drill Press Kit 60 MB, 06 Oct 2020
Screenshots
Searching for lost data in Disk Drill for Windows
Enumerating available devices in Disk Drill for Windows

/Screenshots

Get the full pack of Disk Drill screenshots and user interface in HD quality:
Download Disk Drill Press Kit 60 MB, 06 Oct 2020
Videos
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App Icons and Boxshots
Mac App Icon
Mac App Icon
256x256
Site Icon for Mac
Site Icon for Mac
256x256
Windows App Icon
Windows App Icon
256x256
Boxshot for Windows
Boxshot for Windows
256x256 PNG

/Icons

Get our Press Kit to access all icon sizes:
Download Disk Drill Press Kit 60 MB, 06 Oct 2020
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