🎉 Disk Drill 5 is here!

Disk Drill by CleverFiles, the timeless leader in Mac data recovery, has been upgraded to version 5.4. It's our first release optimized for macOS Sonoma. Now Disk Drill 5.4 scans and recovers lost data from iPhones and iPads running iOS 17, including iOS backups and iPadOS. The new version predicts your data recovery chances file by file, adds support for RAID arrays and virtual hard drives, and is fully compatible with Apple's new M1, M2 and M3 chips.
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Version 5.4.1426


  • The Clean Up module is completely revamped with a completely new way of visualizing your disk and locating space hogs, we call it "Tiles"
  • Disk Drill now offers NAS data recovery over the SSH protocol and can scan the connected drives and RAID storages
  • Disk Drill now offers Linux data recovery via the SSH protocol and can scan the connected drives and RAID storages
  • New scan type in Disk Drill! We are always working on recovering more lost data from Mac system drives. You can now undelete your Contacts from the macOS app. More data categories will follow
  • RAIDs with Btrfs are now supported and Disk Drill can recover recently deleted files and deleted partitions
  • Many Disk Drill icons and visuals got new looks
  • Disk Drill`s Deep Scan can now recover MBS (Opera Mailbox File) and EML (electronic mail format or email saved in plain text) files


  • Better handling of macOS devices that run on unsupported or modified macOS like Hackintosh
  • Improved internal processes when verifying iOS backup passwords during iPhone and iPad data recovery
  • Better reconstructing and labeling for the following file signatures: MBOX, EMLX, EWD, and RTF
  • Improved scanning of encrypted and unencrypted DMG and Sparse Image files with Apple Partition Map Scheme, GPT and MBR tables
  • Enhanced recovery for PDF files with a non-standard XRef table size
  • Improved recovery for encrypted SXI, SXD, SXC, SXW files
  • Encrypted ODT, ODS, ODP, ODG files are detected and recovered even better now
  • Better recovery for encrypted DOCX, XLSX, PPTX files
  • Improved recovery for encrypted XMind files
  • Improved detection of unencrypted hybrid DMG files
  • Detection and recovery for XLS files created in MS Excel 2008 on macOS renders even better results now
  • Recovery chances calculation for PPT files is now even more accurate
  • Better discovery and recovery in Disk Drill iOS module for WhatsApp and Line messenger attachments
  • Updated SSD Health Level and other improvements in the Disk Drill`s S.M.A.R.T. monitoring widget
  • Optimized default display settings for discovered files
  • iOS scan module got some improvements, including Skype chats recovery
  • Minor improvements in Disk Drill's dark theme
  • General UI localization improvements throughout
  • Much better iOS scanning stability, including detecting device disconnects
  • Backward compatibility for scan sessions created in newer versions of Disk Drill
  • Optimized recovery from NTFS partitions with damaged MFT (master file table)
  • Subtle improvements in files and folders navigation and filtration
  • Find Duplicates module is significantly improved

👾 Fixes

  • Occasional crashes when scanning for PNG or MXF files
  • Occasional glitches after interrupted iOS scan
  • Occasional crashes when scanning FAT32 partitions and the scanned drive disconnects
  • Occasional app freezing when a FLAC file type was discovered
  • Minor issues with RAM during EXT4 system scan
  • Exception error when scanning for RTF files
  • Occasional crashes during NTFS system scan for lost partitions