Disk Drill, a data recovery software for Windows, offers several expert data recovery tools: Deep Scanning and Quick Recovery, powerful lost partition search and file system healing methods, all within a free recovery of up to 500MB of lost data.
Version: 4.5.616Disk Drill is a do-it-yourself data recovery software for Windows. It will run on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10.
Operating System: Windows
If you accidentally deleted critical documents, music, movies, photo or other files from your computer, Disk Drill can help. It combines expert data recovery tools with utmost simplicity. It also comes with a completely free recovery of up to 500MB of lost data.
In Disk Drill intensive Deep Scanning and surface Quick Recovery are amplified by powerful lost partition search and several file system healing methods.
Disk Drill is fully-charged to recover data from your computer's system hard drive or almost any device you can connect to it, including external hard drives, USB flash drives, cameras, memory cards, MP3 players and more. Your storage device may be running on any file system: NTFS, FAT, HFS, EXT4, exFAT, or it may be erased or formatted, Disk Drill will do its best to recover deleted files in the most accurate way.
Should you lose your data due to emptying of recycle bin, camera failure, missing backup disk, power disruption, improper partitioning, etc., Disk Drill's robust deleted file recovery can help in various cases.
Get the free Disk Drill, connect and scan the drive the files were lost on. Disk Drill will find all the files and folders that are still recoverable.
Select the ones you were looking for or go ahead and recover everything, so you could dedicate some time to sorting the data out later. Your data is recovered.
Disk Drill for Windows also features "Recovery Vault" - the unique technology that works in the background of your file activity, secretly monitors deleted folders and stores the required meta-data to ease the deleted data recovery in future. Disk Drill can also monitor your disk's health via S.M.A.R.T. and warn you of any potential hardware issues.
Version 4.5.616: * Improvements: Multiple file signatures within Deep Scan optimized * Improvements: Deep Scan speed slightly advanced on hard disk drives * Improvements: Minor UI updates * Fixes: Interface module could crash when system UI scaling was changed
Version 4.3.586: * A new centralized Settings menu has been assembled for your utter convenience * The recovered files are now comprehensively listed with their recovery statuses * Deep Scan now processes only empty space on disk to save time * Disk Drill can now estimate the recovery chances for each recoverable file, when you use All recovery methods, Quick or Deep scan * Disk Drill can find existing as well as deleted files in Trash and Recycle Bin on FAT32, exFAT and NTFS volumes * “Generating thumbnails…” status is now displayed after scanning with the info on how many files were already processed * Disk Drill improves restoration of the original file names during Quick and Deep scan * S.M.A.R.T. monitoring is greatly improved in general as well as its support for many specific devices including Seagate SSD, Kingston SA400, ADATA 650U, SanDisk SSD, KIOXIA SATA SSD, Goldenfir SATA SSD, Seagate BarraCuda SSD, Apacer AS350, YMTC SATA SSD, KLEVV NEO N610 SSD * S.M.A.R.T. monitoring is now much better at reading the SSD life and health parameters as well as Helium Level for hard disk drives * Disk Drill properly detects when FAT32 volume is disconnected and stops the ongoing scan * Greatly improved detection of lost NTFS volumes and files based on recoverable MFT entries * FAT32 volumes are scanned much faster and more efficiently thanks to optimized operations for file name resolving * Now Disk Drill works even better with compressed NTFS volumes * Greatly improved Deep Scan of ExFAT volumes with a vast amount of deleted and existing data * Improved usability during scan of partitions encrypted with BitLocker * Deep Scan works even better with damaged NTFS drives – improved meta-data processing * Deep Scan can now find and display deleted files on NTFS partitions encrypted with BitLocker * Multiple improvements when filtering recoverable items * Optimized recovery from NTFS partitions when parsing files with the same file locators and incorrect NTFS conditions when file data wasn’t properly stored on a disk * Fixed file selection in the list of recoverable items when folders contained entries with the same filename * Optimized and revised Deep Scan for such file formats as TIFF, PSD, TTF, JPG, MOV, PDF, DOC * Files with long names are displayed properly in Hex view * Improved Byte-to-Byte Backup module usability * Minor tweaks in Disk Drill’s interface for even better user experience: more file details when previewing videos, better informer on disconnected devices, etc. * Improved recovery of files with corrupted sector records when deep-scanning NTFS partitions * Detection of Insta360 One X2 file signatures within Deep Scan * Disks with hardware issues are now marked red in the Disk List * Deep Scan now recovers files encoded with H.265, XAVC codec * Disk Drill now properly reads S.M.A.R.T. parameters for drives inaccessible via PhysicalDriveID * NTFS Quick Scan improvements for different types of volumes and recovery scenarios * Improved file selection – it is now disabled when the current disk is disconnected or filtering returns an empty result * Improved detection of improper exFAT volumes * Improved detection of drives disconnected during file recovery phase * Improved selection of recoverable items in saved scanning sessions
Version 4.2.568: * Completely revamped NTFS scanning and recovery module restores more data from formatted drives, corrupted partitions, and other critical data loss cases * NTFS scanning now supports compressed volumes * Fluent disk backup progress indication * Recovery Vault data protection initiation * Preview of recoverable files in cases of multiple storage device disconnects while scanning * NTFS scanning status messages * Multiple improvements and fixes when choosing recovery destination folder * PUB files recovery for Microsoft Publisher documents * Deep-scanning for MSI (MS Windows Installer format recovery), DOC (MS Word), and PDF (Portable Document Format) file formats * Installation routines and verification of required files when upgrading from previous versions of Disk Drill * Connection status tracking for scanned storage devices * Disk Drill deinstallation and back-end cleanup * Full target recovery location shown on hover in the final steps of the scanning process * 32-bit systems will not scan past 1 million items due to RAM constraints * Crash when deleting scan session files from read-only drives * A bunch of other crashes while scanning and running the recovery phase * Crash when starting Disk Drill while its config file was blocked by another process * Crash while recovering RAF files (Fujifilm RAW image data) * Occasional crashes while searching for lost partitions * Crash when reading and updating S.M.A.R.T. disk data * Random crashes when recovering from NTFS drives with enabled compression flags
Version 4.1.551: * 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) * 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 * 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
Version 4.0.537: * Better navigation with the updated right-click menu in the disk list * Support for disk health monitoring on Intel RST NVMe RAID drives * Extended parameters for disk health reports - TRIM, Volatile Write Cache report for NVMe SSD drives, and 4K Sector * Several disk health parameters added to S.M.A.R.T. tab for SSD drives - total host reads, total host writes, overall health and life timespan estimates * Real-time drive temperature monitoring in the S.M.A.R.T. tab * Continuous NTFS scanning and recovery improvements * Data detection accuracy when recovering from FAT32 partitions * S.M.A.R.T.-based disk monitoring for Kingston, WD, SanDisk, Transcend, Seagate, and other manufacturers * INDD and ICO file format reconstruction in Deep Scan * Scan and recovery resuming * More than 25% smaller installer * Detection and loading of a dependent Dokan library, required for disk virtualization and scan results mounting * Timestamp detection and replication for deleted files during Deep Scan * Rrecovery and labeling of HEIC/HEIF image format generated by mobile Samsung devices * Auto-saving recovery sessions when scanning drives with little data * Indication of paused scans in the taskbar (yellow icon background) * Visual feedback when searching and filtering recoverable items * Hints and labels when selecting the recovery destination * Overall app responsiveness and usability, e.g. ESC key closing the preview window * Recovery won't start if source drives disconnect while selecting the destination recovery folder * Selection consistency in scan results * Indication and control locking when loading saved sessions * Preview panel no longer lags and shows more consistently * File selection in saved/loaded scan sessions
Version 4.0.533: * MP3 files labeling based on ID3 tags * Quick Scan on EXT2, EXT3, EXT4 partitions (Linux file system recovery) * ZIP file names generated by Deep Scan * detection of PCX files during Deep Scan * internal logging while scanning for lost data and recovering found items * internal installation verifications on Windows 10 * Back button behavior when resuming scan and completing a disk backup * some random crashes during FAT32 and NTFS scans * loading saved recovery sessions from past versions of Disk Drill * Deep Scan could crash during AAC file decoding * corrupted hex view for some recovery methods * random occasional crashes when mounting scan results as a drive * random crashes when exiting Disk Drill with scan results mapped to a drive
Version 4.0.528: * New: Deep Scan learns to recover RAR5 (recent WinRAR compressed file format) * New: Home button on the final recovery screen takes users back to the disk list in one click, improves internal Disk Drill navigation * Updated: S.M.A.R.T. disk health monitoring code, more storage devices supported * Improved: scan and recovery from damaged ExFAT file systems once it can't be mounted * Improved: scanning and recovery, original file name detection for archives like ZIP, CAB, RAR, RAR5 * Improved: NTFS scanning and recovery results, original file path detection * Improved: FAT32 scanning and recovery, inconsistent blank file names * Improved: proper AAC file detection in Deep Scan * Improved: Deep Scan stability while extracting metadata from TIFF, JPG, and X3F formats * Improved: proper detection of M4B files (MPEG-4 Audio Books) * Improved: support of Zalman docking stations, corrected lost and live partition detection * Improved: Disk Drill installation speed when damaged devices are attached * Improved: error messages for unstable scans and storage devices * Improved: support of larger NTFS cluster sizes * Improved: S.M.A.R.T. disk health monitoring can now be disabled in the app (via 3-dot menu) * Improved: Disk Drill window saves its dimensions and screen position more consistently * Improved: security fixes in Recovery Vault * Fixed: internal Disk Drill navigation in Lost Partition Scans * Fixed: some occasional crashes while saving scan sessions * Fixed: occasional crashes while detecting TIFF files
Version 4.0.518: New UI; Faster scans; Enhanced scan process management; Data recovery from Bitlocker-protected drives; Better preview; Extended RAW support; Smarter Recovery Vault feature; All recoverable data can be mounted as a virtual drive
Version 4.0.499: Improved and updated ExFAT data recovery; Internal updates in FAT32 and NTFS smart recovery algorithms; Disk Drill adds initial S.M.A.R.T. disk health monitoring; Disk Drill automatically attempts to remount storage devices into read-only mode to prevent further data loss before scanning; Deep Scan learns DMF (Geosystem Digitals Map File) and improves on MPO (Multi Picture Object File) and a number of font (TTF, EOT, WOFF, WOFF2, RPP) file formats recovery
Version 4.0.487: New UI; Faster scans; Enhanced scan process management; Data recovery from Bitlocker-protected drives; Better preview; Extended RAW support; Smarter Recovery Vault feature; All recoverable data can be mounted as a virtual drive