Disk Drill 4 for Mac is the premium data recovery and protection software for macOS. Disk Drill is not only about Mac data recovery, it's also packed with free useful disk tools for all data professionals and home users.
Version: 4.4.356Disk Drill is the premium data recovery software for Mac OS X. It can recover lost data from virtually any storage device, including iPhones, iPads, and Android devices.
Operating System: Mac OS X
The new version of Disk Drill for Mac, ready for macOS 11 Big Sur and data recovery from iOS 14.
Disk Drill can restore more than 400 different file types from drives with FAT32, NTFS, HFS+, and APFS file systems.
Disk Drill is your all-in-one data management solution with the major focus on top-notch deleted file recovery algorithms.
Whatever device you lost your data on, if you can connect it to a Mac, Disk Drill can scan it and has a good chance to recover deleted files.
Accidentally deleted files can be easily retrieved with the Quick Scan.
In case of a less recent data loss, Disk Drill performs a Deep Scan, a thorough search of the entire drive to reconstruct lost files. Deep Scan is one of the most advanced Disk Drill's recovery algorithms. It works even when hard drives lose their formatting and disk space is marked as unallocated.
Disk Drill also does hard drive recovery for RAID arrays, Core Storage and Fusion Drives - all in a minimal user-friendly interface.
Moreover, if you install Disk Drill before any data gets lost, you can benefit from its free data protection features.
There are two major modules offered by Disk Drill to prevent accidental data loss: Guaranteed Recovery invisibly makes copies of deleted files and folders you put in your Mac's Trash; Recovery Vault keeps records of all metadata for deleted files so that they can quickly be recovered with their original names and locations.
Disk Drill is also packed with free disk tools like duplicate file finder, data shredder, disk cleanup and space visualization, boot disk maker, byte-to-byte backups, disk health monitoring, and more!
Version 4.4.356: * New: More flexibility in byte-to-byte backups: select specific disk sectors or indicate the size in MB * New: S.M.A.R.T. monitoring is now easily accessible through the Extras menu * New: New simplified two-step Disk Drill installation * New: MSI files (Windows installer packages) are now supported in Deep Scan * Improved: Better detection of PSD files in Deep Scan * Improved: Clean Up detects and displays items stored in other user accounts on a computer * Improved: More details are now displayed upon recovery completion in case there were errors during the recovery process * Improved: More hints have been added to the icons and menus throughout the app’s interface * Improved: A click on the Home button during scan in Clean Up module now evokes a confirmation dialog, where you can decide whether to cancel the scan or not * Improved: Thumbnail generation progress is back. You can now see that the previews are being generated in a convenient status label * Improved: A much faster Quick Scan for ExFAT systems that contain a large number of deleted files * Improved: Better detection of lost NTFS partitions and their files based on the found MFT entries * Improved: Scan is automatically stopped when a FAT32 disk is disconnected from the computer * Improved: The FAT32 scan is ten times faster now for files with longer names * Improved: Optimized and revised Deep Scan for such file formats as JPG, PDF, and DOC * Improved: Detection of Insta360 One X2 file signatures within Deep Scan * Improved: Better support for compressed NTFS volumes * Improved: Deep Scan now recovers video files (MP4) encoded with H.265 XAVC codec * Improved: Improved detection of false exFAT volumes * Improved: Improved behavior when scan and recovery run simultaneously * Fixed: Minor interface enhancements throughout * Fixed: Disk Drill stability when scanning Time Machine backups * Fixed: Resolved compatibility issues with previously unsupported versions of osxfuse * Fixed: A crash while recording a backup image to an unstable disk * Fixed: A crash that occured if a recovery process was canceled during an ongoing scan * Fixed: The “Show in Finder” button for the local Time Machine snapshots * Fixed: A crash on macOS 10.11 and 10.12 that occured when scan was terminated in the Find Duplicates module * Fixed: A crash that occured at the beginning of scan when the scanned disk was suddenly disconnected * Fixed: Disk Drill freezing when scanning NTFS partitions with outdated Recovery Vault or Guaranteed Recovery database * Fixed: A crash on macOS 10.11 if the scan results were displayed as Files and Icons * Fixed: Random crashes in Hex view when loading saved sessions or repeating a scan
Version 4.3.316: * New: Yet another update that improves native scanning and recovery from storage devices encrypted by M1 security chips * New: Totally new highly enhanced NTFS recovery * New: Full-blown scanning and recovery from Time Machine on APFS volumes * New: New storage space indicators when selecting drives in Disk Drill * New: S.M.A.R.T. disk info is now collected and displayed for SSD devices on M1 Macs (when enabled in Preferences) * Improved: Updated system extension deployment instructions + new video tutorial * Improved: More user verifications when canceling Disk Drill’s actions, like ongoing scans or other operations * Improved: Multiple improvements in Disk Drill Extras: search for duplicates, disk clean up, backup creation, and data extraction from Time Machine * Improved: Parent disk and partition listing when booting from external drives * Improved: System information listing and collection of technical parameters for RAID arrays * Improved: Now disks with bad sectors are marked red in Extra Tools * Improved: More consistent messaging on disk updates * Improved: Improved scanning of APFS Fusion Drives * Improved: NTFS Quick Scan * Improved: Better disk selection when saving recovery results * Improved: Improved UI navigation on session auto-saves * Improved: Sufficient improvements in Disk Drill’s internal logs for data recovery and S.M.A.R.T. status reporting * Improved: Disk Drill removal impromevents * Fixed: Disk Drill errors when opening and detaching DMG disk images * Fixed: Issues when drives changed their attributes while being scanned * Fixed: Scan error 3072 while reconnecting encrypted drives * Fixed: System drive scanning error in macOS Catalina on devices with T2 chip * Fixed: Corrected accidental Disk Drill removal via Clean Up and Data Shredder * Fixed: Some Clean Up freezes * Fixed: App activation status verification when processing disks with corrupted MBR sectors * Fixed: Improper display of scan auto-resume dialog on drive disconnect * Fixed: Warning messages when disk goes offline * Fixed: Most extra tools are now blocked in Portable Mode * Fixed: Disk stability verification procedure before Rebuild HFS+ algorithm
Version 4.2.274: * New: Disk Drill now runs natively on M1 Macs * New: Deep Scan extends PDF and AI file formats labeling * Improved: Support of the new osxfuse/macFUSE version 4 * Improved: DOC, TTF, and PUB file formats recovery with Deep Scan * Improved: DNG/RAW image formats preview on older macOS versions, 10.11-10.14 * Improved: Reinstated and enhanced S.M.A.R.T. monitoring for internal drives * Improved: Updating the app no longer requires user credentials * Improved: Enhanced scanning of SIP-protected drives on macOS Big Sur with T2 and M1 * Improved: Deep Scan yields more recoverable files when scanning T2-protected system partitions * Improved: System drives' scanning when running Disk Drill in macOS Recovery * Improved: Scanning devices with ZFS file system * Improved: Scan session auto-saving when switching to drive backup in case of failing media * Improved: Overall UI improvements when resizing the main Disk Drill window * Improved: RTF file format recognition within Deep Scan was missing font detection * Improved: Multiple security improvements in Disk Drill's updater * Improved: Recovery of encrypted system APFS Fusion Drives when booting from external media * Improved: Better Hide Duplicates filter in recovery results * Improved: Duplicator Finder scanning and overall speed * Improved: Clean Up and Data Protection modules compatibility * Improved: Backup creation resuming * Improved: Several Dark Mode improvements in iOS scan results * Improved: Clean Up mode and Duplicate Finder no longer accept folders from physically damaged drives * Improved: Removed unnecessary scroll bars in Disk Drill's main UI when resized into its minimal state * Improved: First-time Disk Drill installation procedure * Improved: System extension (kext) updates * Improved: Stability enchantments when detecting connected devices * Improved: Disk Drill's information overlays * Fixed: A couple of minor visual glitches in the Disk Drill installer * Fixed: System extension (kext) deployment on clean M1 Macs without Rosetta sub-system * Fixed: Recovery from NTFS compressed drives * Fixed: File preview and hex mode are available for long file names and paths (255 bytes or more) * Fixed: Clean Up mode and Duplicate Finder could move files to incorrect destination if the original target device was disconnected * Fixed: Random Deep Scan crashes when detecting TIFF files * Fixed: Creating backups of physically damaged devices and Android partitions * Fixed: Backed up APFS container did not list parent containers in the disk list * Fixed: Occasional stops when mounting APFS containers from DMG disk images * Fixed: Recovery destination could not be selected in macOS 10.13 while in macOS Recovery * Fixed: Previews in Duplicator Finder * Fixed: Accidental scans of SIP-protected drives bypassing Disk Drill's system extension (kext) via right-click menu * Fixed: Exception when hex preview window was not closed on a disconnected drive
Version 4.1.206: * New: Deep Scan (traditionally) learns new file formats: “Ichitaro” the Japanese text processor (JTD, JTDC, JTT, JTTC), Microsoft Publisher files (PUB), WordPerfect (WPD) * New: Byte-to-byte backups can now be paused and resumed * New: Disk Drill now recommends scanning Android’s memory card when possible, instead of jumping through the hoops of full-fledged Android recovery * New: New squircle Big-Sur-style app icon * New: 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 * Improved: APFS scanning and recovery algorithms * Improved: Proper detection of macOS Big Sur installer on disk * Improved: More informative and accurate bad blocks notifications when scanning corrupted drives * Improved: Better detection of APFS partitions after formatting * Improved: Additional information displayed while loading large session files * Improved: Several minor improvements in disk backups * Improved: Better detection of a drive’s online status in Clean Up and Backup modules * Improved: File search improvements in the UI * Improved: Updated descriptions in data protection settings * Improved: Quick Scan of FAT32 partitions * Improved: Recovery log can now be sorted by several dimensions * Improved: Some enhancements related to user privacy throughput the UI * Improved: Data Shredder and free space Erasure method selection * Improved: No more auto-collapsing of recently deleted files (Found files) in scan results * Improved: Disk Drill provides more details when detaching byte-to-byte backups fails * Improved: Disk Drill now properly prompts for admin credentials when launched under a restricted user * Improved: System extension (kext) is now installed only when SIP-protected device is initialized for scanning * Improved: Fewer System Extension permission requests on macOS Big Sur * Improved: Scan results navigation * Improved: Better icons to identify some partitions after scan completion * Improved: “Recover All” now properly selects all files for recovery if scanning is still in progress * Improved: S.M.A.R.T. icons and indicators behavior * Fixed: Some random freezes in scan results * Fixed: Mount/Unmount options now disabled for encrypted partitions * Fixed: Font color could erroneously change in data protection module * Fixed: HFS+ Catalog Rebuild fixes for disconnected drives * Fixed: “All Recovery Methods” type of scan no longer available for locked devices * Fixed: Source device with macOS installer could be selected as destination * Fixed: Network connected devices were duplicated in some modules * Fixed: Built-in preview window resizing * Fixed: Various UI micro-glitches * Fixed: Scanning could be resumed from the backup module * Fixed: Random crash while saving backups to desktop * Fixed: Scanning methods selection for external APFS Time Machine backups * Fixed: Memory leaks while scanning Android devices * Fixed: Forensic data export when scanning in progress * Fixed: File list was not properly updated when switching filtered objects on and off * Fixed: Incorrect “Scan complete” confirmation when canceling Clean Up process * Fixed: Incorrect informers shown when scanning iOS 14
Version 4.0.130: * Improved: detection of APFS drives with bad sectors * Improved: EXIF metadata processing for DeepTIFF signature * Improved: recovery and detection stability for deep-scanning of TIFF, JPG and X3F image formats * Improved: several Data Shredder issues on macOS 10.11 * Improved: scan session saving and managing * Improved: support of corrupted OS X Fuse installation * Improved: multiple internal Byte-to-Byte Backup stabilizations and fixes * Improved: managing HFS+ disks disconnecting right after rebuild before displaying its results * Improved: HFS+ scanner could hang while reading deleted files' attributes * Improved: internal Duplicate Finder algorithms * Improved: iOS 14.1 support
Version 4.0.123: * Ready for macOS 11 Big Sur and iOS 14; * Updated recovery algorithms for FAT32, NTFS, HFS+, and APFS file systems; * RAW photo and video formats recovery; * Apple's Time Machine as part of the scan; Data Shredder and Free Disk Space Erasure as separate free extras *and many more.
Version 3.8.977: * Last-minute preparations for macOS 11 Big Sur * Improved: iOS data recovery scans * Fixed: occasional crash related to hotkeys and empty selection in scan results * Etc
Version 3.8.975: * Detection of broken and corrupted APFS partitions * Detection and recovery from lost NTFS partitions * Scan and recovery from damaged ExFAT file systems once it can't be mounted * S.M.A.R.T. status tracking for NVME drives * Support of (the old) Mac OS X 10.9 * Preliminary code enhancements for the upcoming macOS 10.16 Big Sur * Random crashes when detecting RAID arrays in the disk list * Occasional crashes during recovery from external drives * Etc
Version 3.8.965: * Quick and Smart Scans of ExFAT partitions * Guaranteed Recovery protection option no longer causes low disk space * Labeling of found files after scanning when Fuse framework is present in the system * Scan results filters could be disabled when loading previously saved recovery sessions * Micro glitches with icons in some onboarding dialogs on macOS Catalina * Etc