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Disk Drill

Version: 4.3.316 | Size: 84.56 MB | Filename: diskdrill.dmg
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Disk Drill for Mac OS is one of the best file recovery tools that are known today. It is renowned for its unique ability to enable users to recover their lost data on any kind of storage media. The software can recover files of any kind in part or in whole. If you have lost files of any kind on your device, you can recover them within a few clicks. The software comes in two versions; there is a free version which has limited features and a paid version (often labelled as pro) which is a complete package.  Once you are ready to transition to the paid version, you will be free to do so.

If you are also having issues accessing files on a USB from your camera, this is the tool to use. It comes with a long list of inbuilt solutions which can help you to restore the USB drive back to its original state. Since its user interface is simple but highly functional, it is easy for users of the software to successfully recover all the data you had deleted or lost following the crush of your computer or a glitch in the functioning of a specific storage device. You can also use the tool to backup the files as well as clean up a malfunctioning flash drive.

This one is available for Mac OS users although several others exist including those for Windows and various android devices. It does not limit you to the recovery of lost files of various kinds. Rather, it also enables to back them up and prevent the repeat the same mistake in the future. Therefore, it also acts as a tool for safeguarding data files for future use.

Disk Drill for Mac OS does not limit the nature and type of files. Rather, it enables users to successfully recover files of various kinds irrespective of the format. There is no limit to the nature and type of files that you can recover using the app. All kinds of documents, images and audio files as well as video files can be recovered using the software.

Disk Drill for Mac OS differs greatly from the other recovery tools that are available today. This is mainly because it is able to provide users with various additional features especially for home users. What is interesting to note is that the additional features that are included in the software package are actually free. It comes with Disk Health which deals with risk related issues, Mac Cleanup for analyzing disk space and freeing some as often as possible and duplicate finder.

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Mac Other, Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.10, Mac OS X 10.11, MacOS 10.12, MacOS 10.13, MacOS 10.14, MacOS 10.15, MacOS 11

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Disk Drill 4.3.316 Apr 27, 2021 * 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
Disk Drill 4.2.274 Feb 15, 2021 * 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
Disk Drill 4.1.206 Dec 7, 2020 * 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
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