Cleverfiles Disk Drill

Disk Drill makes your life so much easier! Either something mysterious happened and files were lost or your hard drive was reformatted, you can still get your data back with the help of data recovery for Mac OS X, Disk Drill. The best part is that it works fast and efficient - as if nothing even happened. CleverFiles announced on Tuesday that its data recovery app Disk Drill has added support for M1 Macs in its 4.3 update. Disk Drill is able to run native scans of system drives on.

Disk Drill Basic
Developer(s)CleverFiles
Stable release
Operating systemmacOS and Windows
TypeData recovery
LicenseFree (up to 500MB)
Websitecleverfiles.com

Disk Drill Basic is a freeware version of Disk Drill,[1][2] a data recovery utility for Windows and macOS, developed by Cleverfiles. Disk Drill Basic was introduced in 2010[3] and was primarily designed to recover deleted or lost files from hard disk drives, USB flash drives and SSD drives with the help of Recovery Vault[4] technology. In 2015 CleverFiles released Disk Drill for Windows.[5]

Recovery vault[edit]

The core of Disk Drill Basic[6] is a Recovery Vault[7] technology which allows to recover data from a medium that was secured by Recovery Vault beforehand.Recovery Vault runs as a background service and remembers all metadata and properties of the deleted data. Thus making it possible to restore deleted files with their original file names and location.

Supported file systems[edit]

The Mac version of Disk Drill Basic provides recovery from HFS/HFS+ and FAT disks/partitions (only the paid Pro version can actually recover files, the Free version will only allow Previewing files).

In August 2016, Disk Drill 3 announces support of macOS Sierra.[8]Arc welder mac download.

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Data backup[edit]

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Disk Drill Basic can be also used as a backup utility for creating copies of the disk or partition in DMG images[9] format.

Version for Windows[edit]

In February 2015, CleverFiles have launched a Windows version[10] of its data recovery software for macOS. While in beta, Disk Drill for Windows is licensed as a freeware and allows to recover the deleted files from storage devices that can be accessed from Windows PC. Disk Drill for Windows also includes the Recovery Vault technology and works on any Windows XP system or newer (Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10). The software is compatible with FAT and NTFS, as well as HFS+ and EXT2/3/4 file systems.

In September 2016, CleverFiles have announced the immediate availability of Disk Drill 2 for Windows,[11] the new version of the expert-level data recovery app.

Release history[edit]

VersionPlatformRelease dateNotes and significant changes
1.0.47 BetaMacintoshSeptember 2010
  • First Beta.
1.0.52 BetaMacintoshSeptember 2010
  • The first public release
1.0.62MacintoshNovember 2010
  • In-app navigation.
  • New uninstaller.
  • Better support of the disks used for Time Machine backups
1.1MacintoshFebruary 2011
  • Totally new Deep Scan algorithm
  • Recovery and scanning sessions management
  • S.M.A.R.T. disk diagnostics added
  • Portable Mode introduced
  • Interactive scanning and recovery dialogs
1.4MacintoshAugust 2011
  • Guaranteed Recovery algorithm introduced
1.7MacintoshFebruary 2012
  • Thunderbolt support
  • Full support of new Growl's features
1.8MacintoshMay 2012
  • New file signatures were added to Deep Scan's database
  • The speed of Quick Scan was significantly improved
  • Integration with OS X Mountain Lion Notification Center
2.0 [12]MacintoshMay 2013
  • Completely Redesigned UI
  • HFS+ Catalog file rebuild function
  • Universal Partition Search function
  • Scan for Lost HFS+ Partition method
  • Mount Scanning Results As Disk function
  • Better Deep Scan file naming
2.1MacintoshDecember 2013
  • updated Directory Rebuild recovery algorithm
  • additional disk image formats can now be attached in Disk Drill: .raw, .dd and .img
  • extended disk health monitoring for I/O errors
  • new file signatures: EMF (Enhanced Windows Metafile), LNK (MS Windows Link), DPX (Cineon image file)
  • 64-bit ready internal daemon (responsible for Recovery Vault, S.M.A.R.T. stats and Guaranteed Recovery)
2.2MacintoshMarch 2014
  • More file type signatures added to Deep Scan
  • Completely redesigned HFS+ Catalog File Rebuild recovery algorithm
2.3MacintoshAugust 2014
  • More file type signatures added to Deep Scan
  • Disk Drill interface is retina-ready
  • New drive blocks reading indication
  • Support of EXFAT within Deep Scan
2.4MacintoshAugust 2014
  • New disk space visualization module
  • Recoverable files can now be previewed with hex view
  • Mounted disks and disk images can now be ejected right from Disk Drill
  • “Allocate Existing File System Data” scan method is now available for free in Disk Drill Basic
  • Support the recovery of stereo images in MPO format
2.4.437 [13]MacintoshDecember 2015
  • Deep Scan: DNG (Adobe Lightroom Raw images) recovery with Deep Scan
  • Damaged drives: bad sectors management improvements
  • File systems: Quick Scan internal procedures updated
  • Internal: software protection and activation improved
  • Fixed: occasional exceptions on Mac OS X 10.6.8
1.0 [14]WindowsFebruary 2015
  • Disk Drill version for Windows released [15]
1.0.188 [16]WindowsJune 2015
  • new: multi-format byte-to-byte disk backups (ISO, IMG)
  • improved: search in found items after scanning for recoverable data
  • improved: smoother scrolling in scanning results
  • improved: disks and partitions visibility status in the main screen
  • improved: FAT and NTFS systems low-level reading
2.0.253WindowsAugust 2016
  • Completely free data recovery up to 2GB
  • ExFAT, EXT4 support
  • New file signature for Deep Scan
  • Faster byte-to-byte disk backups
  • Improved standard preview of found files
  • UI improvements
  • Fixes and improvements in Windows 10.x
3.0.756 [17]MacintoshSeptember 2016
  • iOS data recovery for iPhone and iPad
  • Android recovery
  • Bootable disk creation for data recovery
  • Improved preview
  • Totally new UI
  • Support of macOS Sierra 10.12
  • Extra features: duplicate file finder module, faster byte-to-byte disk backups and much more
4.0.0WindowsAugust 2019
  • Improved data protection
  • New image file formats
  • File labeling added
  • Expanded Disk Image support
  • Bitlocker support
  • New UI
  • Improved file previewing module
4.0.123 [18]macOSOctober 2020
  • macOS Big Sur support
  • iOS 14 support
  • Updated FAT32, NTFS, HFS+, and APFS recovery algorithms
  • Data extraction from devices with the T2 encryption chip
  • RAW file formats recovery
  • New UI with a Dark Mode supported
  • Free Data Shredder feature

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Cleverfiles Disk Drill Safe

  1. ^Derek Schauland (2011-02-08). 'Cleverfiles Disk Drill file recovery for the Mac'.
  2. ^Cody Fink (2010-12-15). 'Disk Drill Is An Amazingly Simple Recovery App For HDDs'.
  3. ^'Disk Drill 1.0.52 Beta – first public release'. 2010-10-05.
  4. ^'Why is Recovery Vault important?'. 2010-09-12.
  5. ^'Mac recovery tool Disk Drill comes to Windows'. 2015-03-10.
  6. ^Steven Sande (2011-05-08). 'Disk Drill protects your Mac disks, recovers files'.
  7. ^Simon Slangen (2010-09-10). 'Disk Drill: Easily Protect and Recover Your Hard Drive Data'.
  8. ^'Disk Drill 3 Offers macOS Sierra Compatibility'. 2016-08-31.
  9. ^'Protect Your Mac Data And Recover Lost Data With Disk Drill'. 2012-04-23.
  10. ^Martin Brinkmann (2015-03-03). 'Mac Data Recovery Software Disk Drill ported to Windows'.
  11. ^Tim Fisher (2016-09-01). 'Disk Drill v2.0 Review'.
  12. ^Erica Sadun (2013-05-23). 'Disk Drill file recovery app moves to 2.0 release'.
  13. ^Iulia Ivan (2015-12-14). 'Disk Drill for Mac 2.4.437'.
  14. ^Vamien McKalin (2015-03-09). 'Recover accidentally deleted Files with Disk Drill for Windows'.
  15. ^Marina Dan (2015-03-03). 'Disk Drill 1.0.0.186'.
  16. ^Mike Williams (2015-06-15). 'Disk Drill 1.0.188'.
  17. ^Riccardo Meggiato (2015-06-15). 'Disk Drill 3'.
  18. ^Filipe Espósito (2020-10-06). 'Disk Drill 4 for Mac gets major update with T2 chip support, RAW photo recovery, more'.

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External links[edit]

Disk Drill Pro

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