Disk Drill

Licence: Freeware
Version 2.3.398 | Release Date: 2014-08-12 | Download
  • Disk Drill 2.3 looks better on ultra-sharp Retina displays, as we upgraded all graphic elements to become retina-ready
  • new: Disk Drill learns several new file types for its Deep Scan recovery method: FCPEVENT (Final Cut Events), NRW (Nikon Raw Image File), PEM (RSA Private Key), PUB (RSA Public Key), VDI (VirtualBox Virtual Disk Image for static disks only), QBB (QuickBooks), DPDOC (Digital Performer Document)
  • new: drive blocks reading indication when scanning for more detailed activity visualization
  • improved support of EXFAT within Deep Scan
  • updated: Rebuild option is no longer available for system-reserved partitions to prevent alteration of restricted system data
  • improved: MPEG files recovery including erroneous detection of multitude of smaller MP4 videos
  • improved: overall UI and click-zones optimization
Version 2.1.378 | Release Date: 2014-01-27 | Download
  • new: Deep Scan recovery method learns .TAX file signatures for TurboTax software
  • new: Disk Drill monitors for updates of Fuse module to prevent potential issues
  • improved: Deep Scan finds more lost HFS+ partitions after formatting
  • improved detection and reporting of hard drive I/O errors
  • improved visual feedback in Disk Drill's UI when mounting recoverable files as a separate disk
  • improved filtering of unusually large FLAC files in recovery list after scanning
Version 2.0.349 | Release Date: 2013-04-24 | Download

- Completely Redesigned UI
- HFS+ Catalog File Rebuild
- Universal Partition Search
- Scan for Lost HFS+ Partition
- Mount Scanning Results As Disk S.M.A.R.T. - Monitoring for External Disks
- Export Forensics Data
- Remount Partitions As Read-Only
- Free Space Displayed

Version 2.0.349 | Release Date: 2013-04-24 | Download

Completely Redesigned UI
HFS+ Catalog File Rebuild
Universal Partition Search
Scan for Lost HFS+ Partition
Mount Scanning Results As Disk
S.M.A.R.T. Monitoring for External Disks
Export Forensics Data
Remount Partitions As Read-Only
Free Space Displayed

Version 1.8.194 | Release Date: 2012-07-16 | Download

new: Deep Scan updated with the new known file signatures including DXF (Drawing Exchange Format), BPN (ArchiCAD Backup File), PLN (ArchiCAD Project File), PLA (ArchiCAD Project Archive), TPL (ArchiCAD Project Template), WEBLOC (Mac OS X Website Location);

improved: recovery of MXF files that contain video (older versions of Disk Drill could produce corrupted 4KB recovered items);

improved: recovery of DNG raw images;

improved: stability of Guaranteed Recovery protection features on heavy loaded protected folders;

fixed: stability of Guaranteed Recovery protection features on heavy loaded protected folders.

Version 1.7.188 | Release Date: 2012-04-17 | Download
  • beta: preliminary support of Unix File System (UFS and UFS2) and Linux File System (EXT2/3/4) by Quick Scan;
  • beta: Disk Drill can find accidentally or intentionally deleted EXT2/3/4 partitions using Deep Scan or Search for Lost Partitions;
  • new: added new file signatures to Deep Scan's database... LRCAT (Adobe Lightroom catalog file), CAF (Core Audio File), CHM (Compiled HTML Help File), CWK (ClarisWorks Document), FDX, FDR (Final Draft Documents) among them;
  • improved: Quick Scan is much faster on high-loaded file systems thanks to increased internal cache size;
  • improved: better recovery of .TIF files that were converted from .NEF's;
  • fixed: some .MOV files could be recovered as a series of images
Version 1.7.185 | Release Date: 2012-03-27 | Download
  • Disk Drill has been modernized and runs smoothly on OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion (Developer Preview releases)
  • Now Disk Drill is capable of data recovery from ExpressCard/34 external storage
  • Stay safe as always with Disk Drill being digitally signed with developer ID certificate to match OS X 10.8 Gatekeeper requirements
  • Deep Scan got improved: new file signatures include CST (Adobe Director External Cast File), CXT (Adobe Director protected cast file), DIR (Adobe Director Movie), DXR (Protected Macromedia Director Movie), FH3 / FH8 / FH10 / FH11 (FreeHand 3/8/10/11 Drawing File) and PTF (Pro Tools Session File)
  • Data recovery from Mac Pro RAID Cards and SAS RAID is now fully supported
  • Some user interface localization enhancements and fixes of newly reported occasional crashes and exceptions
Version 1.7 | Release Date: 2012-02-10 | Download
  • updated Growl notifications, full support of new Growl's features;
  • improved: search for Lost Partitions;
  • improved: large and small ISO files recovery;
  • detection of defective hard drives and better notifications if that happens during scanning;
  • improved: detection of corrupted files after scanning;
  • improved: feedback form inside the app;
  • improved: free boot disk space monitoring and notifying during scan to prevent Mac OS lock ups;
  • improved: DMG creation canceling by user
Version 1.5 | Release Date: 2011-11-14 | Download
  • Disk Drill now speaks Japanese, Swedish, Portuguese and Polish;
  • Much better recovery: Quick Scan will now reveal live files on unmounted partitions which helps recover data which is actually not lost, but disk cannot be correctly mounted to your Mac;
  • Deep Scan is now capable of recovering FLP (Flash Project files), MINDNODE, RNS (Propellerhead Reason), CAB, TEXTCLIPPING, ARJ, ICO, ICNS, BLEND, XMP (Adobe Lightroom), MYO (MYOB Data file);
  • New icons... everywhere including the main app's one;
  • Recovering .Trash folder makes it visible to prevent user confusion when hidden files are recovered;
  • Scanning for lost partitions is more effective on initialized disks;
  • Recovery Vault and Guaranteed Recovery storage are now cleared in Protection tab of the UI instead of Preferences;
  • Quick Scan speed and stability.
Version 1.4.149 | Release Date: 2011-10-21 | Download
  • Guaranteed Recovery: the new free data protection method, goes out of beta and is now officially another alternative and addition to Recovery Vault;
  • File Formats: Deep Scan is now capable of recovering APK (Android applications), C4D (Cinema 4D), RM (Real Media files, also known as RV, RMVB), RA (Real Audio format), MXF, FLAC (lossless audio), MA, MB, MP (Maya related files), ITL (iTunes library file format), DB3 (SQLite3 database, same as DB file in iPhoto library and many other mac software), CELTX, AEP (Adobe After Effects CS5);
  • Guaranteed Recovery: now you have a greater range of time options to keep deleted items protected from overwriting;
  • Protection: List view will now display both protection icons if both methods are enabled;
  • User-friendliness: automatic logic for Guaranteed Recovery will now prevent some of the basic user configuration errors;
  • User-friendliness: now Disk Drill will correctly notify users when Guaranteed Recovery is still indexing files for protection;
  • Scanning sessions: we improved session files compatibility between Disk Drill editions and versions;
  • Deep Scan: we also improved Deep Scanning code to increase its stability and progress indication;
  • User experience: we updated localizations and texts in many dialogs in Disk Drill
Version 1.4 | Release Date: 2011-09-21 | Download
  • Guaranteed Recovery: the new free data protection method, goes out of beta and is now officially another alternative and addition to Recovery Vault;
  • File Formats: Deep Scan is now capable of recovering APK (Android applications), C4D (Cinema 4D), RM (Real Media files, also known as RV, RMVB), RA (Real Audio format), MXF, FLAC (lossless audio), MA, MB, MP (Maya related files), ITL (iTunes library file format), DB3 (SQLite3 database, same as DB file in iPhoto library and many other mac software), CELTX, AEP (Adobe After Effects CS5)
  • Guaranteed Recovery: now you have a greater range of time options to keep deleted items protected from overwriting
  • Protection: List view will now display both protection icons if both methods are enabled
  • User-friendliness: automatic logic for Guaranteed Recovery will now prevent some of the basic user configuration errors
  • User-friendliness: now Disk Drill will correctly notify users when Guaranteed Recovery is still indexing files for protection
  • Scanning sessions: we improved session files compatibility between Disk Drill editions and versions
  • Deep Scan: we also improved Deep Scanning code to increase its stability and progress indication
  • User experience: we updated localizations and texts in many dialogs in Disk Drill
Version 1.3 | Release Date: 2011-01-11 | Download
  • Updated: Recovery Vault daemon in this release was updated
  • Internal improvements: a lot of minor stabilization and performance improvements
  • User experience: several new explaining messages added
  • Fixed: reduced number of occasional crashes and exceptions
Version 1.068 | Release Date: 2011-01-11 | Download
  • Updated: Recovery Vault daemon in this release was updated
  • Internal improvements: a lot of minor stabilization and performance improvements
  • User experience: several new explaining messages added
  • Fixed: reduced number of occasional crashes and exceptions
Version 1.0.66 | Release Date: 2010-11-23 | Download
  • New: In-app navigation: if you hid the main app, you can still use the main menu to go to Welcome, Protection or Recovery screens
  • New: Disk Drill now features polished and user-friendly uninstaller (go to Preferences -> General to remove Disk Drill completely)
  • Improved: Recovery Vault now recognizes multiple installations of Mac OS on the same Mac computer and keeps protecting different volumes even if Disk Drill is used from different instances (or even versions) of Mac OS
  • Improved: We added several warnings to prevent user confusion with data recovery process, which may be not obvious at certain steps
  • Improved: Better detection of BootCamp and USB drives' names
  • Improved: Better support of the disks used for Time Machine backups
  • Improved: Disk Drill reports more details about errors if any occur during recovery
  • Improved: Recovery Vault statistic data is now reported back to the main app to prevent collisions with Deep Scan
  • Improved: Now you can configure "Check for updates" option in Preferences
  • Improved: Better support of USB flash drives with bad sectors
Version 1.0.62 | Release Date: 2010-11-23 | Download
  • New: In-app navigation: if you hid the main app, you can still use the main menu to go to Welcome, Protection or Recovery screens
  • New: Disk Drill now features polished and user-friendly uninstaller (go to Preferences -> General to remove Disk Drill completely)
  • Improved: Recovery Vault now recognizes multiple installations of Mac OS on the same Mac computer and keeps protecting different volumes even if Disk Drill is used from different instances (or even versions) of Mac OS
  • Improved: We added several warnings to prevent user confusion with data recovery process, which may be not obvious at certain steps
  • Improved: Better detection of BootCamp and USB drives' names
  • Improved: Better support of the disks used for Time Machine backups
  • Improved: Disk Drill reports more details about errors if any occur during recovery
  • Improved: Recovery Vault statistic data is now reported back to the main app to prevent collisions with Deep Scan
  • Improved: Now you can configure "Check for updates" option in Preferences
  • Improved: Better support of USB flash drives with bad sectors
Version 1.0.52 | Release Date: 2010-09-28 | Download
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