Disk Drill 3.1.817

Disk Drill is a data recovery software for Mac OS X, it can recover your data from virtually any storage device, including internal and external disks, USB flash drives, iPhones, iPads, Android smartphones and tablets, etc. Disk Drill is also packed with free disk management tools like duplicate file finder, disk cleanup and space visualization, bootable data recovery drive, byte-to-byte backups, disk health monitoring and a lot more! Disk Drill is your truly all-in-one data management solution with the major focus on top-notch deleted file recovery algorithms.
Whatever device you lost data on, even if it was formatted or repartitioned, if you can connect it to a Mac, Disk Drill can scan it and has a good chance to recover deleted files. Even if you're currently having issues reading your system hard drive or external device regularly, there's a possibility our data recovery software for Mac OS X can rescue your data. Disk Drill means recovery for all major file types and file systems.
The available file recovery algorithms include Quick and Deep Scans, Lost Partition Search, several HFS+ Healing Algorithms and more. Our app is ready to rescue your documents, photos, videos, audio files, etc. Deep Scan knows more than 200 various custom file formats. Disk Drill also does hard drive recovery for RAID arrays and Fusion Drive technology - 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 technologies 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 also cares about your disk health! S.M.A.R.T. and I/O disk-level errors monitoring warns you of any potential hard drive troubles.

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History updates (Complete changelogs since the listing on this site)

3.1.817 [05-02-17]

* new: Disk Drill uses passwords stored in keychain to open encrypted iOS backups
* new: iOS recovery now supports attachments in notes
* greatly improved Android data recovery (with the emphasis on Android 4.x and 5.x)
* improved processing of encrypted iOS backups
* improved reporting of the current scanning method
* improved: scanning results mounting for iOS devices
* improved identification of iOS backups available for scanning
* improved support of the latest Fuse for OS X (you can still mount recovery results without it, but Fuse seems to be faster)
* some improvements in Disk Drill running from the bootable drive
* fixed: a number of crashes and spins when recovering from iOS devices
* fixed: crash on iPod disconnect

Other versions : 3.1.804 3.1.769 3.0.756 3.0.748 2.4.441 2.4.433 2.4.437 2.4.435 2.4.426 2.4.421 2.4.417 2.4.415 2.4.414 2.4.409 2.3.398 2.2.384 2.1.378 2.1.376 2.0.362 2.0.356 2.0.349 1.8.214 1.8.210 1.8.207 1.8.203 1.8.194 1.4 1.3.118 1.3 1.2 1.1 1.0.68 1.0.66 1.0.55 1.0.52

v3.1.804 [03-07-17]

* new: Deep Scan groups "Identified" items with file names reconstructed based on recoverable meta information
* greatly improved recovery of ExFat partitions and their original file structures
* new: JP2 (JPEG2000 image) and LAYOUT (Google SketchUp LayOut document) formats can now be recovered with Deep Scan
* improved: MP4 videos recovery, including some videos created with dash cams that add GPS data to them
* improved connection and detection of Android 7.x devices

v3.1.769 [12-20-16]

* Introducing workspaces for recovery - now you can choose a custom location for Disk Drill's workspace in Preferences, if you don't want it to use your system drive for the very few temp files it creates; it's also extremely useful for recovering high-capacity iOS devices
* More files can be recovered on iOS devices, even those that are not usually backed up by iTunes, thanks to accessing your device's storage directly through AFC
* Estimated size of selected files for recovery is now shown by the destination field

v3.0.756 [09-24-16]

* 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

v3.0.748 [08-31-16]

* 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

v2.4.441 [04-02-16]

* Deep Scan learns .afdesign (Affinity Designer document)
* All recovery methods data caching refactoring
* Minor UI improvements
* Internal memory usage optimizations

v2.4.433 [03-09-16]

* Deep Scan learns new signatures: Notes.app database, iCash files, .GP3/.GP4/.GP5/.GPS (Guitar Pro documents)
* new: ISO disk images support
* updated: Guaranteed Recovery and Recovery Vault reinforced for Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan
* visual improvements in El Capitan
* more

v2.4.437 [12-16-15]

* improved: DNG (Adobe Lightroom Raw images) recovery with Deep Scan
* improved: bad sectors management
* improved: Quick Scan internal procedures
* fixed: occasional exceptions on OS X 10.6.8

v2.4.435 [11-11-15]

* improved: Disk Drill launch speed on OS X 10.11
* improved: our super-fast full-disk recovery with HFS+ Catalog Rebuild is now available for more cases of accidental data loss
* improved: recovery session can now be saved at any moment of the scanning progress, even when nothing was found yet
* improved: indexing existing data by Recovery Vault and Guaranteed Recovery
* fixed: Disk Drill now properly remembers Fahrenheit/Celsius setting for S.M.A.R.T. monitoring on Mac OS X 10.11

v2.4.426 [07-30-15]

* new: Deep Scan file signatures
* new: preliminary support for Rootless security mode in OS X 10.11
* improved: UI refreshing when recovering
* improved: previewing of found items
* more

v2.4.421 [06-10-15]

* improved data recovery on disk images
* many speed and stability improvements
* improved data protection when Mac awakes from sleep and idle modes
* improved attaching of disk images with corrupted data structures
* correct enumeration of files in disk/partition info
* updated disk libs

v2.4.417 [04-21-15]

* new: Deep Scan gets the new signatures for Thumbs.db (cached previews on Windows), LWS (LightWave 3D Scene File), LWO (LightWave 3D Object File), ALS (Ableton Live Set File), SKETCH (Sketch vector drawing)
* new: recovery of the updated Numbers, Pages, Keynote packaged file formats
* improved: disk usage and CPU time required for Disk Drill's background daemon (data protection and disk health monitoring)

v2.4.415 [02-12-15]

* new: file signatures added into Deep Scan algorithm, among them... SWIFT source codes (XCode), MPO (Multi Picture Object File or simply stereo images), TAR.XZ (XZ Compressed Tar Archive), RDB (Retrospect Backup Set), OPJ (OriginPro 8 files)
* new: Fuse for OS X version 2.7.5 integrated
* improved: modal windows behavior during DMG backup
* improved: some UI texts updated and polished

v2.4.414 [12-28-14]

* new: Deep Scan learns new file signatures, including SVG, XMCD and IBANK
* new: "Allocate Existing Data" scan method is now available for free in Disk Drill Basic
* new: narrow down to smaller found items in scanning results by using "less than" option in addition to "over" in list filters
* more...

v2.4.409 [11-05-14]

* new: disk space visualization - easily locate space drainers and get rid of them - FREE!
* new: recoverable files can now be previewed in hex mode
* new: mounted disks and disk images can now be ejected right from Disk Drill
* new: lost partitions are now automatically expanded into readable file structures in scan results
* new type of scan "Allocate existing file system data" shows existing data on a drive using Disk Drill's unique reading algorithms
* more...

v2.3.398 [08-12-14]

* 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

v2.2.384 [04-01-14]

* more signatures added into Deep Scan based on user requests: .VCF (vCard files), .TEX (LaTeX Document), .LYX (LyX Document), .1CD (Russian Finance 1C:Enterprise 8), .WEBM (HTML5 WebM Videos), .BOK (Economacs File), .EBML (Extensible Binary Meta-Language), .PGD (PGP Disk Image, high recoverability if stored without fragmentation), .HWP (Hangul Word Processor), .X3F (X3F SIGMA Raw images)
* new: HFS+ Catalog File Rebuild recovery algorithm redesigned and polished
* improved: data retrieval from unpartitioned disks
* improved: visual feedback of the data copying progress on large files
* improved: data recovery session file associations

v2.1.378 [01-28-14]

* 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

v2.1.376 [12-04-13]

new: partition directory can now be written directly on the scanned disk
additional disk image formats can now be attached in Disk Drill: .raw, .dd and .img
new: extended disk health monitoring for I/O errors (internal drives only)
new: internal Disk Drill's daemon (responsible for Recovery Vault, S.M.A.R.T. stats and Guaranteed Recovery) is now 64-bit ready
new: Deep Scan and Quick Partition Search will now find lost NTFS partitions
Deep Scan learns new file signatures: EMF (Enhanced Windows Metafile), LNK (MS Windows Link), DPX (Cineon image file)

v2.0.362 [07-11-13]

new: totally redesigned S.M.A.R.T. menu-bar indicator + disk space monitoring
improved: better visual identification of recoverable files in scanning results
improved: already recovered files are marked green if you get back to scanning results
improved: size detection of recoverable parts of large files
improved: identification of corrupted volumes
improved: software activation for Disk Drill Expert users (no need to activate it on every Mac you run it on)
fixed: saving session into a read-only folder
fixed: file names duplication based on EXIF info
fixed: some random crashes reported or found in the lab
Localization improvements

v2.0.356 [05-30-13]

New Deep Scan signatures: DS2, RAF, MDB, EFA, TS
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

v2.0.349 [05-02-13]

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

v1.8.214 [03-20-13]

new file signatures: CS (Visual C# Source Code File), PSS (Password Saver File), KEYCHAIN (Mac OS X Keychain File), KDBX and KDB (KeePass Password Database)
new: Quick Scan speed was increased on most disks
Internal stability improvements
improved: updating Disk Drill becomes more fluent
improved: low-level Guaranteed Recovery algorithms on non-root disks
fixed: Disk Drill not responding after failing to save Deep Scan recovery results
fixed: a number of issues when updating the app
a few bug fixes

v1.8.210 [02-26-13]

new file signatures: CS (Visual C# Source Code File), PSS (Password Saver File), KEYCHAIN (Mac OS X Keychain File), KDBX and KDB (KeePass Password Database)
improved: resolved several minor compatibility problems with Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
improved: compatibility with Notification Center
improved: default selection of file types for Deep Scan in Preferences
fixed: Disk Drill not responding after failing to save Deep Scan recovery results
bug fixes and other improvements

v1.8.207 [02-04-13]

improved: reconstruction of large NEF files (Nikon RAW image files)
improved: Recovery Vault's internal algorithms
improved: detection of faulty hard drives
fixed: Unknown SMART temperature format error
fixed: several reported crashes and exceptions

v1.8.203 [10-31-12]

new: AddressBook's databases (.abcddb files), where Contacts.app stores its data, are now correctly recovered and renamed by Deep Scan
improved: detection of disk being unmounted by Disk Utility
improved: overall stability of recovery algorithms
fixed: possible crash when sessions from older versions of Disk Drill (specifically 1.8.199) were loaded
fixed: more crashes gone

v1.8.194 [07-17-12]

new - Deep Scan updated with the new known file signatures
improved - recovery of MXF files that contain video
improved - recovery of DNG raw images
improved - stability of Guaranteed Recovery protection features on heavy loaded protected folders
fixed stability of Guaranteed Recovery

v1.4 [08-10-11]

Deep Scan now recovers ORF, FFF, IPA, MMAP, RVT, FP7, ENL; Added: free Guaranteed Recovery: creates invisible copies of deleted files, works as a missing "Recently Deleted" feature in Mac OS

v1.3.118 [05-12-11]

Deep Scan: now capable of reconstructing new formats: SKP (SketchUp Document), ARW, SRW, PEF, SXD, SXI, SXW, ODG, ODP, ODS, KEY (iWork Keynote), PPTX (MS PowerPoint), NUMBERS (iWork Numbers); Deep Scan: now finds lost HFS journal and uses it to recover files and even their original names

v1.3 [04-12-11]

New: Final Cut Pro files (.FCP), .MPG, Raw Video Image Files (.R3D), ICS, EMLX, ISO were added to the list of known signatures of Deep Scan; new: better bad blocks detection, plus editable list of detected bad blocks, so you can omit them while scanning

v1.2 [03-23-11]

New: a number of additional file types can now be recovered with Deep Scan; new: quick Scan is now available for HFS+ partitions; new: Disk Drill is able to search for lost partitions; new: you can "Attach non-mountable disk images" when Disk Utility cannot mount a DMG

v1.1 [02-27-11]

NEW: new Deep Scan algorithm; File support: many of files signatures added to known ones (NEF, CR2, MOV, PAGES, PST, AI and others); Scan sessions: recovery and scanning sessions management; Save failing disks: any media can be backed up into a mountable DMG image for further scanning and recovery

v1.0.68 [01-11-11]

- updated: Recovery Vault module included is newer
- enhanced: a lot of internal algorithms are more stable now
- enhanced: some texts are now more accurate
- fixed: another bunch of bugs fixed

v1.0.66 [12-22-10]

New: multi-selection in scanning results
Improved: items filter in scanning results is now reset on every new scan to prevent user confusion with the list of found items
Improved: Disk Drill will now correctly reopen its window if you click the dock icon

v1.0.55 [10-26-10]

New release

v1.0.52 [10-02-10]

New release

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