If you are a Disk Drill PRO/Expert/Enterprise user, you don’t need this article at all. If you are evaluating Disk Drill Basic, downloaded from our website, not from the App Store, we officially recommend buying Disk Drill PRO or other paid edition of Disk Drill directly from CleverFiles.
This article explains the differences between Disk Drill PRO and Disk Drill Media Recovery (special edition of Disk Drill Mac data recovery app available for App Store users). Get yourself well-acquainted with the following info and have a detailed look at the app’s description on the App Store. A lot of questions might be resolved by just reading.
If you still have any concerns or technical issues with either Disk Drill PRO or Disk Drill Media Recovery, please, contact us immediately, we’ll gladly help you out with any issue you might be having. Don’t just post a 1-star review, or negative comment, we are always here and ready to help!
If you are reading this article you either already purchased or are deciding on buying Disk Drill Media Recovery on the Mac App Store. First of all, thank you for choosing Disk Drill, it’s one of the best and most user-friendly data recovery apps for Mac OS X!
Disk Drill Media Recovery is a special edition of Disk Drill developed and supported by our team to comply with Apple’s restricted guidelines for Mac App Store. We realize that Apple’s App Stores are extremely convenient for Mac users, and a great way to discover safe and popular apps for our beloved Macs, that’s why we released Disk Drill Media Recovery, so that you can enjoy both: great professional software and all the benefits MAS has to offer.
It’s no secret, Apple doesn’t allow drivers, background processes, private frameworks, apps that ask for root password and a bunch of other technical stuff on the App Store. That’s why we couldn’t upload Disk Drill PRO “as it is” to MAS, and unfortunately Disk Drill Media Recovery’s user experience is not exactly the same fluent as in the PRO version. Still, we did our best to provide you with data recovery software of the highest quality and make it available in your favorite shopping place. Read on to find out how you can easily extend Disk Drill Media Recovery to keep it up to par.
Is Disk Drill Media Recovery compatible with Mac OS X 10.8? – Yes!
Long story short, Disk Drill Media Recovery wasn’t always the same as you see it on the App Store these days. Before the release of Mac OS X 10.8 Apple allowed Mac developers to access external disks directly from their MAS apps, so while Disk Drill PRO could and can recover (and protect) data on any mountable disk, its companion Media Recovery edition could only access external drives. That imposed logical inconvenience to those users that got Disk Drill on the App Store, but there was not much we could do, and that’s the exact reason why we were pricing Disk Drill Media Recovery differently. The detailed explanation of this peculiarity was also clearly explained in the app’s description (although not all users bothered reading).
When Mac OS X 10.8 was previewed, the whole developer community was irritated once again: Apple changed SDK without any announcement, or even proper documentation. Third-party apps sold on the App Store can no longer access ANY disks without asking for root password. PERIOD. Nada… no way! All our attempts to get official explanation or at least some help on this matter from Apple’s team were useless.
That said, Disk Drill Media Recovery did not work properly on Mountain Lion. At least until the release of Disk Drill Media Recovery 1.8.1! This updated version implements a clean and simple workaround for all App Store users, and… (surprise) thanks to the following actions you can now quickly convert Disk Drill Media Recovery into ‘almost’ Disk Drill PRO with full access to all disks, including your internal ones.
So, no more worries for App Store citizens! Disk Drill update hits Mac App Store again! This time with all the features you waited for.
OK, so you downloaded Disk Drill Media Recovery from the App Store and now the app doesn’t see any of your disks. These actions are mandatory for all OS X 10.8 users and optional for those who are still on 10.6 and 10.7. Here’s what you need to do: