Saturday, October 17, 2015

Stellar Phoenix CD DVD Recovery 6.1 - Free As In Freeware - Only Today From Giveaway of the Day

"Want to recover data from unreadable or inaccessible optical media discs such as CD or DVD? You can now perform complete data recovery with Stellar Phoenix CD DVD Recovery program and retrieve files from scratched or improperly burnt optical disks. The tool supports recovery from CDs, DVDs, Blue Ray Discs, Rewritable discs and HD DVDs. It also supports optical media recovery from discs burnt on Windows, Mac or Linux machine."
49% thumbs up, which is pretty good for a data recovery app. Stellar Phoenix is a well known data recovery company. 

Friday, October 16, 2015

MiniTool Mac Data Recovery Personal Version - Free as in Freeware Today Only From Bits Du Jour

http://www.bitsdujour.com/software/minitool-mac-data-recovery-personal-version/src=day
"It always seems that we lose the files that have the most emotional value, doesn’t it? If you’ve been wondering how to recover lost photos, music, videos, emails, or documents from your Mac, look no further than today’s discount software promotion, MiniTool Mac Data Recovery Personal Version!
MiniTool Mac Data Recovery Personal Version helps you to recover lost files from a Mac and other devices. With MiniTool Mac Data Recovery Personal Version, you’ll have access to an advanced filter that will let you target exactly what you’re looking for, based on file extension, file name, size, or creation time.
You’ll be amazed at the level of flexibility offered by MiniTool Mac Data Recovery Personal Version! Featuring four different recovery modes, MiniTool Mac Data Recovery Personal Version is the perfect utility for recovering data from accidental deletion, damaged partitions, deleted partitions, or digital media storage. You can even use the included boot disk to start a computer that can’t boot on its own!"

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

How to Recover Deleted Images from an SD Card - A Make Use Of Article

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-recover-deleted-images-from-an-sd-card/
"Accidental deletions are the bane of our digital existence. We’ve all been there, whether due to careless editing or being too quick to format a memory card.
The good news is, deleted files can usually be recovered with a fairly high success rate — that doesn’t mean it’ll always work, though. (It helps if you’re using the right SD card.) There are two specific programs, for Windows and OS X, that you’ll want to pay attention to...."

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Giveaway of the Day - G2tool Any Data Recovery 5.2.0 - Free as in Freeware - Only Today

"If you accidentally delete files from your computer, then G2tool Any Data Recovery can easily restore them. The program recovers documents, photos, multimedia files and emails. It works on both PC hard drive and removable drives, such as USB sticks, memory cards, mobile phones and iPods.
G2tool Any Data Recovery allows you to preview files before actually recovering them. It’s also easy to use with a recovery wizard for first time."
Currently receiving 48% thumbs up, is a high number for a data recovery app. 

Sunday, June 21, 2015

FoneLab for Android 1.0.6 - Free as in Freeware from Giveaway of the Day - Only Today

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/fonelab-for-android-1-0-6/ 
"FoneLab for Android is designed for recovering lost/deleted data from Android mobile phones, tablets and SD cards. It can recover Text Messages, Messaging Attachments, Contacts, Call History and Photos, Pictures, Videos, Music, Documents easily.
It supports Android 2.3 and above Android OS version. You can easily recover lost/deleted data from Samsung, HTC, Sony, Huawei, Xiaomi, ZET, LG, Moto, etc."
It has a 46% thumbs up rating which is very good for a data recovery program on Giveaway of the Day. 

Saturday, June 06, 2015

M3 Data Recovery Standard - Free as in Freeware - Only Today from Giveaway of the Day

http://www.bitsdujour.com/software/m3-Data-Recovery-Standard/
"Face it, you have a habit of losing things. Most of the time, they turn up eventually, but when it comes to data, the likelihood is that they’re probably gone forever! Except, of course, when you have a copy of today’s discount software promotion, M3 Data Recovery Standard!
M3 Data Recovery Standard recovers more than 600 unique file formats from all types of storage media. With M3 Data Recovery Standard, you’ll be able to safely recover data previously thought lost due to deletion, formatting, loss or partition, or a number of other reasons! Even if you have absolutely no prior experience using data recovery software, M3 Data Recovery Standard will amaze and astound you with intuitive wizard interfaces that walk you through the simple process of rescuing your files.
When you have M3 Data Recovery Standard by your side, you aren’t just able to recover files from your hard drive – you’ll have a brilliant data recovery solution that’s perfect for USB drives, external hard drives, SD cards, CompactFlash cards, and a full spectrum of other storage devices! Best of all, M3 Data Recovery Standard works in a read only mode that means your data is never at risk of being damaged!"

M3 Bitlocker Recovery Free V5.0 - Free as in Freeware - Every day Not Just Today


http://www.m3datarecovery.com/bitlocker-drive-data-recovery/
"Free Bitlocker Recovery Software - M3 Bitlocker Recovery Free V5.0
Bitlocker recovery software to recover data from Bitlocker encrypted volume. As Bitlocker repair tool alternative, M3 Bitlocker Recovery provides easy-to-use and friendly UI to recover damaged, corrupted, failed or inaccessible Bitlocker encrypted volume, recover deleted, lost Bitlocker encrypted partition, recover deleted files from Bitlocker encrypted drive.
Recover data from Bitlocker-encrypted external hard drive and USB flash drive..."
This looks pretty extraordinary, a data recovery achievement and given away free to boot. 

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Easy Digital Photo Recovery 3.0 - Free as in Freeware Only Today from Giveaway of the Day

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/easy-digital-photo-recovery-3-0-2/
"Easy Digital Photo Recovery is a handy data recovery tool that works with many picture formats, from simple JPG to complex RAW. The fully automated recovery engine restores as much data as possible.
The program is equipped with a thorough preview that shows the potential results beforehand. Easy Digital Photo Recovery works with all types of storage and is specifically designed for Windows environment."
23% thumbs up, which is par for the course for data recovery software these days.
 

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Power Data Recovery - Free as in Freeware - Only Today from Giveaway of the Day

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/minitool-power-data-recovery-6-8/
"Power Data Recovery is an all in one data recovery software that helps you to recover all important data that was lost after accidental format, virus issues, software malfunction, file deletion etc. It is an easy-to-use software that examines your inaccessible hard drives, CD/DVD disks, memory cards, memory sticks and other digital media for damages and corruptions and recovers the data.
MiniTool Power Data Recovery Personal License includes 5 functional modules: Undelete Recovery, Damaged Partition Recovery, Lost Partition Recovery, Digital Media Recovery, and CD/DVD Recovery."
Has a 38% thumbs up, which is a little higher than normal for data recovery software. I like how there are multiple rel different functions which you don't always find in data recovery apps. 

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Syncios Data Recovery (Win & Mac) 1.0.2 - Free as in Freeware - Only Today from Giveaway of the Day

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/syncios-data-recovery-win-mac-1-0-2/
Syncios Data Recovery is a powerful data recovery tool which can recover almost all deleted files directly from iOS device, as well as recover data from iTunes backup, iCloud backup under various tough circumstances, including: accidentally deleted, water damage, restore factory setting.
With Syncios Data Recovery, you can recover deleted music, videos, photos, contacts, notes, call log, messages, Whatsapp messages, bookmarks and more from iDevice, iTunes backup or iCloud backup without any quality loss. The data found will be categorized in 3 major types: Photos & Videos, Messages & Call log, Memos & Others. You can click on each tab to switch and preview the found data, then recover the files selectively.
Only 15% thumbs up, which is abysmal even for data recovery software on Giveaway of the Day. 

7-Data Photo Recovery - Free as in Freeware - Today Only from Bits du Jour

http://www.bitsdujour.com/software/7-data-photo-recovery-1year/
"Think about all of the digital cameras and camcorders you’ve owned. Now think about all of the times you accidentally deleted a photo or video that you really wanted to keep. It’s time to go on a rescue mission for those files, using today’s discount software promotion, 7-Data Photo Recovery!
7-Data Photo Recovery lets you recover valuable photos, video, and audio files from almost any kind of storage media, from local drives, SD cards, USB devices, and more. With 7-Data Photo Recovery, you’ll be able to go through all of your old storage cards, finding a treasure trove of memories thought lost forever.
Imagine the joy in pulling long lost photos and video off of your old cameras, cell phones, memory cards, and hard drives! This valuable trip down memory lane will be sponsored by today’s purchase of 7-Data Photo Recovery!"

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Vibosoft PDF Password Remover 2.1 - Free as in Freeware - Only Today from Giveaway of the Day

"Vibosoft PDF Password remover helps to decrypt all the restrictions of your PDF files, such as owner`s password protection. If you often work with PDF files, you might protect your copyright and set different passwords for your documents. If it happens that you get confused with all passwords and will not be able to open a protected file, Vibosoft PDF Password remover will help you to decrypt all the restrictions.
Key features:
  • Remove restrictions on PDF: copying, editing, and printing directly;
  • Supports 40-bit RC4, 128-bit RC4, 128-bit AES decryption;
  • Remove PDF Open Password with the right authorized password;
  • Allows to decrypt up to 400+ PDF files at one time with no crash."
Fairly high rating at 47% thumbs up... 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Tenorshare Data Recovery WinPE - Recover files from bootable CD, DVD, USB drives without booting into Windows - Free As in Freeware Only Today from Giveaway of the Day

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/tenoreshare-data-recovery-winpe-4-0-0/
"Recover files from bootable CD, DVD, USB drives without booting into Windows. Tenorshare Data Recovery WinPE is a useful data recovery software for Windows to help your computer deal with booting issues, such as freezes, crashes, keeping rebooting and in not starting at all.
Key Features:
  • Make a boot CD/DVD/USB drive to boot up inaccessible Windows when your operating system is damaged, corrupted or crashed;
  • Recover any file types on your computer: photos, videos, songs, emails and other documents;
  • Not only recover files from hard drives, but also get lost data back from USB flash drive, memory card, external hard drives, digital cameras, MP3/MP4 players, RAID, dynamic disk, and more;
  • Supports almost all file systems, such as FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, HFS, HFS+ based hard drive and storage devices;
  • Preview photos like JPG, PNG, TIF, etc. and audio file before recovery."
At 41% thumbs up, the reviewers are giving this a higher percentage than most recovery software on Giveaway of the Day. 

Saturday, May 23, 2015

The Undelete 3.1 - Free As In Freeware Only Today from Giveaway of the Day

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/the-undelete-6-38/
"Undelete lost files and recover deleted documents with a step-by-step wizard. They can be automatically and easily recovered, even from corrupted partitions and crashed hard drives. The program supports NTFS, FAT, ext2 and ext3 drives.
The Undelete Smart Scan feature makes sure that your most valuable data is recovered first: documents, digital pictures and archives are the priority."
Only 24% thumbs up. Not high for this type of program... 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

12 Free and Useful Data Recovery Utilities - Repost

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/pictures-story/332-free-data-recovery-backup-restore.html
"As the need for computers at work, home, and school has grown, so too has the amount of data we produce. Many times we consider the information we store on our PCs more important than actual physical objects. And why not, when the files we work with on the computer represent many long hours of hard work?
Still, it's amazing how many users take a flippant approach towards backing up important data—if ..."
Included are the following:
  • TestDisk - find lost partitions, fix booting and file system issues.
  • PhotoRec - looks at raw data from disks looking for file header types and recovers the files without their file names and directory paths. Maybe particularly good with images, hence the name.
  • CD Recovery Toolbox - data recovery from scratched or damaged optical disks.
  • PC CMOS Cleaner - reset CMOS password.
  • Recovery is Possible (RIP) - boot CD that includes PhotoRec and other tools that can recover partitions, fix file systems and recover deleted files.
  • Avira Antivir Rescue System  - Linux booting image which can clean badly virus infected machines.
  • PING (PartImage is Not Ghost) - backup partitions and delete the CMOS password.
  • Recuva - looks at empty space on your drive and allows recovery of files found there.
  • Pandora Recovery - like Recuva but without installing so can be run from a USB Memory stick.
  • AVG Rescue CD - boot CD which cleans your disk(s) without starting the normal operating system.
  • MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable CD - an easy to sue partitioning tool.
  • Hiren's Boot CD - a boot CD with all the above tools on it, including also cloning tools for backuping your disk.

5 Signs that Your Hard Drive is Probably About to Fail - Repost

"Whether you have a solid state or mechanical drive, there is always a chance the device will fail and take all your data with it.
These are five tell-tale signs that usually point to a hard drive failure in the near future.
  1. Intermittent file corruption or missing files - Hard drives store data in a specific place that is then later used to retrieve the data when you need it. If the drive is failing, your computer might display an icon for a file, but won’t be able to open it. Instead the computer randomly returns an error that the data is invalid or corrupt..."

7-Data Card Recovery - Free as in Freeware - Only Today from Bits du Jour

"In the course of your work and home life, you probably use about a half dozen or more different types of data storage. SD cards, MicroSD cards, CompactFlash, memory sticks, and more find their way into your desk at home and in your drawer at work. So why would you use a data recovery app that only works with some of them? Get today’s discount software promotion, 7-Data Card Recovery, and call it a day!
7-Data Card Recovery lets you recover valuable photos, videos, files, and more from a wide array of storage types. With 7-Data Card Recovery, you’ll be able to rescue files off of multiple memory card, mobile phone, and digital camera storage types in cases of loss, deletion, corruption, or even formatting.
Using 7-Data Card Recovery is so easy, anyone can do it! Just point the program at the source storage device and the application displays all of the files that can be recovered. Then, just a click later, pull those files out of the Danger Zone and save them safely to your hard drive!"

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Tenorshare WhatsApp Recovery - Free as in Freeware - Only Today from Giveaway of the Day

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/tenorshare-whatsapp-recovery-2-6-0/ 
"Tenorshare WhatsApp Recovery will help if you accidentally wiped your contacts, chat history and WhatsApp messages from iOS or Android device. The program will easily recover this data, no matter how you lost it. Install Tenorshare WhatsApp Recovery on any iOS device or Android phone.
Key features:
  • Quickly recover both WhatsApp chat history (like photos, videos, and other message attachments) and contacts saved on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch. Android based phones like Samsung, Motorola, HTC, LG, Sony, etc.;
  • Work for any data loss scenarios including device loss, iOS or Android upgrade, formatting and factory setting restore;
  • Lost WhatsApp chat history and contacts can be restored both from mobile phones itself and from backups;
  • Transfers WhatsApp texts, photos, videos and contacts to computer for backup, which allows you to view the items in it freely;
  • Supports all iDevices, such as iPhone, iPad, iPod and other Android devices like Samsung, Motorola, HTC, Sony, Google Nexus, Moto X, Lenovo, OnePlus, etc.
This program has only a 17% thumbs up rating which is low even for a data recovery program, but heh, it's free... 

Saturday, May 09, 2015

7-Data Recovery Suite - Free as in Freeware - Only Today from Bits du Jour

"7-Data Recovery Suite, today’s discount software promotion, is here to save your day!
Data recovery is a necessity these days. There are a number of ways that your data can be lost – deleted files, hard drive corruption, lost partition, willful acts of wrongdoing. No matter how it happened, the result is always the same – stress, frustration, sheer panic at the notion that you’ve lost something valuable that can never be retrieved.
7-Data Recovery Suite can recover deleted files and data under a variety of conditions, from local drives, memory cards, mobile phones, and other storage devices. With this user-friendly data recovery software, you don’t have to pull your hair out over a lost document, email, photo, video, or audio file ever again. Thanks to advanced scanning technology and directory restructuring algorithms, 7-Data Recovery Suite digs deep and recovers your files back from the abyss. It even works to recover deleted files from the Recycle Bin or by using 'Shift+Delete'.
Do you need hard drive recovery from your local drive or external drive? It doesn’t matter, 7-Data Recovery Suite can recover your deleted files from it. Actually, even if a partition is lost or deleted, 7-Data Recovery Suite can still get the job done. This is commonly the case when your hard drive gives up the ghost, with corrupted sectors, a messed up Master Boot Record, and more.
If you work primarily with media, you’ll love the fact that 7-Data Recovery Suite features a special media data recovery option that specifically scans storage sources for any traces of images and media files!"

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Easy File Undelete - Free as in Free Only Today from Giveaway of the Day

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/easy-file-undelete-3-0-2/
"Recover deleted files with Easy File Undelete. It is a tool that recovers formatted data and deleted files from Recycle Bin. The program supports Raw Search, Unicode, and works with more than 100 types of files.
You can preview the data you want to recover before starting the process. Easy File Undelete works on Windows and supports all types of storage devices."
Only 22% thumbs up, but I like this company that makes this product Munsoft. They don't make the most attractive interfaces, but their products work. 

Thursday, April 30, 2015

iPubsoft iPhone Data Recovery - Free as in Freeware - Only Today From Bits Du Jour


http://www.bitsdujour.com/software/ipubsoft-iphone-data-recovery/

"Your iPhone lives in your hand and is your direct contact with every piece of important information you never need. But because you are human, sometimes you happen to hit all of the random presses and swipes that result in accidental deletion of something critical! In these cases, you will thank yourself for picking up a copy of today’s discount software promotion, iPubsoft iPhone Data Recovery!

iPubsoft iPhone Data Recovery lets you recover valuable data from your iPhone, including deleted photos, contacts, messages, and call lists. With iPubsoft iPhone Data Recovery, you’ll be able to recover data that was on your phone even if it’s been lost, damaged, or stolen, thanks to the ability to read iTunes backups! And with a handy Preview function, you’ll always be able to see what you’re recovering before committing to recovering it.

With compatibility going all the way back to the iPhone 3GS, iPubsoft iPhone Data Recovery is the perfect solution for anyone at risk of accidentally losing information stored on their phone (that means everyone). Everything is recoverable, including text messages, contacts, call logs, calendars, message attachments, videos, photos and more."

Looks good!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

7-Data Android Recovery - Free as in Freeware - Only Today From Bits du Jour

http://www.bitsdujour.com/software/7-data-android-recovery/
"Sure, you may think that your Android phone or tablet is the absolute best thing on the market, but when it comes down to it, we’re all susceptible to data loss, no matter what device we prefer! But when it comes to trying to rescue your most cherished and private files, do you really want someone else snooping around for them? Do it yourself with today’s discount software promotion, 7-Data Android Recovery!
7-Data Android Recovery lets you recover photos, video, audio, documents, emails, and other data from both internal Android memory as well as SD cards. With 7-Data Android Recovery, you’ll be able to recover your own files without the embarrassing loss of privacy associated with having a professional service do it for you. Best of all, 7-Data Android Recovery works its file recovery magic both on internal Android memory as well as SD cards used by Android devices – even SD cards that have been formatted!
All of the popular photo and video file formats are supported by 7-Data Android Recovery, as well as applications, emails, database files, and Word documents. Additionally, 7-Data Android Recovery is compatible with different versions of the Android OS and a broad spectrum of devices manufactured by Google, Samsung, Motorola, and HTC!"
Looks good. 

Undelete Wizard 5.1 - Free as in Freeware - Only Today From Giveaway of the Day

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/undelete-wizard-5-1
"Recover deleted files from healthy FAT and NTFS storage media with Undelete Wizard. Successfully recover documents, pictures, and other types of files as long as your disk is accessible. The software recovers certain Office documents of DOC, RTF, PDF formats, digital pictures, including RAW files from digital SLR cameras, music and video files.
Advanced recovery features support all kinds of storage media, such as computer hard disks, memory cards: SD, MMC or CompactFlash, USB flash drives, external disks, and many other types of devices. Undelete Wizard supports RAID arrays and Dynamic Disks on all versions of Windows, and undeletes files from FAT and NTFS formatted devices equally easily."
Rate at 24 % thumbs up, which is par for the course for data recovery tools. 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

How to Repair or Recover Data from a Corrupted PDF File - A Make Use of Article

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/repair-recover-data-corrupted-pdf-file/
"Any file type can get corrupted. If you don’t back up your data, finding out something broke can be a nightmare. Here, we’re looking specifically at PDF recovery.
It may be possible to fully repair the entire PDF, restoring it to its original state, or you might only be able to extract elements and rebuild the rest. Anything you can get, right?
Once you’ve checked out our tips, please pop into the comment section at the bottom to let us know if you’ve ever suffered PDF corruption and if you managed to resolve it..."
There's nothing new for me in this article but it is nice to see. Note, there are a lot of services online which say they can repair corrupt PDF's for free. 

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Mareew Disk Recovery - Free as in Freeware - Only Today from Giveaway of the Day

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/mareew-disk-recovery-1-5/
Mareew Disk Recovery recovers data from healthy and damaged NTFS partitions easily and reliably. The wizard-like user interface keeps user error close to impossible, while sophisticated data recovery technologies ensure that you get as much of your data back as theoretically possible.
Undelete deleted files, recover data from formatted and inaccessible NTFS partitions completely automatically.
This only gets 20% thumbs up. I've never heard of the company, but of course new company's are welcome. 

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Easy Archive Recovery - Free as in Freeware from Giveaway of the Day - Only Today

"Easy Archive Recovery is a data recovery program that works specifically with ZIP and RAR archives. It’s capable of restoring all types of RAR and ZIP, created in any known type of compression tools, such as WinRAR, InfoZiP, WinZIP and other.
The program supports SFX and solid archives. The contents of the archive can be previewed before the recovery. The files that were stored on a broken or formatted storage medium can be previewed and recovered as well."
Even though this program gets poor marks at 21% thumbs up, it is from the Russian company Munsoft, whom I like. The visual appeal of their interfaces are not so hot but I think the programs work well and efficiently. 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

MiniTool Power Data Recovery - Personal Edition - Free as in Freeware - Only Today from BIts du Jour

http://www.bitsdujour.com/software/minitool-power-data-recovery/ 
"Uh oh! That critically important file, the one that you keep in that special folder away from all of your other stuff, has managed to disappear! Accidental deletion? Intentional sabotage? Dog with opposable thumbs? No matter what the cause, there’s no need to panic if you have a copy of today’s discount software promotion, MiniTool Power Data Recovery!
MiniTool Power Data Recovery lets anyone, regardless of technical expertise, recover lost data from deletions and damaged/formatted hard drives. With MiniTool Power Data Recovery, you’ll be able to easily rescue deleted data not only from hard disks and RAID devices, but also CDs, DVDs, memory cards, flash drives, and memory sticks.
Five powerful data recovery modules in MiniTool Power Data Recovery are designed to fit every need. Just determine what caused the deletion – partition damage, partition loss, CD/DVD corruption, or accidental deletion – then let MiniTool Power Data Recovery loose. Then sit back and wait as MiniTool Power Data Recovery fetches your missing data and comes back with it for you!"
Looks good. Bits du Jour doesn't have their readers rate their products unlink Giveawayoftheday. 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Various Types of Hard Drives - How Long They Last and Why They Fail - A MakeUseOf Article

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/hard-drives-ssds-flash-drives-how-long-will-your-storage-media-last/
"When looking for storage media, we’re not short on good options. Whether you want large capacities, superfast performance or portability, there’s a perfect choice for you.
But just how reliable are these different media? We know that CDs and DVDs don’t last forever. What about hard drives and solid state drives?
How long will they continue to work in your computer, and how long will they store your data if you use them for archiving?
Let’s take a look...."
Interesting article. 

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Disk Recovery Wizard - Free as in Freeware from Giveaway of the Day - Today Only


http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/disk-recovery-wizard-4-1/
"Disk Recovery Wizard is an effective application that can be used to recover deleted data from a healthy hard drive. In addition, it can be used to recover information from damaged, repartitioned and unreadable volumes. It is an easy to use software and any person can simply run and recover deleted data within a short time period.
Supporting FAT, NTFS, ext2 and ext3 recovery, Disk Recovery Wizard can quickly extract information from existing volumes or thoroughly scan the entire hard drive in order to locate recoverable files by analyzing data blocks in raw mode. Live Preview supports 320+ formats and works in full and free versions. RAID arrays and Dynamic Disks are supported along with exotic USB dongles and solid-state devices."

This program has a pretty healthy 39% thumbs up at the moment and not to mention it's supposed $139.95 normal price tag, seems like a pretty it might be worth installing. I think it is similar to GetData's RecoverMyFiles.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Ashampoo GetBack Photo 1.0.1 - Free as in Freeware, Only Today from Giveaway of the Day


"Photos are full of memories and often have a priceless, sentimental value. Especially then it is painful, when one realizes that the digital photos of the own wedding, pictures of the children’s births or of the last holiday are gone and that there is no backup. With Ashampoo GetBack Photo the loss of digital photos doesn’t have to be permanent. The program enables the quick recovery of photos from different storage devices in just a few steps.
In contrast to many conventional undeleter programs, Ashampoo GetBack Photo recovers not only photos that were deleted “normally”, but also images from storage devices that have already been formatted.
Key features:
  • Recovery of deleted or damaged image files;
  • Scan of all storage devices in the system;
  • Photos might even be found, after the storage device was formatted;
  • Metadata is also recovered, e.g. EXIF and IPTC;
  • Support of all common file formats, e.g. JPG, PNG, BMP, GIF, RAW;
  • Photos are also found in file formats such as PDF and Word documents;
  • Display of recoverable photos as thumbnails."
A 33% thumbs rating is not to bad for data recovery apps from Giveaway of the Day.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Hetman Partition Recovery - Free as in Freeware - Only Today from Bits Du Jour

http://www.bitsdujour.com/software/hetman-partition-recovery-2/
"Have you been looking for the best way to recover data from a hard drive, memory card, or external USB drive? Remembered that critical file only AFTER you’re looking at a formatted disk or deleted partition? Or just dealing with the aftermath of a hard drive that’s crashed and unreachable via Windows? Just pick up a copy of today’s discount software promotion, Hetman Partition Recovery!
Hetman Partition Recovery lets you recover information from damaged hard drives, rescuing not only the file but also the folder structure. With Hetman Partition Recovery, you’ll be able to see all existing and previously created (but now deleted) volumes, letting you search and recover files at will! Think it’s too complicated? Not at all, thanks to Hetman Partition Recovery’s convenient wizards that take you step by step through the recovery process!
No matter what type of file you seek, Hetman Partition Recovery can recover it! In fact, content-aware analysis means that Hetman Partition Recovery can often recover documents, pictures, and archives even if no trace of a file system remains on the disk. Check it – any desktop or laptop hard drive, all popular memory card formats, and even MP3 players can be searched using Hetman Partition Recovery."
Looks good.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Recovery Mechanic - Free as in Freeware, Only Today from Giveaway of the Day - Recovery Mechanic Undelete files and folders from FAT and NTFS

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/recovery-mechanic-5-1/
"Undelete files and folders from FAT and NTFS disks! Recovery Mechanic makes it possible to recover all types of files from healthy and damaged media such as hard drives, flash memory, SSD drives, memory cards, and digital cameras.
Documents, pictures, music, video, archives, email, and many more types of files can be rescued from disks that were badly damaged, reformatted, or that are plain inaccessible. Recovery Mechanic comes with full preview of recoverable files. You can preview documents with objects, email with attachments, play back audio and video files, and enter compressed archives before Recovery Mechanic attempts to recover them. Live preview works in all versions of Recovery Mechanic."
Nice high 54% thumbs up rating. 

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Hetman Partition Recovery - Free as in Freeware Only Today from Giveaway of the Day

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/hetman-partition-recovery-2-2/
"Hetman Partition Recovery will reliably restore information from damaged FAT and NTFS disks, recovering the original file and folder structure. In addition to existing partitions, the tool discovers all previously created volumes. This allows the user to search and recover files from those deleted volumes. The tool can save the entire logical drive, recovering the original file and folder structure.
Supporting all versions of FAT and NTFS file systems used in all versions of Windows up to the latest Windows 10, this hard drive recovery software can fix problems in storage media of any kind. Convenient step-by-step wizards make the recovery process as easy as one-two-three."
Only 24% thumbs up, but that is par for the course. Note that the normal price is $133, so this is a good deal to have on say a thumb drive in case you have a trouble with one of your hard drive partitions. 

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Easy Drive Data Recovery - Free as in Freeware Only Today From Giveaway of the Day

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/easy-drive-data-recovery-3-0-2/
"Easy Drive Data Recovery is a software program that can be used for data recovery of all types of files on types of storage media. It supports Raw Search with over 90 file types available. The preview shows the recoverability of a particular file.
The program works in Windows environment, features full Unicode support."
This is a program made by Munsoft, a Russian company that I like. However their interfaces aren't that attractive. Maybe that's why the thumbs up is only 24% for this software. Anyway it is for recovering deleted, lost and temporary versions of files like say Recuva (I think). It probably works pretty well. 

Sunday, January 18, 2015

AidFile Data Recovery 3.6.7 - Free as in Freeware - Only Today From Giveaway of the Day

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/aidfile-data-recovery-3-6-7
"Aidfile data recovery is a software for recovering pictures, word, documents, images, photos, videos and other files from hard drive, SD card, flash drive, partition, external hard drive, USB drive.Aidfile data recovery tool is an easy-to-use and powerful specialized in recovering files from corrupted partition table in an easy manner. It could recover files and data from FAT32 partition as well as from NTFS and EXFAT.
Aid file recovery software professional can recover the data if there is an error to your software. For example, partition error writing, unintentional formatting, accidentally deletion, false backup, MBR losing, bad sector of BOOT, virus attack, hacker attack, conversion error, partition logic error, logical bad sectors of hard drive, partition table lost, etc."
Usual 23% or so rating for data recovery software. As said before, often data recovery situations are hopeless and the user blames it on the software.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Tenorshare iPhone Care Pro - Free as in Freeware - Probably Just for Today From Bits Du Jour

"If you are like us, you use your iPhone and/or iPad every day, sometimes for most of the day, for hours on end. And like any computer, constant daily use takes its toll on performance – but you can’t fix your iOS device as easily as you can with a desktop, right? Wrong! Not if you have today’s discount software promotion, Tenorshare iPhone Care Pro!
Tenorshare iPhone Care Pro is a comprehensive tool that repairs iOS issues and optimizes performance for iPhone, iPad, and iPod. Featuring 6 sub-tools targeting specific issues, Tenorshare iPhone Care Pro is designed to be your one-stop shop for fixing everything that’s not quite right with your iOS device.
You don’t even have to know what’s wrong with your iOS device to fix it with Tenorshare iPhone Care Pro! Just one click optimizes, cleans, and fixes your device. And with three options to address the most common problems, there’s a good chance that Tenorshare iPhone Care Pro can remove your ads, improve performance, and fix stuck iOS devices just like that! You can even use Tenorshare iPhone Care Pro to backup and restore your iOS device!"
Free probably just for today. 

Saturday, January 10, 2015

"MunSoft Data Recovery Suite offers an all-round recovery solution for both deleted and damaged files. 6 programs give full protection to all types of documents, pictures, Office files and others. The programs use Raw Search in order to detect the recoverable data and extract maximum information.
Every type of storage is supported. Each program has a preview that shows the exact amount of data available for recovery."
This giveaway  is quite something. In addition to their effective program for repairing or recovering corrupt MS Office files, Munsoft is apparently giving away the kitchen sink, including their other programs for recovering corrupt zip files and Microsoft Access databases as well as photo, file and disk disk recovery. This is well worth the time for installing. Be sure to install on a secondary partition than the one you usually use in case you need to use the program for file or disk recovery. Don't apy attention to the 28% thumbs up. THe interfaces are clunky but I expect the programs work very well indeed.

Friday, January 09, 2015

MiniTool Mac Data Recovery Personal Version Helps You to Recover Lost Files from a Mac and Other Devices - Free as in Freeware Only Today From Bits du Jour

"It always seems that we lose the files that have the most emotional value, doesn’t it? If you’ve been wondering how to recover lost photos, music, videos, emails, or documents from your Mac, look no further than today’s discount software promotion, MiniTool Mac Data Recovery Personal Version!
MiniTool Mac Data Recovery Personal Version helps you to recover lost files from a Mac and other devices. With MiniTool Mac Data Recovery Personal Version, you’ll have access to an advanced filter that will let you target exactly what you’re looking for, based on file extension, file name, size, or creation time.
You’ll be amazed at the level of flexibility offered by MiniTool Mac Data Recovery Personal Version! Featuring four different recovery modes, MiniTool Mac Data Recovery Personal Version is the perfect utility for recovering data from accidental deletion, damaged partitions, deleted partitions, or digital media storage. You can even use the included boot disk to start a computer that can’t boot on its own!
Don't have Facebook? That's ok, we haven't forgotten about you. When the promotion is live, just click the 'Get it for Free' button and fill out a quick survey to claim your 100% discount!"
Giveaways for Mac recovery tools are kind of rare. I would get this one while you can. Probably only today. Sometimes they extend it for one more day.

Hasleo Data Recovery FreeV3.2 - Free as in Freeware - Permanently from Hasleo Software

https://www.hasleo.com/win-data-recovery/free-data-recovery.html "Hasleo Data Recovery FreeV3.2 100% Free Data Recovery Software...