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Giveaway of the day — Aidfile Format Drive Recovery 3.67

Aidfile format recovery will help to recover files from formatted devices.
$65.95 EXPIRED
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Aidfile format recovery software will help to recover photos, pictures, videos, Word documents, Excel, PDF and other files from formatted devices, such as flash drives, pen, thumb, memory sticks, SD cards, USB, CF cards or other external hard drives.

Key Features:

  • Recover data after accidental format, even if you have reinstalled Windows;
  • Recover files deleted from the Recycle Bin;
  • Recover formatted lost MS office Word, Excel documents, photos, images, videos, music, email;
  • Recover from hard drive, USB drive, memory stick, camera card, floppy disk storage media;
  • Supports FAT32, NTFS, ExFAT file systems.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 8.1 or later

Publisher:

Aidfile

Homepage:

http://formatdriverecovery.com/

File Size:

12 MB

Price:

$65.95

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#10

I do not like this. It takes a life-time to scan. I am uninstalling.

Please provide a better recovery SW.

Thanks for the Work :)

Reply   |   Comment by kii  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#9

With all due respect ... $65 for software in a field replete with free alternatives?

Reply   |   Comment by JGF  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#8

I was trying to install XP on an old laptop on a docking station which has a 4TB external HDD connected. What I didn't know was that the HDD inside the laptop was defective. In my hurry and not paying much attention I deleted the partition on the fully loaded 4TB drive (I forgot about the 4TB drive on the docking station and it was still active). In my panic, I tried AOMEI Partition Assistance Pro, it flagged an error "sector has more than 512 Bytes". Then I tried EaseUS Partition Master 10.0 (Thank you GOTD), To my great relief, in 1/2 hour, it was able to recover the partition with the original folder structures and all the files as if nothing has happened.

That was real fast to recover 3.6TB of data.

Reply   |   Comment by Pinky  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#7

What I need is a utility to put back the "MBR" on a data drive which lost it during a transfer to a new enclosure. Does anyone have a good program for this? I do not need nor want to reformat the drive, just put the "MBR" back.

Thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by bart  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Bart:

Do a search on the Bootrec.exe utility, run startup repair (Win7 Install DVD) and you will get an answer.

Donald

Reply   |   Comment by Donald  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#6

Recovery and undelete was useful in the past when the hard drives failed often and the operating systems were much more buggy.
These days, almost everyone has some sort of backup for almost all files including the operating system.
I remember doing undelete not long time ago with this software, it took 7 hours to scan a 1TB hard drive and another 8 hours to recover files (partial) and otherwise that were useless after the recovery.
All that time wasted thought me a lesson to never ever again use recovery software, but instead, now I make triplicate backup of everything and will not attempt anymore file recovery.

I just wonder, will this software attempt to recover from bad sectors or corrupted sectors or if the system fails to even recognize the hard drive, I guess not.

Reply   |   Comment by ginna  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#5

"Can it also scan a single folder?"

Good question in bringing up what I feel is an important point -- data can be stored anywhere on a drive or storage device. Folders or directories makes it easier to organize & find files, but they're artificial in the sense that all you're really organizing are the file names. The actual chunks of data making up a file can be spread over the entire storage area.

The important point? It can be useful or helpful to use smaller partitions, or smaller USB sticks or memory cards etc. If something goes wrong, it's faster & easier to scan a smaller storage space, whether you're doing a repair [chkdsk], defragmenting, trying to find lost files etc. When it comes to lost files, it can also be safer -- if you stored your photos for example on a separate partition from where Windows is installed, then all the cautions about installing recovery software or using Windows do not apply. That's because in this case both adding software & running Windows writes data to the Windows partition -- Not where your photos are stored. And that's a concept or idea that you can use with all *your* data -- Windows can always be replaced [reinstalled] as can your software, but when it comes to your stuff, not so much.

"Personally I prefer portable software especially for these aims and best is a Linux live CD for first try (see above), destroying nothing!"

It used to be so, when things were simpler... Nowadays a Windows device [PC, laptop, tablet...] may use the old way of booting or starting up, or it may use the newer UEFI, or more likely, a hybrid combo of the two, & it can be 32 or 64 bit. The drive where Windows is installed may be MBR or GPT, with the files that make it boot or start on the same partition, or on another partition that may or may not be hidden. Add the complications of secure boot, manufacturer added security measures in the bios [responsible for starting the device], & bios that switch modes depending on what they see for the boot drive or storage device.

All together that means that if you have a current Windows device, You Cannot take it for granted that it will boot or start using Any CD or DVD or USB stick or external drive. It's been that way for a while -- why I think some [many?] people have reported problems with different backup software, because if it doesn't start & run properly as a substitute for Windows, restoring the Windows partition is not going to work. SO 2 important points -- don't keep your stuff on the Windows partition, & while it's best if you can avoid it, if you must use a bootable disk or drive or USB stick, make sure you test it thoroughly to make sure it will indeed work the way it's supposed to.

Now why Aidfile Format Drive Recovery?... If I lose some important files, maybe one or another recovery app will give different results -- maybe one app will give me file X while another gives me file Y. Maybe all the results are the same, but I'll feel better knowing I tried everything. :)

There's also Windows 10 on the near horizon. Most people will upgrade to 10 rather than doing a fresh install, at least at 1st I think, because that's how you get your free license key. Not all software will survive the upgrade, so if you had 5 recovery apps, afterwards you might have only one or two -- who knows? Running the previews it seems Windows 10 file system is a little different -- will some or all recovery apps work with it equally well? Who knows? Aidfile Format Drive Recovery at least lists itself as Windows 10 compatible.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)

Good comment and nice detail.
Lot of thanks partner.

Karl always is helpful for all of us and your comments are also nice.
Thanks a lot to both of you.

Reply   |   Comment by Irshad  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#4

Hey there - Dual Boot here - Installed today's offering on an 8.1.3 partition & A Win 10 (build 10240) partition & both found the same number of files (12 to be exact) on a small thumb-drive I formatted on purpose. Seems to do the trick - but is a little pricey for my money - REMEMBER - like real estate - BACKUP BACKUP BACKUP & NEVER be sorry. A few seconds at the time & a lifetime of enjoyment! HAGD & Thank you to GOTD & Aidfile for today's offering. C U Soon! B|

Reply   |   Comment by Thomas Roberts  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#3

Can it also scan a single folder?

Reply   |   Comment by Rush  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)
#2

I think the best recovery programs are made by DiskInternals.Tried many programs but only the DiskInternals Partition recovery helped... hope they'll make a giveaway with them.

Reply   |   Comment by Little Bob  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

http://www.diskinternals.com/partition-recovery/ says:
"You can download a full-featured trial version of DiskInternals Partition Recovery for free."

So seemingly its trial is only time-restricted. So it will do for once!!! Put please post your results here in more detail! Thanks in advance!

As very renowned Diskinternals has been bought by Microsoft some years ago, I don't believe that any giveaway ever will be available.

To GOTD:
I'm not trying any longer to post parts in fat ("strong") as it hasn't worked last two times!!!

Reply   |   Comment by FrancisBorne  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Nope the trial is restricted to view only. When you scan for files it'll show you the files but cannot save them.(tried to save it directly it only saved empty folders and i mounted a single txt file what was empty.)

Reply   |   Comment by Little Bob  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

FrancisBorone are you sure Diskinternals was bought up by Microsoft? I thought it was Wininternals founded by Bryce Cogswell and Mark Russinovich and thus inherited the free Sysinternals library when hiring Mark in the deal. I am sure Diskinternals (Research)aka wwww.diskinterals.com is a different company entirely. And we have had Diskinternals recovery software here a couple of times over the years: http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/category/publisher/diskinternals-research/

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#1

Installed and registered without problems on a Win 8.1.3 Pro 64 bit system. A clean install.

A company without name and address, software comes from Mitusoft Ltd.

We had a previous Aidfile Format Drive Recovery 3.66 on September 8, 2014. Here are the old reviews:
http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/aidfile-format-drive-recovery-3-66/

Upon start a blue resizable interface opens, it searches for attached drives. You select a drive and check it. Quite simple.

I took an older SD card with backups for my handy and formatted it with "quick format". Unfortunately I forgot to take a greenshot of the directory to show the before/after. So you have to believe me. Sorry!

But I have made a screenshot with the first run on the NOT formatted SD card, so you can see, how many files have been on this SD card:
http://i.imgur.com/P66U2rw.png

This time the scan takes much more time:
http://i.imgur.com/3tIFbck.png

With the first scan (without checking free space) it could not find a single file...
http://i.imgur.com/h3VZl5i.png

Now I checked the check box to search the free space, too:
It takes longer with this 4 GB SD card and has already found some files:
http://i.imgur.com/oQtHjeA.png

it works and works...
http://i.imgur.com/baeKhSF.png

result: could only find a small number of the existing files. Did not produce the expected result even in a very simple case of a fresh formatted card.
http://i.imgur.com/b7YKFuE.png

And here you find a correct statement on their web page:
"The most important tips:Even the most powerful software cannot solve all the problems, regardless of the evaluation of others and regardless of our own.
Sometimes, "unformat" can help you recover formatted drives. Sometimes, "undelete" can help you recover formatted drives. Also, "Full scan" or "Recover partition" can sometimes recover formatted drives.
"

Read this BEFORE you buy such a program:
http://i.imgur.com/S1gCsTJ.png

How do you get your money back, if you have no address and no responsible person?

Uninstalled via reboot, useless.

Have a nice weekend!

Reply   |   Comment by Karl  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+112)

I have to be fair, so an addition:

"unformat" does a better job than "undelete" in my previous comment.

But also unformat could not "unformat" the SD card and recover all previous files:
http://i.imgur.com/yc3657D.png

You should try both "unformat" and "undelete" to get as much back as possible.

Reply   |   Comment by Karl  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+67)

My best strategy: I copy all fotos etc. per computer to two other external USB media (HDDs) and then erase all files on SD card. Thus new fotos are not defragmented which is best for any sort of recovery.

Repeating again and again free PC Inspector File Recovery, PC Inspector Smart Recovery, Recuva and Linux based TestDisk&PhotoRecovery but now available for Windows too:

http://www.pcinspector.de/Default.htm?language=1 original homepage for Smart Recovery, too
https://www.piriform.com/recuva/download original homepage
http://www.cgsecurity.org/ original homepage
(http://forum.cgsecurity.org/phpBB3/testdisk-photorec-forum-in-english-f2.html)
https://www.linux.com/learn/tutorials/809671-get-your-data-back-with-linux-based-data-recovery-tools
with SystemRescueCD, a bootable Linux Live CD with graphical interface. Cited:
"This particular rescue CD supports most of the known partition formats and includes all the tools you need to recover data (including sfdisk, Gparted, TestDisk, PhotoRec, FSArchiver, and much more).
By the way Gparted is a free partitioner.

In worst case (which happened only years ago) I would use every recovery program available to me, one after the other and thus perhaps get more recovereed files than by using only one software.

Please keep in mind for recovery: if you install any software on your Windows partition afterwards perhaps just those files you want to recover will be overwritten by install or any other Windows' activities. Therefore you never should keep any valuable data on windows partition.

Personally I prefer portable software especially for these aims and best is a Linux live CD for first try (see above), destroying nothing!

Trusting Karl's results (many thanx!) but not so much any company without name and address I don't think that I will add Aidfile Format Drive Recovery 3.67 to my collection.

Reply   |   Comment by FrancisBorne  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+37)

Hi Karl,

You do such a great service installing and uninstalling so much software. How do you do it and keep your PC 'clean'? I know you use Regshot for tracking registry changes...but what about all of the files and folders installed during install. I have had plenty of experience with software uninstalls leaving traces behind. What do you use to avoid that?

Thanks,
J

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-12)

I got to laugh at this. Even after formatting a drive, SD card, etc, it's saying you can recover files??
Supposing I used the DOD version of deleting files prior to format? Or the other version, unsure of name but it erases file traces 7 times or more.
Now I wipe all free space clean. I then take either the drive or SD Card and put new data on it.
There is no way once you overwrite any old files, will it find them completely intact still.
I've used multiple data recovery software apps in the past and i have yet to find one, that does what it professes to do, completely.
I wouldn't waste spending 9.99 on such a program; let alone something that cost in excess of 50 dollars!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Kenneth Smith  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Karl,

Can you tell me what software program you use to place the red arrows on your Greenshot image?

*** Many thanks ***

Reply   |   Comment by Susan  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

A company without name and address, software comes from Mitusoft Ltd.

You just gave their name and then you said it is a company without name.

China Sichuan Province, Chengdu, Oct Chengdu The Riviera,61-2-205
Post:610000

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
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