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Aidfile 3.6.3.2 Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — Aidfile 3.6.3.2

Aidfile is the advanced disk and USB data recovery software.
$69.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 423 (52%) 386 (48%) 17 comments

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Aidfile recovery software is an easy-to-use and powerful hard disk data recovery tool specialized in recovering files from corrupted partition table in an easy manner. It can recover files and data from FAT32 partition as well as from NTFS and EXFAT. Aidfile data recovery 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.

Product Features:

  • Do Windows data recovery after accidental format, even if you have reinstalled Windows OS.
  • Get back files after a partitioning formatted, error or hard disk crash.
  • Recover files from lost, deleted or formatted partitions.
  • Recover deleted or lost files emptied from the recycle bin.
  • Recover lost MS Office Word and Excel documents, photos, images, videos, music, email, etc.
  • Recover lost files from hard drive, USB drive, memory card, memory stick, camera card, Zip, floppy disk or other storage media.
  • Preview lost pictures, office files, etc.
  • Recover lost files with the reason of partition software failure.

System Requirements:

Windows 2000/ 2003/ 2008/ 2012, XP, 7, 8, Vista (x32/x64)

Publisher:

Mitusoft Ltd.

Homepage:

http://www.aidfile.com/

File Size:

11.4 MB

Price:

$69.95

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#17

How much memory does this program takes?
I installed it on Win XP with low memory about 352MB, run the program and got my PC hang for a long time. Although there is no other program running.

I tried to uninstall it with Revo but the *.exe file still used by another process so I can't remove it completely.

I do really want to know about this.

Reply   |   Comment by Yolanda  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#16

#12 mike.
Thanks I did misunderstand what was written regarding USB drives but my mind was so preoccupied at the time wondering if I had used the program incorrectly so that it included files that hadn't been deleted. As a developer I hate to condemn a program and then find it's my fault because I misused it, sadly, it appears it is a program fault.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#15

In May we got this GAOTD as proffesional Version (3.6.2.2).
Today its the Standard version 3.6.3.2.
If I compare both I cant see any difference.
Please tel me which features I've overlooked.

Reply   |   Comment by Karla  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#14

The best ware for this is Recuva without a doubt. $69 I feel is too expensive sorry!

Reply   |   Comment by Prof. Brian Bevan  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#13

Not only does it show ALL files in results, also shows all zero byte files, which I have 10's of thousands. Sorry, thumbs down big time.

Reply   |   Comment by Jermey  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#12

If it helps...

XP-Man was confused about portable versions that could also be run for example after booting to a WinPE-type disc or USB stick...

These apps often come with the warning that recovery software shouldn't be run from the disk you're trying to recover data from -- perhaps a better way to word it would be to say: "Nothing, including Windows should be allowed to write to the disk/partition with the lost files you hope to recover". Since the OS doesn't know what areas of the disk are safely clear, & which contain fragments of lost files, anything written to the disk/partition could potentially overwrite all or parts of any lost files.

There are 4 ways to look at a disk/partition without writing to it... You can plug the drive into another PC, boot to a WinPE environment using a boot disc/USB stick that creates a RAM drive, boot to another OS on a different disk/partition, &/or from a boot disc/USB device clone the complete disk/partition either directly or by creating a full, *sector by sector* backup, restoring it to another disk/partition [including VHDs] [Note that for file recovery it's important when cloning to get all the data, even portions of the disk/partition that show up as free space].

Portable versions of recovery software can easily be run from another PC or after booting to a generic WinPE-type OS. Alternatively you can install whatever recovery app after booting into WinPE or similar -- just a bit more work, & of course you need to be able to install it that day so a GOTD wouldn't work. While some recovery software *may* come with it's own bootable *nix or WinPE image that can be put on a disc or USB stick, I haven't seen such a thing, but then I've never looked very hard either.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)
#11

For accuracy of recovery nothing beats the always free Testdisk. Just yesterday, it flawlessly recovered a 42gb disk image file from an external drive of mine that had lost both MFTs. Four other commerical programs either failed totally or restored with errors that made the disk image file useless. Yes, Testdisk is DOS-clunky, but it is fully portable and thus bootable.

Reply   |   Comment by Abe Abiter  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#10

Unless this software is installed on a portable drive without the need of an operating system, it will be lost cause.
How can you recover the drive if it fails where this software was installed, because 99% of drive failure occurs where the operating system is on.

Reply   |   Comment by Jerry  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#9

Not working for me....

For some odd reasons it freezes all the time whenever I click on the found partition before attempting to recover any file stored there, and honestly can't figure out what the cause of this glitch may be.

Did anyone have the same issue?

Reply   |   Comment by Andrea  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#8

Poor English and advertising puffery does not bode well for this offering.

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#7

Credit where credit is due. 3 1/2 stars at this point. It has valuable potential.

Installed and Registered well on XP Pro SP3. No complications whatsoever, and no waiting for an email that never comes.

I'd agree with some of the other assessments, at least to a point.

The GUI isn't very impressive, formatting is off, and use of the language is lacking. They could also use more TextTip boxes in various places where what you're doing isn't exactly clear. It does however contain local Help, and that's a big plus that many programs are moving away from in recent times.

Further, it did do a reasonable job of recovering a number of files that other such programs have not had any success with. That of course is the name of the game in software of this kind. So it gets good grades from me for doing things other programs have had no success with. It certainly did not recover them all, but it was a respectable number at least, that were previously unavailable by any means tested in the past. So it may have forensic value as well.

In fact I had an entire USB device that could not be accessed by any other means previously, and I was about to take a hatchet to it. However, this program did recover a large number of its files.

So its a keeper at least to the extent of much further testing over time, as the need to recover lost files develops. If they improved the GUI, formatting of some windows and the text within them, along with their use of the language, it would get very high marks from me. However, its real value will play out over time.

So thank you GAOTD and Aidfile. Good program for the most part.

Reply   |   Comment by JC  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)
#6

#4 Giovanni.
Your statement which reads as follows:-
”Of course, it doesn’t support bootable CD/USB Drives, but as far as I’m concerned almost any GAOTDs of this genre offered here has never sported such a feature.”

This confused me somewhat so I tested an old hard drive with full operating system (i.e. bootable) that was in a USB caddy, I used ICare to scan for deleted files which it did without difficulty. I consider this a bootable USB drive, could you please expand on what you mean by a bootable USB drive.
Also, how were you able to see which were deleted files on your hard drive so easily?

One quick point about today's offering, I have written a few programs that search for content in files. If I included files that did not contain what we were searching for it would make as much sense as including files that were not deleted in a recovery program.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)
#5

Apart from the technical limitations that have been described before, my greatest complaint is about the GUI, which is, like Ashraf stated, very unprofessional and amateurish. I think that iCare Data Recovery should have been the best choice for me, unfortunately I missed the giveaway just here.

Reply   |   Comment by Jordan  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#4

This GAOTD is a very good software in my view.

I've just tried it and to my great surprise it was able to recover a massive amount of deleted files missed by other data recovery software installed in my PC.

It also supports RAW drives, a key feature not provided by most of FREE/PAID similar software out there, as well as LOST PARTITIONS.

So there is absolutely no reason to give it a THUMBS DOWN!!!

Of course, it doesn't support bootable CD/USB Drives, but as far as I'm concerned almost any GAOTDs of this genre offered here has never sported such a feature.

THUMBS UP from me!!

BEST FREE ALTERNATIVES

- PhotoRec & Test Disk(==> Softpedia Editor Pick and my Personal First Choice)
Great FREE tool for recovering files (video, documents, archives, CD-ROMs, photos etc...) from HDs, memory cards, USB flash drives and even digital camera memory.
What makes this open source tool special is its ability to ignore the file system, meaning it can recover lost files even when the file system has been severely damaged or reformatted.
It also supports bootable media, thus it can be run outside Windows enabling you to recover deleted files even when your PC is no longer able to boot into Windows.

http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec

PhotoRec Step By Step guide
http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec_Step_By_Step

Test Disk Bootable CD & Live CD version:
http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/DOS_BootDisk
http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/Create_a_TestDisk_FreeDos_LiveCD

- Puran File Recovery
Superb FREE app which helps you recover deleted or lost partitions and files from formatted and even from RAW drives.
Supports pretty much any kind of storage medium detected by Windows as a drive (Hard Disks, Pen Drives, Memory Cards, Mobile Phones, CDs, DVD etc...).
As part of the award-winning FREE Puran Suite "Puran Utilities", it turned out to be the only FREEWARE out there capable of recovering almost any files previously stored in an USB drive of mine, suddenly turning into RAW format due to a technical hardware failure.
Yes it's FREE: simply amazing!!

http://www.puransoftware.com/File-Recovery.html

- (Portable) Recuva (doesn't support RAW drives though)
http://www.piriform.com/recuva/builds

Enjoy!!

Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+112)
#3

A pretty standard interface for this type of program, selected a small two gig partition where Delphi resides as I knew there would be very few deleted files there.
It quickly presented a Treeview of the drive and to my utter bewilderment did as Ashraf stated, it included undeleted files.
Modern drives are extremely large and can hold literally thousands of files, in fact it can hold thousands of deleted files and even sorting through the latter could be a challenge. To actually include files that have not been deleted presents the user with a mountain to climb and in my opinion makes this program unusable.

Like Ashraf I felt a must be some way to modify this behaviour but neither could I find one, if this is the case then this program is an utter nonsense.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+55)
#2

Downloaded and installed fine on XP Pro SP3.

To test the software I copied a .wma file, two .bmp files and three .jpg files to a USB stick that already had a software installer (The Gimp) on it.

I used Windows to format the USB stick without the quick format option and then ran the software.

The .jpeg files and the .wma file were recovered but the other files were not so for $69.99 I will be giving this a thumbs down and sticking with the excellent (and free) Recuva from Piriform.

May I also point out the uselessness of the developer saying: "Do Windows data recovery after accidental format, even if you have reinstalled Windows OS." because if you reinstall windows you will lose all your giveaways anyway...

Reply   |   Comment by Keya23  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+65)
#1

Pros
*Restore lost and deleted files
*Supports four scan modes
*Preview files
*Filter by file type
*Supports internal/external/portable drives and cards

Cons
*Doesn't support bootable or recovery CD/DVD/USB
*Shows existing files in scan results

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Reply   |   Comment by Ashraf  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+93)
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