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Ashampoo Undeleter 1.10 Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — Ashampoo Undeleter 1.10

Never again trouble with accidentally deleted files
$14.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 472 (53%) 417 (47%) 67 comments

Ashampoo Undeleter 1.10 was available as a giveaway on May 15, 2012!

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The recovery function of the Ashampoo Undeleter is extensive and not limited to the hard disk drives of your computer. Deleted files can also be detected and recovered on external USB drives, USB flash drives and other storage media.

Be prepared for the next data emergency with Ashampoo Undeleter and be able to recover deleted files quickly.

Important functions at a glance:

  • Recovery of files and directories on NTFS as well as FAT 12, 16, 32 partitions;
  • Recovery of files on partitions with active NTFS compression;
  • Recovery of files on partitions with active NTFS encryption;
  • Recovery of alternate data streams (ADS) on NTFS partitions;
  • Support of all known file systems on Microsoft Windows;
  • Unlimited recoverable objects (files, directories);
  • Assessment and evaluation of the condition of recoverable objects.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7 (x32/x64)

Publisher:

Ashampoo GmbH & Co

Homepage:

http://www.ashampoo.com/uk/usd/pin/0081/2-System-Software/Ashampoo-Undeleter

File Size:

8.89 MB

Price:

$14.99

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#67

Some dialog with my friends in the responses above:

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#32 above wrote, "... you cannot point it to any Folders of your choice, where you know for a fact(!) something had been deleted from, or missing. It scans whole Drives only ..."

Yes, that's how drives work.

Even though you think you can, you cannot put files into folders.

You can only put files into drives.

Okay, maybe partitions, but once partition boundaries get lost, also, then you're stuck with a drive being nothing but a big bucket of sectors -- no "folders" anywhere to be found!

Directory listings are just files -- files that contain lists that point to other files on the drive.

The actual files with data in them are not "in folders", they are anywhere on the drive in sectors, and the operating system "sees" them as groups of clusters, which themselves are groups of sectors.

Simple, no?

=8^o

The words "folders" and "directories" are a misnomers; "directory listing" is more accurate.

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Further, #32 above wrote, "... DATE of deleting, not necessary File name – would greatly help in undeleting ..."

Yes, but a file fragment is a file fragment, it is clusters set adrift from any reference from a "directory listing", so there is no date associated with the lost cluster.

If there were any associations with the lost file fragment cluster, then it would not be a lost file fragment cluster.

So, what we are looking for are things we cannot find any other way -- that is the purpose of this software.

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#40 above wrote some interesting stuff: "... I don’t understand the need for these un-delete programs … if one has deleted something, then why would he wish to retrieve it??? ..."

Good point (not!).

But, perhaps it should be called "Lost Data Finder", because there are many reasons data gets lost, not just willful "deletion", as you suggest.

Yet, I can imagine that even you, yes YOU, might hit the [ Delete ] button while accidentally pointing to something on the wrong file listing screen, thinking that you were deleting something else, so even YOU might need this software someday.

I had one customer who thought they were pointing to a SINGLE FILE on the right side of the Windows Explorer double pane, but didn't notice that the highlight was actually on the DIRECTORY NAME itself on the left side, so when the computer asked, "... are you sure ...", well, they were sure they wanted the file gone, but they were wrong ... and Windows killed their entire directory, 2 years of work!

No, it wasn't in the recycle bin, no they hadn't recently defragmented, no they hadn't recently backed up.

After analyzing the recoverable fragments, and realizing there was no way of knowing if a fragment was old, new, deprecated, outdated, erased, updated, whatever -- they decided to hire Kelly Temps for a week to re-type their documents from print-outs rather than have me recover and reassemble the data and then have NO IDEA if the recovered fragments had any useful integrity whatsoever.

That was FAT; NTFS is a little more nuanced when it comes to deletion and recovery.

But, data recovery is a crap shoot at best, and this software at least presents an intelligent analysis (file-system math wise, not file-contents meaning wise) to help you decide.

==========

Earlier, #40 also wrote a great comment: "... NOW if there was a program which would capture an un-saved file, in total, after a power failure which has shut off the computer that would be extremely helpful to have ..."

Yes, I had someone ask me to recover a lost file after the electricity flickered, and so, after inspecting the hard drive, I could not find it, then re-interviewing them I discovered that they had never saved it -- it was ONLY on screen! =8^o

It was never a FILE.

This, too, bothers me, especially when my browser crashes and I loose whatever typing as on screen -- what, no buffer cache saved my work to disk a character at a time?

Yes, someone could create a clip-board database that saves a keystroke at a time.

==========

Also earlier, $40 was FULL of great ideas, "... I don’t understand why laptops have a battery for that occurrence but PCs do not. ??? ..."

Google agrees, and designed their server computers around 12 volts via battery ON-BOARD, and use AC power ONLY to keep the battery charged, see:

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-10209580-92.html = Google uncloaks once-secret server -- Unusually, the search giant designs its own servers. For the first time, Google unveils one publicly, showing a surprise built-in battery ... with pictures!

No one else has introduced this to the marketplace? Another need!

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#61 above wrote, "... It is the abnormal user that always chooses custom installation ..."

Yes and no.

If you trust the maker, then accept defaults and let your personal computer become their personal computer -- simple, no?

If you trust yourself, then keep your personal computer YOUR PERSONAL COMPUTER, and always choose to control anything anyone does to YOUR PERSONAL COMPUTER.

Further, #61 above wrote, "... in some cases one can royally screw up an installation by choosing custom installation and making the wrong choices ..."

So DO NOT INSTALL; instead, leave your computer alone, and use it AS IS.

If you are not competent to take responsibility for what you do to your computer, then stop doing things to your computer -- simple, no?

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#61 also wrote, "... it is bad practice for a develpoer to insert toolbars and browser hijacks and email harvesting campaigns into the supposed comercial versions of their products ..."

AGREED, but financial realities are such that that will probably never happen.

We want cheap, we want free, we gotta pay! ;-)

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Summary:

Ashampoo Undeleter is quick and useful, just not smart in that it does not analyze file fragment contents to see if random fragments can be combined into intelligently reconstructed meaningful documents -- does any software?

Additionally, the request goes out for a live keystroke cache database saver that can intelligently reconstruct lost data entry prior to saving, prior to power outage or other failures to save.

And, of course, on-board battery power -- why not in a PC?

==========

Thanks, gang, and GOTD, great discussion -- I hope Ashampoo benefits and grows even better software from all this!

Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#66

@33: That's why I don't install from Microsoft's website. I don't go to their website for anything. And in the case of their updates, there are certain updates that stay hidden such as IE's updates. I'm a firefox gal and I use Chrome as a backup. It's Microsoft, they've always pulled something sneaky one way or another. If I wasn't such a hardcore gamer, I wouldn't even bother having a Windows machine (I have a second laptop that has linux installed, so I'm perfectly comfortable with it).


Sorry, but your point is moot. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Anon  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#65

I don't hear anyone mention PhotoRec (freeware),which also comes as part of a package in some Linux recovery CD'S, as an alternative. I've used it before with outstanding results in Lab and real-life situations where other programs recovered files but the recovered files were unoperable, especially MS Office documents and about 10-15% of PDF's. PhotoRec recovered files plus the file integrity also.PhotoRec is available as a download with TestDisk.

Reply   |   Comment by KenyanPhoenix  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#64

Recently while trying to install XP on an old box that had Windows 98 already on board, I accidently forgot to unplug the 1.5TB Seagate USB drive I had hooked to the 98 system before I wiped it. Needless to say the program I used trashed the USB drive too. I had a program downloaded from Giveaway of the day some time ago called iCare Data Recovery v.4.520. That program was able to see and recover every single file on the USB drive. Saved my butt seriously. The down side was the program took a good 12 or more hours to complete the recovery process.

I know I got such good recovery results because after the mishap I did not do anything with that drive. So nothing had a chance to be overwritten. Everything was still in tact. After recovering and saving that data I was able to reformat the USB drive and put all the data back on it. Didn't lose one thing.

It's impossible to tell if these types of programs will be effective for you until you are up a tree and really need one. I have no idea if this Ashampoo Undeleter will be of any good use for me until I've got a problem.

So, I'll download and tuck this away too. Hopefully I'll never have to find out if it works well enough for my needs but from experience I know having something in the wings is better than nothing at all. If I had not kept the iCare program I might still be crying. That drive contained all my most important stuff including my backups!

I say keep this if you don't have anything. It's free today and better than nothing. It might just save your rear one day!

Reply   |   Comment by BeenTaken  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#63

Another great free giveaway software from Ashampoo. Take it while it is still free and quit complaining. Ashampoo is a commercial entity that needs to generate income in order to survive. No company or individual can survive by always giving away their products for free. The best way to "support" them if you like their products is to buy the products with real money and not to write all these garbage complaints. Count your blessings one by one.

Reply   |   Comment by H, K, Mann  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#62

Thanks to Ashampoo + GOTD.

I don't mind if a company gives its second last generation product as freebies here. Usually it is more than good enough for home users.

If GOTD has Adobe CS 4 or CS5 as a freebie here, I promise not to complain and grumble that it is not the latest version CS6 beta.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#61

@40 I once was copying a heap of stuff from one drive to another. I either forgot to copy some stuff or else thought I had already copied it over so I then deleted the originals. Later I realized I didn't have any of the source code for a program I had spent a gazillion hours working on. It was gone for good. I still use that program as it's always running on my PC but development of it stopped permanently. Now I have a 4Tb external drive and backup everything, however sometimes shear stupidity can overcome even the best laid backup plans. That's where a program like this would be handy.

Reply   |   Comment by Chris G  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#60

#33, olrowdy01:
The point is Ashampoo conceal the unnecesary unsolicited revinue earning (for ashampoo) browser addons and modifications inside the standard installation script and do NOT give the NORMAL end user a choice. It is the abnormal user that always chooses custom instalation as in some cases one can royally screw up an instalation by choosing custom instalation and making the wrong choices. MSSQL is a prime example where an applications install script expects the MSSQL engine to be installed using the default settings and customising the instal will break the applications install script leaving a non-working database. Of course in an ideal world the Applications install script would cope with non-standard MSSQL configurations but that could end up with the install script taking as many programmer hours to develop as the main applications dev time... It isn't gonna happen!

In all the Microsoft cases I have seen the check box to install the bing toolbar is part of the standard installation script or bundle-download option. That gives every end user that downloads the product the choice.

This product is supposed to be the licenesed comercial version, I beleive it is bad practice for a develpoer to insert toolbars and browser hijacks and email harvesting campaigns into the supposed comercial versions of their products, it could be marginaly understandable on a free version but this is not supposed to be such a free version but a fully licensed comercial version offered for free for one day that GAOTD pays them for!

Iteresting that it does not support "•Support of all known file systems on Microsoft Windows;"

It does not support 3Gig GPT drives which is supported in later windows and supported in earler windows NT via third party drivers.
I suspect it will not support the many Installable File System drivers out there for non-native file systems like Ext2/3 etc.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#59

Found how to get registration code if you don't get email:
1. Open Undeleter 1.10
2. Click on the globe symbol in the upper right corner of the Undeleter screen.
3. Click on "Request FULL version key"
4. You will be given a key which you should enter on the registration screen.
5. Click again on the globe and then select "Activation wizard"
6. Finished!

Reply   |   Comment by steve  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#58

Does any have any idea how to get rid of their unwanted hi-jacking toolbars . the best remover ca'nt find them.

Reply   |   Comment by leftey  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#57

They ask you for your date of birth because they use it to identify demographics for advertising purposes. Same thing when you purchase many other things, like computers and big ticket electronic items. All the registration stuff you fill out either on line or via snail mail asks you for your age or your birth date. What's the big deal? If you don't want to give your correct age, then don't. Why bitch and moan about it?

As far as the registration goes, I'm still waiting for mine to come via e mail, and I'm afraid I will be shut out if it doesnt come soon.

Reply   |   Comment by Chris  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#56

GOTD should update their requirements for developers to get the amount of people that GOTD brings them[to get listed on the site there will be NO crapware or highjacks riding in with the software.]

Reply   |   Comment by Jan sen  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#55

I don't think a company should trick its customers into using a Toolbar. And spamming its customers shows disrespect to the customer. One should not have to use an alternate email address in order to communicate with a company. Their products may be good, but they need a course in customer relations.

Reply   |   Comment by casey-908  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#54

#45 Alexander Manuel, I take it you never read #1 top of the page??

Ashampoo is no different to many other Companies, just read ALL the Options as you Install and you will get no alterations or Toolbars.

Reply   |   Comment by Lennard Gill  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#53

#43 'Wipe the cobwebs off and try again'

Tried that, then found I needed 25 x 5.25" floppy disks to save the install...

Reply   |   Comment by Mehere  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#52

sorry. I hate ashampoo. because I don't like name. looks like shampoo.

^.^

Reply   |   Comment by please change name  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#51

ashampoo undeleter will not register. This is the first time I have had this problem with GAOTD software. I have purchased other ashampoo software that registered without incident.

Reply   |   Comment by Terry Bredenberg  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#50

What companies don't add junk??? I have an optional update right now that is the Bing homepage and if you don't read before hitting the button-it will install, and everyone will be blaming someone else for hijacking.Is no one responsible for their own actions anymore? I will ask even tho I probably don't want to know the answer-- If you don't bother reading install instructions,what about EULAs?

Reply   |   Comment by GEOD998  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#49

I need to know if this or any other "Recovery software will
find files I burned to CD/DVD, that no longer show up on
the disc when I look for them.
I have GB's of Car info/pictures for Model building, as well as
Paper models on Optical disc's and most show little or No remaining info.
Will this find them??

What is the best software to use for this??
with the price of Thumb-drives now, I use those instead of CD/DVD's
I would be happy to recover one CD/DVD at a time, and transfer all those files to new Thumb-drives.

Many Thanks, Dan

Reply   |   Comment by Daniel  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#48

Well, I finally got it registered. Not sure if it will do anything for me that the great free Recuva will not do, but seems worth having just in case. However, As****poo sure is getting obnoxious about the registration. They want your date of birth? Why would anyone except an identity thief need that? And now they are blocking some Spamsourmet mailing addresses. Fortunately, Spamgourmet ha a lot of domains and doesn't list them all in the same place, so I finally found a domain that I could get the registration number back under without signing up for a lifetime of spam. Why would they even bother to make life hard for the people who clearly don't want all of the spam in their in-boxes? If anyone is going through the trouble to use a service like Spamgourmet then you should be smart enough to realize that they don't want your spam and not waste your time trying to fight against their efforts to keep their in-box clean.

Phoning home (apparently for the pop-up ad) and the extra browser crippling toolbars are not welcome either. The toolbars should be opt-in, not opt-out and not part of the "recommended" express install. Not good ways to earn the trust of users.

And after reading the description of today's offering, it seemed to claim to do all that anyone would want. Then it is immediately suggested that I should upgrade to a "pro" version. So what is wrong with today's offering that I would want or need a "pro" version?

Reply   |   Comment by Mark Fordworth  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#47

Added Ashampoo's search, powered by Bing as my homepage. It's nice and lean (just a simple search bar, like Google) compared to my ad-bloated Yahoo or Bing portal, and I support their products.

So I'm happy with their products, and I intentionally use their Homepage.

Thanks again Ashampoo!

Reply   |   Comment by Rob  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#46

@45 If you read the dam install directions when setting up,your home page would stay as you had it, learn to read and no problem. Thank you giveawayoftheday and ashampoo, I have seven ashampoo softwares and they are excellent. Have a nice day.

Reply   |   Comment by Regg  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#45

RE: #1 - That is hogwash! Companies should not put the extra garbage into their installs to begin with. Nobody needs 17 toolbars (I use 0 toolbars and get along just fine!) And NO SOFTWARE SHOULD EVER HIJACK YOUR HOME PAGE!!! Companies that participate generally don't release software worthy of use.

Refer to post #22 by Giovanni for an excellent list of free alternatives. I use many on his list already (and look forward to trying some of the others!)

Thanks to all the freeware vendors for making truly free, hassle-free software that works well, and thanks to folks like Giovanni who post these incredible pieces of software on GAOTD. I rarely end up getting a give away that is worth keeping, but I almost always find useful freeware alternatives in the comments!

Reply   |   Comment by Thom Porter  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)
#44

I normally trust software from Givawayoftheday.com, but this one REALLY calls into question their credibility. This Ashampoo program has hijacked my browser, installed all sorts of unwanted garbage and now forcing me to spend time to untangle the mistake.

I no longer trust giveawayoftheday.com, this is the kind of software I go out of my way to AVOID. It's a shame they are resorting to this kind of garbage. So long Giveawayoftheday, it was nice while it lasted.

Reply   |   Comment by Alexander Manuel  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-32)
#43

I have been wondering why they ask for date of birth. Now just figured out they want to send special offer discounts on your birthday.

Well makes a change from CEOs birthday offers. Saying that their offers are fairly good with up to 90% discounts and 'make them an offer' sales. You also get free 30 full function trial before you buy.
Just a pity the e-mails keep on coming non-stop daily. I would suggest to the developers keep the e-mails to a minimum perhaps twice a week.

Reply   |   Comment by DenisX  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#42

#24 'It does not work on windows 3.11'

Wipe the cobwebs off and try again

Reply   |   Comment by DenisX  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#41

I've used Ashampoo for many years, and I've finally become a platinum member and I highly recommend them - THE TOOLBAR - it has gone away in their newer software - be sure to choose advanced and then deselect the toolbar, three quick clicks, so no complaints - however, they will still email you a lot, and that is a good thing, because they offer great sales, and every year the owner celebrates his birthday with ridiculously great sales, so the emails can keep you updated.
This undelete is a feature of another of their products, so I'll pass, as I have all their programs anyway. They are great with customer support, the programs self-update, the programs do what they say they do, and I highly recommend any products they offer, and I use them every day without problems.
If you do not have a separate undelete program, this one will do all that is needed.

Reply   |   Comment by promytius  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-11)
#40

Thanks GOTD team and Ashampoo for bringing us this offer..much appreciated! I have used this on a trail basis in the past and foundi t a great little addition to my PC's toolbox. There isn't really much I can offer on this porgram, as is does what it promises to do and that, in the end, is all we can expect or demand. Can't fault it at all.

One point I should mention is that sometimes files are recovered that will then not display when you view them. This is not a fault of this undeleter..or any other program like it, just that the file in question wass more than likely overwritten in part since you deleted it and that's why it is no corrupted when it's been recovered/undeleted.

My thanks also to BuBBy for the first post above..very helpful and the link given leads to clear instructions that ANYONE can follow, if they read them..again, much appreciated.

Reply   |   Comment by Peter65  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#39

I don't understand the need for these un-delete programs ... if one has deleted something, then why would he wish to retrieve it???

NOW if there was a program which would capture an un-saved file, in total, after a power failure which has shut off the computer that would be extremely helpful to have.

I don't understand why laptops have a battery for that occurrence but PCs do not. ???

Reply   |   Comment by anne-ology  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-22)
#38

Why did I get this message for a 'Trial Period'? Did I install incorrectly?

Step 3: Show license key
Your free license key for the trial period extension of Ashampoo® Undeleter:

Reply   |   Comment by Jan  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#37

@29 reghacker

quote:

"... Forgot one, if you’re strictly using the English version, you can delete Ashampoo_nLang3_Editor.exe...."

Stop posting your utterly useless garbage here.
What you write will compromize system stability and integrity.
Make a study course on Information Technology first before posting again !

Reply   |   Comment by stockmann  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-26)
#36

This is garbage. Used recommended install changed my homepage and added their toolbar. That is low.

Reply   |   Comment by Frank  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-29)
#35

For those of you who do not wish to install the toolbar or change your homepage, just uncheck the boxes! The program still installs fine. Ashampoo is extraordinarily generous with their software.

Reply   |   Comment by Sister Regina Dierson  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#34

Like some of the others, I have used Ashampoo products for a few years now. I used this one on my laptop, but now I can put a free one on my desktop.
Ashampoo makes some pretty decent software, not always the best, but I have many.
It's a no brainer avoiding the tool bar etc...One should never just install software without looking at what is being installed alongside the program. No matter how much you trust a brand.

Reply   |   Comment by Tom Entrican  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#33

#26 - Richu.

This program scans your drive and shows data that have been deleted and gives you the possibility to recover them to their original location in disk. It doesn't backup anything.

Reply   |   Comment by Edu  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#32

#18: "Will not be supporting any company that tries to do so. Good products or not, I’ll go elsewhere and support companies that don’t do such things."

Sounds good, but have you noticed that Microsoft lately gives you the choice to install a Bing toolbar when you start to download from some of their pages?

Quick, uninstall your OS.

Reply   |   Comment by olrowdy01  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)
#31

Hi, The only positive points upon testing this Software I would give to the "condition" of recoverable Files - that is indicating their state: good, poor, fair, lost.. At least you don't raise your hopes too high.

Fair enough, you don't get that with every Undeleter, so here you're cutting chances of being disappointed waiting for results, so yes, that's a small plus.
But - don't jump for joy too fast! Settings Options is where you'll find how very limited indeed your search will be.. Playing with each combination of them - might only "speed up" search a little, that's all.

You will not find any "deep scanning" here, you cannot point it to any Folders of your choice, where you know for a fact(!) something had been deleted from, or missing. It scannes whole Drives only and finds most obscure Files, I'm not kidding!

On my big Drive for instance, where most Data is kept - and possibly most Files deleted from - Undeleter 1.10 repeatedly goes to ONE only Folder(??), I would least care for..??
Therefore boasting about "Unlimited recoverable objects (files, directories)" in it's claim - I find rather, err, laughable!? Don't know about other claims..
The Results are quite fast, it has to be noted, - because..it doesn't bother with "too much work"??

If you are simply curious how it "thinks", and what it regards as "worth recovering" - Test it, and/or keep it.
I didn't attempt to recover anything yet - so "random" these Files look (it would help at least showing WHEN they might have been deleted??), I have no idea what I would be bringing back!

Most of us welcome such Programs remembering (oh, yes:) when PC started faulting upon deleting something important.. So I would say DATE of deleting, not necessary File name - would greatly help in undeleting? Take it on board Developer!
Otherwise you might be tempted (only) undeleting something that looks like a picture?.. - and again not even of Your choice (personal) - you cannot point to them.

I personally would dash to buy it, sorry, and would most likely returned it back - Ashampoo, or not, lol, (reputation, reputation..)
Everyone is entitled to form their own opinion, but I don't rate this Giveaway high:(

Reply   |   Comment by fran  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#30

AShampoo has excellent software. However, to avoid all the malware and emails, USE A FAUX EMAIL. Just get a trash email from hotmail or yahoo or gmail and sign up using that. OR, get a disposal email address. Then, you won't get all the junk in your Inbox.

Reply   |   Comment by Tom  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#29

I have some deleted files on a 3TB USB drive I need to recover.
This software fails to recognize [USB] drives as large as 3TB, but does recognize the 2TB drives.
This s/w is not useful for me if it can't recover information from the drives I need it for.

Reply   |   Comment by M0wgli  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#28

Forgot one, if you're strictly using the English version, you can delete Ashampoo_nLang3_Editor.exe

All deletions total about 5MB in space saving.

Reply   |   Comment by reghacker  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#27

First, go into Setting and change the "Service Channel" settings.

I gave it a try and it did find many file that I had deleted yesterday.

Ahampoo normally installs many different languages, If you're strictly using the English version, you can dlete all the Readme*.htm files in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Ashampoo\Ashampoo Undeleter directory. You can also delete gdiplus.dll.

In the lang directory, you can delete all files except for hose that have en-us in the filr name.

You can delete license-DE.txt, license-EN.txt and updateMediator.exe

Reply   |   Comment by reghacker  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#26

I tried to register and gave them two eMails for the activation key to be sent to.(Second eMail I gave out because the first didn't receive anything.) Second eMail address also received NOTHING. They say check yr SPAM because it could end up there. NIX nothing ZERO Nada ZIP. I fear that I am going to be flooded with all their spam in the future like I am getting from responding to their CD burning software (Which is EXCELLENT BTW!!!)(Hence I was quite thrilled to see this GAOTD offer) SO thumbz Down unless I can get some Joy and co-operation!The H B Fish

Reply   |   Comment by huckleberryfish  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)
#25

Pardon my ignorance, but does this program use a large amount of space space on your hard drive to backup files you have deleted, or does it use some method to read files that have been marked as deleted by the OS?

Reply   |   Comment by RichU  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#24

It does not work on windows 3.11

Reply   |   Comment by Dogkanos  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-35)
#23

It's impressive the amount of data recovered after a C: scan. To scroll through all the recovered files will take a whole day. A search filter would be nice.

Reply   |   Comment by Paul  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#22

This is a pretty good all in one data recovery program and love it as most of software made by Ashampoo.

It can even restore files on partitions with active NTFS encryption, a feature that, as far as I know, most of the recovery data programs out there do not provide to their users at all!!

So THUMBS UP from me!!

And if you don't like receiving spammy messages from them just give them a secondary email address or a disposable email to use in order to grab the key license....what's the problem in doing that??

You guys often drown in an inch of water, behaving like children without their mum....LOL!

As BEST FREEWARE ALTERNATIVES (some even better than today's giveaway, in my view)I recommend the following ones:

1. to recover deleted files from HDD:

- (Portable)Undelete 360 (==> My First Choice)
http://www.undelete360.com/

- Recuva (from Piriform)
http://www.piriform.com/recuva

- DiskGetor Data Recovery FREE 2.1
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Back-Up-and-Recovery/DiskGetor-Data-Recovery-Free.shtml

- (Portable) Pandora Recovery
http://www.pandorarecovery.com/

- Restoration (==> Softpedia Pick)
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Back-Up-and-Recovery/Restoration.shtml

- WinUtilities Free Undelete
http://www.ylcomputing.com/content/view/350/153

- EaseUS® Data Recovery Wizard® Free Edition
http://www.easeus.com/datarecoverywizard/free-data-recovery-software.htm

- (Portable) PC Inspector File Recovery
http://www.pcinspector.de/default.htm?language=1


2. to recover files from removable media only (CD/DVD, USB Flash Drive etc...):

- Roadkil’s Unstoppable Copier (for recovering files from scratched CDs/DVDs)
http://www.roadkil.net/program.php/P29

- Abyssal Recovery
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Back-Up-and-Recovery/Abyssal-Recovery.shtml

- PhotoRec (for recovering pictures from memory cards and USB flash disks)

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

Full Ashraf's review:
http://dottech.org/freeware-reviews/10756/

- IsoBuster (for recovering data/files/movies/music from CD, DVD, BD and HD DVD)
http://www.isobuster.com/isobuster.php

- CD Recovery Toolbox
http://www.oemailrecovery.com/cd_recovery.html


3. to recover entire partitions and restore damaged boot sectors/MBR/BCD:

- UBCD (Ultimate Boot CD),
http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/

- Paragon Rescue Kit Free Edition
http://www.paragon-software.com/home/rk-express/

- TestDisk
http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk

- MiniTool Power Data Recovery

This is a terrific all in one data recovery tool designed to recover data even from formatted, deleted or corrupted partitions. The only downside is that the free version limits restoration to a size of 1GB.

http://www.powerdatarecovery.com/

- EASEUS Partition Recovery with Bootable Disk based on WinPE
http://www.easeus.com/partition-recovery/

See also:
http://www.hungry-hackers.com/2010/05/how-to-recover-important-data-after-your-system-is-crashed.html

So why pay money when something equally as effective or even better is available for free ???

Enjoy!!

Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+104)
#21

"A free program called “Recuva” does the same for free. I use it and am satisfied with it, so I’m not downloading this."

I am a fan of Piriform products but, I have used Recuva many times without very good results. TestDisk seems to be the best I have ever seen. I say that having never used this product. I will say that I have used a lot of Ashampoo products and have always been very satisfied for the most part. So, thanks Ashampoo and GOTD for this offer. I will review it.

Reply   |   Comment by Joe  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-14)
#20

I have been using the freeware recuva but when i saw this today i decided to give it a try,its always good idea to have more than one recovery software.Anyway i have been testing it for a while and am quite satisfied to keep it though imo recuva is more verastile & fast.I deleted some files on my sandisk cruzer 3.7gb and put it to the test,it took 3min 49sec and found 660 files most of them labelled fair,recuva on the other hand took 0.86 sec(quick scan) and found 647 files.Most of the recoverable files found by undeleter were recoverable but an unnecassery having been deleted a long time ago while recuva most were labelled red(unrecoverable) however this were the outdated ones not the ones i initially deleted.Both of them found the initial files i deleted just before the scans.On the local partition undelete was equally fast(1sec) as recuva and both found equal amount of files(3632).For a recovery software a portable solution is a must imo considering i might one to scan a local directory where the app is not installed so ashampoo better look at that.Also if your going to recover some files then save them on a different partition/drive otherwise you'll reduce the chances of recovery or worse overwrite the files you wanted to recover.Thanks gotd.

Reply   |   Comment by kev  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)
#19

Win XP SP 3 Installed ok , registered after I had forgotten the password to Ashampoo account and they emailed me to change it .

All Ashampoo products have a good reputation as long as you custom instal and declick the tool bars and hijack spam.

I prefer a prog that installs ( or gives you the option ) a desktop shortcut ONLY, not a quicklaunch and desktop shortcut only. In this case I have to unclick the box , then manually create a desktop icon.


I also use Icare and recuver , but you can never have too many undeleters.

I know Ashampoo is an undelete prog, but my suggestion to improve it would be to incorporate an erase prog or option with it.

The number of times you need to use a recovery prog to find files deleted , etc. is usually very rare.

It would be more useful if undeleter also had an option of , you choosing which files to permanently delete/ erase the files it finds ( you thought had been deleted or your computer has deleted after prog instals whatever and did not know where still there)!

Reply   |   Comment by Peter B  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#18

Any program that tries to force or trick you to install browser hijacking programs behind your back, should be banned.

Will not be supporting any company that tries to do so. Good products or not, I'll go elsewhere and support companies that don't do such things.

Good companies don't pull off hijacking attempts. Good companies don't also try to force it down your throat.

Thanks, but no thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Anon  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+32)
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