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iCare Data Recovery Standard 5.3 Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — iCare Data Recovery Standard 5.3

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iCare Data Recovery Standard 5.3 was available as a giveaway on December 9, 2013!

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iCare Data Recovery Standard is an unformat, undelete program that is able to restore photos, videos, songs, data from hard disk drive, usb, flash drive, cellphone, and all memory cards. It provides four chance of recovery for each data loss with its four recovery mode on its main window.

Key Features:

  • Recover office document, photo, image, video, music, email, etc.;
  • Get data back from RAW hard drives, or file system says RAW;
  • File recovery after accidental format, even if you have reinstalled Windows;
  • Support FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, EXFAT, NTFS/NTFS5, Mac HFS, HFS+ file systems;
  • Recover RAID files even when raid damaged;
  • 3TB hard disk drive supported;
  • Disk recovery after a hard disk crash or system crash and cannot boot;
  • Recover from hard drive, external hard drive, USB drive, memory card, memory stick, memory card, Zip, floppy disk, cf card, xd card, SanDisk SD card, MicroSD card, mini card, pen stick, and any storage media that can be used on PC.

System Requirements:

Windows 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2000; Server 2008, 2003, 2000; RAM: at least 128 MB; Disk space: the minimum of the space is 32 MB; internet connection is required for free code validating


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File Size:

12.6 MB



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For my 2 cents worth,,,,
As a practising Electronic Engineer/Technician for 43 years I use a Freezing Spray Can,,,

Non CFC Ozone safe propellant. Instantly freezing spray for rapidly cooling components to detect intermittent thermal faults, dry joints and overheating problems.
This can be done by freezing the entire Hard Drive by inserting it into a vacuum bag sealed and Silica bags to absorb moisture, we then run wires out of the freezer to a test pc We also use a variable Power supply to tune the Drive power requirements whilst cold.

This method usually works well, I am able to recover data off most "dead Drives".

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

@4 Ami / @6 Thekjman

had the same problem, the o n l y software that worked really well on that was "Partition Table Doctor 3.5", it´s been a while ago since I tried that out, it was shareware then)

....Just checked: seems that this version is now available for free:

...now easeus

hope this helps


only skimmed through the comments, I think it was mentioned
just wanted to stress that

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

From the comments some seem to think you need a recovery program for a system drive that fails to run Windows.
This happened to me however, connecting the drive to an external USB caddy allowed me to retrieve data from the drive without any problems in an Explorer type program.
Of course you cannot recover the actual programs that use the registry but data such as images, video, documents etc.can just be copied across from the non-booting drive.
If oxide is causing the problem on the connectors on the hard drive it may take a number of plugging and unplugging to actually cleaning oxide from the connections.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

@4 Ami / @6 Thekjman

A few years ago one of my computers was hit by malware which shut down everything; after disconnecting the secondary drive, reformatting the C drive, and reinstalling windoze, the other drive was shown as 380gig of "unallocated space". I tried several recovery programs, the one that worked was Easus Data Recovery (http://www.easeus.com/). It took about four hours to scan the drive and about 90% of the files were recovered.

If nothing, OS nor recovery software, will recognize the drive, its electronics are probably dead. You can still recover the data, but it isn't cheap. Check your local phone book for "data recovery" or, if you trust shipping the drive elsewhere, there are several online services. Estimates I received four years ago, for a 400gig drive, ranged from $300 to over $1000. (The process basically involves removing the disc from your dead drive, mounting it in another drive, recovering whatever is possible, and writing that to a new drive.)

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

To those with "dead" hard drives, download pmagic, burn it to disc, run it as your live boot, when it comes up click on your drive, and see if you can retrieve the files that way and store them on a flash drive. I've gotten nearly entire systems back that way. Then dig a hole and bury the poor overworked thing. Sniff.

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


I just very recently REALLY testes

they are really...what?

Reply   |   Comment by frankf  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)

#1 (ashraf):
Previewing files is overrated and I dare say useless. If a program can retrieve the names and sizes of lost files/partitions, it's enough to have the probability to recover something usable close to 1. Of course, it doesn't mean garbage hasn't been written on some of those files, but in this case there's nothing you can do. Another consideration: recover first and minimize disk reads.

About your review of this GOTD. Interestingly, in order to preview MS Office's documents the program launches MSO. This could be a serious problem for standard installations, because MSO creates temporary files (and an optional backup) when opening a file. Should you need to recover from C:, you're taking serious risks ---not chances.

In this case, the MSO preview aggravates the damage done.

The MSO preview feature is not a con because it works only if you have MSO installed, it's a con because on the contrary, it works because MSO is installed (and you want to recover from C: of course).

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

For those whose drive is not seen in Windows: This program will probably not help you. Go to the drive manufacturer's website (Seagate, Western Digital, Hitachi, etc.) and see if they have diagnostic software (the first two do for sure). If they do not see drive, you will need a professional Data Recovery service who has specialized tools to access the drive or retrieve the data. NOTE: Repeated attempts to access the drive MAY cause irretrievable data loss.
(a DR professional)

Reply   |   Comment by John E.  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

When you disconnect a hard drive you may just be clearing the connectors of any oxide that has formed and the subsequent freezing and nothing to do with its return to function.
I "repaired" a drive by just unplugging and re-plugging the connectors into it, this cleared an oxide film which had formed.

An interesting article appears at the following link regarding hard drive myths, worth a read!

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

#6 Thekjman, I had the same problem a couple of weeks ago. What I did may not be a good idea. After I was able to boot into setup and there was no hard drive, I unplugged the drive while it was on and plugged it back in. Then it was recognized but then the computer restored itself to as it was when new. Most of the programs I got here reset to trial mode.

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

Hi, this one is for Ami #4 - I share Your pain:(, if You cannot recover Your Data from damaged HD using Recovery Programs - did You consider viewing/copying what You need to keep - using one of the HDD Docking Stations? If You shop around You might find something worth trying before 'investing' in expensive Recovery Progs, or giving up? Just a thought. If any of our clever Guys here can shed further light on how useful these Docks are - it would be interesting to hear their advice and learn something valuable. Amy, I'm sure, is not the only one with similar problem..

Here is my link:

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

@Noizee1, #17: "Truecrypt recovery"

First of all you have to differenciate between the aim a recovery tool like iCare has and Truecrypt.

When you store files in a Truecrypt container, you store those files into one big file which is the container file.
Handling that containerfile is the aim of Truecrypt not of a general recovery tool.

Only when a specialized Truecrypt recovery tool exists (I don't know any, the Truecrypt developers didn't develop one seemingly) you would be able to recover files from within a Truecrypt container. And only when you have the passphrase because everything is encrypted within the containerfile.

To the OS a container is only a file (binary data blocks).

Storing a lot of files, though being compressed, makes the containerfile a relative big file.

When you would lose the container file, changes are pretty high overwriting the file when you are not able to immediatly stop all writing to the disk that supports the containerfile. Changes to recover the container will increase when your containerfile is smaller (smaller target for write actions, more easily to miss). Storing your files in a big container file might be pretty secure but also makes your data fulnarable to dataloss. Only a little damage will let you lose the entre container with all encased files.
Seperate files have seperate changes to surfive and you will be able to recover more data.

A general recovery tool might however well be able depending on your circumstances to recover a container file, just being a file. After you succeeded in doing so, you will need Truecrypt to handle the container to use or handle (or take them out to store them any where else) your enclosed files from your container, just like you do now.

So the point of iCare software and alike to you might be, somewhere in future, making it perhapse possible (small containers have better changes) to recover your lost containerfile and ginving you back all the works or collection of files you made, in your lost container.

Or do you think a container can not go lost?

So secondly, do realise that containers can absolutely go AWOL!

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

@ 17 Noizee1 — December 9th, 2013 at 8:50 am

It goes much into details.

I try to explain it in a few words. I mean of course deleted files within a TrueCrypt container. And of the course the container must be readable and mounted.

A recovery program cannot read the encrypted raw data (and should not ;-) ). But on the windows NTFS file system level of an encrypted container, where the file name gets its $$ or whatever "deleted" sign, it should be possible for any "restore deleted program" to find the files and restore them - in a mounted container.

But this above program doesn't even try to read a virtual drive.

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

Again if it helps at all...

The difference between an encrypted disk, virtual or real, & an unencrypted disk is that there's an added layer of software that interfaces with that disk. The only way you get read/write access is through that layer, & it requires you to provide the correct key before it'll let you.

Once you provide that key and have full access, it's just like any other disk, albeit a bit slower because of that added software layer.

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

IF it helps at all when it comes to virtual drives, they mimic the real thing when mounted, appear as a single, large file when not. In theory you might be able to recover an unmounted VHD the same as any other file, but in practice they're normally like video files, too large for most any recovery app to work with.

Since Windows since 7 can mount & use virtual hard drives in Microsoft's VHD format, they're easiest to work with. Go to Admin Tools, open Computer Mgmt, go to Storage -> Disk Management, right click Disk Mgmt, select Attach VHD, browsing to the desired .vhd file. Once mounted apps like Recuva see & work with it fine.

If you use some other virtual hard drive format, once you mount it so it's visible in Windows' Explorer, recovery apps should work the same way. If you have a virtual hard drive format that you can't easily mount, e.g. the .vdi format used by the Virtual Box virtual PC app [or the VMWare equivalent], you can attach the virtual hard drive to another VM [rather than the VM that uses that virtual hard drive], or if you have a bootable CD/DVD that can run a recovery app, attach an ISO for that CD/DVD to the VM & boot off of it the same way you would with a real PC.

If your setup boots to an encrypted virtual hard drive with no way to look at that encrypted vhd without running the OS installed there, once you've booted into that OS there's no reason you can't run whatever recovery app. Since the OS is running it will write to the disk, so there is a chance you'll overwrite the files you want to recover, but it's worth a shot if you need whatever files -- it is only a chance they'll be overwritten after all. In that case installing an app like today's GOTD, iCare Data Recovery Standard, might make sense -- assuming there are no files you want to recover right now, adding the software to your encrypted vhd isn't going to overwrite them the way it might if you waited to install the app when/if you needed it.

Note that most any hard drive, virtual or real, can be backed up into a disk/partition image, & if you use a backup app [e.g. Paragon] with the option to back up everything, including the free space, you can run recovery software on that restored image just as well [sometimes better] than you can on the original drive. That opens up all sorts of possibilities since the disk/partition with the files you want to recover is then preserved for as long as you keep that backup. You can restore that backup to another partition, real or virtual for example, & run recovery apps on it for weeks if you want, all without disrupting your use of the PC/laptop running off that original hard drive. It's also the way computer forensics works BTW, letting someone hunt for whatever to their heart's content without disturbing the original disk.

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

Ami, back in the old days, when it would not spin up we dropped the HD only on the desk to jolt it slightly. The oil would cause it not to spin when it got gummy.

The FREEZER trick also mentioned has been around a long time. Try it too.

I have even lightly tapped the middle of the HD with a small hammer to get it going. i guess, I have tried it and it worked less than ten times.

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

I must say I have to laugh at a few of you and your complaints,

"have to install in windows before recovering data from drive which reduces chance of recovery"....

Hello? if I have a drive that has been formatted, deleted or crashed to the point I need to do recovery I would not be booting to it, common sense says take drive hook to good system then test and recover, and if you just deleted that photo or movie by accident, your going to scan for it long before that data location will be over written, at least I know I would.

can't preview all files..... hello.... I don't know of many of these types of programs that can preview a lot of different file types without the associated, and I repeat ASSOCIATED program installed, if you want a DOC file previewed have it associated with something.

no bootable media, make a Bart PE disk with it if you don't have a computer to install it to, do you want the producer to come hold your hand and do the recovery for you too?

I liked this program when it was given away last time or 2, so much I convinced my service manager to get it for our shop, ( I'm an A+ Tech for a national computer sales and service company ), although not perfect, ( and what is), it does a good enough job that it impressed me, and I'm a really strong doubting Thomas, before you whine, think about what you need to do and what happens when you need to do it, a lot of the program is common sense, in my opinion

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

@4 Ami / @6 Thekjman

I have read the other tips: all solid to do.
You can try a different cable SATA/IDE.

One thing i didn't read: the mainboard/print of the HD could be defective.
Therefore, the drive will spin, but the info wil; not be transferred to the interface-cable(IDE or SATA).
If you could manage to retrieve another HD, EXACT(partnumber/year etc.) the same you have, you could replace the old board with the "new" one and give it another try.
But this is a very difficult operation.
Handle with care !!


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

@3, Karl. Somebody please correct me if I'm wrong but TrueCrypt is pretty bomb proof and encrypting your containers with it won't allow Windows to recognize anything other than the overall size of the container and not the actual contents, even when functioning normally. It makes me ask what you were hoping to get out of a program that a) can't read all file types and b)won't work outside of the Windows environment. I'm not trying to be snotty, just realistic. I think you are probably expecting a little too much from this, and perhaps any recovery program as the whole idea behind TrueCrypt is to hide stuff from other programs and unwanted viewing. I would be interested to hear from anybody who knows of a recovery prog that can successfully recover a TrueCrypt container far enough for TrueCrypt to mount and read it. As for today's software, what is the point of having recovery software that won't recover all file types or work outside of Windows? There are too many quality freeware programs out there for this one not to have those two basic features.

Reply   |   Comment by Noizee1  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

#12 JL You may be able to fill in a memory lapse here that might help the two folk above. A tech racked his brains over my computer for the best part of a day once, and then remembered his daughter's having the same problem.

Here's where the memory lapse comes in. There were 2 little buttons on the floor of the case or board or somewhere that he had to pry up and reseat and it finally booted, but I can't remember what they were for or what they do.

You might know what they are and then pass on the info to the folk above.

He charged me $10 for the effort. I'd have given him 100:)

Reply   |   Comment by Springy  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

The previous year I had a serious problem with my HD, tried recuva, tried puran - nothing. When used icare, believe me or not, it recovered all my files, even files I had deleted before the crush. I'm very satisfied. The only problem was that I had to find another HD, where to put the recovered files. From me it's worth to have icare - so thumb up

Reply   |   Comment by Valeri  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

For those that are looking for a Disk recovery program I use SpinRite from GRC dot COM. It will cost $99. but if there is a chance to recover your drive this program should be able to do it.

I have used it for years and can only imagine that troubles I have pulled my self out of with it. THIS will NOT undelete or recover your data if you repartitioned or deleted your data. This will recover the drive so you can get to the data there back. Even if the computer says that it can't see the drive. Chances are this will work for your, unless the drive is truly dead and not spinning.

Best of all you run this from a boot CD.

Reply   |   Comment by David  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

I used the previous version of ICare and was able to recover 783 pictures and videos off an SD card. This was something the free program Recuva was unable to do. Recovery programs however are not a substitute for file backup. Just keep several in your back pocket just in case.

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

#5 Thekjman: There are a number of free and paid programs that can analyze drives that spin up but won't read, try Google for "freeware HD recovery software" first. I have used a bunch of different ones over the years, and I can tell you that sometimes you just have to keep trying different ones until you find one that works with your drive - not all of them can read all drives with all problems.

I can suggest that when a "perfectly good" drive suddenly isn't recognized by Windows on power-up, it's quite often corruption of the boot blocks, which used to be called the Master Boot Record or MBR. Now there are several types of boot blocks in use, so I can't tell you which type to look for, it depends on the manufacturer, LL format type, and other parameters, but even a drive with bad or corrupted boot blocks can (USUALLY) be recovered because almost all drives have a backup copy in a different spot on the drive.

This is why I suggested to #3 Ami (above) that doing an analysis or getting a diagnosis on a no-read drive is the best first step; if you can find a program that will tell you why a drive quit, you can often recover or even repair the drive. The SMART data may tell you what you need to know, but I don't often find that very helpful; IMO it's better to get a more technical program and let it test the drive and give you a more informative reason for the problem. I would start with the drive manufacturer's website, as all of them have decent but basic programs for their drives. If none of the freeware programs work, you'll probably have to purchase one. (Still less money than a recovery service!)
Hope this helps

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

#3 Ami - I have repaired computers for many years, and used the freezer tip a number of times on hard drives that won't spin up, but be careful, it's not for every drive that has bad data, and can make a drive worse or even cause it to fail! And I never use it unless I know the drive can't read properly because it won't spin up to speed, which means I have to diagnose it first.

How it works: if a drive can't spin up to speed for some reason, you can remove it and seal it in a plastic zip-lock bag (to protect against moisture - which is very bad for drives!) and leave in a freezer for an hour or so, then quickly install and see if it will spin up, and try to read the data again; if so, copy the data you need to another drive immediately! On large drives you may have to do it several times, freezing each read/copy cycle.

But there are many other reasons for bad data, including power loss during writes, bad blocks, head skid, and others, that won't be helped at all by freezing. IMHO freezing is a last choice, only used when all else fails.

My best suggestion-get a free program like HD Tune, HD Tach, Crystal Disk Info, or HDD Scan, and run them on the bad drive to try and identify (if possible) the reason for the bad data. If you know why the data read has gone bad, you can try and recover data more easily: for example, if it's corrupted files, some recovery programs may be able to save at least some of them, but if a drive won't spin up, no program will be able to read and recover.
Hope this helps

Reply   |   Comment by JL  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+28)

It's time for GAOTD to offer a backup program to help ppl like #3, #5

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

#3 Ami-

If the disk is spinning (feel with hand or against ear if you have hearing like me.)

If it spins, get spinrite. Go to GRC.com. It costs about $90? but it will almost certainly recover a drive that is spinning. May run for 10-24? hours. Long time. Is a little techy so need to read directions going in. If it says it is dead ... well then you are out even more.

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

I only did a short test, because I just very recently REALLY testes tiCare Data Recovery 5.1:
The real test based on a real crash where a 900 GB(!) partition got heavily damaged.
Back to Icare: Seemed to have found almost all...; BUT REALLY MANY files were not reliable.
In my case all in all unusable!!!

What I MUST state as well is:
1. there seems to be NO tool which is best under all conditions
2. even small differences produced other results! (when I "added" a the fault of deleting the still seemingly existing damaged partition Easus failed, too, while Auslogics´results did NOT change...!)
3. For just finding lost files on existing, visible and almost not damaged partitions, there are many good tools around; existing test proved this several times).

Taking all this into account, even than I found: Most well known and expensive programs did fail in my case:
- many (as e.g. Ontrakck) just offered "Known" file types without original tree structure and as well without original file name... that is too bad.
- some found almost all of the structure tree and file names... BUT: the resulting files were not reliable
- only Auslogics and EaseUs delivered both, the files with tree AND reliable results; EseUs delivered some more files and in all found cases did not shorten filenames - which was in some cases not true for Auslogics, which, on the other hand, produced in some cases the correct filesize (Easeus had some files with appended trash).
- as stated above: reaults changed with the small variation of adding just the deletion of the partition.
So Easeus was in my REAL case the king closely followed by Auslogics - but Auslogics became winner afterward; Easeus fell far behind!

My advice: get 2 or three undeleters (one e.g. could be recuva),
try to get the next giveaway of Easeus , and keep your eyes open for a promotional version or giveaway of Auslogics.

ALL other formerly here offered giveaways of complex undeleters are not safe enough for complex desasters; I deleted them after my test.

Reply   |   Comment by wosa  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+33)

I used this tool a few weeks ago in the attempt to recover files from a RAW USB stick!

LOL...it didn't even recognized that stick once plugged in my system...so its claim to support RAW DRIVES is probably just a JOKE!

Overall this GAOTD is just an average data recovery software which can be rated as GOOD only as freeware or as GAOTD.

Charging 70 bucks for an ordinary app like this is sheer MADNESS!


- Puran File Recovery (==> My Personal First Choice)
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 tested 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.


To recover deleted, formatted and lost files (digital photos, images, MP3 files, video clips, documents etc...) from FLASH CARDS and any other type of media cards and portable storage devices, see also:


- PhotoRec & TestDisk (==> Softpedia Editor Pick)

- Bplan Data Recovery Software (==> Giovanni's brand new cool entry)
Excellent brand new FREE app, which enables you to recover any kind of files with unlimited size you may have lost after a mistake, virus or Hardware failure.
With this magic FREE tool you can easily recover data from a formatted drive even after deleting an entire system volume.
Supports both internal and external Hard Drive, SmartPhone Card, Memory Card Camera Card, SD card and all kinds of USB drives (8gb, 16gb, 32gb, 128gb, 256gb)


- (Portable) Recuva

To restore a system back, even on a machine without OS or with its Hard Drives completely erased by a virus (==> BARE-METAL restore):


==> FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE <== Enjoy ^_^ !!!!!!!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni (Let's live for FREE!! ^_^)  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+106)

I have the SAME problem . I wish there was a Software that could help recover files from a hard that is not seen by any computer .

I can hear the Drive spinning like it use to spin when booting normally .

The Drive was OK and shut down normally but then it would not reboot after that and the drive letter would show up any more . DAM !!

Reply   |   Comment by Thekjman  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-16)


Did u try sticking the drive in the freezer and see if it can be revived? This idea has helped with some users and would be beneficial for u too


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

i got a dead hard drive, with about 1 terra. information on it.it is shot, windows cannot even pick it up, after trying several things, including this,programme, so if anyone got a solution, give me a bell.

Reply   |   Comment by Ami  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-36)

Installed on a 8.1 64bit Windows System without problems.

Tested on a small partition. Run successfully and retrieved a lot of deleted files. I liked the clear interface and and the preview function for different file types found during the recovery session. Easy to use!

Claimed, that it would need 3 hrs for a 350 GB Partition, which i did not test. All in all a good impression.

Did not show and could not work an virtual drives, e.g. TrueCrypt container. Since most of my drives are encrypted containers, this has no use for me. For others a good choice. (I am aware of the problems with encrypted data within containers)

Didn't mention the offline recovery function via boot disk. Not existing.

Uninstalled via reboot with SystemDefender (May2013)

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

Again a recovery program that has to be installed on your harddisk before a desaster happens and then hopefully not on that very partition...
Minimalistic UI, preview not really working. If you want to recover pictures from your SD card you may prefer to use any freeware instead of this overprized tool.
BTW: Download the demo from their website and use the regcode provided with the download here - to avoid any possible payload.

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*Finds and restores deleted and lost files
*Has four different recovery modes users can use
*Allows users to preview files
*Supports internal hard drives, external hard drives, USB/flash drives, SD cards, etc.
*Supports FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, EXFAT, NTFS/NTFS5, HFS, and HFS+ file systems

*Shows existing files in the scan results
*Can only preview a limited types of files
*Requires Microsoft Office to be installed in order to preview DOC/PPT/XLS files
*Doesn’t explicitly tell the “recoverability” of a file
*Doesn’t have any sort of CD/DVD/USB bootable media to run iCare Data Recovery from outside Windows

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