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Giveaway of the day — Do Your Data Recovery Pro 6.8

Easily Recover Lost Data under All Data Loss Situations.
$49.00 EXPIRED
User rating: 92 (89%) 11 (11%) 32 comments

Do Your Data Recovery Pro 6.8 was available as a giveaway on August 8, 2019!

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Desktop software for health and productivity.

As a comprehensive Windows data recovery software, Do Your Data Recovery Professional can help you easily and completely recover lost data from hard drive and storage media device. It is a complete do-it-yourself data recovery tool. You can recover all lost data within 3 simple steps: Launch Do Your Data Recovery Professional – Scan your hard drive – Preview and recover lost data.

Recover lost data from your Сomputer (Laptop, Desktop, Internal/External Hard Drive, Digital Device, Memory Card,USB Flash Drive etc.

NB: Lifetime license with no updates.

System Requirements:

Windows Server 2003/ 2008/ 2012/ Windows 2000/ XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10; File System: FAT 12/16/32, exFAT, NTFS, NTFS 5, ext 2, ext 3; Disk Space: at least 60 MB

Publisher:

DoYourData

Homepage:

http://www.doyourdata.com/data-recovery-software/pro-data-recovery-software.html

File Size:

10.4 MB

Price:

$49.00

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#13

Easy installation.

Simple interface. Found all drives including external OK and correctly recognised size of all.

An in depth scan of an 8TB drive took around 21 hours, which seemed to be on par with OnTrack, EaseUs etc.

Export and import of the scan results each take very little time.

Scan results similar to EasyRecovery (One apparent difference was that this identified two folders with the same name under a parent folder with one of these being empty, whereas ER only presented me with the one folder containing files).

Recovery speed OK (And far faster than the free Lazesoft Home which is useful where Recuva etc don't cut the mustard). With the 'duplicate' folders within a folder, copies are renamed with a suffix. Unfortunately, those lacking files seem to be recreated first so a quantity of empty file deletion and file renaming will be required.It seems that it is those with the files in that get renamed. Any 'duplicate' files within a folder were similarly renamed (Such files were also identified by EasyRecovery).

I should say that these 'duplicate' folders probably give a true reflection of folders I had accidentally created on the drive during batch file/folder move/rename operations in the past rather than their representing any odd behaviour by the program. That said, it might be helpful to have an option not to recreate empty folders where these have populated clones.

The program didn't allow recovery of an individual folder tree where there were no files in any of the folders.

Unlike some other recent data recovery offerings, the program appears to work well and I'm delighted to have it.

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

One annoyance, which probably relates to many of the alternatives is that the user has no control over the name of the folder in which recovered data are saved. In many instances this won't matter but if you already have folder trees that are pushing the limit of the the folders+filename character limit that Windows can cope with this can potentially leave a number of files (assuming they are recovered OK) apparently unusable. The solution in that case is to rename the early parts of the folder tree but it might be better to have the option to choose something other than the offered default.

Reply   |   Comment by Steve  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

More importantly, if you attempt to save files to a partition with insufficient space for the specified files, the program (unlike some others. e.g. Lazesoft) doesn't allow you to save there. It would actually be much better if partial saves were allowed (e.g. spread across a couple of drives), with the program asking "What do I do now?" when a disk's limits were reached. particularly given the fact that within a particular folder you can't easily select/deselect multiple folders; it's pretty much all or nothing and then click every individual folder as required.

Even better would be a feature which would inform you that your selected save space has XXXX Bytes free and autoselect the appropriate proportion of the deleted files for recovery (remembering this, so that just the remainder would be selected next time).

Personally, I'd prefer both. With what I'm doing at the moment it would be easier to be able to set restore running on all the files, allowing me to use other software to identify and remove duplicates as I go. The application's existing approach makes this more difficult than it needs to be.

Reply   |   Comment by Steve  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Since the program won't (unlike e.g. LazeSoft) allow you to begin recovery of data to a partition that doesn't have adequate space for all your selected files (and then select a secondary destination when space is exhausted) a welcome improvement would be able to select multiple sub-folders/files within a particular folder with 'Select/Deselect all highlighted' options. Currently we only have select all/none.

As an additional, more helpful approach to what we have at present the program could inform the user that "Your selected recovery space only has XXXXMB available. Do you wish to proceed?" If Yes it would then reduce the selection to whichever files would fit. Having recovered these ti would then pop up the window again, saying "These files are yet to be recovered. Please select your recovery space..." [Repeat as necessary]

At the moment, I'm recovering data from a large disc, and have backups of many but not all of the files. It would be much more efficient for me to do a recover all and then use another application to remove duplicates from the recovery folder as I go. The above suggestions would let me do this more easily as well as perhaps being of wider benefit.

Reply   |   Comment by Steve  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Given that a big recovery can take a really, really, really LONG time. (I'm currently more than a day into recovering less than half of my 8TB drive and haven't quite reached the half way point as yet) it would be good to have:

(a) an estimate of time to be taken to completion (as per the scan time indicator)

(b) the ability to pause (There's probably a confirm prompt if I click on cancel but I'm NOT risking that right (!) and who knows if the program would actually pause anyway

(c) [AND THIS IS THE BIGGIE...] Following the suggestion that (as well a being able to save information about a scanned disk's contents) the program should be able to keep track of which of files selected for recovery it will be able to store in the selected save location, the program should ALSO keep a record of which files it is presently instructed to restore AND a log of progress with this.

That way, if your PC stalls or crashes (or even if you wanted to pause and save your recovery state because you were about to head off on holiday for a fortnight, or could only tackle the recovery in bits) , it should be easy for the program to offer you the change to resume your recovery from EXACTLY where you left off when you paused and saved or when the power died.

(d) The value of (c) is amplified by the current difficulty of selecting multiple files, if you have to start over from scratch with your recovery at present, of course

(e) With the deep scan option, exporting the scan results should probably be a default option (unless the program is supplied with a free UPS!).

(f) A further step with (c) would be that, if the program has the scan results and a list of the files selected for recovery (and actually recovered so far), it should also be possible for it to do a rapid comparison between these to identify files and folders yet to be recovered, enabling the user to select from these rather than having to work with the full list and trying to select particular items that aren't at whichever level on your recovery drive if you can find them at all.

(g) At present, whilst a scan or recovery is in progress, it's not possible to do anything else with the program (like look through the folder tree to decide which files to save next). This should be changed. Doing so would also mean the user could potentially add folders to the recovery list as they go.

(h) This is just a random thought, whilst it would obviously be good to have a physical backup of data, we don't always have that. Would there be any benefit in scanning the disks on a system on a regular basis and storing information about their contents which could then be used in rebuilding folder structures using a data recovery program? [It might even be possible to use the data that an application like 'Everything' records for example and storing that at more than one location including on a NAS or the Cloud]

(i) Data recovery from NAS drives, please.


[I'm not aware of any other recovery software offering the above features (Although there could be a reason for that!) but they would seem to have real value, beyond home users, wherever more than simply restoring a few accidentally deleted files is called for. Having looked at a lot of data recovery options over the last couple of months, all could do with improving usability at the recovery stage.

Whilst being able to work on an image of a disk with physical issues rather than on the disk itself would certainly be a very welcome option, format corruption is probably much more frequent and , with 10+TB discs becoming increasingly common, improving the interface for data recovery after scanning could provide a definite improvement in user experience (he wailed) and an advantage over other software choices.

Many thanks again for the help in recovering my files.


Steve

Reply   |   Comment by Steve  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Although, the program recognises original creation (&/or modification?) dates, restored items presently get allotted their re-creation date. I would much prefer to be able to recover items with their original dates intact, at least as an option.

Once a file has been recovered, its recovery status and recovery path name should be viewable in the folder tree window. File & folder size would be useful additions and it would be helpful to have a summary area at the bottom of the screen to indicate the number and total size of files and folders currently selected for recovery (and already recovered) in relation to the current/imported scan and its present recovery state.

I mentioned the potential issue with the length of full-recovery path+item names before and it would be a good thing to run a check on these prior to recovery.

I don't know if the file presently has any checking going on in the background to verify that recovered items are an exact match (where files aren't damaged) but an optional post-recovery verification would seem useful. On the fly checking would be an option but ONLY if it wouldn't slow recovery speeds even further.

I'm actually quite intrigued as to why, when the information about a lost file's exact location and other information has presumably been extracted during the initial scan, it takes so much longer to recover a lost file than it does to copy it from a disk without formatting problems. It's probably a rubbish analogy but whilst I can easily find a particular bit of a completed jigsaw, if I'd mapped out (scanned) exactly how many jigsaw pieces there were scattered across the floor and where they were, it shouldn't be that much more time consuming to then find (and make a copy of) each piece. I am restoring from an external USB3 drive to a cabled NAS and my very rough estimate is that recovery is probably taking 5-10 times as long as copy would. Is some tweaking of the recovery process possible? [There aren't any physical issues with the disk with which I'm presently playing.]

Reply   |   Comment by Steve  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

OK, so pressing 'Cancel' (a recovery) pops up the usual 'Do you really want to cancel?' message box but the program continues on regardless unless you confirm, so a separate Pause option AND the means to save the current recovery state (So that you can continue you else when if you can't safely leave the computer running) would be welcome.

As occasionally happens, my PC lost contact with my NAS (the recovery destination) during one of my recovery attempts. The program doesn't recognise the loss of connection with the recovery destination as a problem, speeding merrily through the remaining items in the list but not sending them anywhere! I'd suggest that error handling for this needs to be added (including adding a 'failed recovery' status for the relevant items in any recovery log).

I realise that it's much more relevant to my present requirements than simpler data loss situations BUT if it was possible either to do a duplicate search within the program OR save a disk scan so that its contents could be subject to a duplicate search using a de-duplication program (e.g. Duplicate Cleaner Pro) or a file catalogue (e.g. Anywhere), I would then be in a position of being able to identify and recover just the non-duplicates which would save time, energy, frustration when the NAS crashes mid-recovery(!). Better yet, the program should be able to use that list of items rather than me having to work out which ones to request. (In combination with (c) and some of the rest of the above, that would transform usability.

[Don't want much do I]

Reply   |   Comment by Steve  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#12

Please once I downloaded the software can I still use it even if the time given elapse after installation or it automatically stop

Reply   |   Comment by Bukola  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Bukola, You must install and register it on the same day the giveaway is given. It won't work after this day.

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

Fran, thank u sir

Reply   |   Comment by Bukola  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#11

Stuck at "Scanning disk, please wait"
The program doesn't seem to work on my windows 7.

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

Gauss, I have the same problem on my XP system with 6 HDDs and one SSD.
If you leave it for 10-15 minutes, it eventually shows the drives.

Reply   |   Comment by temp  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#10

how to resize the window where the potential files to be recover are located?

Reply   |   Comment by any  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#9

The few times I had to recover data I just use an old version(12.04) of Ubuntu booted off a DVD, Linux can read raw format.

Reply   |   Comment by Thomas Black  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#8

I installed Version 5.8 on 8/7/2017 from Giveawayoftheday.com. When I start the program now it claims it is an unregistered trial version and that the Giveawayoftheday license was pirated and is no longer valid. The software is now limited to a uselessly small recovery.

Giveawayoftheday does NOT pirate software and this software could not have been registered after the giveaway date.

Therefore, BEWARE of Doyourdata.com. This is not an honorable way to do business!

Reply   |   Comment by Dan-V  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#7

I was hoping they'd added support to create drive image files from failing drives and then offer to be able to scan the previously saved image file rather than the failing drive but nope same basic feature set as previous giveaways.
Maybe next major version increase?

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#6

Unable to install to another drive. No point in installing it to the C drive if that is the one that will fail.
Any advice?

Reply   |   Comment by Tony  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Tony , you can install it on a USB drive (such E:/Do Your Data Recovery Pro 6.8) but you will only be able to run it from that USB drive and only on the computer you used to install it. It is not a portable version you can have in your USB and use on any computer.

Reply   |   Comment by Fran  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#5

Easy to install. Easy to use. And be sure to install in a different drive (if you have more than one) than the one you might want to recover.
Maybe save or print the online user guide. Umm... and also you probably already know this, but you will want the SATA to USB connector or similar device to recover your sister's lost pics from the hdd she mailed to me from Florida.

Reply   |   Comment by Jack Hunter  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#4

Hi,
If you have installed the old version on your PC, you don't need to activate it. After you install the 6.8 version, the software will be automatically...and the activation requires network, make sure your network is connected.

Reply   |   Comment by DoYourData  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

DoYourData, I confirm but before, you need to accept uninstalling the previous version.

Reply   |   Comment by PaulF  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

PaulF, Yes, and of course I click on "Uninstall" the old version sitting on my hard disk.

And then, suddenly -- NOTHING happened!

And this happens three or more times -- it never continues after the installation.

So now what do I do? The offer expires in less than a couple of hours, and I can't install the new programme, because the old one must still be lurking somewhere...

After using Revo to check, of course nothing is now listed.

"DoYourData" -- what are we supposed to do when your installation HANGS?

Reply   |   Comment by Tranmontane  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#3

It did not ask me for the registration key. sooo I got the free verson anyway, Nothing but a direct download just the way I prefer it. Thanks for Giveaway for alerting me to something that can be useful for me at this time.

Reply   |   Comment by Rebecca Haughn  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Rebecca Haughn, If you check the Giveaway text file you'll find it contains the activation key to turn the free/trial version into the Pro version.

Reply   |   Comment by Steve  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#2

"...under All Data Loss Situations." How about the situation when Windows can't find the hard drive?

Reply   |   Comment by Buford T.  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

Buford T.,

"How about the situation when Windows can't find the hard drive?"

... or the PC/laptop is stolen, or the building it was in burned down, or the vehicle it was in got swept away in a flood, and so on... Point taken -- advertising hype. Data stored on most types of storage persists until overwritten, &/or in the case of memory, including SSDs, is cleared, e.g. by running Trim on an SSD. That data is stored in small chunks with a sort of table of contents recording what's stored where. When you can't use that TOC, say a file's been deleted or access is not allowed, those chunks of data can sometimes be retrieved & possibly pieced together to form files or snippets of data, which is the basis for some hacks & computer forensics. Do Your Data Recovery Pro & similar [e.g. the free Wise Data Recovery] read the chunks of data they find by scanning the entire storage you run them on, e.g. a disk partition, then attempt to assemble that data into files.

In the case of a regular hard drive or SSD drive not showing up in Windows Explorer, if the drive is also not shown in Control Panel -> Admin Tools -> Computer Mgmt., you'd probably want to follow the steps outlined here: seagate[.]com/support/kb/the-bios-does-not-detect-or-recognize-the-ata-sata-hard-drive-168595en/ . You'd start with the device BIOS to make sure the drive is both physically detected & connected, then make sure it was getting power and so on, but there's a fair chance all you'll accomplish is verify the drive's dead. If it's an M2 drive, you'd likely want to do more research based on the drive & motherboard brand/model -- it might be anything from compatibility issues to bad drive firmware to problems with the BIOS firmware etc.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)

Mike, your ironic sarcasm at the start of your post (implying that the question was ridiculously silly) was unfair and undeserved by Buford: your answer is just a proof, that when the system cannot find the drive there are some actions one may elect to try to see if the disc is definitely dead or not.

At work I use GetDataBack (paid, expensive, professional soft) which on a number of occasions happened to have detected and recovered files from a drive that Windows had seemed to be unable to find. Good recovery software is capable of doing such "miracles".

Good luck to everybody when a need comes to recover files or disc!

Reply   |   Comment by Marek  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#1

I'll leave this here - https://www.doyourdata.com/data-recovery-software/do-your-data-recovery-version-history.html


It took about 10-15 minutes "scanning drives, please wait" after starting, before showing my drives - same as the previous 6.6 version...

Reply   |   Comment by temp  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

temp, Thanks gtk. Think I rem this being a longish load but I've tried so many of the recent free ones. So far none will find a file, photo, etc. removed from PC or smartphone when used Shift+Delete. That really does a more perm job under Win 10 x64 Pro than previous gen where you might stand a chance of recovery if done same time as said action. Not now unless darn lucky, super knowledgeable or maybe a pricey app/service. And what a wide scan time range among all these free apps.

Reply   |   Comment by beergas  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

beergas, If you're using a system with a solid state drive and windows 10 has delete notify/TRIM support enabled, which it is by default, then Shift+Delete and Empty Recycle bin on the internal SSD is practically a secure erasure of the deleted data as when the clusters are dellocated by the operating system the SSD firmware de-addresses those memory cells and hands them back to the SSD pool of spare memory cells queued to be electrically erased at some point in the future when an entire page worth of memory cells is ready to be erased. NO recovery software is able to access the SSD via the built in firmware in a way to access the spare memory cells. The only way to concievably stand any chance of recovering data TRIM deleted from an SSD is to access the flash memory chips directly after deletion but even then there will be no logical file system structure to rebuild the deleted data even if it still exists as there is no logical relationship between the real flash memory chip addresses and the file systems logical block or cluster addresses.

Regarding long startup times for the program with it seeming to go real slow scanning drives could be due to the existance of card readers without any cards inserted and the program may not recognise outright that no media is in the removable storage device and instead it relies upon some arbitary timeout on blocking read attempts... That is just an educated guess based upon similar observed issues with other similar programs on certain configurations. Whether it matches the scenario of the 10 to 15 mins startup times is anyones guess.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

TK, Huge thanks for this. For some reason it never occurred to me that having TRIM active had any down side.

I must stop Shift-Deleting by default!

Reply   |   Comment by Steve  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

TK, you were right about the card reader thing, thanks.
After i disabled mine, the program shows all drives immediately after starting without any waiting.

Reply   |   Comment by temp  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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