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Easy Archive Recovery 2.0 Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — Easy Archive Recovery 2.0

Easy Archive Recovery is the real panacea to the problem of corrupted and damaged archives.
$59.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 273 (41%) 397 (59%) 29 comments

Easy Archive Recovery 2.0 was available as a giveaway on October 16, 2013!

Today Giveaway of the Day
free today
Help you splitting, merging, cutting and many more.

Easy Archive Recovery is a marvelous tool for recovering both ZIP and RAR archive types. It supports files, created in RAR, WinRar, WinZip, PKZIP, InfoZip, 7-Zip and other popular utilities. The files can be deleted or damaged, the storage device can be formatted but your files can still be recovered.

With Raw Search technology, the program finds and restores broken archives even on severely corrupted hard drives, memory cards or flash disks and recovers maximum possible data. It has a Recovery Wizard built in as well as a preview tool that shows files before the recovery and tells a user if they can be restored. No knowledge is needed for archive repair, just following the instructions on the screen is enough. Both professional and amateur users will be amazed at how much data the program can bring back in just a little time.

To purchase a personal license (including support and updates) at 70% discount please follow this direct link. If you’d like to purchase a business or a service license, please notify us via email: sales@munsoft.com

System Requirements:

Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, NT/ 2000/ 2003/ SBS2003





File Size:

13.8 MB



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Right. I made Munsoft (Russia) the provider while in fact it is Digital River GmbH (Germany).

This does not change anything else in my comment, because buyers will do business with a German company.

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

How about a program that will recover really old .ARC files?

Any ideas?

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

@John. When I was in my film class I used to create 3D graphics with Cinema 4D. This one time I had this 7 second clip that when rendered out as an avi file would total up to over 4gb = over 4000mb. I used winrar to compress it using the "best" method and it comprssed my file to 60 mb. Considering I didn't have a 4gb flashdrive at the time to take that file home and add more effects to it then bring it back, it helped me a ton to archive it.

Someone said this program shows what's in the archives, can I actually just recover a file from a lost archive or is it gone if the whole archive is gone >

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

@13 papin

MunSoft isn't a german company and never was, it's a russian company with headquarter in Smolensk. Since Russia isn't EU anymore, you will have different VAT normally, which is 18% in Russia.

The payment will be done from a Digital River headquarter in Germany, Digital River of course also has a headquarter in Russia.

Share-it - Digital River GmbH
Vogelsanger Str. 78
50823 Cologne

VAT in Germany

Here is the passage of the Terms of Service from their Online Data Recovery, as said, it isn't a german company because their ToS are under Russian Law, just the payment will be processed from the german Digital River headquarter, whoever knows why.

Any dispute, controversy or claim which may arise out of or in connection with the present ToS, or the execution, breach, termination or invalidity thereof, shall be settled by the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation in accordance with its Rules.


Reply   |   Comment by kin0seC  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Thanks GOTD Team
I see you added " (including support and updates)" to the message. Much clearer that way.


Reply   |   Comment by Johnnie Walker  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

#12, Giovanni be warned that:

"To repair for free almost ANY kind of files (so not just RAR and ZIP files…LOL!!)damaged by virus, application failures, system crashes, network errors etc….

http://www.filerepair1.com "

is sponsored by and includes the opencandy 3rd party offers adware module in the installer so be awake when installing and choose advanced option on every prompt and don't just click next or you will have PUP's (potentially unwanted programs) and altered default search and homepage and toolbar!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)

To #19, See: http://www.passwordunlocker.com/rar-password-recovery.html
Good luck

Reply   |   Comment by Donald  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

It is worth having several different recovery programs, although if they are not free you probably don't want to pay for them in advance.

I had to recover some pictures for a friend from a flash drive that according to windows had nothing on it. I tried 3 different freeware programs. One completely failed to recover anything. Another recovered a good number of pictures and the third also recovered a good number of pictures, but not all the same ones.

Between the 2 good programs (one was Recuva) I got back as much as I had hoped for and all the pictures recovered bar one were perfect. These weren't in zip files and I can see the use of a specific program to retrieve files from compressed archives.

Any program like this might be just the one you need in a crisis.

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

I am fairly not only a faithful GOTD fellow but also a software hobbyist who loves to share my acknowledges about computer files processing methods with GOTD visitors. Today's GOTD procedure without doubt maybe be called a compression files recovery tool . But disable to be called a data recovery program cause of it is not only useless to recover our Media files, contacts, messages, office documentaries and so on but also cannot transfer our files to other devices or OS platform. I can give you some advice about it, please reference !

Pros :

1. Compression files' recovery functions.
2. Simple operation interface for computer newbies.

Cons :
1. Deficient of other most mainstream formats' files recovery abilities like media, documentary.
2. No online support.
3. Cost so much.

A CNET file transfer tool for us, which was located here : http://download.cnet.com/ImElfin-iTransfer-for-Win/3000-18553_4-75941441.html. I trialed it for several times, really works well.

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

please does anyone know where to get a rar password unlocker? i have tried the so called application and its taking almost eternity to calculate the password. pls help. thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Segun  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-15)

#4 is incorrect that there is no need for a specialized recovery program for a specific file type. Many file types have an internal structure that can help recover a deleted file, or at least partly repair a file with gaps or corruption. That includes all types of compressed archive files. However there is never any guarantee that a file can be made functional again after arbitrary damage. It all depends on where the damage is in the file's internal structure. It's like somebody removed part of your car - if it's the trunk lid, the car will still work, if it's the crankshaft, it won't.

Reply   |   Comment by DVMarsh  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Am I missing something?
Why is there a big bold message offering a 70% discount on a personal license for Easy Archive Recovery 2.0... when it's a GAOTD?

Reply   |   Comment by Johnnie Walker  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)

@Johnnie Walker,

according to our terms and conditions GOTD license doesn't include updates and tech support from a vendor. To get them you should buy the full license from the Developer.

GOTD team

Reply   |   Comment by Giveaway of the Day project team  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Company or developer should respond to comment #4 who said it was actually tested and failed. I do not have time to test it right now but that is enough for me to not try it.

Reply   |   Comment by Sys-eng  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)

This one is the only one that has worked for me.

Great tool ant it is free for today. Don't think in the bucks for today it is 0 bucks. Don't miss it.

Reply   |   Comment by Mannie Hansen  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-19)

#7 ALF
Point taken, but many general recovery programs do sort out into file types so they can be filtered.
More than anything I want newer computer users to understand how files are written by the system and that type does not influence this fact.
When you do a recovery and you look at the file headers it is obvious they are not the type of file the recovery system believes they, I have tested this on a number of recovery programs.
One other point, if you buy a recovery program just for specific files it can become very expensive as they do not tend to be cheap programs.

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

View this as an exercise to help practice your buying skills.

Say, you like this GOTD. You're willing to pay. Remember, Munsoft is a company based in Germany, thus within the EU (European Union).

Regarding cases #1, #2 and #3, values come from Munsoft's price list.

Case #1:
You live within the EU, but not in Germany. They charge you 19% VAT, which is wrong. So, instead of paying EUR 49.95 ($67.61) before VAT ($12.84), you'll pay EUR 59.44 ($80.45), VAT included.

Case #2:
You live in Germany. You rightly pay EUR 59.44 ($80.45), VAT included.

Case #3:
You don't live within the EU. (Can't supply data, see hint below.)

Case #4:
You buy the GOTD. The price tag is $59.95 (EUR 44.30).

a) Should you buy anything, do the prices given in the price list represent what you will really pay?
b) Depending on the country you live in, how difficult (or easy) is it to get the VAT refunded (or to not pay it out)?
c) What is the real price of this software (case #4)?

Hint. You must try to buy on the Munsoft web site to get some answers. Munsoft's web site has a script (must activate javascript anyway) which determines where you are, and provides an automatic (?) yet amusing translation.

Reply   |   Comment by papin  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

60 $ to recover or fix damaged ZIP and RAR archives??

Come on...you must be joking dude!!

To recover for free ANY kind of files even from RAW drives:


To repair for free almost ANY kind of files (so not just RAR and ZIP files...LOL!!)damaged by virus, application failures, system crashes, network errors etc....


To extract broken ZIP files only:

And by the way...why use RAR (and pay $$$$$ for that)??

Be clever...

http://www.hamstersoft.com/free-zip-archiver (==> My Personal First choice for its amazing processing SPEED)


My 2 cents for today's giveaway!!

Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni (WAKE UP, dudes!!!!!!)  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+119)

Whether a zip file can be recovered or not, depends both on how bad the corruption is and where it has occurred in the file. A single corrupted bit in a vital place can render the zip unrecoverable, but if you are lucky then you can have a series of corrupted bits and it still be recoverable - It's just luck on where the errors have occurred.

There is a good freeware zip recovery program, at least it is as good as anything else I tried a couple of years ago and I had a corrupted zip I needed to get as many files as possible out of it.


Reply   |   Comment by MTK  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)

@John, #4: "why does anyone need to compress anything?"
Compressing files has not as only use small storage-size.
One might want to bundle files in one archive.
One might compress files to send them over the internet.
All very usefull.

Reply   |   Comment by ALF  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+32)

If you have Easy Data Recovery Suite from the previous giveaway then you should have Easy Archive Recovery 2.0 within that suite of programs so you should not need this one too.

This programs selling point is its claimed ability to repair/extract data from damaged archives in addition to recognising deleted or otherwise lost archive data structures on storage media.

Had the suite here for some time and not used it for its designed purpose yet. I used pkzipfix on two damaged zips since then... completely forgetting this program that was sitting here all that time... oops!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

@ XP-Man, #3:
I do agree that files are just files and recovering files doesn't urge one to discriminate between filetypes.

Indeed this is done sometimes to shred functionallity into usefull pieces in a way that buying all the pieces together would be more profitable for the seller then selling one solid functional program. Again I agree that this is only good for the seller and not for the user.

There is something else that should be considered.

While recovering you realy want to be able to decide what is to be definitely recovered from the resultlist and what not. Viewer-functionallity is a very efficient means to make your decision more easy.
There are so many filetypes that it would be impossible to accomodate viewers for all of them onboard.
But there are some filetype categories that are being used very frequently and commonly.
This could mean you want to recover pictures, documents or archives like todays giveaway.

By confining functionallity to one of those categories would make it possible to supply the appropriate viewers.

One might argue, why not throw in all the available viewers. Well you can choose for such by buying the complete Munsoft Suite. Of course all this extra coding will cost you. In case you only want to recover just one specific categorie you can have yourself a cheaper deal by not buying the suite but only buy the package with the viewers of your choice.

In all the cases where viewers are not included, there is no need to shred functionallity indeed.

Reply   |   Comment by ALF  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)

#4 John
If you're storing information on your own CD the rar file does have some advantages as you can tell it to write recovery information within the file just in case the file becomes corrupted. This increases the file size by between 3% and 10% a value you control.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+27)

The file system knows nothing about file type when it stores files; best simply described as a header describing information about the file and then the position the remainder of the file on the drive if it's fragmented, which it is more often than not is particularly in NT systems.
This means has a lot of snake oil in the file recovery business where companies claim to just recover certain file types and so can charge for many programs instead of just one that is necessary.
So I didn't want to condemn this program offhand, I thought possibly it could recover the data from a slightly corrupted archive file.
With this in mind I compressed 15 image files and then using a hex editor I lightly corrupted the zip file.
Then I requested this program to recover the file, it claimed it had done so, but in fact all it had done to create an empty folder with absolutely no recovered files in it.

I'll leave you to decide whether it snake oil or not, but I'm uninstalling it pronto!

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+93)

Reference to the free and useful data recovery instruction pages, give you an example to make a better choice.

Lifehacker : http://lifehacker.com/5237503/five-best-free-data-recovery-tools

CNET : http://download.cnet.com/Data-Recovery/3000-2094_4-10664893.html

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

looks great by seeing description.till i dont download and use it,cant say anything.

Reply   |   Comment by Utkarsh  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-190)

Installed on Win 7 64bit no probs registration went without a hitch.

I had a thumb drive that has some damaged rar files on it and was able to recover 4 out of the 7 damaged rars. I like the fact you can see what the rars has in it and the fact it says that it cant or can recover the files. Thanks GOTD for this its a keeper. But I would not pay $60 bucks for it.

Reply   |   Comment by Keymaster  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+55)

Looks like a useful piece of software, but why is its web page only available in russian? On the site the personal license price is 595 rubles ($18), the business license is 995 rubles ($31), and the "service" license is 3495 rubles ($109). And here we see $59.95 (?!?)

Reply   |   Comment by H Ludens  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)

@H Ludens,

we always specify the price without discounts on GOTD pages, since they tend to end. Still while the offer is live you can buy the software from MunSoft at a 70% discount.

GOTD team

Reply   |   Comment by Giveaway of the Day project team  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
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