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Giveaway of the day — Easy Drive Data Recovery 3.0

Easy Drive Data Recovery is a supreme and mighty data recovery application that has a remarkable ability of restoring files in situations that may seem absolutely hopeless.
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Easy Drive Data Recovery 3.0 was available as a giveaway on August 27, 2013!

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Easy Drive Data Recovery is a supreme and mighty data recovery application that has a remarkable ability of restoring files in situations that may seem absolutely hopeless, like accidentally formatting a hard drive or having a drive corrupted because of a nasty virus or someone’s clumsy hands. While looking simple and undemanding, it’s powerful enough to restore files that aren’t even present in the file system.

The program uses Raw Search, a special algorithm that enables finding files of almost a 100 formats. Reinstalling an operating system is no longer an obstacle on the way to successful data recovery – the program can deal with files that have been erased and deleted. It also doesn’t matter how large the hard drive is, even if it’s enormous, the search won’t take long, thanks to the built-in optimized search engines.

To purchase a personal license with 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 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista, Server 2008 and 7; Supported languages: English, Russian, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, German

Publisher:

MunSoft

Homepage:

http://www.munsoft.com/EasyDriveDataRecovery/

File Size:

17.1 MB

Price:

$59.95

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#30

In the past i have had good luck with this small free tool ( if any one has a damaged cd or dvd they need to recover info from):
http://www.roadkil.net/program.php/P29/Unstoppable%20Copier
no toolbars or other crud comes with it but it was a bit slow until i set the speed (slider) to a faster speed then it worked quite well.
enjoy...

Reply   |   Comment by jeff  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#29

I am assuming.... Got to be carefull doing that... This program is not windows 8 or 8.1 compatiable. I did manage to register it but it was a pita.. on a 5 star system I give it 3 out of 5 because it did not fully recover my files on a usb disk it missed 10 out of 14. but this has promise. so its a keeper for me. Thanks GOTD

Reply   |   Comment by Keymaster  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#28

#26, skybase - to register,start the program. Choose a drive to search, and cancel after at least one file is found. Select the file, and click on the Recover icon (second one from the top left). You will get a window saying that only one file can be recovered in the demo version and offer to buy a full version. Cancel that and you should get a registration window, copy/paste the key in there

Weirdest registration ever... I had to use the software's Help to figure out how to get the reg screen

Reply   |   Comment by alordofchaos  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#27

Thanks
Very nice program, more pictures got back with it than other several free file recovery tools

Reply   |   Comment by Chen  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#26

Would the manufacturer please explain how to register this.
All I get is a Buy now window.
Thanks gotd

Reply   |   Comment by skybase  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#25

Hi, Can someone please tell me if today's GAOTD can help recover my files on Western Digital My Passport Essential (portable hard drive) that my Windows 7 cannot access again?

Thanks,

LGB

Reply   |   Comment by Leo  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#24

I like sofware more with Registration key in the read me file and doesn't need to register on website and wait for email with Registration key. Thank you, wish other software developers will do the same

Reply   |   Comment by Testdrive  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#23

to huh
this version doesn't differ from the version given in February.

Reply   |   Comment by nobug  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#22

Thank you very much, everyone,
for your opinions and thoughts about this software and of comparable software. Your input on the subject, is gratefully appreciated.

Reply   |   Comment by Maximus  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#21

@16 - Hello Gio

VideoHelp (www.videohelp.com/tools/IsoPuzzle) says "No longer developed". So I guess the developer's site has been closed.

By the way this VideoHelp site is a good source for video related software (free or not). For each title it has a page with a description, download link(s), comments by users, etc. Maybe you'll find new gems lurking there !

Cheers.
---------
Wow. Can't imagine I actually gave info to the King of Freebies Himself !

Reply   |   Comment by eb235  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#20

@Giovanni:

IsoPuzzle description:

The purpose of this program is to recover as much as possible data of damaged, bad burned or scratched CDs or DVDs.

This version is experimental and supports only data CDs and DVDs with sectorsize of 2048 byte - Audio CD, VCD and SVCD are not supported.

It supports only recovering discs ...
http://isopuzzle.softpedia.com/

Reply   |   Comment by Slaikka  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#19

@Giovanni #16

There is a download link here:
http://www.videohelp.com/tools/IsoPuzzle

Latest version: 1.7 (January 15, 2008)
NO LONGER DEVELOPED

IsoPuzzle is CD/DVD recovery software. The goal of this program is to recover as much as possible data of damaged, bad burned or scratched CDs or DVDs. This version is experimental and supports only data CDs and DVDs with sectorsize of 2048 byte - Audio CD, VCD and SVCD are not supported.

There is also a download link here:
http://www.softpedia.com/get/CD-DVD-Tools/CD-DVD-Images-Utils/IsoPuzzle.shtml

Reply   |   Comment by Socks  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#18

#2 huh - the download link on this page says "Download Easy Drive Data Recovery 3.0 now" and the version from the previous giveaway is also 3.0, so I would say the answer to your question is "No."

Reply   |   Comment by Jerry  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#17

did not install correctly on Win7-64

Reply   |   Comment by bott  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#16

Besides IsoPuzzle (by the way, can't find the official website where downloading it: where is it?), to recover as much as possible data of damaged, bad burned or scratched CDs or DVDs, just try these FREE GEMS:

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

- Puran Data Recovery
http://www.puransoftware.com/Data-Recovery.html

Unlike both this GAOTD and IsoPuzzle, both tools support a wider array of disc types.

Enjoy!!

Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+26)
#15

#6 vicky.
If you modify an image in Photoshop and then save it then you have overwritten the original, the unmodified version of the file is gone.
If you saved the file under a different name from Photoshop then you should have both copies, one under the original file name and one under the new file name.
If you renamed it within Explorer or similar then that is the only copy of the image with a new name.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#14

ok, I copied the info for registration and it told me it was activated, but, I have yet to see where I plug in the registration data. Am I missing something (probably).

Reply   |   Comment by fogiemountain  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#13

#10:

Yes! there is a free tool called IsoPuzzle. It is very powerful. It will try to read sector by sector and build up an ISO image using all readable sectors. If there is a read error, it will repeat trying to read this sector many times. This way you'll finally get many data from your cd/dvd rescued, even if windows won't read anything and header data are lost or damaged. But this can take a lot of time depending on the degree of damage.

If you like to have really raw access and ignore even read errors, IsoPuzzle provides this option to you, so you can even copy sectors with read errors. This will be especially useful to get back some parts of text files.

But there is more! You now that some optical drives are better than others in reading data portions from damaged discs. At any time you can save your results, then connect to another optical drive and CONTINUE recovering the same media from another drive, increasing your chances to get your data back.

With this tool I could recover big parts of my music collection stored on heavily damaged CDs. I guess it will help you too.

Reply   |   Comment by darthy  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+30)
#12

lack of bootable options: deal killer
if your hdd goes belly up this WONT get you back up and running.

Reply   |   Comment by Jan sen  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#11

@vicky (post #6), it depends if the file was physically written over on the hard disk. It's hard to predict where data actually ends up on the hard disk - files can be stored anywhere, and they can be 'fragmented', ie. one part of the file is stored somewhere, the other somewhere completely different.

When you overwrote the Photoshop file, it may or may not have actually overwritten the original data on the HD. If it did, you're screwed - once the data is truly overwritten, it's gone. But maybe the old version is still there, a good undeleter can try and find it.

That's why it's crucial that when you accidentally trash a file you wanted to keep you make sure NOTHING else is written to the disk. That includes not installing the undeleting software on the same drive. Of course that's almost impossible on a drive that holds the OS, as that is constantly writing files in the background (temporary files, swap file etc). A good reason to keep your work on a seperate partition.

Reply   |   Comment by gl  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)
#10

Like similar recovery utilities, this one doesn't seem to be able to access cds and dvds.

Does anyone has tips about how to raw access cds and dvds that are not accessible via Windows?

Reply   |   Comment by Hugo  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#9

Warning!
i ve not seen any data recovery software that could recover datas from partition that was mistakenly deleted by hard drive extension in windows computer management (disc management). Subject to correction if anybody knows any, but thanks to GAOD team for the offer and work daily.

Reply   |   Comment by Fti  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#8

Having just lost a full SD card of photos 326 canon raw files .Tried to recover using several other program's without success using this program I now have them all back a big thank you

Reply   |   Comment by rob helliker  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)
#7

Not a bad app in my view (for sure it's worth much more than the current low rating): supports almost any kind of drives out there with filtering capabilities....and turned out to be quite quick to scan my system.

CONS: No ability to create any sort of bootable CD/DVD/USB drive to run Easy Drive Data Recovery from outside of Windows

Yes it's true, Ashraf is right... but don't remember any GAOTDs of this genre sporting this feature...how about you dudes? So this is not a deal breaker for me as a GAOTD (but obviously without this feature I would never spend 60 bucks for a tool like this)!

BEST FREE ALTERNATIVES

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

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

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

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

- Puran File Recovery
Superb FREE app which helps you recover deleted or lost partitions and files from formatted and even from RAW drives.
Supports pretty much any kind of storage medium detected by Windows as a drive (Hard Disks, Pen Drives, Memory Cards, Mobile Phones, CDs, DVD etc...).

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


And for a limited period of time (seems to me better than this GAOTD):

http://sharewareonsale.com/s/free-sharpknight-7-data-recovery-suite-69-95-value

Enjoy!!

Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+100)
#6

Does anyone know if this could retrieve an image file that was accidentally saved over (renamed) in Photoshop? Or does anyone know if that is possible with any software? Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by vicky  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#5

con: cannot recover parially written files on mp3 player where voice recording in IMADPCM WAV file had initial directory entry created and initial wav header written and significant data written but battery failed prior to stopping the recording so the derectory entry and FAT entries were not closed and the wav header not updated with final data length. When placing such filesystems in an NT based system the fat file system driver deletes the partially writtem directory entry and marks the FAT entries as available, but the file is still there and can be recovered if the right procedure is followed.

I have to use Hxd to edit the flash drive and extract the WAV header and data manually and fixup the header to show at least the expected data length so the wav file can be used, becuase no current data recovery tool I've tried as yet is truely "supreme and mighty"

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#4

Found Easy Drive Data Recovery 3 on my computer from the last time it was offered and ran it again today and I think it's an absolute little beauty, the preview window is exceptional in the way it presents the information depending on the type of file, the list of files is separated into type, for example image, multimedia etc. It has one drawback you cannot run it from outside Windows.
When I had a major computer problem a few years ago and it was imperative that I remained on the Internet I bought myself an old cheap laptop with a CPU that was molasses-based instead of silicon, or that's the way it feels.
Now I use it as my emergency machine and programs of this type go onto it. Any hard drive with problems is popped into a caddy and attached via USB to this old machine. If I live long enough for this machine to actually get working an attempt is made to repair the problem, but at times it is touch and go.
As a recovery program you will be hard pressed to beat this for ease-of-use and ability, get it.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)
#3

I am not able to register: how to open the registration window? There's no voice in menus. According to the help instructions, I should click the second button from the left ("Recover selected files") to open that window, but no related button appears in the window consequent to click on "Recover selected files".

On clicking the "I" button, a message box opens telling, beside other info, "Registered version". But what does the GAOTD key stand for, then?

Reply   |   Comment by Olivax  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-11)
#2

Does this version differ from the version given in February? It also shows 3.0 version number.

Reply   |   Comment by huh  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#1

Pros
*Finds deleted files and files that existed prior to a reformat
*Supports FAT16, FAT32, and NTFS drives — internal, external, USB flash, etc.
*Provides you with file name, size, type, time modified, time created, and recoverability of files that are found
*Allows users to preview files
*Has filtering capabilities
*Files can be recovered in bulk

Cons
*No ability to create any sort of bootable CD/DVD/USB drive to run Easy Drive Data Recovery from outside of Windows
*Not all file types can be previewed

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Reply   |   Comment by Ashraf from dotTech  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+25)
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