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File Uneraser 2.1 Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — File Uneraser 2.1

RaidLabs File Uneraser truly recovers erased documents and files, undeletes digital pictures, music, videos, RAR and ZIP archives.
$39.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 185 (60%) 121 (40%) 27 comments

File Uneraser 2.1 was available as a giveaway on September 6, 2015!

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RaidLabs File Uneraser truly recovers erased documents and files, undeletes digital pictures, music, videos, RAR and ZIP archives. This file recovery software can assist in situations when you are left stranded because you deleted a particular file or document. File Uneraser can undelete files from all kinds of storage media, which includes memory sticks, digital cameras, flash drives, USB drives and virtually any sort of a storage device you are able to connect to your personal computer and access as a drive letter.

Additionally, this undelete software works together with NTFS-encrypted and compressed files, which enables it to help you recover files lost from a virus attack, malicious as well as unintentional users' activities.
Try out File Uneraser free of charge with full pre-recovery preview.

You can order File Uneraser Business License and File Uneraser Professional License with 50% discount! Use this coupon code: giveawayoftheday50

System Requirements:

Windows 2000/ XP/ 2003/ Vista/ 7/ 8


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File Size:

12.4 MB



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I gave it a try. It found 2580 or so files in the Recycle bin. Most of them were on an 8 GB SD card filled up to 87.5%. I don't use it much but I'm pretty sure I did several writes/deletes more or less recently. Notwithstanding, I could restore files I forgot they ever existed. So, well done and thank you RaidLabs. I'll keep this excellent GOTD.

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

@7 Bar

A lot of visitors have had this problem.
And most of the time it disappears some day.

I think, that are rests of previous installations of GOTD-program's, that will disturb a new installation.
Ccleaner can help.
Get a copy from Piriform
Install it and let it Run.
At the bottom of the opening-page Analyse and after checking click on Run Cleaner
Most of the time it is also handy to run Registry cleaner

And restart Windows to complete.

The first time cCleaner run it can take a long time to complete. (30-45 minutes).
After that it will complete the task in a short time.

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

Thank you Ootje. I haven't tried it yet but will do so with the next GAOTD that I'd be interested in. Too bad I didn't have a suggestion earlier because this Uneraser seems to be a great program. Oh well. Will have to wait for it to come up again.

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

HiYa. Yeah I was wondering if there is another way to download this with out having to go through the FaceBook or the Twitter thing that is blocking me from downloading. I have neither a FaceBook or Twitter account and am not interested in getting one. Thanks: SeeYa!

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

@2 Karaokeman - "recover files from an older IDE hard drive ?? I can hear sounds . ."

It looks like that the drive has died.
First: is the drive visible in the BIOS of the machine? If not, bad luck.
Windows has a different way to work with a drive than Linux.
So try to get access to the drive using Linux.
You can download a Linux-boot CD/USB and start the computer with it.

or this one:
I have started this one today.

Most of the time these boot-program's are free.
Some of them don't recognise a drive when it is plugged in while OS is active.

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

Author needs to think again about default behaviour!
Started RaidLabs File Uneraser.exe and it auto-started
scanning all drives - a full 15 minutes before display
re-appears (Was on 'Detect Raid Arrays' for around 5 mins).
Re-launched and it starts scanning everthing again.
May I suggest that you add a button "Scan Now" , so that
the user can change preferences first before Scan , and
to specify which drives to scan.

Reply   |   Comment by Jazi  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

Lately I can't install Giveaway programs on Win7 64-bit although it works fine on my WinXP.

A few seconds after Giveawayoftheday Wrapper2 appears nothing gets installed but would get the following message:
Complete File Recovery Tool (or any other program that I want to install) has stopped working. Windows can check online for a solution to the problem.
- Check online for a solution and close the program
- Close the program

Problem details:
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: setup.exe_RaidLabs File Uneraser Setup File
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 536fd798
Fault Module Name: StackHash_bf2f
Fault Module Version:
Fault Module Timestamp: 00000000
Exception Code: c000041d
Exception Offset: 7714dae1
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: bf2f
Additional Information 2: bf2fad4f846e226167d9682fa24bb27c
Additional Information 3: eda9
Additional Information 4: eda91533b922338153a41c7d8cb2825c

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

Will this s/w help retrieve a document while using Wordpad ie PC Crash?

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

Files are usually written this way by pretty much any OS, but we will deal only with Windows today.

On any hard drive, there is a catalog entry which points to the actual file. This item resides with all the other catalog entries on the drive. This catalog is near the beginning of the drive, usually after the boot sector and the disk allocation map or file allocation table which maps out the sectors of the drive as being in use or available.

The catalog holds the names of all the files on a particular drive as well as the address where the file starts and ends. A catalog entry consists of a header, the filename and a footer. The really important part for us today is the header, which tells it where a file resides on the disk, how long it is and points to the first and last sectors. Each sector within the file itself has information pointing to both the previous and next sectors of the file in its header.

In the header of the filename, one of the bits of information is whether a file is present, deleted, or inaccessible to a particular user. Program Files, for example, are not available to be written on by the user. Not directly, anyway. In fact, if you have tried to write anything in the directory called "Program Files" or "Program Files (x86)", you most probably have had no success because the system will not let you do that.

When a file is deleted by the user putting it in the wastebasket on the desktop (the usual way for most Windows users), for example, the only action that happens on the drive is that the bits in the file's catalog entry which identify the file's accessibility, mark it as deleted and the "file allocation table" marks the sectors which the file occupied as available. Nothing else really happens at this point. When a file is marked as deleted, the OS doesn't see it anymore and if you ask for a directory listing, you will not see that filename anymore, even though the file is still on the disk in its entirety. Thus, a newly deleted file can be retrieved in its entirety with almost 100% success.

Any writing the disk does after you delete a file this way may or may not overwrite any given sector previously occupied by the just deleted file, depending on the need for the disk's firmware to use these sectors. If the disk is new and practically empty, the firmware will have a tendency to use later contiguous sectors to make file access faster, rather than break up the file by separating it into parts stored here and there. If, on the other hand you have deleted a long, multi-megabyte file, and subsequently written a few files occupying only several kilobytes each, such as game saves, chances are that parts of the deleted file may be overwritten, and thus become irretrievable. The more time has elapsed and your system has written files after a file deletion, the less chance you have of retrieving a file.

(A defragmenting program rewrites the files so that they are in contiguous sectors, thus speeding up file access and having the effect of making disk access faster. Find out more about this on your own. It is not part of this discussion.)

If you have a utility which really deletes a file by rewriting all the sectors previously occupied by the file by blanking out the sectors, or even more thoroughly scrubbing by repeatedly rewriting over the sectors in question, then the file is gone, really gone. For example, one file manager named PowerDesk Pro erases files thoroughly, though how thorough it is I've never tried to find out.

Today's program, and all its cousins by whatever name, deals most effectively with recently deleted files and is usually quite successful in doing its job, the sooner after a file deletion, the better. After too many files being written after a file deletion, even games saves, a file may become irretrievable, even by a program such as today's offering, though I don't know how much success these programs are. Thus it is best to use this program as soon as possible after an accidental file deletion.

If you need more information, you will have to find it on your own, but it is available on the web.

Reply   |   Comment by bart  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)

Thank you for explaining how this software works. I've been trying to recover lost e-mails for a week but know now for certain that they're gone, they're really gone. Sigh.

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

“Program Files, for example, are not available to be written on by the user. Not directly, anyway. In fact, if you have tried to write anything in the directory called “Program Files” or “Program Files (x86)”, you most probably have had no success because the system will not let you do that.

Just edited a TXT and an EXE file in the Program Files directory without the slightest difficulty, somewhat confused as to what you are implying.

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


It may depend which provider you use for your email. Maybe they were deleted, but maybe they still are there. Unless you download all your emails and you really deleted them from your hard drive.

I know for a fact that Hotmail used to delete deleted emails after about seven days. Outlook now keeps them until you go into the "deleted mail" folder and delete them from there. I don't know offhand about other providers though I have several accounts here and there.

Plus, are those emails you answered, or were they just emails you received? Also, are the emails maybe in a relative folder, i.e., say your correspondent is named Jane S. Maybe you have a Jane S. folder in your provider account and the email is there?

If you answered those emails, maybe a copy of the email with your answer was kept in the "sent" folder, if that was the way you set up your account originally, or later amended the way emails were handled. By the way, you could still do that for future emails, especially for personal ones.

Maybe you should check further. Another question only you will be able to answer. If those emails are of a personal nature, maybe you could get in touch with your correspondents and ask them if they have a copy of the emails they sent you.

I hope all is not really lost for you. Yet.

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

Re MerryMarjie: mails are something special. Some mail programmes, like MS Outlook, use a single file (with the extension pst) to place all mails in it. You will never find a single deleted mail by using a programme like this. Other mail programmes. like PopPeeper, store every mail as a single file. Those might be recovered with programmes like the giveaway.

When you retrieve a mail from the mail server using imap you can delete mails on your PC. They stay on the server in most cases, unless you have selected the option to delete the mail on the server if you delete it on your PC. Thunderbird has such an option.

If sour mail server has enough capacity, like Gmail, you do not need to delete mail ever. You only delete the mails on the server if it is spam, or if you really want to get rid of.

If you are afraid of losing mail, you can get a second account at Gmail as backup and let your first account send a copy to your second account.

Reply   |   Comment by krypteller  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Will File Uneraser 2.1 help any in salvaging files that are encrypted by ransomeware?

Reply   |   Comment by Steven  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

@Steven That is a good question I have a computer that was hit by ransomeware and its an older computer. So I d/led the software from today and placed the Ransomed hdd in another computer along with todays Giveaway and it did manage to recover files from it. The files were mostly pics which the client did want but they were encrypted and not usable. So as to answer your question yes it will recover your files on a ransomed computer but if they are encrypted it will recover them encrypted.

Reply   |   Comment by Samkeymaster  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

No, if they are encrypted, they must be decrypted. This product can not do that.

Reply   |   Comment by BobbyA  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)

It would be a foolish pretend there's an easy answer to your question -- other than the obvious "no, today's giveaway is not a malware buster", nor does it pretend to be. The best you can do if you wish to get to grips with ransomware (and a proper understanding of what it is) is probably to start here:


because the above was put together (and is regularly updated) by Microsoft for Windows users.

Where Cryptolocker is concerned, FoxIT and FireEye were together responsible for the first "cure" for the *original* Cryptolocker attacks but due to demands on their servers (and the fact that they never charged a cent for the help they were providing) they've now ceased to offer help.

You could, of course, try this:


in hope that a ransomware infection did not get as far as messing with the Shadow Volume copies of your files, in which case they should still be unencrypted. However, you might best be advised to go here before doing anything to your computer:


because this is run by the Malwarebytes user community and regularly updated.

As to today's giveaway: I've expressed concern before about the misleading nature of this software's title but the developer seems impervious to criticism. It's an "un-deleter" far more than it is ever an "un-eraser".

On which note, you may wish to glean a better understanding of what Windows' Volume Shadow Copy actually is -- use a search engine and off you go.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)

I like the idea of this software! But it's very confusing, because there is software out there, that is supposed to permanently erase HDD and flash drives, without any chance of recovery?? Yet, here we are!
But, is this the type of software, that only works, when items are just deleted the typical way, by just hitting the delete button and then emptying the recycling ben.? Or have been deleted, by using 3rd party deleting software, that wipes out a HDD completely, per military specs?
If per the 2nd question, that it undeletes even if wiped out per military specs then, in my opinion, 3rd party deleting software is pretty much useless!

Reply   |   Comment by Bill  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

If a file was deleted with a special software that overwrites the file with new ones you can't recover it. Modern discs are storing the data in such a small space that once its overwritten it is lost completely. Those "military wipers" are remains of the 80ies and 90ies and totally senseless nowadays.

However, if a file or parts of a file haven't been overwritten you can recover it with recovery tools.

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

By any chance does anyone know of any really good software that can open and recover files from an older IDE hard drive ?? I can hear sounds inside it when I try to get it running but thats as far as it goes .
I have seen and tried lots of Recovery types of software but none helped so far .

I am open to suggestions .

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

Here is one suggestion - try reading the rules for posting comments!

Please comment only on the software here. If you have technical problems or suggestions on our project, please leave us a note in our forums.

Reply   |   Comment by Terry E  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-76)

If you can't get the data off the drive because it won't boot up then put it into a USB caddy, if the system can see the drive then you should be able to retrieve your data.
If the system can't see the drive then the drive is probably kaput.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+40)

The only(!) recovery software that was able to get my files back after a hdd fail (it suddenly was unformated RAW) was Get Data Back. All others I tried, and I tried lots, failed miserably. However, that was quite a while ago. There were two versions of the software one for NTFS and one for FAT drives. If IDE or SATA doesn't really matter to any kind of recovery software.

Reply   |   Comment by Spiritogre  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+21)

SpinRite super slow but if it can't get it a professional recovery is your only option
slow meaning years for a terr hard drive so you must know what you are after and where

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

@ XPMan up above,

Sometimes, the drive is not kaput, but only has had its MBR (master boot record) erased through an unfortunate accident. The drive won't boot, and makes a continuous clicking noise, but it is still full of data. What is needed in this case is a utility to rewrite an MBR to this hard drive and you would be ready to go with all your files intact, as if nothing had happened to the drive.

On the other hand if you don't want to recover the saved data, you can recover use of the drive simply by reformatting it.

Then again, sometimes the drive really is kaput.

Reply   |   Comment by bart  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

Will this provide also the possibility to create a bootable disk or it works just and only from Windows?
(working under windows to recover files on the same hard disk where windows is installed reduces considerably the possibility to unerase delete/lost files)

Reply   |   Comment by Gio  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+24)

That's a good question Gio! Most utility software come with an additional bonus software, to create a bootable cd. Just in case your computer won't boot. Which is a fantastic idea!

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