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GRT Recover My File 3.0 Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — GRT Recover My File 3.0

GRT Recover My File is fast and easy-to-use data recovery solution.
$49.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 253 (32%) 536 (68%) 27 comments

GRT Recover My File 3.0 was available as a giveaway on May 21, 2013!

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Helps you get back all kinds of lost or deleted data on Android devices.

Have you deleted important files from your disk, or your hard drive became corrupted, or you have formatted disk losing your important files and folders? GRT Soft offers data recovery solution which can recover and restore your data in the original format. These tool has the great and original capability to end up at complete and valuable data recovery.

GRT Recover My File is fast and easy-to-use solution. No technical or data recovery skills are required to undelete your files. GRT Recover My File tool helps you to recover deleted files from FAT16, FAT32 and NTFS Partition.

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SoftOrbits are willing to give each user a FULL official personal license (with future updates) for GRT Recover My File for placing a link and a short review (even 10-15 words) anywhere on the web. This can be your home page, a site, forum, etc. Then send a message to support@softorbits.com with the address of the review page. The offer will be valid for 1 week only.

System Requirements:

Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 7





File Size:

12.3 MB



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For information, I use Lasersoft with 3T and 4T disk. The rapid recovery of recently deleted file by mistake is fully operational and that's what I apply to this program. Recover a partition or a hardware error is another matter. The more you work the more likely to commit an error increases. In practice, it may take several months that I need to use this program. But the miraculous side of each of my recovery confirms my current choice. This program can be improved and the ability to sort the list by date or size or name would be great. It is also possible that other programs are better designed, but the "Freebug" remains a utopia. So, since in a few clicks, it is possible to recover a file not present in the "Recycle Bin"; indeed attention to the consequences! (Thanks to Nobody).
The technique for recovering a file is in practice nothing miraculous is the case of a specialist for whom reading “sector” is a job like any other. By cons do not wait hours for a full analysis to recover a single file, this is a miracle and I agree to pay the price.
(Also: Thanks to Alan).

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

Have a hop over to http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec_Step_By_Step
This should positively give you the answer for you.
Or just take a simple "NO"

However there are plenty of alternatives to recovering photo's that are very well...

But, that would require more than the answer you asked for.

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

Installed it on win 7 64bit, it wouldn't even give me anywhere to input registration so how the hell dare any vendor have the gall to ask and expect people to pay 50 dollars for something that should be itself deleted to the recycle as a no hoper of ever being able to work long enough to register it. Sorry vendor and GOTD but it's gone and will never ever be installed on my pc ever again.
This program even makes MS windows seem like better than it really is. Take this back to the drawing board and start re programming it from scratch then you just might get it to work a bit better than it actually does. Very disapointing experience.

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

Most of the tools #4 Giovanni named are not comparable to this Giveaway. Instead they are partition recovery tools (all except for PhotoRec).

MiniTool Power Data Recovery and EASEUS Partition Recovery will definitely not work on the recovery of > 2 TB disks so I suggest to use TestDisk which has full support. I have a 3 TB Seagate USB drive where the USB part broke down. With a new external interface the data was inaccessible because Seagate did not use a 3 TB compatible partition format. The 2 mentioned tools failed on the task as did the commercial Aidfile Recovery Professional and Lazesoft Data Recovery. Only with TestDisk I managed a 100% recovery of the data (nothing overwritten and the surface of the disk is fine).

As TestDisk is playing in a different league compared to todays GoTD I would suggest to download it just in case you need to recover a partition or drive as I cannot recommend the MiniTool or EASUS program for this and either use today's Giveaway or Recuva for the recovery of files on an accessible partition.

Wether or not you would like to use a program like GRT Recover My File is a matter of personal preferances and the jealosy of your wife. Mine was quite furious when some pictures were recovered on a seemingly new SD card. So I stopped using recovery software except for partition recoveries which this program cannot do.

Reply   |   Comment by Nobody  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

For further information, I confirm that my test on XP SP3 32-bit and 64-bit Win7 is concrete. No crash of the program GRT Recovery 3.0, but the list of recoverable files provided, certainly do not contain the file sought . The only plus is viewing jpg files, for example. But since often, we know where the file was before it was deleted by mistake, the ability to specify a directory, or a filter is essential. With Lasersoft 3.3, the search is very fast and applying the filter also. After deleting a shortcut on the desktop or a compressed file or a document, the procedure is to start “Lasersoft” (one click), select "Data revovery" (2 click) option, and then select storage unit (3 click) for the research; and finally define the valid filter *. LNK. * RAR *. doc (4 click). Then the desired file appears as by magic in the list files. Selecting the file (click 5) and the desired destination directory (6 click). The total recovery time is very short compared to other recovery programs that I actually tested. The plus is that the original name is restored. Often, the search with other programs is slow and have limit file size. Finally, I confirm my total disinterest in the program of the day GRT Recovery 3.0. Of course, my opinion is only my opinion and is almost normal to receive negative ratings of some people.

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

A BIOS Start-up race hazard caused all partitions to be trashed.

Windows could only see 25 GB of what it called RAW FILES,
and 500 GB of unallocated space.

Freeware version of Lazesoft Data Recovery 3.3 fully recovered all 441 GB of my files.
This included 324 GB of special backup files that incorporate hash checksums, and every checksum has now been validated.

Respected commercial software costing $69 could also recover NON-WORKING versions of those files - the original files were badly fragmented and only Lazesoft reassembled the fragments in the correct order. The commercial software found the fragments put assembled wrongly and the checksum validation failed.

Perfect recovery with Lazesoft.
I cannot understand those who have voted down the recommendation by Nobug.


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

Hi, Giovanni @ Comm 4, hey Man, splendid Service here!:) - sorry to be a nuisance.., but - Is there any other Version of PhotoRec that doesn't involve tapping Commands into a "DOS-like" black Console - while on Win7 (my current OS) ??

I did ask the same question few Offerings back and the only response came in a shape of..argument how useful, or superior even(!) DOS System was to later Windows. Not only I didn't find it helpful, I didn't want to enter this argument, as my proper journey with Windows started with Win95, and besides - I was only asking the same question as above.

Thanks in advance for simple answer. Goes to Anybody who might be able to enlighten me. I tried all possible ways to install PhotoRec and use it. Program is highly recommended here, but for me produces a level of difficulty, so is it only for Folks fluent in tapping Commands? I can if I heve to:), I'm not lazy, but will honestly try to avoid it where possible.

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

A simple test on a voluntarily deleted file, and the result is concrete. The program works, but it does not restore the file with one click. No filtering for an extension type desired file. No info on the quality of file recovery found. Mark only on the entire unit treated. Can't search by directory. In short, without interest. For cons, I recommend buying Lazesoft Data Recovery 3.3. I sometimes make the mistake of deleting large files and it is the only one that allows me to get my error. It is austere and English, but with only *.rar or *.mkv; in few minutes all reappears. I speak of a recovery operation launched just after deletion. The original name is fully recovered, and this is the only program among many programs purchased or tested that I recommend. Finally, and for information, I do not work for Lazersoft. Concerning the recovery of old files, you have to be reasonable. Thank you for GOTD, and for the possility of programs tests.

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

To the developer, you need to finish this product before giving it away. Your credibility as solid company goes down.
I was unable to recover not even the text files delete just few seconds ago.

Reply   |   Comment by Marie2  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Attempted to give the program a try, no problem registering then crashed when attempting to scan a drive.
This occurred in XP SP 3. as someone commented this appears to be a beta version of a program.

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

Crashes, cannot even begin to test. Running Vista 64, even tried uninstall and re-install, no luck. Program starts, then when asked to scan drive, it promptly stops responding and crashes and closes.
Oh well, probably not tested well enough for use by the general public.

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

I install it on Win7. It seems to deleted files can be recovered by it. On the result page, it show me all of my files but it not marks which files has been deleted.
My friends snuggest me use M3 FileRescuer Free version to get my lost data back. It can recover lost data due to deletion, format, partition loss. And I find it on http://format-recovery.com/free-format-recovery-software.html
I hope this will be helpful for someone.
Thanks, GOTD, and thanks, too, to the developer.

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

@ post #3: I've no idea why this post is being re-run from last year, and no clue, either, why there are people out there apparently so clueless as to upvote it.

To criticize a recovery program -- and recovery program -- for failing to restore a file that has been written over not once, not twice, but 35 separate times, is absurd: throw the Gutmann algorithm at anything and you're wiping it out with a tsunami. Not chucking a glass of water over it.

Today's software was offered last year and I tested it then and was unimpressed. The developer seems to have little provenance in this area and whatever skills-set might be being applied now, the comments so far from GOTD users today simply aren't encouraging enough to make me want to invest time and energy on trialling it yet again -- a reaction I doubt I'm alone in, and a reminder to this developer and any other that if at first you don't succeed, it's in your best commercial interests to make sure that on your next try, everything is instantly recognizable as being transformed, improved and refined.

Someone else with a more satisfying user experience of this software today will hopefully report here with the kind of detailed evaluation which we, and the developer, will be able to read and appreciate.

For now though, please; no more silliness about recovering files that have been systematically torn apart: this recovery program -- like any and every other recovery program -- can only restore a file that is capable of restoration (and even a simple, quick defrag of your hard drive can render that impossible, never mind a 35-pass Gutmann tsunami.)

As ever, prevention is better than cure: regular, auto backing-up to an external drive is and always will be far wiser than keeping your eggs in one basket and then trying desperately to glue one of 'em back together after it's been dropped and very probably smashed.

Thanks, GOTD, and thanks, too, to the developer.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+26)

#3, Keya23 ( rerun ) gergn wordt bedankt !!! : there is curently no software technologoy that can recover data after even one over-writing pass let alone the overkill Gutmann (35 passes)designed for ancient RLL/MFM and other methods encoded magnetic media.

Firstly the recyce bin is not a simple folder but is a folder-like view into a dedicated database and the files added to that database do not have anything resembling their original names in the true recycler folder but symbolic names that are referd to from the database file and are linked to the original files attributes so they can be viewed and if required, restored. If you wipe the database and the renamed files securely then no program is going to be able to get them back and on modern drives even lab recovery techniques would fail! If you just emptied the database you'd still not get them back in their original names since that is stored in the database and you'd have to restore the database as well as the emptied files too to their original locations which no serious recovery program will do!

So that test is just a bit pointless in my opinion.

The crashing every time bit is very valid though and looks like this is an early unanounced beta release... If so they are doing themselves a dis-service by not announcing it as such as normal users and potential customers would be expecting crash free operation from commercial stable releases.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+21)

"If you have any errors or probles with a GRT Recover My File please contact us "

First I didn't want to add another post here. But the company seems to read the postings.

Installed on a win8-64 Bit system, 16 GB Ram, I5. The system partition is protected with the previous GAOTD System Defender.

- Started on an external usb drive. Finished without finding a single deleted file, also without any warning or error message. This is my download target drive (due to System Defender) so a lot of changing files.

- Started on the system partiton C:, tried to recover the recycle bin. I know the known problems with sandboxed system. GRT Recover starts and crashes after some time with an illegal address trap.

It's bad to choose only complete drives, but ok.

- Started on my second HD partition. Scanned the 500 GB Partition in fast 5 minutes, did find files, but looped endlessly while trying to recover a 50 mb file.


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

Strange to see my comment from the last time this software was offered here being posted by someone else...

Clearly from the other comments this software still doesn't work and I'm still quite happily using Recuva

Reply   |   Comment by Keya23 (The original)  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)

Someone posted, "Tried 3 times and gave it an honest shot. Started at 4:15, ending at 4:35 EST".

That is almost funny. It can easily take an hour for an recovery program to build a list of recoverable files and even longer for larger disk drives over 500-GB. I have performed file recovery many times and it takes a long time whether it is Recuva or PhotoRec or MiniTool. Just because a file is listed as recoverable does not mean that it will actually work and not be corrupted. For most files, if it is 99% recovered it is still useless.

Now if this program crashes, that can be determined quickly. The recovery feature will take a while to test.

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

I install it on Win7. It seems to deleted files can be recovered by it. On the result page, it show me all of my files but it not marks which files has been deleted.
My friends snuggest me use M3 FileRescuer Free version to get my lost data back. It can recover lost data due to deletion, format, partition loss. And I find it on http://format-recovery.com/free-format-recovery-software.html
I hope this will be helpful for someone.

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

Honestly-We all know there are free alternatives-but this site is here for the commercial and sometimes start-ups to give people a chance to try something and/or suggest feature/s, flaw/s without having to fork out, I love the scheme and respect what they do here but seriously this is about trying a paid version free without functional loss although some restrictions still apply mostly no free version upgrades, I like visiting GAOTD but less lately because of this underpinning problem, give your ideas, feedback and thanx but leave out the Googled references you may have found or would somebody suggest that GAOTD keep a clicker for each post where people can post free alternatives if GAOTD want this for us? There are for and against of free software even. So go back to the free forums if you can cause we all come here for your legitimate free paid software....Long Live GAOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Athol  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-40)

I've had to use this software before for work- we could never get it to run (always crashed every machine we tried it on)- so I have no idea how effective it should be, but for me, we couldn't run it. Thanks, but I'm going to pass on this one.

Reply   |   Comment by Ed  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+25)

If you have any errors or probles with a GRT Recover My File please contact us at http://www.softorbits.com/support.html or support@softorbits.com we will try to solve your problem.

Reply   |   Comment by SoftOrbits  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-28)

Really? I am running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit, 16GB DDR3, 1600MHz, 1TB hard drive and -GRT Recover My File- will not recover anything. Tried 3 times and gave it an honest shot. Started at 4:15, ending at 4:35 EST. PLEASE DON'T waste YOUR time on this. Didn't they test this before releasing it to the public? And thank you Giovanni for your always insightful commentary.

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

I just installed this in WinXP. It does not work. The program opens, I choose the F drive, no files are offered for recovery (empty listing). Nothing to do.
I cannot even go back to choose another drive, the only choice is exit and start again.

Reply   |   Comment by Angel  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+28)

The link provided does not seem to work and the description is far too sparse to make me want to download it, however, there is a review at the following link:-
Not much of a review I'll grant you that the best I could find.
For such a highly priced program it seems to have very few options, so I'll pass.

3# Keya23
Files that are overwritten are not recoverable!

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+34)

Fed up with these kind of tools, easily replaceable with always UPDATABLE FREE ALTERNATIVES....how about you, dudes?

- PhotoRec (==> 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.


Test Disk Bootable CD & Live CD version:

- MiniTool Power Data Recovery
This is a terrific all in one data recovery tool designed to recover data even from formatted, deleted or corrupted partitions.
The only downside is that the free version limits restoration to a size of 1GB, but it can recover what other similar (FREE & PAID) software cannot.


* Puran File Recovery
Superb FREE app which helps you recover deleted or lost partitions and files from formatted disks. 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...).


- EASEUS Partition Recovery with Bootable Disk based on WinPE
Very easy-to-use partition recovery software designed to recover deleted or lost partition quickly and flawlessly with a wizard interface.

* Supports several optional scan areas to locate the lost partition quickly
* Supports FAT, NTFS, Ext2/Ext3 file system.
* Supports IDE / ATA / SATA / SCSI drives.
* Supports Bootable disk based on WinPE


- DiskGetor Data Recovery FREE Edition
Can recover deleted files (word, excel, ppt, office documents, video zip, images etc...) or directory from recycle bin, as well as from formatted and lost partitions and even from disks (FAT /NTFS partition, usb, external drive etc...) with damaged partition table.


Just to mention a few ones...

YEAP ==> SUPERSATURATED FIELD: get the drift, dudes??

Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+192)

Downloaded and installed: I wanted to see if it could recover files from my recycle bin after trashing it with Ccleaner’s “Gutmann (35 passes) option.
The program only seems to offer one setting: Recover from C: drive but I have no idea if it works or not because every time I run it it just crashes and I have to shut it down with my task manager.
This would be a lot more helpful if it:
a) allowed me choose a location to recover files from (i.e. my recycle bin)
b)didn’t crash every time I use it

So this is definitely not a keeper for me – Piriforms free “Recuva” software is probably a better option.

Reply   |   Comment by Keya23 ( rerun ) gergn wordt bedankt !!!  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+45)

Free alternatives:

Recuva (very nice software)

Ashampoo Undeleter

Reply   |   Comment by Wolf  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+44)
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