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iFinD Data Recovery Home 3.5 Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — iFinD Data Recovery Home 3.5

Recover all your files!
$79.00 EXPIRED
User rating: 42 (70%) 18 (30%) 42 comments

iFinD Data Recovery Home 3.5 was available as a giveaway on February 9, 2018!

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All-in-one Video/Audio Converter and Editor.

Complete and capable data recovery software for rescuing files under almost any conditions, including: accidentally deleted files; damaged or formatted hard drive; lost/deleted partition; photo or video lost from a local drive, memory card, or camera; file lost from mobile phones, etc.

  • It supports data recovery for SSD and Windows10;
  • Supports deep scan mode recovery of RAW files from all major digital cameras;
  • Supports intelligent filtering of files and intelligent judgment of files legitimacy;
  • Support file search pause function;
  • Supports the preservation of each file search results.

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System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10; RAM: 1G, Disk Space Required: 20M

Publisher:

iFinD Software

Homepage:

http://www.ifind-recovery.com/

File Size:

8.46 MB

Price:

$79.00

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#15

So far this one is the only one to give me what I was looking for...to be able to recover the data. I did a partial recovery and got over 350gb off the drive. The file structure was even saved. I'm going to run the program fully this weekend because it takes a while to find all the files on a 1.5 TB drive. I'm really impressed!

Reply   |   Comment by Jerome  –  6 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#14

I have installed iFinD Data Recovery Home 3.5 in Win 10 and win 7 with no problem,
can install in Win XP, SP3 but will not run. This tell you a lot about the company's quality control or the lack of.

Reply   |   Comment by Paul  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#13

ok finally it finished scanning the 1.1TB volume and as I suspected it groups all files in the list... no idea how to determine if a given file is a recovered deleted file or not other than comparing with a normal explorer window of the same folder... a waste of time and drive stress scanning the entire volumes surface to not provide a list of just the recoverable files lost files and not also list the completely normal files. Uninstalling to avoid wasting time and drive stress again in the future if I forget how poor this is!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#12

Cannot get it to install on win10

Reply   |   Comment by Jo-Anna  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#11

Will it recover data from a failed NAS (ie: Terastation)?

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

D_Ram, only if you can remove the drive (assuming it is a non-raided NAS) and connect it to a windows vista or above machine AND the file system on the drive was NTFS or FAT32, I doubt it will work well if the file system was a linux based filesystem and the drive was still operational.

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

Of course, you can recover your files from Linux partitions. The filesystem is not important!! The only things that are important, is:

1. The file is contiguous (defragmented) on the drive.
2. The data recovery program can identify it. This should be standard for every bare-metal-sector carving recovery-capable program on the market.
(i havent tested todays featured program iFinD.)

You can use a spare drive, copy some Files over there, wipe your partition table on that drive. And find out for yourself. :)

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

Burni, please try with todays program before saying with claims of authority that the file system is not important... please tell me how you can ensure ext?fs partitions data files can be made contiguous... last I heard there was not a comprehensive defragmenter for linux file systems let alone a linux based NAS... and if this program attempts to recover deleted partitions it has to recognise the filesystem in the deleted partition and if it does not boast ext2,3 or 4 filesystems it is highly likely cannot recognise those file systems it won't recover it, will it? The other option that scans the windows drive letter that was selected and then deep scans the entire volumes surface would not work on a file system that windows does not recognise since it would not have a drive letter. As I said "I doubt it will work well if the file system was a linux based filesystem and the drive was still operational." I did not say it would not work at all but would not work well since it could not restore file and folder heirachy nor the real file attributes like names and creation/modified dates or access permisions. It might be able to pull out some partial fragmented files or several megabyte JPG recovery attempts by just saving a large chunk of data after a JPEG file header but that is less optimal or as I said "not work well"! Try it yourself if you don't believe me!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#10

Lately my GOTD downloads have not made it to my programs folder.
The panel comes up that the file/program is activated but it is nowhere to be found. I am missing something here. Any clue as to what the problem might be?
H.S.

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

Harry Snapp, That would indicate that the GAOTD program is not being installed with setup.exe-- if the installation process worked it would include the installation path to the program folder. Activate does not equal install. When setup.exe doesn't work it could be necessary to temporarily disable your antivirus, or open Properties to see if you need to unblock it (by checking appropriate choice) then run install.

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

Harry Snapp, I have the same problem.

Reply   |   Comment by wurzmurzel  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#9

I would like to recommend to this company, and to providers of all future GAOTD offers, is to attempt to identify who the current market leaders in the particular segment they are addressing, and clearly identify how their offering is different from the leaders. Granted, they may not be able to do everything the leader does, but at least indicate what they do that the leader doesn't.

Case in point: Recuva, from Piriform. Theirs is a solid offering in the file recovery space, and is and always has been free. They offer both Quick and Deep scan offerings, and for some file types (i.e. image files) it offers a preview window. It isn't perfect, and I've found (for images) that even if it says the file is unrecoverable, sometimes it is partially recoverable. But, it's a baseline that other companies in this segment should consider a minimum, then add their plusses on top of that.

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

Dan, I've used Recuva with great success, and the one thing I really like about it is its option to restore directory structures.

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

Dan, That would present alternative non-gaotd offerings to be considered when the provider is trying to get people to try/use their product offering. There are often many other, sometimes better, freeware applications that do the same functions as the one being offered but usually these are pointed out by posters. Pepsi doesn't mention Coke in their ads to remind people that Pepsi is similar to Coke

Reply   |   Comment by beans  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#8

I can't download anything from this site! I keep getting the 404 error when nothing bad happened. Why is that? Help me

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

Julie,

See my reply to Paul(#7) below, maybe that will help you.

Reply   |   Comment by jboy  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#7

Same problem as yesterday...continuous looping to a 404 error when clicking on "Download Now"
Oooops!
Sorry, the page you're looking for isn't here.
Maybe you've clicked on an obsolete link or mistyped the URL, or maybe it's just us.

Don't fret!
Just go to our home page and proceed from there.

This used to be a sporadic issue...now it's become a regular problem.

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

Paul,

I got a new laptop 2 weeks ago and since then been getting the exact error you mention. I am having no issues on any other site but this one.

I wrote to the GOTD team last week and the response I received stated "Please think of anything that may change your IP address or the IP you use is a dynamic one. This might happen when you use a VPN service."

Reading that and knowing I was not using a VPN at the time I got the errors, I did the reverse and turned ON my VPN when trying to download and it worked! (I have a free limited version of Windscribe VPN I got here or the SOS or BDJ sites.)

Anyway, I still do not know exactly why it is happening and still trying to figure it out but, in the meantime, I am glad to have the workaround. I hope that helps.

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

I guess I am one of the strange ones. When I "lose" a file, I cuss, have a fit, and hope I find it on a disk I have burned or one of my other drives. I don't send unknown software scurrying through all the files on my computer without "knowing and trusting the company". With that being said... I am not even going to bother to install this. I read the previous comments for one reason but the main one was that my computer is running windows 7 and the description clearly states it is only good for SSD and Windows 10. Can someone please tell me why they bother to make it available for install on all the other Windows systems if it only works on Windows 10? If that is a mistype or error, then since it is also a simplistic error and invites no trust of what else the program may or may not be capable of doing. Why would I allow something like that to run rampant through all my files?

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

Sue Doe Nym, the phrase "It supports data recovery for SSD and Windows10" in the product description means just that -- this application will work with WIN 10 and SSD drives. That does NOT mean that it is limited to just that environment. If you had bothered to read the "System Requirements" on this web page you would see the following: "Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10; RAM: 1G, Disk Space Required: 20M. Based on the published system requirements, this app should work under WIN 7.

Reply   |   Comment by DJ  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

DJ, LOL. You assume much. I did read that on the left first so knew it should work with my system. When the description says only SSD and Win 10 then I can only assume that it does not work with Win 7 which leaves a hole between the two which is why I took the time to post my comment instead of just leaving. Doesn't change the fact that those kinds of errors do not create trust which was what the basis of my comment was about. So happy you know everything about why someone might be concerned. Simply love the assumption by the rest based on your assumption that I don't know what I am talking about.

The rating here is as useless as today's software offer and makes as much sense as the whiner's complaints that free doesn't give them top of the line exclusive rights forever with an inheritance clause and a robot to run it for them. Will keep using this site but will totally ignore the comment section as much as possible from now on. It is a total waste of time to try to save people time that are not using Win 10 to explain that the company itself does not say it works with our systems.

Reply   |   Comment by Sue Doe Nym  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Sue Doe Nym, I can't fathom individuals such as yourself.

Let's begin with your reply:

1) The system requirements for this app are posted on the top Right-hand of the GAOTD page, NOT the left.

2)The software publisher's product web page (http://www.ifind-recovery.com/) states the following verbatim:
It supports data recovery for SSD and Windows10
It supports deep scan mode recovery of RAW files from all major digital cameras
Support intelligent filtering of files and intelligent judgment of files legitimacy
Support file search pause function
Supports the preservation of each file search results

Please enlighten me where it states that this app is restricted to WIN 10 and SSD (to quote you "the description says only SSD and Win 10.") Just because an app supports a particular OS or storage media does not equate to that same app only functioning in or otherwise restricted to that one OS environment. If you can't comprehend the difference, oh well.

3) The use of cutsie, social media internet slang really has no place in intelligent discourse. Please go vent elsewhere.

Reply   |   Comment by DJ  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#5

Intallation without problems on a Windows 10 test disk.
But for information, the version indicated in the program manager is 3.4 and not 3.5.
The working window is minimized. no one option, not even an "About".
After a click on "Lost File Recovery" on a disk of 1 TB almost empty; a delay of 6 hours is displayed !.
I also had to stop the second choice "Lost Partition Recovery", for the same reason.
The site is very very catchy: 100% Safe and Easy Data Recovery Software Recover All your Files "
But, iFinD Solution Ltd. is without address and changelog. An OEM version from?
So, a miracle product that I hastened to uninstall.

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

fpi,

"After a click on "Lost File Recovery" on a disk of 1 TB almost empty; a delay of 6 hours is displayed !.
I also had to stop the second choice "Lost Partition Recovery", for the same reason."


Those sorts of predicted times should be expected if/when doing a raw or deep scan, pretty much regardless the file recovery app used. That's because the entire amount of disk storage space is read as the software looks for data -- you may know the drive doesn't have many files, but to software looking for file fragments to piece together that makes no difference.

That said, many file recovery apps also have a quick scan feature for that very reason, which while it won't recover as many files, takes much less time to run. Looking at the iFinD Data Recovery Home site, this software doesn't appear to have that quick scan function -- only deep scanning.

FWIW, rather than put a disk &/or machine out of commission for that length of time, or to preserve the integrity of evidence in a forensic examination, a sector by sector image backup can be performed, capturing everything on the disk and restoring it to another disk, where deep scanning can proceed in the background.

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

mike, I'm glad it was not just me presented with an estimated 6 hour scan duration on a 1TB+ volume!

I note that this program is very CPU heavy, using all spare CPU time on both cores on my laptop! I decided to alter the processor affinity with task manager to reduce CPU usage to a single core to stop it cooking the CPU for quarter of a day!

Since this is a Home product and not a technichians product it is understandable that it does not offer the facility to create or scan drive image files. It is clearly not intended to recover mechanically or electrically failing drives due to the extreme workload and thermal load it places upon a drive being scanned.

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

mike,
Thank you for your advice that are correct. For information, I have recover my first file erased by mistake on a 3.5" floppy disk with Debug under DOS, then I used Norton, Disk Mechanic .., in short this period with names of files of 8 characters and with a very small files is gone, but to currently recover files on Windows 10, a technical knowledge library is required.
The devellopers of the "Lazesoft Recovery Suite Professional Edition 4.2.3" program seem to be efficient. It is thus possible to recover large files in just a few clicks. In addition, the original name is also found. Many programs fail this test.
In practice, it is more often necessary to recover a file deleted too quickly, rather than the entire disk.
In contrast, I admit a successfully restoring a partition to a disk once allowed me to recover all files in one operation. A real miracle!
A restoration program must offer options. Choice of the disk, the directory, the type of files. A sorted result and a preview are few plus, but it also adds time to development.
Today, the race for profitability means that currently no program is "freebug".
Microsoft first, reassures its customers by communicating about the bugs that have been fixed in the latest version available; but it's the same speech that will be offered for the next upgrade. A professional will never install the latest windows version as soon as it is available. A particular, will agree to wipe the plaster, but never a park manager.

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

Very strange...! You go on Google to search for this company under iFind and shows no results unless you type iFind Data Recovery and guess what, only brings their domain in the results, for a company that has been in business since 2004 I expected them to be in Google with tons of relevant sites regarding their activity and their products as well as reports on it, one big HMMMMMM..., I'll try it but hardly rely due to the ???? (fly by night).

Reply   |   Comment by Man  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+31)

Man, their domain seems to be very young and only registerd for one year so far:

"Domain Name: IFIND-RECOVERY.COM
Registry Domain ID: 2172168401_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.publicdomainregistry.com
Registrar URL: www.publicdomainregistry.com
Updated Date: 2017-12-09T02:15:41Z
Creation Date: 2017-10-09T03:47:38Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2018-10-09T03:47:38Z"

regestrant data is all hidden behind a privacyprotect.org service so this is likely a one man or woman "company" operating from home so wanted to conceal their only address and name.

They may have been a developer since 2004.. but not under that domain, with no entries in archive.org either.

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

TK, just another beautiful warning sign:

Text found in the MiniTool site (https://www.powerdatarecovery.com/about.html):

MiniTool Solution Ltd. is a professional software development company based in Canada. It provides customers with complete business software solutions in both data recovery and partition management fields. Our affiliates and resellers all over the world are working hard together to deliver high quality software to satisfy our customers.

Now almost the same in this developer's site:

iFinD Software is a professional software developer. It provides customers with complete business software solutions in both data recovery. Our affiliates and resellers all over the world are working hard together to deliver high quality software to satisfy our customers.

Reply   |   Comment by oscar  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#3

Won't install. Keep getting a vague error message, but does nothing. Quite disappointing

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

TK, Thank you, that seems to have done the trick. Bit confusing that i had to restart the application in order for it to show as registered.

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

Miriam, good point! I had not noticed that! Got it scanning a 1.1TB volume here and after reading your comment went back and looked and yes it still says unregistered in the window title... hope it's cosmetic only as it's only 25% the way through and still has 5 hours to go! The stats are looking suspect at the momement suggesting it may confuse normal files in a listing with found recoverable files but as yet it is not possible to tell... this will take some time:(

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#2

"not a valid Win32 application" on Windows XP...

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

Min, 100% correct the programs executable is built to only load on Windows NT version 6.0 or greater so that means Vista or higher and cannot be executed under earlier versions of windows than Vista

Thankfully the uninstaller executable will load in XP so it should be able to clean up after an incorrectly permitted installation under XP

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

Min, as an addendum... there is even worse inacurate information on their site! http://www.ifind-recovery.com/products.html

claims:

"Windows 10/8.1/7/Vista/XP/2000; Windows Server 2012/2008/2003/2000 compatible"

that is simply not true, Windows XP/2000 and server 2003/2000 are all not compatible with this version of the product.

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

JardaH, the unwrapped installer I used from their website is version 3.5.0.0 can't say what the giveaway wrapped installer is as I prefer to use unwrapped installer that I can get scanned on virustotal and have it report on the contents which cannot be done with the wrapped setup.exe/gcd bundle.

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

Min, same here in my very old updated Windows XP Pro SP3 box. :(

Reply   |   Comment by meh  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#1

Thank you very much GOTD team and iFinD Software!

My Question:
Does the given "iFinD Data Recovery Home 3.5" version have same functions as the "iFinD Data Recovery plus" version on the homepage?

My verdict:
The program did find and recovered (!) alot more than Recuva did on the same drives !
Very simple to use.

But one Question:
Does the given "iFinD Data Recovery Home 3.5" version have same functions as the "iFinD Data Recovery plus" version on the homepage?

Ichi

Reply   |   Comment by Ichi  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)

Ichi, on page http://www.ifind-recovery.com/buy.html

it lists a comparison of the license editions and the paid for home product is licensed on a single PC while plus is licensed for upto 3 PCs and paid for home comes with 1 year of free updates while plus comes with lifetime free updates other than that they claim to have same functionality. And Home license is $69 not the $79 shown above which is the plus license price.

May be worth adding to toolkit will be downloading in a mo and trying it out. No doubt I'll have something to say later ;-)

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

TK, thank you for your info. I found they are identic in recovering!
BTW: I tried the program without installation but unpacked by Inno Extractor.

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

Ichi, thanks for the extra info... just searched and found Inno Extractor ... excellent tool for checking out installed files without actually installing! Wanted something like that for quite some time!

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