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Lazesoft Data Recovery Professional Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — Lazesoft Data Recovery Professional

Recover deleted files and data from formatted, damaged or lost partitions with Lazesoft Data Recovery.
$39.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 282 34 comments

Lazesoft Data Recovery Professional was available as a giveaway on September 30, 2012!

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Lazesoft Data Recovery Professional Edition can be used to recover deleted files and data from formatted, damaged or lost partitions. Lazesoft Data Recovery is easy to use and powerful data recovery software.

Lazesoft Data Recovery supports creating a bootable CD or USB disk to recover data when Windows cannot boot up normally.

System Requirements:

Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (Service Pack 3 recommended), Vista (x32/x64), 7 (x32/x64); Intel Pentium 500MHz processor; 512MB of RAM; 800x600 monitor resolution; GUI languages supported: English





File Size:

114 MB



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The built Linux boot CD booted to it's start-up menu, but then failed to initiate a working operating system when run in a prior-generation "standard" HP 2300 MHz 4-core chip PC (that boots and loads no problem with other recovery software utility disks, by the way), so I'll have to try Lazesoft's WinPE CD next ... I'll be back.

Otherwise, I'll have to mount a "bad hard drive" to test into a working system with Lazesoft's Data Recovery Pro installed there already, in order to actually try out the benefits of the programs promised features.

How do I create one of those now after the day of the giveaway when yesterday I did not know some features would fail today, and I might need to reconfigure and reinstall?!?

See what I mean this may take a while to test?

Wouldn't it be nice to have more time to test and reinstall if needed, the way Bitsum.com Process Lasso is being flexible with their license code that will function for a month on any version regardless of program download source or date:

Bitsum.com says: “... This code is good for any version of Process Lasso ever released ... You may use the last released version in your update subscription indefinitely ... You can even come back and download that old version and activate it 10 years from now! ...”

I'm just sayin', Lazesoft.

It's been a couple of days and I haven't successfully seen the benefits of your offering yet.

I'll keep trying and report back here one way or another, folks.

Thanks to everyone making this community successful.

Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Win XP SP 3 appeared to install ok .Created a Linux recovery disc but not had a chance to try out all the prog yet.

However , really the developers need to download a free word processor such as open office with spell check and run all their words through spell check.

It does not look very professional having spelling mistakes in the progs English

make "resuce" disk and "Pleas " and "succeefully "

To those moaning about the size of the down load, it has linux based recovery CD and WIN PE .

How ever for WIN PE it needs your computer to have Windows AIK 3.0 installed Windows automated installer kit ) on your PC or if not gives you the Microsoft download link, and that is a massive 1.67 GB .

think what the moaners would say ,if GAOTD offered that as a download?

Reply   |   Comment by Peter B  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Also, 32-bit and 64-bit are together in one installer, another reason it's a BIG installer.

I have no report, this will take days of patience to test, a reason for patience on the side of the marketers of such a complex and powerful program, I'd say.

I have the same questions others have had:

-- does it repair in place or copy out?

-- does it give iterative previews or just barge ahead with a bulk result and then let you see what it did?

The opening screens are not promising, and do not reveal what the software's plan of attack is -- not a lot of confidence-building forecasting.

I'd like to see blank columns for "found", "select/unselect", "destination" and such BEFORE I get started.

In reading the [ Help ] file, such entries as "Partition recovery using selected file types" make me nervous -- I don't want "files" at this point, I want the partition itself, right?

I don't think the industry has settled on unambiguous meanings of words like repair and recover, so we have to dig deep and try it ourselves.

Reading further, "In order to actually save your recovered files you will need to copy them off the "bad" drive to another location."

So, recovery for Lazesoft means "copy off to another drive".

Or ... reading more [ Help ], "... Lazesoft Recovery Suite CD ... You can click the Windows volume item to select the Windows to repair ..."

So, "recover" means repair, not just copy out ... sometimes.

Drat, I JUST missed the EASUS offer by minutes, but thanks, Giovanni! They still have a 1 GB recovery limit teaser: http://www.easeus.com/datarecoverywizard/free-data-recovery-software.htm

Other than https://www.google.com/search?q=partition+repair ... what do folks recommend for REPAIR IN PLACE, with preview?

Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Lazesoft can create either a Linux or a WinPE boot disk. However, the WinPE process requires that the Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK) be installed as well as .NET. Links for WAIK for Win 7 are easily found but it takes a bit of detective work for Win XP versions.

To save you from repeating my effort, here are the links:

WAIK v2.0 (Rqs WinXP-SP2) [1.0 GB, validation Rqd]

WAIK v2.1 (Rqs WinXP-SP2 + KB926044) [1.3 GB]

WAIK v3.0 (Rqs Win Vista-SP1)

KB926044 [Note: The hotfix may not be still available.]

Also, FYI, for those complaining about the size of the app; of the 155 MB installation, less than 5 MB is for the recovery app itself. Of the remaining, 4 MB is for the boot disk builder, 92 MB is for the Linux disk and 54 MB is for the WinPE disk.

Reply   |   Comment by ArtKns  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

PLEASE find a free speel checkester and C if u cand finger oot hoe to mak it verkee.
Tank u

This program is about to get a good workout on a crashed OS partition. Too bad I didn't see it earlier today.
Thank you Lazesoft & GOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by olrowdy01  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Notes so far: no "about" or other indication of version & registration; File/Exit button does not seem to work but red X works just fine; sure hope the Help provides some guidance, as the interface is pretty barren. More to come when I have a chance.

Reply   |   Comment by internetexplorer  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Delete all files on a 32gb USB flash drive exFAT formatted then ran LazeSoft data recovery for window 64 on my Windows 7 laptop. The USB drive showed up under "Partition Recovery" option and did not show up under "File Recovery" option. The scan result came back empty, nothing found to recover.

Reply   |   Comment by HA  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

The program lets you make/burn a CD or an USB-stick, not both. So let it make an ISO when you are prompted to chose and make them yourself.

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

can I download this , make a bootable USB file and use it on my other computers ?

It seems like a decent FREE program since I do not have anything like that now ,
I will take the USB memory stick and tie it on one of the cables on the back of my computer so I can find it when needed :)

Reply   |   Comment by Corky  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

For WinPE you have to download and install Microsoft WAIK (Windows Automated Installation Kit) first!

Nobody answered my question whether Lazesoft Data Recovery Professional is working nondestructive in trying to recover a lost or defective partition.

For other cases there are lots of freeware programms (thanks Giovanni!) - e.g. PCInspectorFileRecovery4.0 for harddisks and PCInspectorSmartRecovery4.5 for photo media, I've been using in the past and both are portable and nondestructive but not apt for bad partitions.

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

Funny, people come here and download offerings from GOTD but bother about the program size? Give me a break. Who cares how big the program is. As long as it does what it says it does and does it well (as this one does), who cares? If your worried about it's size, buy a bigger hard drive. I hear they are still pretty cheap.

Reply   |   Comment by tc1uscg  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

#2 Giovanni (Super King of Freebies) - The 48 hour Easeus giveaway is over, so a lot of people will waste time liking them on Facebook unfortunately.

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

Thank You, Everyone!

Lazesoft Data Recovery is a risk-free and READ ONLY data recovery software. It is not a repair utility.

The main difference of Lazesoft Data Recovery Home Edition and Lazesoft Data Recovery Professional Edition:
1. Professional Edition has Business Licenses.
2. Boot Disk of Profession Edition has better hardware compatibility.

Using data recovery boot disk to recover data is the most safe way. When Windows is running, it will write many data (ntfs log files, page files, etc) on hard disk, especially on boot partition.

Lazesoft Team

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

Took only about 1 and a half minutes to download. The large download size is due to the fact that it includes a complete cd bootable operating system. This is not a feature that would need to be used often, but in the case of a physically damaged disk, it could recover many of your data files which would otherwise be lost. Of course you could do this with a Ubuntu disk, but this is so much simpler. My recommendation, grab the free GOTD version today while it is available. Otherwise use the free Lazesoft recovery for normal use and buy the paid version if your disk is damaged. Better yet, get a good backup program from Macrium or Paragon and run it daily.

Reply   |   Comment by Mark J  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

A scanty examination indicates that LDR Pro does what it ought - with some question about the preview feature.

Unlike some programs - including the current versions of Recuva and Easeus amongst others that I recently tried out after somehow losing the formatting on a 3TB disk - this recognises the full capacity of >2Tb drives (on a non-UEFI Windows 7 x64 system), rather than reporting them as circa 746 Gb in size.

Incidentally, scanning the large disk with those two programs resulted in a listing of all the missing files but only those in (what would seem to be the first 746 Gb were recoverable with those applications. Thankfully, I had a backup (and the trial/free version of Power Data Recovery let me recover the files I needed most urgently from all parts of the disc).

A Recovery Disk is an extra cost option with the full version of PDR, so today's offering would appear to be good value.

I'm sure the alternatives will be upgraded to cope with what currently pass as big disks in the not distant future, but if you have or plan to acquire a mega HD I'd suggest you install a copy of LDRP - just in case.

Reply   |   Comment by Steve  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

So the only difference between this GOTD [currently available for $17,95, not $39.99] and the FREE home edition on your website is this is licensed for commercial use?

According to the comparison, they have exactly the same features.

Reply   |   Comment by SpacemanSpiff  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

In addition to my first post:

Missing lines (with desactivated Java Script) in
I found with google cache textmode in http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:_ZwW6ebcO_oJ:http://www.lazesoft.com/lazesoft-windows-data-recovery-free.html%2BLazesoft+Data+Recovery+Supports+Windows+Small+Business+Server+2011&hl=de&lr=&prmd=imvns&strip=1
The difference really is WinPE media.

At http://www.lazesoft.com/recover-data-from-formatted-or-damaged-partition.html e.g. we are reading: "How to recover data from formatted or damaged partition? If you has been there at some point:". No common English!

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

program size too large.....

Reply   |   Comment by naji7000  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-20)

Well, there's another wall plastered with awards and testimonials I'd have to google myself. 27 awards and without exception the highest rating possible. 0 links for verification provided. You guys need to reevaluate your sales strategies. Or get a better webmaster. Seriously.

I'm skipping this, I'm not going to bother with this on my lazy sunday afternoon. Too many Open Source and Freeware with established reputations out there. Thanks anyway and have a nice day.

@vks, Well, it does include a bootable image. Although the difference between Home and Professional edition is some 45 MB without any difference in features...

Reply   |   Comment by dany  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

I'm not sure what is going on here but, according to the comparison page on the publisher's web site, the only difference between their free Home edition and their ($39, on sale for $18), Professional edition is the license and the DL size (62 MB vs 108 MB). The feature set for the home and pro editions are identical. Perhaps the Pro edition just includes more utilities for inclusion on the boot disk . However, again the web site offers no clues as to what is on even the home edition let alone the pro edition. Since the file recovery app itself is only about 6 MB, the rest is probably utils and apps for the boot CD. It would be nice to know what they are.
One important point to note is that, according to the Lazesoft web site, their boot disk is Windows PE based rather than the usual Linux base. This could be a huge benefit, especially if one can rebuild the image with custom apps. Since the 62MB freeware Home edition includes the same Win PE boot CD builder as the 114 MB GAOTD Pro edition, the better strategy would seem to be to DL and install the smaller freeware version and not have to be concerned with registration hassles.

For straight file recovery file recovery Recuva (4 MB), Pandora (3 MB, Easeus (4 MB) or Disk Digger (> 1 MB) are all freeware and are much smaller. Here is a results summary of tests on them that I did a year and a half ago:

Disk Digger found all but one of 295 deleted pictures, had the easiest interface, fast surface scan, good preview although slow, clear display of media, file type selection & actions. Recovered file names include media sector number.

Pandora missed two files but otherwise had identical results as Disk Digger. Its interface is somewhat obtuse. Preview hard to find and limited choices. Recovered file names include media cluster number.

Easeus found all possible deleted pics, has a good wizard and can operate on auto drive and has many recovery options. Raw recovered files are named sequentially. It was the only app to find and recover and reconstruct a deleted folder although the files were the same as were found in the surface scan.

Recuva missed six files (four due to a simple bug in its search algorithm which hopefully has been fixed by now), the file lengths were consistently longer (included extra bytes not in original file), good wizard with lots of hand holding. Raw recovered files are named sequentially.

Davory found all the files but in trial mode only recovers the first 200K bytes of each file but it was the most accurate in identifying and recovering erased files. the first 200 KB did however, include both the thumbnails and Exif data. The original files ranged from 1.6 MB to 2.9 MB. Davory is published by the same company that publishes WinHex, one of the best forensic disk editors around.

Disk Digger [http://diskdigger.org/],
Pandora Recovery [http://www.pandorarecovery.com/features/]
Easeus Data Recovery [http://www.easeus.com/datarecoverywizard/free-data-recovery-software.htm]
Recuva [http://www.piriform.com/recuva/features]
Davory [http://www.x-ways.net/davory/index-m.html]

I used HxD [http://mh-nexus.de/hxd/], a wonderful freeware file and disk Hex editor, to examine and analyze the flash card to make sure I found all the files. It has a very clean and simple GUI, is fast and is full functioned.

Reply   |   Comment by Art Kns  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+52)

This software looks pretty cheesy but it might be worth a try. I use GetDataBack For NTFS and it does a great job at retrieving the data. http://www.runtime.org/data-recovery-software.htm

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

Website - software looks good w recovery CDz & password blanker. Tutorials could be good . Awardz look FLAKEY !

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

My Panda Security blocked the Lazesoft webpage and reports the page as containing malware or exploits. I'll pass on this one thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Hrad  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-16)

If I put this on the compter and it doesnot work later on - this program will rescew it and fix it but suspose this programme gets corpted too along with the compter...then what? huh?

Reply   |   Comment by Stortch  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-31)

Made the Linux boot disk and tested it to see if it can boot my pC from the CD.
Yes, it walks to talk.
Just decided on 3rd option, load the (PC's) internal Windows OS.
After that one can do a system restore to save the PC if things went wrong and you got BSOD.

The software was not able find the ISO image to burn the ISO to the CD. Maybe because I named the folder in my own way.
I used a very simple freeware tool called FreeISOBurner
to burn the Linux based ISO to the CD.

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

to Lazesoft and other experts

With desactivated Java Script I get their site (link above)
with at least missing headers.

The comparison on this site shows no differences between free home version with 61 (!) MB and business version at 17.95$ (normally 39.99$) with 108 (!) MB. But I supppose that latter one comes with WinPE!?

Essential information about recovering algorithms is needed: Nobody needs any software which destroys a faulty partition by trying to repair it and afterwards we can't try repairing with any other software. Does Lazesoft Data Recovery Professional do repairing by using images of faulty partitions etc. without modifying the faulty partition itself?

If this is true I will grab it in spite of new wrapper, otherwise no no no! Thank you, Lazesoft.

Reply   |   Comment by FrancisBorne  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

1 - it's laZesoft - the download file is named laSesoft

2 - it's $17.95 not $39.99

3 - there are free editions at http://www.lazesoft.com/download.html

4 - compare at http://www.lazesoft.com/lazesoft-data-recovery.html

-- "free" version has no bootable CD or USB build, no server support,

-- "home" version is also free and has bootable USB and CD (?!?), same as "pro",
-- "pro" version costs $18 and still has no server support.

Free "home" version and $18 "pro" version look the same, features wise -- perhaps everyone's web site is in need of editing?!?

If we install the free suite ("suite" has other tools for partition, boot, password, registry, backup and recovery -- see http://www.lazesoft.com/lazesoft-recovery-suite-free.html ) later, will it overwrite and compromise our "pro" recovery only version installed today?

I'll try it later this week and report back, so you all better download and install it today anyway just in case the "pro" version sparkles!

It is important for Lazesoft folks to answer back here as soon as possible to address our questions and clarify their offering since this is NOT an easy program to test same day.

Thank you Lazesoft and GOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+31)

I think all these thumbs down people belong to the anti Freeware and Free software Lobby or its some pint size hacker that has got his hands on some software that generates votes as so many times as I have been coming in here and down loading software and trying it for a long time and only found one piece of software worthy of a Thumbs down without adding a comment

Reply   |   Comment by RonaldR_Perth  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Created a bootable VistaPE within minutes on a 7-64bit machine.
Although its main purpose is to recover deleted/damaged files or partitions, it'll come in quite handy to backup files on a non bootable computer to usb.
On a personal note, I'd like to see a VistaPE that has a little extra on it and is not limited to the main program.

Preview of files seems to be limited to jpg and xls.

Reply   |   Comment by SC  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)

As I understand the size of this tool is partly due to the Win PE and Linux based recovery CD tools included. It is not just a file recovery program like "recuva" from Pirisoft. It is for more serious cases when the system cannot boot.

It creates bootable CDs either Windows 32bits, 64bits tools or Linux based.


Reply   |   Comment by raz  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+32)

Yes, it is bigger than other data recovery software. It contains components to burn Bootable Data Recovery CD/USB disk.

Reply   |   Comment by Abby  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+37)

I can't see this being a very popular offering. First off, the size is huge for this type of program. Even on the web site, it's 108 MB. Also there are plenty of alternative products to compete with this. Many are free, portable, and much smaller in size. However this does have one feature that may set it apart from the competition. That is the ability to recover files when Windows won't boot up. I have not seen this in other products. I was in this position before and had to restore from my image file. This feature would have been real handy if it is effective. I will leave this to those that know more than I do to discuss this aspect of the program. I actually look forward to reading any comments on this.

Reply   |   Comment by dadams  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)

Well, I used the FREE version of this program a few weeks ago and I was favourably impressed by its performance.

So I guess that the PRO version, namely this GAOTD, is even better, although even the FREE version supports the creation of a bootable CD or USB disk to recover data in case Windows doesn't boot up anymore (==> 62 MB in size only).


So there's no point of giving it 65% THUMBS DOWN without comments....LOL!

But 114 MB for a program like this?? Come on....

BEST FREEWARE ALTERNATIVES (Google them as I can't post any link today)

1. to recover deleted files from HDD:

- (Portable) Undelete 360
- Recuva (by Piriform)
- Undela 3.8.3 (==> Cool app)
- Wise Data Recovery
- (Portable) Toolwiz File Recovery
- (Portable) Pandora Recovery
- (Portable) PC Inspector File Recovery
- Portable Free File Undelete
- DiskGetor Data Recovery FREE 2.1
- Restoration (==> Softpedia Pick)
- EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition
- EassosRecovery Free 3.2.1
- WinUtilities Free Undelete

2. to recover files from removable media only (scratched CD/DVD, USB Flash Drive etc…):

- Roadkil’s Unstoppable Copier
- Data Recovery 1.0 (by Puran Software)
- Abyssal Recovery
- PhotoRec (tool for recovering pictures from memory cards and USB flash disks. Step By Step guide:
- IsoBuster (tool for recovering data/files/movies/music from CD, DVD, BD and HD DVD)
- CD Recovery Toolbox

See also:

3. to recover entire partitions and restore damaged boot sectors/MBR/BCD:

- UBCD (Ultimate Boot CD),
- Paragon Rescue Kit Free Edition
- TestDisk
- MiniTool Power Data Recovery
- EASEUS Partition Recovery with Bootable Disk based on WinPE
- Lazesoft Recovery Suite Home
- PartitionGuru (Partition Manager + Recovery data & lost partitions tool)

See also:

And for a limited period of time, you can even grab a FREE GENUINE LICENSE of the award-winning "EaseUS Data Recovery wizard Professional" here (you need a Facebook account though!!):


So as usual, with Giovanni, there's no need to pay anything!!

Final Giovanni's verdict: the data recovery field is a darn SATURATED area nowadays: do you agree with me, dudes?? LOL!!!!


Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni (Super King of Freebies)  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+154)

so heavy 114mb as campare of efficent & light

Reply   |   Comment by vks  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-107)
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