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M3 Data Recovery Home 5.6.8 Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — M3 Data Recovery Home 5.6.8

All-in-one data recovery solution!
$69.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 84 (82%) 18 (18%) 36 comments

M3 Data Recovery Home 5.6.8 was available as a giveaway on October 10, 2017!

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A professional Windows data recovery software to recover deleted files even if emptied from Recycle bin, recover data from formatted, RAW, inaccessible, damaged, lost or deleted partitions, hard drive, external drive, etc.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10

Publisher:

M3 Data Recovery Software

Homepage:

https://www.m3datarecovery.com/

File Size:

8.17 MB

Price:

$69.95

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#9

A couple of good points this has over some other file recovery programs are once it scans the file system and presents the list of files we can tell it to only show deleted/lost files and not just a massive mess with both existing and lost files.

Also in my case I have a hard drive using drive letter B: and some tools don't enumerate drive letters A: and B: because of their legacy use as floppy drive letters in MS-DOS but in Windows NT they are really just like other drive letters in systems without floppy drives. This one does see my B: drive just fine.

Some other file recovery tools also permit us to save a recovery session for later continuation, others I have seen do this internally but this program lets you save the session as a discrete file, meaning one is not limited to saving a single session only but can save several sessions, each in its own session save file.

Shame it lacks the other must have features I mentioned in my other comment...

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#8

Nothing special, with very limited options compared to others, even though it shows my connected crashed external usb drive on WIN 10 pc, even with the deep scan options, it could not recover not 1 file, no matter what option selected. Uninstalled.

Reply   |   Comment by Ren W.  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)

Ren W., you may find that it finds nothing as there could be an electrical fault in the USB drive resulting in all sectors being read as zero's or some other fixed value so no traces of original file data is readable. I'd use something like HxD hex editor extras option to look at the crashed physical drives sectors and see if there is any valid readable data on the device if I were you.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Ren W.,

Data recovery is a complicated case, its recovery result depends upon the specific data loss environment. Although your crashed external usb drive can be recognized, but it doesn't mean the lost data can be recovered via the software, it needs further analysis, for example, the crashed external usb drive has original capacity? We have encountered many customers' data recovery problem as similar as yours: the corrupted drive can be recognized, the lost data cannot be recovered. After our analysis, we find the corrupted drive is unreadable, the corrupted drive has been physically failed, etc.

If you need further help, please feel free to contact support@m3datarecovery.com.

Reply   |   Comment by Tim  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

TK, Thanks for the tip TK, checked out that HXD editor, looks decent, but just a bit hesitant to install a program that has not been updated in almost 10 years, on my newer WIN 10 pc , have had bad experiences before with that before.Thks

Reply   |   Comment by Ren W.  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Ren W., no need to be concerened, it's not been updated because it has no reported bugs and works with all versions of x86 32bit and 64bit versions of windows.
Programs that require frequent updates are generally buggy or missing features. HxD is already mature and well programmed. And no I have no affiliation with the author, just used the program on every PC I've used since Windows 98! last version was released in 2009 so it's only 8 years old and still no need for the developer to pull up the dev system and mess with it despite 3 and have new windows releases! You can get a portable edition if you want.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#7

What's Up?
Not a single favorable review of the SW.
Yet, 80% Thumbs up?!!!!
Are these Thumbs up reliable?

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

vin,

I'm Not going to say that the voting system, here at GOTD, or anywhere else is guaranteed reliable -- there are most always ways to scam the system if you wanted to torpedo a certain dev for example. I will say that thousands of people download, yet by the time a GOTD is over, maybe 50 have commented, making up just a small percentage of the total that try whatever software.

Personally I think maybe the best way to approach it usually is to take neither comments nor votes as absolutes. If I really need a GOTD offer, & most votes &/or comments are negative, I'll still check it out. If I don't want/need it so badly, if I find something that's a deal breaker in the comments, &/or the votes trend negative, whether I check it out or research further depends on how much time I have to spend that day.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

vin, you don't have to leave a review to vote (Its optional)

Reply   |   Comment by Peter van Rijswijk  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#6

Installed on, W10 ssd 64b. Re-formated an 8G SC which was half full with jpgs and doc files. Neither of the 3 types of recovery options found any files. First impressions will make or break a program and so far I'm not impressed. I didn't bother trying to recover just simply deleted files as there are many free recovery programs that will do the trick.

Reply   |   Comment by gerrymar  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)

gerrymar, Could you suggest a good free recovery programme which will recover the files from my 16GB SD card please. I tried formatting it with my Xperia XZ AND my PC but neither were able to do it!
Thanks

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

Tina Rayner,
The one that has never failed me over the years (well, almost never) would be PhotoRec.

http://www.techradar.com/reviews/testdisk-and-photorec

Reply   |   Comment by rdionysus  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Tina Rayner, try to download Rlinux. There is also a Win-version. Also a boot-version for free.

Reply   |   Comment by Ash01  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

Tina Rayner, try recuva
its perfectly worked out

Reply   |   Comment by Rembeo le santhos  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Tina Rayner,

Please check if there is something wrong with your SD card. If Windows is unable to format it, it proves there is something wrong with your SD card, in this situation, data recovery software is difficult to recover data, the best way is to send the corrupted SD card to a local data recovery service for help.

Besides, please don't format it before data recovery is successfully done, otherwise, maybe some data will be lost forever.

Reply   |   Comment by Tim  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Tina Rayner, I have tried a few Recovery Programs to try and get back my lost photos from a 64GB SD card, even 7-Data Card Recovery and a few others that deal with SD cards etc, but they could not even find anything on the card! Then i remembered i had MiniTool Power Data Recovery 7.0 from a previous giveaway. I tried the option Digital Media Recovery option and ran it and LO and Behold There was all most of my photos, got back about 88%, some were to Damaged to get back, but was very happy with the Result, Also my German mate got his photos and other Data back from his cheap Smart phone.
You could try the Free version, as it won't make anything worse on the card by Trying, here is the Link: https://www.powerdatarecovery.com/power-data-recovery.html

Mark (Australia)

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

Rembeo le santhos, I installed this and followed it to the letter BUT it didnt work. An error msg said 'Failed To Scan:
unable to determine file system type'. I then put the SD card into a different USB card reader and another error msg popped up this time saying 'Failed To Scan:
the device is not ready'! I was really hopeful about this too coz i've heard a lot of good things about Recuva (*.^)

Reply   |   Comment by Tina66  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Tina66, are you using win xp operating system, if yes please try win 7 or more.

Reply   |   Comment by Rembeo le santhos  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Rembeo le santhos, No I'm using Windows 10....☺

Reply   |   Comment by Tina66  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Mark, Thanks, I'll install it later and give it a try. That's good that you got most of your photos back

Reply   |   Comment by Tina66  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#5

Downloaded successfully but while installing a dialog box appears and asked to close setup ( tried many times ). finally i cant installed program in my Laptop.

Reply   |   Comment by Kedar  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Kedar , Can you send your install failed screenshots to support@m3datarecovery.com

Reply   |   Comment by Tim  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#4

I am keen to try the software but no email links being sent, tried twice,still waiting after 5 hours.

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

Hello Justme,
this is the case that we see pretty often among the users.

Our download letters include two active links - one to start the program download and another to click if you received the letter by a mistake and you want to receive no more letters from us, so called ignore list.

Your email is now in this ignore list, which means that somehow before you clicked the wrong link and added yourself to the list.

Your email was removed from it, so please try to request the download link one more time.

There should be no problems with getting the letter this time, but we kindly ask the users to pay more attention to the actions they perform.

GOTD support team

Reply   |   Comment by Helen  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Helen, I never received an email at all, so no links were clicked. Tried to get email sent again using my hotmail/outlook account and still did not receive (not in junk either). So then used a different gmail email address an now have the download link.

Reply   |   Comment by justme  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#3

Somewhat dissapointing that this is the Home edition yet described as "A professional Windows data recovery software" and an "All-in-one data recovery Solution!"

But then to find on https://www.m3datarecovery.com/data-recovery/purchase.html

That under the Home edition price it says "(Bitlocker encrypted drive is not supported in Home editiom)"

and in comparison matrix further down it adds that bootable media is not available.

Add to that I can find no reference to it being able to create and work off an image file of the drive that is being examined to ensure a failing drive is not destroyed further by the recovery attempts. A must for any Professional Windows data recovery product!

It is an interesting feature offered to try and fix a drive presenting as RAW in drive manager but if it is RAW due to failed critical sectors whose data can be replaced/regenerated and written back to the drive anyone familiar with data recovery knows you never write data to a failed/failing drive as that will force sector relocations and any remaining patial data will be perminantly lost and could cause further failure if the head is damaged in some way causing corruption of critical magnetic patterns on the platters.

I would like to see the ability to first create an image file and work off that image alone and if the filesystem can be restored to full functionality the ability to write the repaired image to a new drive of similar geometry to the original.

Also odd that there is no support for RAID recovery accross the entire range of editions yet there is support for dynamic volumes, spanned, striped, mirrored and RAID-5 accross all editions.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+31)

"... it adds that bootable media is not available... Add to that I can find no reference to it being able to create and work off an image file..."

FWIW & If or In Case it helps at all TK...
I've seen a fair number of issues booting to removable media across different hardware, that's often worse when trying to use the bootable media created with different apps themselves. So much so that, with the exception of the excellent boot media created by Macrium Reflect Free, I use my own solutions. I've got a Very light weight MistyPE ISO, that I use with Rufus to create a bootable USB stick with different boot parameters as required. I've used the Windows 10 ADK to create different types of WinPE, e.g. from USB sticks to VHDs. And I've got a small external HDD set up as a Windows To Go Drive -- created in Win10 using the Ent ISO, it's not activated, but that hasn't mattered so far for this sort of thing. Yeah, all that may be overkill, but I can pick & choose the easiest route for what I need to accomplish.

I have a folder reserved for portable, semi-portable, and some setup files for utilities like M3 Data Recovery Home, 7-zip etc. that I can add to bootable media or set up once it's booted, and I install many of them to that Windows To Go Drive. I use Macrium Reflect for imaging... if the image is for use with something like M3 Data Recovery Home, I'll restore it to a drive/partition & work on it there, keeping the image as backup until no longer needed. Or in theory I could restore the image to more than one drive, & have more than one app working on recovery at the same time.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

TK,

Firstly, thanks for your comments.

M3 Data Recovery has three editions so that it can meet different customers' need. Bitlocker data recovery and bootable media are advanced features, it is why Professional and Technician editions support, while Home edition doesn't support them.

Our product adopts "Rebuild/Repair file system" method to fix RAW partition. If the damage to file system is serious, the only way is to recover data from RAW partition, so not every RAW drive can be converted to NTFS/FAT32 due to different cause reasons, it depends upon the specific environment. If there are a few of bad sectors, our software can read data, but if there are lots of bad sectors, the best way is to send the physically failed hard drive to a local data recovery service for help as data recovery service is professional to recover data from physically failed hard drive.

About the functions of creating disk image and RAID recovery, we will consider them in future version according to our customers' need and market.

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

Tim, I do professionally recover files from damaged drives including replacing hard drive controller boards where appropriate, so it is very unlikely I'd resort to paying someone else to do my job! I would NEVER do a rebuild/repair operation on a customers failing or failed drive as that would invaribly make matters worse and open me up for liability for a damages claim. I would at first copy the drives data to a replacement drive and then attempt recovery/repairs on that, not performing any unecesary writes to the customers drive at all.

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

M3 Data Recovery provides RAW Drive Recovery option, it is helpful to fix RAW partition without data loss, saving lots of time to data recovery.

Reply   |   Comment by Juck  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-14)

Juck, that's assuming the Drive is electrically and mechanically undamaged... otherwise the repair action will likely make matters a lot worse!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#1

Hi Everyone,

M3 Data Recovery online help: https://www.m3datarecovery.com/data-recovery/online-help.html

Tech support: https://www.m3datarecovery.com/support/

Reply   |   Comment by Tim  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Tim, Thanks for the links Tim. Appreciated

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

Tim, thanks but that is the online help for the Professional edition not the Home edition given away here.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

TK,

Online help covers all editions.

Reply   |   Comment by Tim  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Tim, in that it covers features NOT available in the Home Edition without stating clearly that such features are Pro or Technician edition only features means that it is not covering the usage limitation of the Home edition at all!

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