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Paragon Hard Disk Manager 17.10.2 Giveaway
$39.95
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Giveaway of the day — Paragon Hard Disk Manager 17.10.2

Backup & Recovery, Partition Manager and Disk Wiper in one tool!
$39.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 123 (92%) 11 (8%) 118 comments

Paragon Hard Disk Manager 17.10.2 was available as a giveaway on March 23, 2020!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$19.99
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25th Anniversary Edition of Paragon Hard Disk Manager exclusively for Giveaway of the Day for a limited time only and free of charge. Don’t miss your chance and download it now!

NB: Follow Readme instructions to activate the offer.

The all-inclusive data management tool for tech-savvy PC users encompasses three indispensable system management tools: Backup & Recovery, Partition Manager and Disk Wiper, all of which are easily accessible from a single UI. Advanced users can create more sophisticated scenarios from defining a specific backup strategy.

What’s in the tool?
User interface color scheme, intuitive controls, and comprehensive UX.
Granular partitioning for power users:
● Undelete, merge, move, resize partitions;
● Easily edit and view sectors in the built-in hex editor;
● Convert partitions into primary or logical;
● Perform a surface test to identify bad sectors.

Backup & Recovery delivers smart, automated backup strategies and system recovery management.

Partition Manager provides hard disk storage organization and optimization. Whenever internal drives run low on disk space due to multiple partitions accommodating different systems and data types, this feature resizes partitions to maximize available storage capacity.

Disk Wiper is a professional data erasure tool that ensures safe HDD and SSD recycling and information security. Home users can permanently wipe sensitive data before transferring a computer to a third party, thus protecting their privacy and eliminating the risk of personal data misuse. Disk Wiper employs more than 10 algorithms adopted by military and government organizations worldwide.

System Requirements:

Windows 7/ 8/ 8.1 10 (x64)

Publisher:

Paragon Software

Homepage:

https://www.paragon-software.com/

File Size:

192 MB

Licence details:

Lifetime, no updates

Price:

$39.95

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#23

Well, if I may suggest that "Readme.txt"

1. Go to the Page indicated in Readme in your download package
Press ' Get a key' and fill in the form. Registration information will be sent by email.

After the key come:
2. Unzip the package you`ve downloaded and install the software by running Setup.exe

Input the serial number you received during the installation process. You can check your license details in 'My account'.

IMPORTANT:You have to install and activate it before the Giveaway offer for the software is over.

!!!After you have successfully registered, please do not register it again or reinstall it, otherwise the registered version would be turned into trial version.


Terms and conditions

Please note that the software you download and install
during the Giveaway period comes with the following important limitations:
1) No free technical support
2) No free upgrades to future versions
3) Strictly non-commercial usage

Reply   |   Comment by Miro  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#49

hey, my issue is that the program got strange, cause it's full size with no exit icon and even though I shout down the computer when start it again the program full page appear and can't get out of it ,so anyone knows what's going on?

Reply   |   Comment by fatemeh.ha  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#48

This is a very useful and powerful software. The Paragon did a very good job again.

Reply   |   Comment by Darek  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#47

. THIS IS ONLY FOR 64 BIT MACHINES. SHOULD HAVE GIVEN 32 BIT VERSION ALSO.

Reply   |   Comment by RAMA S  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

RAMA S, Unfortunately, the product is not available in the 32-bit version. Only the full version Paragon Hard Disk Manager™ 17 Advanced is available in 32-bit.

Reply   |   Comment by Viktor  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#46

Can this software be installed on another drive than C drive. Can it be installed say on the D drive.

Reply   |   Comment by technics  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

technics, There is no option to select a drive during the installation. Due to the program's specifics, it should be installed on the system drive only.

Reply   |   Comment by Viktor  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#45

good program , easy to use

Reply   |   Comment by greg  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#44

Where is the download link for https://www.paragon-software.com/business/extfs-for-windows/ ?

I currently use an open source file system driver but it does not support journeling that is done under ext3 and ext4 filesystems and would be interested in trying out Paragons installable filesystem driver.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#43

If you can't support the traffic and provide licenses in a timely way then you shouldn't make the offer, or you should just ship pre-activated. These aren't complaints, just facts.

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

Amen, I could not download the software as I got a 404 error every time I clicked the download link that was emailed to me.

Reply   |   Comment by geargrinder  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

geargrinder, Please contact Paragon Support Team at support@paragon-software.com to receive help with the installation process.

Reply   |   Comment by Viktor  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Viktor, I do not think this was not a issue with Paragon. I think giveawayoftheday was sending a bad link.
When I got giveawayoftheday to email me the link to download the software I would get a 404 error and be redirected back to giveawayoftheday.com’s main page where I could start over and have them email me a link which resulted in the same sequence / redirect loop of the 404 page not found error being shown. So I think that this site had a broken link that was making users stuck in redirect.
I was not even able to download the software or the read me file to even start the activation process. If there is any way I can still redeem this offer please let me know.

Reply   |   Comment by geargrinder  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#42

It would have been nice if either GotD or Paragon had warned us that only a x64 bit version was available before I wasted my time downloading the software and uninstalling my UIM devices

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

Peter, We apologize for that issue.
Unfortunately, the product is not available in the 32-bit version. Only the full version Paragon Hard Disk Manager™ 17 Advanced is available in 32-bit.

Reply   |   Comment by Viktor  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#41

I also meant to thank Giveaway of the day and Paragon!

Reply   |   Comment by Andy  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#40

It seems useful Loading and set went as expected from the instructions-I received the serial number within seconds of filling out the form.

Reply   |   Comment by Andy  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#39

In 45 years I've never seen such a convoluted installation regimen! After waiting hours for license code, never received, tried again using different email and finally got code. Started the 'installation process' only to get 'unable to complete installation' message. Tried deleting and clearing all files and re-downloading into different directory then got an "UMI" message, must uninstall all programs using blah blah blah". SORRY, any program which is so difficult to install makes one wonder what damage it might do down the road! Just isn't worth it. Used Paragon in the past but no more. I'll stick with Macrium Reflect for backup, never any problems, an Aomei for partition resizing.

Reply   |   Comment by Franc  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Franc, we are sorry the product has not met your expectations. Please contact Paragon Support Team at support@paragon-software.com to receive help in installing the product.

Reply   |   Comment by Viktor  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#38

What's happening here ? I left a comment asking for help a few hours ago, because installation stopped right after it started, throwing an error message with no details. My comment was normally published.

Now it seems to have disappeared, whereas many other comments were answered, presumably by the editor. What's going on ?

(Note : I registered the program succesfully.)

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

Clairvaux, Please contact Paragon Support Team at support@paragon-software.com to receive help with the installation process.

Reply   |   Comment by Viktor  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#37

Useless software, it take very long time to load HD from a docking station and it take 4 hours to backup 30GB partition. Paragon, you failed big time.

Reply   |   Comment by Marin  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#36

Tried 5 times using 3 alternate email addresses, NOTHING! There must be a better way.....

Reply   |   Comment by James Iverson  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#35

Don't know what all the fuss is about with installation, I followed the instructions and installation was 100% smooth and FAST.

Thanks GOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by Michael  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#34

i have installed this on windows 7

if I change to windows 10 later on, will Paragon Hard Disk Manager 17.10.2
work ok ?

Reply   |   Comment by shaw  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

shaw , The product supports Windows 10 64-bit.

Reply   |   Comment by Viktor  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#33

Simply the best ! Thank you very much.

Reply   |   Comment by Irek  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#32

All the registration hoops are insulting and annoying. Hopefully, paying customers don't have to go through this hassle too. Thanks for the software. No time remaining to try it out and evaluate today, as I've been spending that time on the multiple steps of registering and activating it.

Reply   |   Comment by Dave H.  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#31

Had high hopes for this since I like Paragon products. Alas, it won't install on my Win10/64 Home system. Don't know what's in the way, might be Bitdefender, might be Kerish Doctor, something Dell has added, maybe a past installation of Paragon HDM 15. Ran the .exe file to install and after Windows asked it it was ok, nothing else happened after 5 minutes. I ran it again, and it almost froze the whole PC. Couldn't get to Task Manager to close it, couldn't shut down. After a hard power off and restart, and with no other programs running, I tried again. Let it run for over half an hour. Nothing. Task Manager said it was a "high power" user, and was consuming over 16% of my processing power. Tried to shut down with Task Manager and 10 minutes later it finally exited. Nothing was installed. Is this supposed to take and hour or two to install? Anyway, I gave up. I'm hoping my older HDM 15 still works. I also hope this works better for others. For me, I don't have time to suspend/uninstall programs at random to figure out what's causing the conflict.

Reply   |   Comment by Mr.Dave  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#30

Installed.
open.
....
....

for Recovery Media Builder:

now It ask for ADK
I clicked on the link provided:
Download ADK.

but I don't see ADK for Windows 7,


available to download ... AIK for Windows 7


what would be good thing to do here?

Reply   |   Comment by shaw  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

shaw , please note that the ADK version does not have to match your Windows version. The latest ADK can be downloaded at the official website:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/get-started/adk-install
Be sure to also Download the Windows PE add-on for the ADK.

Reply   |   Comment by Viktor  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#29

I really wanted this software from a great company. I was installing and it was 98% complete when some other software on my computer (Kerish, I think) blocked the process and the installation bar STARTED BACKING UP! It totaling ended the installation. When I turned the other software off and tried to reinstall, I received the message:

The Universal Image Mounter (UIM) is installed and cannot be proceeded. Please uninstall the product with UIM before.

Fortunately, Paragon gives a link to their support area which gives the process to completely remove the UIM - it's NOT easy and is going to take me a while. Hopefully, I'll get it completed before the giveaway is over.

Sometimes the protection software we have running is too smart for it's own good!

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

John C - it took a while and directions weren't completely accurate (probably due to the partial install/removal), but I was able to remove the traces of the UIM that were causing the problem and reinstall Paragon Hard Disk manager!

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

John C, we are glad the new product has been successfully installed and hope it does not disappoint you in any way!

Reply   |   Comment by Viktor  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#28

I'm still using Backup 14 Free, which is great and still works on the latest version of Windows. I was given a free registration to 16 but the boot ISO **never** worked, even after I reported it and waited a year for them to fix it. They also removed the ability to skip files/folders during a full backup.

I just tried this one out and it also appears the skip files during backup is no longer available. That is the one feature that has made me stick with 14 for years. I can make a full system backup and yet skip over the huge Steam (and other games) which are easily downloadable if I have to restore the system. So basically I can backup my (almost full) 500 GB SSD to a 40 GB file that has Windows and all software except the huge games. I'll stick with 14 Free until it quits working.

Reply   |   Comment by gardenman  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

gardenman, such an option is available when you select 'Files/folders' as a backup source.

Reply   |   Comment by Viktor  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Viktor, The Files/Folders option will NOT do a full system backup (including Windows and software). So it's either backup Files/Folders *without Windows* or your whole system. But with 14 Free, you can make an actual system backup (Windows/Software) and yet skip huge games. Correct? That's why I'm sticking with 14 Free. It's so much better.

Reply   |   Comment by gardenman  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#27

Has anyone gotten a serial number? I followed the readme instructions and created an account. There is nothing there and nothing in my email.

Reply   |   Comment by bob  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Fiddle? When installing a downloaded program, "Get a key" does not show, but the program directly requires "serial number". So even after 23 hours of futile waiting for an email, I could not receive anything, and even my account on Paragon does not show this program.

Reply   |   Comment by AHA  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

But I'm an twit. The key will not get from the program, but from the link to the page in the instructions. I am sorry ....

Reply   |   Comment by AHA  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

bob, Please contact Paragon Support Team at support@paragon-software.com to receive help with the product serial number.

Reply   |   Comment by Viktor  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Viktor, as I write above, I got the key from the link and installed the program. Everything works as it should. So I made a mistake. You can delete comments (AHA).

Reply   |   Comment by AHA  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#26

Thank you for this great software.

Reply   |   Comment by ian  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#25

If you are in need of a disk management software, take advantaoge of this. I have used nearly all of them and Paragon is hands down the best. It's the only one I have used for years. Ease of use and power, it has it.

Reply   |   Comment by Tim  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#24

If It's developed by Paragon I'm downloading and installing it; Paragon a Trusted Developer. Received My Registration Info almost Immediately. If you haven't gotten yours then try again!

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

JonE, Downloaded, Registered & Installed without a hitch, but it takes a long time to open.

Reply   |   Comment by JonE  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

JonE, I thought this was a Hard Disk Manager; that's what the Title indicates, but as it turns out it's a Backup Program! It still takes an awful long time to Open!!

Reply   |   Comment by JonE  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#22

Been 4 hours still no serial emailed to me and yes looked in junk also.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Jim , check the anti-spam check...

Reply   |   Comment by Miro  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Jim , Please contact Paragon Support Team at support@paragon-software.com to receive help with the product serial number.

Reply   |   Comment by Viktor  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#21

I am totally confused. Got the download, ran the setup, it lead me to the paragon site, well, registered an account there, and now what? No serial number neither on the paragon site or in the e-mail... How to tell Paragon that that product is installed?

Totally confused :(

Reply   |   Comment by Miro  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Miro, Have you followed Readme insructions to get the key?

Reply   |   Comment by Alexa  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Alexa, yes

Reply   |   Comment by Jim  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Miro, Just a thought. I received several emails when I filled out the form. I had to look carefully to find the serial number, It's kinda hidden in the clutter. Look at this image and you will see where the ser. # is.

Maybe this will help.

https://funkyimg.com/i/33knf.jpg

Reply   |   Comment by Scudrunner  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Miro, Please contact Paragon Support Team at support@paragon-software.com to receive help with the installation process.

Reply   |   Comment by Viktor  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#20

I've tried every way you offer to get a download link...but one was never sent

Reply   |   Comment by Mark DeForest  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Mark DeForest, you have unsubscribed from all our emails.
Please try again now

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

Alexa, it makes me sad to see that this is still happening. How can you still have your system set up that way? Correct me if I'm wrong but it seems to be the equivalent of a store saying if I can't send you my flyers you can't order from my shop, even if the reason is that you pass by the store every day and don't need the flyers or want them to go to waste.

It's lose-lose. If you think it's not, then be upfront to visitors. Your actual policy seems to be this: If you choose to unsubscribe from GOTD emails, GOTD will block your address entirely. You will not be able to receive email links to our software. Your requests for links will be discarded unseen.

I legit don't see any value in that policy but even worse than having it, is having it and not informing people clearly. Honestly, there is not a person in the world who thinks that clicking a link to unsubscribe from a company's promotional emails will result in their address, and future inquiries, being blocked by that company. If you don't believe me, I refer you to the thousands of reviews of many companies' practices right here on your very own site.

Reply   |   Comment by Bebop17  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+26)
#19

The version available on the Paragon site is newer (17.10.12), and seems to include additional and useful modules, such as Disk Copy and Migrate System and Data. FYI.

Reply   |   Comment by DD  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

DD, These following features are available in the commercial version Hard Disk Manager 17 Advanced, but not in free Hard Disk Manager ™ 25 Anniversary LE:
∙ Automatic updates
∙ Disks & Volumes plug-in
∙ Copy volume
∙ Copy disk
∙ Copy OS
∙ Find and copy OS
∙ Find and adjust OS (WinPE only)

Reply   |   Comment by Viktor  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#18

Paragon HDM 17 was released last year without much fanfare -- I only found out about it when I saw the upgrade options when I logged into my account at Paragon's site. All the previous copies of their backup app I had registered, paid & GOTD, showed an upgrade price to HDM 17 Advanced of around $25. I bought it. It's now at v. 17.13.1.

The new GUI is easier/simpler for the most casual user, but frankly I prefer the earlier v. 16 -- version 16 lets you choose what you want to do more easily, with things like Verifying a backup listed plainly, which works at any time, rather than only as part of the backup process, with verification somewhat hidden in the options. The bootable USB sticks you create with version 17 are more advanced than v. 16, and you have the option of creating USB sticks that run Linux or WinPE -- the Linux version has more features. You can also create ISOs instead of USB sticks that you can burn to disc, or use with something like rufus to have more options available creating a bootable USB stick.

Comparison-wise I think Paragon's main competition for backup & restore is Macrium Reflect. Paragon HDM will back up USB sticks & using my card reader, which Macrium Reflect Free will not. Paragon also lets me easily filter out folders I don't want included in the image backup without much if any speed penalty. But Paragon also tends to alter or modify the boot files -- you can turn that off in settings, but it's back on when you restart the app -- while Macrium Reflect Free leaves them alone. When restoring a backup using a bootable USB stick Macrium Reflect appears to be faster. They each have a few exclusive features, but they don't include anything that's commonly used by most people.

Paragon's main competition when it comes to partitioning I think comes from AOMEI. While the actual work done is comparable, I find AOMEI is more straightforward, & so easier to use.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+31)

mike, Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by Est Phil  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

mike, thank you for your feedback! Please be sure to contact Paragon Support Team if you need any help with the product.

Reply   |   Comment by Viktor  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#17

Great software, I really like this company. Thank you!

Reply   |   Comment by Brent  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#16

Is there a comparison matrix between this "25th Anniversary Edition of Paragon Hard Disk Manager exclusively for Giveaway of the Day" and the "Paragon Hard Disk Manager Advanced 17.x" Edition? Is this just cosmetically different or is there any different functionality?

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

TK, The following features are available in the commercial version Hard Disk Manager 17 Advanced, but not in free Hard Disk Manager ™ 25 Anniversary LE:
∙ Automatic updates
∙ Disks & Volumes plug-in
∙ Copy volume
∙ Copy disk
∙ Copy OS
∙ Find and copy OS
∙ Find and adjust OS (WinPE only)

Reply   |   Comment by Viktor  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Viktor,
Does the GiveAway version have any functunality differences or limitations in respect to Backup and Recovery ?
I am interested to have the backup data verified and choose which files and folders to back up.
I understand that the Limited Edition is only available for one PC?

Reply   |   Comment by Rolands  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#15

I have an older version of Paragon 15 so I didn't waste any time installing it today. Just follow the instructions in the read me file and you're good to go.

Reply   |   Comment by Michael Glasspool  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#14

Is a 32 bit version available?

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

Est Phil,
After getting a key from Paragon I then checked on my Paragon account and for the Hard Disk Manager™ 25 Anniversary LE there is only shown a 64 bit download...

Reply   |   Comment by C.J.  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

C.J., .Thanks but I noticed that. That is why I asked the question. I'd hoped the developer would respon.d

Reply   |   Comment by Est Phil  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Est Phil, Unfortunately, the product is not available in the 32-bit version. Only the full version Paragon Hard Disk Manager™ 17 Advanced is available in 32-bit.

Reply   |   Comment by Viktor  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#13

Will not install. I get the following error ms:

Error
Could not complete installation of Paragon Hard Disk Manager™ 25 Anniversary LE
ff^ Fatal error during installation.

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

Dennis Towell, I have exactly the same problem/message.
I tried to get an answer from Paragon about this problem (as I also have paid versions of Paragon software) but so far no (re)action on it.
Also a somehow comment from Olga Pushkina (is she from Paragon?) on my comment here that you don't get support on this product. Well I can understand that one doesn't get support AFTER the installation date, but if yiu even don't get help on the day itseld, that is no good for your product neither for your company name. You should have working products, or?

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

Dennis Towell, Please contact Paragon Support Team at support@paragon-software.com to receive help with the installation process.

Reply   |   Comment by Viktor  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#12

A quick question. Can this software be installed to a USB drive and run from there? The reason I ask is that I have a couple of laptops that I'd like to use the "Disk WIper" feature on to clean their drives. Thank you to Paragon for this offering.

Secondly, I just want to say a big THANK YOU to the GOTD team for keeping the site going in these trying times we fnd ourselves in. I hope everyone there is well.

Reply   |   Comment by jboy  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

jboy,
I haven't had the time to try todays offer, but usually Paragons HD managers offers the possibility to make a boot CD (or USB ?) where there maybe are tools. My advice is that you install the product and then try to make the disc or USB...
Look for Recovery Media Builder or something like that (at least that is the title in the File menu of my old Paragon HD Manager 15..

Reply   |   Comment by C.J.  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

jboy, You can create a bootable recovery media in the Hard Disk Manager by selecting Settings (a gearbox sign) > Recovery Media Builder to be able to boot your system and perform required operations in Windows PE or Linux RE.

Reply   |   Comment by Olga Pushkina  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#11

I have a couple of computers networked together and this will not install, shows that it will not install on a server and I should get HDM for business.

Reply   |   Comment by George P. DHaene  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

George P. DHaene, yes, if you work on server - you need another product

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

OlgaPushkina, Having 2 computers networked together does not need a server nor does it create a server.

Reply   |   Comment by Est Phil  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

OlgaPushkina, But it is my HOME network of 2 computers.

Reply   |   Comment by George P. DHaene  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

George P. DHaene, you can write to support@paragon-software.com

Reply   |   Comment by Olga Pushkina  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#10

I have followed the Read Me and there is no 'Get a Key ' Option when you run the Set Up application!

Reply   |   Comment by ANDREW ILES  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

ANDREW ILES, there is a link there where you will see 'Get a Key button'

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

ANDREW ILES, you have to copy and paste the link, in the readme, and paste it into your browser

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

ANDREW ILES,
You should have received the "Readme.txt" file together with the product.

I'm copying you the text from this file:

Unzip the package you`ve downloaded and install the software by running Setup.exe.

To activate your free copy visit the page below. Press ' Get a key' and fill in the form. Registration information will be sent by email.

Input the serial number you received during the installation process. You can check your license details in 'My account'.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Reply   |   Comment by Olga Pushkina  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#9

I tried to install the software, but already after a sec of 4 the message appears that there was an error.
Iid request and receive a serial number and I did close both my Firewall and antivirus for the time needed for installation.
What now?

Reply   |   Comment by Bob  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Bob,
Please note that the software you download and install
during the Giveaway period comes with the following important limitations:
1) No free technical support
2) No free upgrades to future versions
3) Strictly non-commercial usage

Reply   |   Comment by Olga Pushkina  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Olga Pushkina, that is a useless answer. If you download and install during the allowed period one can expect that it works.
I am not an inexperienced user.
So asking if there is a solution for this is normal.
Two days ago there wass problem with ms-tech and they have great support as it is bad for your name if things don't work.

btw I am not the onliest person with this problem.

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

Olga Pushkina,
Does the GiveAway version have any limitations in respect to Backup and Recovery ?
I am interested to have the backup data verified and choose which files and folders to back up.
I understand that it is only available for one PC?

Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by Rolands  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#8

I asked for the serial and it said I should get it in a few minutes but nothing yet after more than an hour. It's not in my junk mail either.

Reply   |   Comment by Paul  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Paul, I have been waiting 3 hours for the serial number

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

Paul, You should have received the "Readme.txt" file together with the product.

I'm copying you the text from this file:

Unzip the package you`ve downloaded and install the software by running Setup.exe.

To activate your free copy visit the page below. Press ' Get a key' and fill in the form. Registration information will be sent by email.

Input the serial number you received during the installation process. You can check your license details in 'My account'.

Reply   |   Comment by OlgaPushkina  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Paul, I got the key in 20 seconds. are you sure you passed the script from the file?

Reply   |   Comment by Olga Pushkina  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

I finally got the email with the serial key. It took about 2 1/2 hours.
Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Paul  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#7

It's a nice program, but i don't like the fact that it creates multiple files for one backup unlike some programs which only create one file

Reply   |   Comment by wynford  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

wynford, As a default .pvhd format is used which consists of the container itself it's a primary file of the hard disk info, the index file (.pfi) that keeps meta-information on the corresponding incremental image and a .pbe file with parts of corresponding disks archives if the archive was split.

Reply   |   Comment by OlgaPushkina  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

wynford, As a default .pvhd format is used which consists of the container itself it's a primary file of the hard disk info, the index file (.pfi) that keeps meta-information on the corresponding incremental image and a .pbe file with parts of corresponding disks archives if the archive was split.

Reply   |   Comment by Olga Pushkina  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

OlgaPushkina, programs like Macrium Reflect (free) makes an image of all 4 partitions on my one hard drive in one file, that is what i'm going by.

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

wynford, I use Macrium Reflect (free) and it will let you backup single partitions into separate files. I have restored a full drive from these separate partitions when a hard drive failed, and when moving to a larger drive). I prefer separate partitions (and differential backups for each) because some change more often or are more critical than others, so I can do quick backups based on need. And... if one gets corrupted I won't lose *everything*.
I also have Paragon HDM 15, I've trusted Paragon with my disks for many years. I prefer Macrium for backups, though it's much more complex. Paragon for partition management.

Reply   |   Comment by Mr.Dave  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#6

Will it work on corrupted USB drives?

Reply   |   Comment by Jay  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)
#5

what is the serial number to use?

Reply   |   Comment by Duncan  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)

Duncan, Please follow Readme instructions

Reply   |   Comment by Alexa  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Duncan, you need to check information in your Paragon account.
If you have created it in the past (GAOTD 25th version was available
last year - this one is an update) -you will get no information about the serial number or any clue by e-mail now. Strange, annoying. That old serial number available at paragon account is valid. If you have forgotten password to your account you can reset it.

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

Alexa, Yours is a really vague reply. I find the same issue as Duncan even after following the ReadMe instructions, which lead me to my Paragon account, which showed me nothing in the way of a serial number to use for this version. I will probably just stick to my older version which has served me well.

Reply   |   Comment by David  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Duncan, You should have received the "Readme.txt" file together with the product.

I'm copying you the text from this file:

Unzip the package you`ve downloaded and install the software by running Setup.exe.

To activate your free copy visit the page below. Press ' Get a key' and fill in the form. Registration information will be sent by email.

Input the serial number you received during the installation process. You can check your license details in 'My account'.

Reply   |   Comment by OlgaPushkina  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#4

I have also been using paragon products for a long while - and was hoping the 'improve V16 backup ' suggestions would be incorporated in the new version.

So I start the install and get a message
"need to remove Universal Image Mounter"

That comes with a link on how-to,
"How To Uninstall Previous Version Of Universal Image Mounter"

which requires a uninstall of prior version, reboot (Recovery mode) manually delete folders from previously installed software - and registry edit then restart again - to get to the point where :-

Reboot your PC and see if the installation of current Paragon Software product will be successful


So - I have to effectively disable the current backup and recovery facility to install and check this version ...
And do 'system modification' actions to do that.
So - I will be disabling the previous version restore facility that would be used to recover from any problem with the manual uninstall.

Reply   |   Comment by jamies  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

jamies,

"So I start the install and get a message
"need to remove Universal Image Mounter""


Open Control Panel -> Device Mgr., find the UIM mounter, right click & uninstall, choosing remove files if available. The old version should work with the new UIM.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Mike,
Thanks for that.

Shame that the install process did not indicate that -
As in a message saying just uninstall the UIM and no need to do all the 'techie' stuff .
Then again - why it couldn't just post a message asking for confirmation it was OK for the install to do the replacement for the user.

The new version has a simplified UI with options imbedded in the commentary rather than as evidently selectable options.

Reply   |   Comment by jamies  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

A further comment - Yes Paragon do provide good software
BUT
I would clear the Trust [Paragon] tickbox if for no other reason than it is possible to spoof addresses - and I want to be sure that if not managing, I am at least monitoring the install and update processes.

Reply   |   Comment by jamies  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#3

Does this software only work for X64?

Reply   |   Comment by Jean Janssens  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Jean Janssens, unfortunately, yes, only X64. The full Version, not limited Edition, can work with X32

Reply   |   Comment by OlgaPushkina  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Jean Janssens, yes, it works only for X64

Reply   |   Comment by Olga Pushkina  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Jean Janssens,
Yes, it seems that only a X64 version is available, certainly for W10.

Reply   |   Comment by Dougal 25  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#2

Thanks, GOTD. This is how to really give us free decent software.

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

I'm using "Paragon Hard Disk Manager™ 16 Basic" for some time now, it works well.

Reply   |   Comment by AR  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
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