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Giveaway of the day — Recovery Mechanic 5.1

Undelete files and folders from FAT and NTFS disks with Recovery Mechanic!
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Recovery Mechanic 5.1 was available as a giveaway on February 16, 2015!

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Undelete files and folders from FAT and NTFS disks! Recovery Mechanic makes it possible to recover all types of files from healthy and damaged media such as hard drives, flash memory, SSD drives, memory cards, and digital cameras.

Documents, pictures, music, video, archives, email, and many more types of files can be rescued from disks that were badly damaged, reformatted, or that are plain inaccessible. Recovery Mechanic comes with full preview of recoverable files. You can preview documents with objects, email with attachments, play back audio and video files, and enter compressed archives before Recovery Mechanic attempts to recover them. Live preview works in all versions of Recovery Mechanic.

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Windows XP/ 2000/ 2003/ 2008/ Vista/ 7/ 8

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File Size:

16.2 MB

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#19

Re: Commenter #15-"Dingo"-This is the only method I have found that straightens out a "Fat32 gone RAW " USB Stick-and I even tried HP Format tool,to no avail.Check out Jumanji's post at Windows 7 Forums.Follow his instructions,to the letter,IT WORKS. I racked my brains for a year,or more,until I found this Gem of an article,be sure and Thank him,and please tell him I sent ya.!!!! LINK:http://www.sevenforums.com/software/266879-recover-flash-drive-turned-raw-partition-wizard-testdisk.html

Reply   |   Comment by vanierstein  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#18

Who know the way how to revover files more than 4 Gb? It is really problem.

Reply   |   Comment by TRV  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#17

Why does't this Program appear on the list of programs when trying to uninstal. I check Revo & Your Uninstall.
The advantage of these Uninstall Apps is to remove Junk in the Registry. This is very strange?

Reply   |   Comment by John A.  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#16

As with any new program I install the first thing I do is access that programs Help file. Today's GOTD, Recovery Mechanic, froze just as quick as the "click" on the mouse when trying to do so (win xp pro of which there are still millions of users on the planet using). So in all fairness to the program I uninstalled it ala Revo Pro (the best Uninstaller on the planet), and had at it again. Well as the saying goes fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me; anymore after that then a person deserves what they get.

By the way good work Karl on your remarkable assessing, and with such speed as to be the first to post.... ;)

Reply   |   Comment by Renegade  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#15

Can this software work on a USB stick that somehow reformatted to RAW? I don't care about the files on it, but Windows 7 can't format the drive. I've tried all kinds of "fixes", but no go.

Reply   |   Comment by Dingo  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

not necessarily, because "raw" can simply mean damaged beyond repair. Maybe Testdisk can tell you more
http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Step_By_Step

Reply   |   Comment by Sigrid.DE  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

drives can also show up as RAW when they are not asigned with a drive letter or linked to an empty folder in an exiting NTFS drive in a NT based operating system. Windows can do one of its many soft crashes and forget previous removable drives letter assignments and then a previously good drive can apear damaged, when nothing is wrong with the drive or its filesyste, but windows has just forgotten what letter to assign it to. This windows bug can be confirmed by assigning a new letter to the RAW removable drive and if it then changes to the correct filesystem name then mystery solved.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#14

Thank you Karl. Hopefully todays explanation can get rid of all off topic replies :)

Attention? 2500 sub directories?? that's a good one considering 255 characters maximum including path :-D. I know it's only logical and that it in reality can be word-lenght (65535), but still, 2500 sub directories. Good humor though as long as people understand the joke :-D

For todays givaway, I'd like to add that the GOTD installer uses your %TEMP% directory and so I'll have to advice against using it if you have a deleted file that you need to recover from the C: drive where the default path to %TEMP% is.

The program itself does not write any files to your C: drive if you choose to install it to another drive, and the trial installer downloaded from the website will not touch any drive other than the one you choose to download/install it to.

Reply   |   Comment by Egil  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Sorry, the joke fails because this EaseUS software is not intended to back-up (sync) files outside the normal naming and storage method range.
If the user has professional needs for naming and syncing he needs to look for other kinds of software outside what is offered here.
Unwarranted negative comments have stopped too many people from regular backups. Instead of which too much faith is put on recovery software.
If you keep things simple, this sync software will work for you. I have no affiliation to EaseUS nor ever bought any of their software but repartitioned umpteen drives packed full of data without ever a single bit missing with their freeware tool.

Reply   |   Comment by Sigrid.DE  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Sorry if I misunderstood your answer, Egil, but Karl was not saying 2500 nested subdirectories. In fact, my Windows directory itself contains more than 20000 folders, and consequently with Karl's warning, the software will not be able to backup my system.

Reply   |   Comment by Luis  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#13

Didn't see where it has or had a portable version or a bootable media maker. Did I miss that? Didn't see it on thier web page either. To me, that's a deal breaker.

Reply   |   Comment by tc1uscg  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)
#12

Not a bad program at all. Installed, runs just fine. But just for once I'd like to have something that would make ALL files unrecoverable. Basically a kind of fdisk for deleted files. I do not like the idea that if someone can get in they cannot access my old data.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeOD  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-12)

A) defrag your disk, sort by file option.
B) delete files with 7 times overwrite.
C) wash slackspace with zero's -1-2-7 times

with a regular common 3TB disk it should be done in 12 days, best stick to mags. :-D

Reply   |   Comment by Lidl1  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Piriform's CCleaner can wipe your free space for you. I've never tried that particular feature, but it should do the trick.

Reply   |   Comment by IngeZ  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Sysinternals sdelete program can traverse your free space wiping it with as many passes as you choose.

Reply   |   Comment by inmocean  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

there are a number of programs that will work within the realm of possibility. I use Silver Key, or EgisTec Shredder, although the only truly permanent answer is my favorite, my Ruger .357 magnum

take care,
BCU!

Reply   |   Comment by blind computer user  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#11

Another Recovery Application!!!! It really difficult to stand out in data recovery software market, because hundreds of recovery are available. I run this application it recovered my document from corrupt USB drive, but it doesn't allow me to preview it...So what's the use of preview option here...

Reply   |   Comment by Nate Wilson  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#10

I am more interested in System or "Boot" recovery programs. Does the current offering have those qualities? Any recommendations for programs that do? I want to recover the file system as well as the files.

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

Could be such programs attempting that kind of recovery. But for safety sake, run a free Macrium Reflect Image (w/ system checked) twice a week. Then if need recovery the full boat is there. Trying to pull individual system files is asking for a world of hurt. btw I don't defrag my boot SSD and never have had any issues. I just count on file recovery programs for off board things like USB or digital memory card.

Reply   |   Comment by beergas  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Quite a few LINUX downloads can be used to recover a system, in my case a rebuild of the MBR fixed the problem.
Although it is a long time ago I believe it was Hiren’s BootCD that eventually solved my problem.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#9

I download this software on my wife’s system for recovering few deleted files...It worked smoothly ...Thank you GAOTD for providing this app FREE...You saved me from my wife...if I didn’t recovered her deleted files by today itself she would have eaten my brain....LOL...Thanks....

Reply   |   Comment by Floris Caullen  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#8

In my active working days I had more than one occasion to get in touch with KrollOntrack, one of the leaders in the world of data recovery. Notwithstanding the fact regardless in what function you are confronted with apparent data loss it is always comforting to have a reliable partner by your side. Bottom of the story is that no software is capable of restoring all files and definitely not from damaged storage media. Apart from forensic type of data recovery everybody just wants fully restored files back.
Because I favour data backup in triplicate I feel no need to test every data recovery tool going, hence I'm giving todays GOATD a miss.

A word on Karl's well meant warning re yesterday's giveaway.
For the sake of data and your own mental integrity never-ever organize your file storage in a manner of > 2,000 subdirectories.
There are not many environments that would call for such, certainly normal file storage and its day-to-day handling calls for different organisation. Just image one folder with only one hundred subfolders having to be checked by yourself for inconsistencies :-)
BTW: still on Win 7 and Android of various names, aka builds :-)

Reply   |   Comment by Sigrid.DE  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#7

Installed on my physical dual-boot system (Win 8.1.2 & Win 10 TP 9926 - 8 GB RAM - I7-Intel-3630QM {8 cpus & overclocked} 2 TB HDD & 16 TB External drives, etc.) - the program installed fine & I asked it to look at a small 300 GB HDD NTFS - program started, then I remembered, I had had over 180,000 files I had just deleted, so when the counter got over 10,000 - I wanted to stop - kept pressing the stop button, the program kept asking me do I want to & I kept pressing the correct answer to the question - but the thing wouldn't stop. I used Task Manager to finally get it to stop. Bad puppy - bad! I will try a few smaller drives & Win 10 later after my downloads - It found all drives attached to my computer & correctly identified their size, format, and populated data (files not deleted) and did that in a few seconds (not bad for physically 16 drives & numerous partitions) so far a keeper.

Reply   |   Comment by Thomas Roberts  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)
#6

Does it work with Zip discs?

Reply   |   Comment by Ralph  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Yes, of course.

Reply   |   Comment by support  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#5

Hi !
The Clicking Noise do not indicate a dying Drive but this indicate that it has not sufficient power; Probably You have to Change it's cable or prefer a short to a long one.

Reply   |   Comment by jub wajub  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

Yes, happened to me once. A pc expert found a cable was not in 100% (crooked) and literally straightened the problem out at the connection point on the motherboard. 5 minutes and everything worked again. No recovery programme needed.

Reply   |   Comment by Ken Peters  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)
#4

I assume that this recovery program, like most others, cannot recover anything from the internal memory of a mobile phone? I have a moto g.

Reply   |   Comment by Paul A  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-16)

If your phone can attach as an external device & you have the right software to view that part of the phone's internal memory (sometimes, parts of their memory are very much proprietary) then I see no reason why not. My phone is also a motorola & an earlier version of this program save some of my pics. Give it a try - it is only a little time out of your day?

Reply   |   Comment by Thomas Roberts  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)

Thanks but tried it and as expected this program won't even detect the mobile.

Reply   |   Comment by Paul A  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#3

can this recover files from a corrupted or damaged external hard drive? sometimes the computer recognizes it but only through a partitioning programme. i hear a slight clicking noise when first connected so i presume drive is dying.... thanks

Reply   |   Comment by savaeden  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Connect to computer, run the software. If software recognizes your drive you can recover files.

Reply   |   Comment by support  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+21)

Be careful, savaeden. Check your harddisk intern your PC or try another case, because maybe the controler of your HD- case is broken (also check cable ...). I damaged my external HD and later I noticed the case was incorrect working.

Reply   |   Comment by henri  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)

"slight clicking noise"
I also believed that a usb-drive was dying.

FIRST follow the advise from henri : use another cable, use another PC, use another OS, try to open the USB-case(use youtube for info how to do it for your model) and place the HD directly into a desktop.
I had a similar situation: the cable was not suited well in the case. step 1

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)

Here are a few links concerning your problem, they may be of some use:-
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/external-drive-not-recognized-this-is-how-to-fix-it-in-windows/
http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/troubleshoot-windows-wont-recognize-usb-hard-drive-fix-unassigned-drive-letter.122125/
http://www.hgst.com/support/faqs/my-external-hard-drive-not-recognized-my-computer

If you do take the drive out of the caddie be very careful regarding static avoid touching the electronics, I speak from bitter experience.
USB caddies do fail and yet again I speak from experience.
If you can get something to view your drives contents you probably will not need a recovery program, best to assume the drive is failing and takeoff the most important first.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+33)

"i hear a slight clicking noise when first connected..."

If it's not a hard drive health issue, first connect the power to the external drive and ensure it's on before connecting the USB cable.

Reply   |   Comment by arttronics  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#2

I don't know much about this file recovery program . And I won't try today's Gotd App as a bunch of freeware file recovery programs successfully serving the purpose .

( 1 ) Restoration is a very little but efficient file recovery tool.

(2) Undelete 360 ( I mostly use this one )

(3) Recuva -Portable - A popular Program from well known developer Piriform.

WinUtilities Free Undelete - It has the explorer based GUI. A handy tool , in certain cases I find it more powerful than Undelete 360 and Recuva. Moreover It can help you to retrieve locked folder in case you lost the password.

(5) Puran File Recovery

(6) iCare Data Recovery

(7)PC INSPECTOR File Recovery


Just To prevent the deleted files to be overwritten, you should avoid any use of the disk where the file was deleted, until after the deleted file is recovered.
And Try to keep your hard disk in good shape by defragmenting it in periodically. This will increase the chanches of file recovery.

Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by Jahid  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+125)
#1

Installed and registered without problems on a Windows system. A clean install. The copyright is from 2007 to 2012.
The .exe is from June 2012.

A company with a Seattle post box, no further info. (Read my last comment about this)

We had a previous NTFS Mechanic Standard 2.1.1 on August 20, 2014. Here are the old reviews:
http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/ntfs-mechanic-2-03/

Today's software includes the FAT file system. The claim "The Most Affordable Data Recovery Tool" is correct today. It' free.

The so called "news" are a joke, 4 entries from 2009 and one entry, the latest, from 2013.
http://recoverymechanic.com/news/index.php

No need for a new test from my side. Nothing changed in the last years...
Oops, of course I did a short test. The "Easy Undelete Tool" crashed:
http://i.imgur.com/aDcTNXl.png

!ATTENTION! - yesterday's EaseUs software is buggy. It loops endless on directories with more than 2500 sub directories.

Oops, I forgot: of course it is a Win 8.1.3 Pro 64 bit system, aka Win 8.1 Update 3, aka Win 8.1 November 2014 Update. Here is the rollout info about the third update for Win 8.1:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/3000850 (19.11.2014 811.90 MB) and yes, it is a Win 8.1.3 Pro with Media Center. Windows 8.1 Update 1 was on April 8, 2014, the first 770.4 MB update, Update 2 was a quiet release on August 2014, should bring back the start menu, but didn't.

Thanks for reading...

Reply   |   Comment by Karl  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+216)

Oops - What a great sense of humor! Love it! Thanks for your reviews, Karl.

Reply   |   Comment by Susan  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+40)

I forgot to mention:
Uninstalled via reboot. Faronics Deep Freeze is the program of my choice. Paid & excellent.
And a reply to a yesterday's question about my firewall.

I use Privatefirewall 7.0 - a firewall with a very good HIPS protection. For me simply the best. And yes, I have had nearly every firewall - long time the paid Outpost, i paid annual fees. Horrible!. On a newer Windows system - the build in firewall is perfect! No need for an additional firewall, but for a "handling" tool.

Reply   |   Comment by Karl  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+94)

Great sense of humour & great knowledge too - you sound like me about 30 years ago - don't ever grow old - Thank you Karl - each day I look to see what you might have an opinion on (and may I say - I don't always agree - but I always listen) & then NOT ONLY find out about today's offering - but other things I may use or pass along to others in my circle of acquaintances. Thank you & keep up the great work - the software where it's from, is the company reputable or is it just a startup that really needs a push, ALL of this is useful, and meaningful information. I was (I'm proud of this) one of the first beta testers of hundreds of programs (Lotus, Framework, etc oh ya they don't exist anymore) but the biggest of all were all of the versions of DOS & anything else Microsoft I could get my hands on first then transfer that knowledge to the college professors that needed it & students if they wanted to learn, my clients & customers when needed (I have been everything from an IT dept to an Instructor, author, publisher, owner/manager of many different occupations - musician, accountant, real estate, federal employee data-collection & correlation, wrote self-improving manuals for a number of different projects - safety, programs, where to hit the "ANY KEY" button (I have humour too lol) Last occupation before Cancer/Diabetes took hold of me was as a PostMaster in our town & it gave me great pleasure to introduce computer systems to the smaller post offices in our areas & become the help desk for the first few weeks until their "real" help desk could take over. Now I've talked your ear off - but suffice to say - every morning I look forward to your comments. IMHO & HAGD

Reply   |   Comment by Thomas Roberts  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+87)

Love it! Frankly, if the offering looks even a little bit useful, the next thing I look for is Karl's review. For me, that is the deciding factor. If Karl's likes the program, I know it is good. If not, I do not waste my time. Thank you Karl.

Reply   |   Comment by Mark  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)

Hi Karl,

Thanks for the answer on the firewall. I went & downloaded it & it's free!

Always a pleasure reading your posts.

Reply   |   Comment by aj  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)

Hey Karl, good vibes today! Very useful your daily comments. Thanks.

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