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The Undelete 3.1 Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — The Undelete 3.1

Undelete lost files and recover deleted documents with a step-by-step wizard.
$39.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 135 (28%) 341 (72%) 17 comments

The Undelete 3.1 was available as a giveaway on May 23, 2015!

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Сomplete set of video conversion and editing tools.

Undelete lost files and recover deleted documents with a step-by-step wizard. They can be automatically and easily recovered, even from corrupted partitions and crashed hard drives. The program supports NTFS, FAT, ext2 and ext3 drives.

The Undelete Smart Scan feature makes sure that your most valuable data is recovered first: documents, digital pictures and archives are the priority.

Special Offer! GOTD users can get a Professional License of the Undelete software with 80% discount!

System Requirements:

Windows NT/ 2000/ XP/ 2003/ Vista/ 7


The Undelete Company



File Size:

15.1 MB



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I was cleaning up a partition a few weeks ago and accidentally deleted the root folder for all my video files.
I had stopped saving anything to this partition, so I downloaded the program, (to a different partition!) installed, ran and recovered 10 GB of movies I hadn't backed up yet. (Including the ones I was trying to delete of course)
Now they are safely in 2 different locations.

Reply   |   Comment by Emhodew  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Undelete is useless if there is a problem with MFT and that can happen more often than you think.
Power glitch, virus, leaving open files and turning off power to the computer or on a network with many files opened and left opened for days, unsaved work in documents or applications and so on.
Do backup as often as you can and do not rely on the last resort of undelete, it may not work at all if the files are partially or wholly overwritten.
If your files are that valuable, make duplicate and triplicates and transfer them to an USB archive drive used only for that purpose and never leave it connected to your main computer after the backup is done, disconnect and store it.
Any undelete software can do more damage than you think by appending or associating previously deleted files with the new ones if the names are same or similar, it happened to me and my whole operating system had to be re-installed. Since then, I stopped using any undelete software.

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

I see no mention of Ex-FAT support! It's been about since around 2006 and is used in SDXC cards greater than 32GB. I suspect that with an unfragmented drive the deep scan modes are filesystem agnostic looking for recognisable strings in known filetypes, but the rapid undelete function needs to know what a filsysten does to mark a file deleted so it can reverse it and see if the files allocation units have been re-used yet.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

AidFile Data Recovery (previously given away by GOTD) can handle Ex-Fat.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Does this or any software in the world find and undelete files that were deleted off a server by a client on a workstation with the server folder as a mapped drive?

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

Yes provided the files have not been over-written too badly. Sorry if they have been - there might not be any, but the most expensive ways (forensically) to retreive. Short answer hope it helps. Dual-boot.

Reply   |   Comment by Thomas Roberts  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

IF you deleted a file off of a server, talk to your network team. Most servers have daily backups, that might go back a week a day or ??. For you, a user to undelete a file off of a server, the simple answer is no. A lot of servers are using Linux, and the way it keeps files or deletes files is different from Microsoft.

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

Installed and activated on a Windows 7 64 bit system.

A nice and clean setup. Took seconds to install.
Upon open I get resizeable window, the style of the app seems to be a lot like Windows XP.

I do have plenty of recovery software, and in my opinion, this was ok, but it just wasn't to easy
to control. I would click on the drive I want to go INTO not RECOVER FILES from it, It would immediately
try and recover files WITHOUT confirmation.... Bit risky, Over all, I deleted some files and successfully
recovered them.

Overall: 7/10 -Needs some work. Bit outdated as well.
Uninstalled with Advanced system care's Powerful uninstall. Didn't need it

Reply   |   Comment by VerizonHD  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+29)

From the number of file recovery programs that have appeared over the last few years it seems to me that there is a cheap component that developers are purchasing and then just adding their own front end.

This saves the developers doing a lot of the donkey work and if he is lazy a quick build of an interface is all that is required.
On the other hand he may enhance the programs functions by offering previews or even programs that attempt to rebuild partially corrupted files.

This appears to be one of the cheaper recovery programs in the region of $40, others have been offered that are 100+ dollars and I suspect that these use a more expensive component, they are certainly much more effective in my experience.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)

Installed and registered without problems on a Win 8.1.3 Pro 64 bit system. A clean install.

A company without name and address, we know this company under many different "trade-marks" or aliases.
"The Undelete Company" what a name! A look at the homepage shows many similarities to DiskInternals...

The last "news" entry is not new, but more than one year old.


As the software, which is the "Easy undelete tool" 3.1.0 from July 2012, which is the second hand shop from DiskInternals, which is the brother from ..., which is the reseller from ... and so on.

I have tested this old software many times under different names. Look after
Disk Recovery Wizard 4.1
1st File Undelete 3.1
Undelete Wizard 5.1 ...

No new test and uninstalled via reboot, have a nice weekend

Reply   |   Comment by Karl  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+89)

Karl neglected to mention that in his previous review he recommended the software.

Just an FYI for folks who don't have a similar program already.

Reply   |   Comment by Matt  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+33)

I expect since Karls recommendation in 2012 this program has been superseded a few times.

Reply   |   Comment by TerryE  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-23)


Thank you for this answer. I simply forget, because I thought, that anybody, who is interested would read an old comment.

This gives me the chance to comment "old" software. Nothing bad about "old" software. If it works, there is no reason to go into coding, just to make a "new" version. As long as the Windows file system does not change - and for more than one good reason it does NOT change, a program to "undelete" files must not change either, if it has worked in the past.

Many misunderstands occur always about the undelete programs. A file, removed from the recycle bin has a delete mark, a "$". If this file is not overwritten partly or in whole, it can be easily recovered by changing the delete sign. But and a big but, Windows considers the space, which this file has used as free and overwrites it ASAP with new date. From here the problems start. The better "undelete" programs try to recover as much old data as possible. This is only possible, if they know the internal file structure for specific extension. A picture may be recovered in this way with missing some parts. If this is a unique picture, it is better to recover the readable parts, than to recover nothing. The same with Office documents. It may be, that 3 of 300 pages are missing, but the restored 297 may have been worth every money paid. Thus said, the backup is always the better way. But think of the only SD card with your fresh wedding pictures. You would like to pay hundreds or thousands of dollars to get them back. This is the only reason for the normally high (too high?) price for recovery software. And the frustration, if the paid program could not do what you wanted to became a miracle.

With a knowledge of the file table structure you can "recover" deleted files without the help of a paid program. Look for hints in the I-Net.

A longer answer, but I have more time today.

Reply   |   Comment by Karl  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+102)

Gee Wiz ... Karl, that's the most sensible reply (2nd comments) I've ever read-ed from you.

Reply   |   Comment by insomnia fridays '  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-21)

Nice to see someone defending old programs, age has nothing to do with quality.
By far the best file manager available was XTree in its day and an updated copy called ZTree which runs on Windows is by far the most powerful one available even now. But a word of warning test it on an unimportant storage device until you get used to it. Easy to wipe a hard drive, undelete comes in handy then as I know from experience.
The file manager I use on a daily basis is probably about 14 years old, same for favourite image editor.

One of the advantages of using old programs you are use to, particularly in critical situations, is that you are much less likely to do damage.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+33)
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