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Giveaway of the day — Ultima Recovery 1.0.3

Get your deleted files back with Ultima Recovery.
$29 EXPIRED
User rating: 243 (34%) 476 (66%) 43 comments

Ultima Recovery 1.0.3 was available as a giveaway on July 11, 2013!

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Get your deleted files back with Ultima Recovery. User-friendly interface, comprehensive location of all recoverable files. Support for most storage devices: hard drives, flash drives, external USB drives, digital camera cards, removable multimedia cards (e.g. XD, TransFlash, MMC, SD, MicroSD), etc.

It can be used with any storage device or logical drive that displays a drive letter or is recognized in Windows Explorer.

System Requirements:

Windows 8/ 7/ Vista/ XP

Publisher:

Enplase Research

Homepage:

http://ultimarecovery.com/

File Size:

14.4 MB

Price:

$29

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#41

#34 @joe,
For information, file fragmentation has only one result, it causes more movement for readhead. An action that only consume time. Header start and Header end of each sector used by a file, provide information on the location of preceding and succeeding sector. If no sector has been reallocated to another file, the restoration will be a success . But this is a work for specialist. Some programmers are more talented than others. The offer for that style of utility is important, and so obviously there are good and bad products. Concerning Ultima Recovery program, I simply think, that it don't filled its mission

Reply   |   Comment by nobug  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#40

Dear Everybody,

Greetings again from Sweeetzerland !

So... here are the news :

1. I dld and installed the ultima thing. While the interface is simple and pleasant, it just found NOTHING on my USB key.

2. right now I am using testdisk-6.13 : the DOS interface reminds me of the 1980... ^^ and it works quite well ! nearly 200 files already recovered. Oh, yes, sure, with odd names, but with clear and crisp extensions.

3. Now you know what ? I am happy ! Thank you GAOTD and THANK YOU testdisk-6.13 :p)

Bye bye for now

Reply   |   Comment by unpeudepolitessesvp  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#39

I tried it.

It has 1 good feature.

Sometimes the file name gives you no clue as to what the photo subject is.
You can preview the photo when you move cursor to file name.
Then you can identify whether this is the photo you wish to recover.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#38

Fail on this one, sorry getting this so late in the game. I have a bad SD card, which I just had to buy a program to use for recovery of work related photos. Recurva found nothing, this one found nothing. That said, the program I purchased made a complete recovery of over 300 photos.

Reply   |   Comment by Resz  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#37

I would suggest first making an image of the disk that contains the files that you want to recover.

Run the recovery program on the image. The likelihood of recovering a file from the image is 100% of recovering the file directly from the damaged disk. Plus this keeps you from copying over other files that you may wish to recover.

This has been the standard process for many years.

Reply   |   Comment by Bigun  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#36

Downloaded & installed no problem, I have windows 8, when asked to search files. the program nose dies into "not responding" so its not a keeper for me

Reply   |   Comment by Kiwi  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#35

#7 Giovanni - Look at the version of this software - 1.0.3. If you know anything about software versioning, that it's a fairly new release would tell you why it's not all over the market.

As for Softpedia being any kind of definitive software reference? I'd avoid that site given it has so much crap advertising on it, and low standards to just bring in click-through traffic - like misleading download button images. There are many BETTER -- and FREE & SHAREWARE software repositories out there.

Reply   |   Comment by James  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#34

#18 @unpeudepolitessesvp,

The FILE0000.chk files that chkdisk.exe creates are orphan file fragments that chkdisk.exe has found, but can't determine what file they belong to.

In MY experience, they are actually entire files, that can be simply renamed and used properly.

For instance, if you may drop to the command line, and type "TYPE FILE0000.CHK" followed by the enter key, and the first few characters are @JFIF..., that is a Jpeg image file. rename it to temp.jpg, and you will be able to load it into an image viewer.

Also, if you rename it to a *.mp3 file, you may find that you can play it.

The only file-types that I would NOT simply rename it and try would be executables (*.exe) or compiled (*.com) programs. Because if part is missing or corrupted you have no idea what it may do.

Anyway, good luck!

Reply   |   Comment by James K  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#33

Installed and run on C:drive for pictures, docs and videos. It ran very quickly, only taking a few seconds, but it returned nothing! Zilch! Utterly hopeless.

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#32

PLEASE correct me if I'm wrong,
The main reason that most RECOVERY software will NOT find &/or recover the EXACT file you want is because that file was fragmented on the drive to begin with, so that file being defragmented is crucial to sucess.
Next comes that software's useability, GUI interfsce etc etc.
NOBODY seems to mention this. PLEASE correct me if I'm wrong!

Reply   |   Comment by joe  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#31

People, false positives are a part of antivirus life. Any antivirus, from the best to the worst, will produce false positives. If your AV is producing too many false positives you can reduce its heuristic sensitivity setting or use another antivirus. Another very good idea is to send the file to VirusTotal and verify how many AVs think it's a virus. Although this method is not fail-safe, it is generally pretty accurate. A file like this with so much exposure should see a big increase in detection rate among AVs after only a few hours, if it really were a virus.

Reply   |   Comment by Jaspion  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#30

@ # 25 & 27 : Thank you Shawn and WS for your responses. I will definitely try out softly but gently to recover lost files...

All the best

Reply   |   Comment by unpeudepolitessesvp  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#29

"The issue is caused by our wrapper..."

Does it mean that your wrapper has a trojan. Then why don't you get rid of your bloody wrapper.

Reply   |   Comment by im  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)

Hello im,

This means just false positive reaction. We use Themida to protect the Developer's installer and
some antiviruses consider it to be the potential threat from time to time.

GOTD team

Reply   |   Comment by Giveaway of the Day team  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)
#28

Just downloaded this program, installed it, and tried it. Not impressed. I compare it to Piriform Recuva which is free; no comparison. I will uninstall the Ultima Recovery 1.0.3. Sorry

Reply   |   Comment by Alexis Gonzalez  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#27

@ unpeudepolitessesvp

Use Testdisk 1st, and try to recover your lost partition(s) on your drive. It´s probably(?!) the best tool for recovering lost media structures - at least the best you can get for free.

But take as a good advice: 1st carefully read the manual or have it at hand for (surely) upcoming questions!

Reply   |   Comment by ws  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#26

@17... unpeudepolitessesvp

Sometimes there are little miracle tools out there...
It's an oldie but a goodie.

Search ResultsMarco Pontello's Home - Software - TrID
mark0.net/soft-trid-e.html‎

What this tool does it finds out what the extension really should be so you might be able to rename some .chk to .jpg or .exe or other filetypes on the main page there is a example for chk files.

Goodluck...

Reply   |   Comment by Shawn  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#25

My AVG antivirus accuses setup.exe for Trojan horse Crypt_c.ZRD. NSA?

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

Dear GOTD users!

We have tested the reaction of the AVG AntiVirus and can assure you that it is false positive.
The issue is caused by our wrapper and the program is clean from any virus. You can try to disable your antivirus to let the program complete the installation
but of course it is up to you.

Have a nice giveaway day!
GOTD team

Reply   |   Comment by Giveaway of the Day team  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+22)
#24

To anonymous : why a thumbdown about my question # 17 ?

Can't I ask comments and opinions ?

Is there something wrong with what I asked?

Reply   |   Comment by unpeudepolitessesvp  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#23

@Chewy - perhaps dowload is free but using is paying :))

Reply   |   Comment by Pepe  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#22

It is possible to use the program portable. Just copy the main program folder to a USB-stick. That can be handy if somebody asks you to retrieve some files they deleted on his/her own computer.

Reply   |   Comment by gergn  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+21)
#21

To Giovanni,
Concerning your Personal First Choice (Puran File Recovery) it's a good free program.
The sort by column on result is possible, the filter by name or extension is possible (but add one is for only a technician person). There is no path possibilty. But the problem is the big time need for a "Full Scan". With Deep Scan, only little files are displayed on my test. So for a fast restore of a big file, i don't recommand "Puran Recovery" or "Ultima Recovery". Restoring a partion or a file error are not part of my tests ,an my experience.

Reply   |   Comment by nobug  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#20

o Install was very smooth and uncomplicated.
o Almost registered itself. (if not quite). Very refreshing compared to some.
o No email or personal data required.
o Works as advertised on the box. (Win XP Pro SP3)
o Appears very professionally programmed.
o Web site appears professional, and contains no malware that I could detect.
o Passes basic recovery testing with ease and without incident.
o Recovered files are 100%, as long as not overwritten of course.

I've tried a number of these, including the widely renowned freeware "Recuva", and so far (not having pushed it that hard yet), this one seems to be among the top few I've tested, at least at the basic recovery level. Time will tell.

Thanks GAOTD & Enplase
I'd say this is a keeper!

-JC

Reply   |   Comment by JC  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#19

AVG instantly popped up a warning "Trojan horse Crypt_c.ZRD"
I have problems with simply ignoring my Anti-Virus software and installing this software.
I would be certain that the GOTD team checked it out but ...wow...
It makes you think twice.

Reply   |   Comment by Jeff  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#18

Good morning from Sweeetzerland.
I have a question : my USB device (8GB / Emtec) just got scr**d up last week. The FAT was corrupted. Incidentally, I tried a " checkdsk / f " and it created bunches of "FILE0000.chk ". Apparently it seems not recuperable at all.

Do you think that this GAOTD could save anything? In fact, all the files on the key are certainly still on it, but with a corrupted or missing FAT (File Allocation Table) it is a bit like a book where pages are not numbered anymore. No index. Nothing...

Thank you for your comments
Regards

Reply   |   Comment by unpeudepolitessesvp  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#17

Pacman I use Agnitum Outpost Firewall Pro 8 and Eset Nod32 6.0.3160.
However, I have tested this any many other software's using a variety of Firewall and Antivirus combinations with similar and the same affect.

Reply   |   Comment by tekman  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#16

@Giovanni: as always very good advice and suggestions. Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by Keoni  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#15

Thanks to XP-Man
I have buy and test a lot of program to restore big file. And i agree with your conclusion (I am not a "Lazesoft" reseller, just for information). Everybody can realize a test in few minute and transmit informations without commercial interest. Nothing replace the practical experience.

Reply   |   Comment by nobug  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)
#14

I tried this program and it find NOTHING AT ALL!!! I do not recommend this program

Reply   |   Comment by Chris  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)
#13

Giovanni,

You make advices which software to use but you can't seek a good antivirus software, it's a little funny ;)

ButDefender is the only antivirus software (out of 39) that alarms on the home page, please see the virus total report. And i'm pretty sure it's a false positive.

Reply   |   Comment by ivan  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#12

On testing what struck me most was the extremely high-speed it operated at and the low number of files it actually found when compared with ICare.
When I say extremely high-speed I mean about 15 seconds for a 128 gig drive, ICare on the other hand will probably take about an hour but actually find things.

The best I can say about today's offering it is probably in beta stage of development and has a long way to go!

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+43)
#11

whether this app can restore full folder structure of damaged disk/drive, or it can only recover all files as a bunch. It can make a great difference!

I tried it and it recovered the whole folder structure. Is there a data recovery tool that can't do this?

Reply   |   Comment by pacman  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#10

@Giovanni With an attitude like that, is it any wonder how software house can get up and running to begin with? They have to start somewhere; hence this website!

Reply   |   Comment by Tentacles  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-36)
#9

Hey guys,

why do I see so many advert messages out here? "Lazesoft Data recovery" or "Puran File Recovery" or.... Who cares? Let's discuss the today's GAOTD offer!

Reply   |   Comment by pacman  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-46)
#8

Unfortunately here, or at the publisher site, it is no indication whether this app can restore full folder structure of damaged disk/drive, or it can only recover all files as a bunch. It can make a great difference!

Reply   |   Comment by Vladimir  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+32)
#7

My BITDEFENDER INTERNET SECURITY 2013 blocked their Home Page...so be careful dudes!!!

Besides that can't see any review of this tool on the net....and it's even not listed on Softpedia library...hmm that's very suspicious to me!

No thanks!!

BEST FREE ALTERNATIVES

- Puran File Recovery (==> My Personal First Choice)
Superb FREE app which helps you recover deleted or lost partitions and files from formatted and even from RAW drives.
Supports pretty much any kind of storage medium detected by Windows as a drive (Hard Disks, Pen Drives, Memory Cards, Mobile Phones, CDs, DVD etc...).
As part of the award-winning FREE Puran Suite "Puran Utilities", it turned out to be the only FREEWARE out there capable of recovering almost any files previously stored in an USB drive of mine, which suddenly became RAW a few days ago due to a technical hardware failure.

http://www.puransoftware.com/File-Recovery.html

If you know other FREE tool supporting USB drives in RAW format just let me know...ok?

See also:
http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk
http://www.easeus.com/partition-recovery
http://www.undelete360.com
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Back-Up-and-Recovery/Restoration.shtml

Enjoy!

Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+135)
#6

Hey tekman,

what antivirus and firewall do you use? I see no problem on my pc.

Have a nice day.

Reply   |   Comment by pacman  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)
#5

I'm a bit confused, on the product web page, under the download link, it states "Free for Windows 8/7/Vista/XP". Where does the $29 come in to play?

Reply   |   Comment by Chewy  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#4

Once again, you may need to disable or add an exception to your firewall and or anti-virus software temporarily to install today's offering as I found out.

Reply   |   Comment by tekman  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#3

Thanks GOTD for that new free test.
This is a realy sample to use program.
No filter for name or extension; no path possibility, no sort by column on result.
Simply deleting a large file as a test and be happy that this is a test.
Sorry but "Lazesoft Data recovery 3.3 Professional Edition" has no competitor.
Ultimate Recovery make only few minutes to operate, I have uninstall it just few monent after.

Reply   |   Comment by nobug  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-69)
#2

Open source alternative:

PhotoRec - http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec
Multiplatform with version for Windows, Linux and Mac.

Reply   |   Comment by Wolf  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#1

Used this one before, really glad to see it up here :) This one does wonders. Saved 3Gb of my photos that the wife deleted without realizing it, including our wedding photos. I wouldn't think it's worth $29 with so many free ones out there, but oh well, free today and that's what matters!

Reply   |   Comment by Levitiquetus  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
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