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Reaction on today's giveaway: GRT Recover My File 3.0 (

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"Fed up with these kind of tools, easily replaceable with always UPDATABLE FREE ALTERNATIVES….how about you, dudes?

- PhotoRec (==> Softpedia Editor Pick and my Personal First Choice)
Great FREE tool for recovering files (video, documents, archives, CD-ROMs, photos etc…) from HDs, memory cards, USB flash drives and even digital camera memory.
What makes this open source tool special is its ability to ignore the file system, meaning it can recover lost files even when the file system has been severely damaged or reformatted.
It also supports bootable media, thus it can be run outside Windows enabling you to recover deleted files even when your PC is no longer able to boot into Windows.

Test Disk Bootable CD & Live CD version:

- MiniTool Power Data Recovery
This is a terrific all in one data recovery tool designed to recover data even from formatted, deleted or corrupted partitions.
The only downside is that the free version limits restoration to a size of 1GB, but it can recover what other similar (FREE & PAID) software cannot.

* Puran File Recovery
Superb FREE app which helps you recover deleted or lost partitions and files from formatted disks. 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…).

- EASEUS Partition Recovery with Bootable Disk based on WinPE
Very easy-to-use partition recovery software designed to recover deleted or lost partition quickly and flawlessly with a wizard interface.

* Supports several optional scan areas to locate the lost partition quickly
* Supports FAT, NTFS, Ext2/Ext3 file system.
* Supports IDE / ATA / SATA / SCSI drives.
* Supports Bootable disk based on WinPE

- DiskGetor Data Recovery FREE Edition
Can recover deleted files (word, excel, ppt, office documents, video zip, images etc…) or directory from recycle bin, as well as from formatted and lost partitions and even from disks (FAT /NTFS partition, usb, external drive etc…) with damaged partition table.

Just to mention a few ones…

YEAP ==> SUPERSATURATED FIELD: get the drift, dudes??

Comment by Giovanni — May 21st, 2013 at 5:34 am
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Looking for Office recovery (including PST)? Look for more, here:,8178.0.html

(Outlook repair still NOT available as a free tool though - sorry!)


Some Free solutions:


- (*this one saves my ass before few years ;) , hard disc failure on my old business lap)


Strange... I remember a much more detailed list...?  ???



--- Quote from: devnullius on 06. November 2014., 00:50:53 ---Strange... I remember a much more detailed list...?  ???


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Probably You (We) have similar Topic somewhere (deep underground). ;) 


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