Nov 132012
 

The giveaway has now ended, winners will be contacted shortly, thanks for participating.

Comment below to win a copy of the Tenorshare Data Recovery Standard valued at $29.95!

Tenorshare Data Recovery Standard is a straightforward tool to recover deleted files and not only files – documents, photos, video or music in 100s of formats –  from an internal hard drive but also from USB flash drives, media cards and any FAT or NTFS system. It also supports recovering damaged or formatted partitions and files in them.

Tenorshare Data Recovery Standard

Tenorshare Data Recovery Standard has four methods or modes of recovering data. The first three do a specific job and a fourth uses a deep scan algorithm that is often more successful in recovering lost data. The modes are Deleted Recovery, Format Recovery, Partition Recovery and Raw Recovery.

They are described as follows:

Deleted Recovery: Recover any deleted data
Format Recovery: Recover formatted files or partition with original file name and path.
Partition Recovery: Backup, restore and recover partition table
Raw Recovery: Perform data recovery with deep scan.

The first mode is relatively quick and presents its findings – with preview where possible – and the option to choose which ones to recover.

The second will try to recover files from formatted partitions and external drives and cards.

The third, the Partition Recovery, will rebuild damaged partition tables. It will also back up and restore partition tables and scan for data in them.

The fourth and final mode, the Raw Recovery, is for ‘seriously’ damaged files and is mainly meant to be a last resort. This will take longer. For example the raw mode found over 4000 files to recover (see image below) and much like other modes categorized them by format.

Tenorshare Data Recovery Standard

A complete help page with many more screenshots can be found at http://www.any-data-recovery.com/screenshot/datarecoverystandard.html

Data Recovery Standard should run on all Windows versions.

Activation will be handled by the software author and the cnet download version should be used.

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Aug 062012
 

September 3 update: License keys were just emailed to the winners, congrats and thanks for participating.

Comment below to win a license for Password Recovery Bundle Standard courtesy of Top-password.com worth $29.95

Password Recovery Bundle (Version:2.2 tested) is a toolkit that can prove useful if program or system passwords are lost or forgotten. It is simple to use and has a simple interface to help any user quickly recover passwords. There are three different editions of the program and the standard one can recover all types of passwords but is missing features such as resetting passwords for Windows’ server editions or databases (MS SQL).

Password Recovery Bundle

The Start Recovery button will retrieve passwords for instant messaging programs such MSN, Google Talk, AIM, Miranda, Trillian, Paltalk, Digsby, Pidgin and others. Passwords for email programs are also retrieved including the likes of Outlook, Windows Live Mail, Incredimail, and The Bat! System product keys are also supported and this includes the ‘Product Key Advanced’ option that works on a non booting drive connected to a working system. The user navigates to the non working drive’s Windows directory where Password Recovery Bundle will look for and retrieve the key.

Additionally there is support for recovering passwords from several FTP programs including FileZilla, CuteFTP, SmartFTP and many more.

The Recover From File button prompts the user to navigate to target files as it attempts to recover passwords. The formats supported are PST, Reach-a-Mail, PDF, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, ZIP and RAR files.

Password Recovery Bundle

The Windows Password button creates a ‘Windows password reset bootdisk’ – this feature was not tested. This requires setting the BIOS to boot from DVD or removable media, then burning the iso bootdisk and rebooting the system with it. After rebooting the PC Password Recovery Bundle will get to work and reset the password to blank for any one of Windows accounts on that machine.

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