iCare Data Recovery Pro is a rescue tool for advanced data recovery of files and partitions from hard drives, USB drives and memory cards. The program usually costs $89.95 but is currently free until October 25.
It works with Windows 7, Vista, XP, Windows 2000 Pro and Windows Server 2008, 2003, 2000 – all versions. Main features include:
- Supports any storage device recognized by Windows – all brands of hard disk, external hard disk, USB disk, memory card, iPhone, iTouch, Smart Phone, BlackBerry, iPod etc
- Recover files from a formatted drive, RAW file system, lost partition/boot sector or drive not formatted error
- Restore deleted files, photos, office files, movies, songs etc
- Recover data when lost due to resize partition, merge partition, copy partition failure
- Rescue files from an external drive or memory card which cannot be detected or recognized
- 2TB disk, RAID and dynamic disk file recovery supported
Download iCare Data Recovery Pro
Download and install the Pro edition giveaway here (valid until October 25) and use the free license code from the download page to activate the program.
Do not install it onto the drive which has lost data on (as it could overwrite the lost data and ruin any chance of recovering it). The program opens to display a list of 4 recovery wizards:
Lost Partition Recovery – recover files from lost/deleted partitions
Advanced Files Recovery – recover files that were accidentally deleted, from inaccessible partitions and from drives with a RAW file system, corrupted MBR or boot sector etc
Deep Scan Recovery – most powerful (and longest) scan. Full byte scan of lost files. Use this mode to restore files from non-Windows devices like iPhone, Blackberry etc
Format Recovery – recover files from formatted hard drive, external drive, memory card or if you pressed the Restore button of iPod, iPhone, iTouch, Blackberry
Read the Tutorial carefully before attempting any recovery.
Limitations Of Free Giveaway
There is no free technical support or free upgrade to future versions of the program.
Valid until October 25 and the free activation code must be used before November 1st 2012 – if you reinstall Windows or uninstall the program after that date you will not be able to use the free code again to activate another copy of the Pro edition.
If you’re looking for file and partition recovery software, the iCare Data Recovery Pro free giveaway is worth trying – so that it is available when you need it.
The program itself is powerful but the tutorial is basic and would benefit from more examples – for this reason we would recommend it for more advanced users.