undelete

Job: Undelete a large (1.3 Gb) file from a 32 Gb SD card

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iCare Data Recovery Free 5.2.1

verdict: junk

EasUS Data Recovery Wizard

verdict: junk

Photorec 6.14

after a long wait at least a part of the file is recovered. an excessive scan that would probably last much longer than that, and maybe the whole file would be recovered.

verdict: fair

 

PhotoRecoveryPro 2.5.5

this program did not work at all. after I clicked scan nothing happened, the progress indicator was constantly on zero.

verdict: junk

Linkman

http://www.outertech.com

version: 8.8.5.0 lite

I tried to work with Opera and Firefox bookmarks.

+ Works very fine with Opera bookmarks.

–  But not that fine with Firefox bookmarks:

  • Import: Didn’t recognize folders, tags, keywords.
  • Export: In help (http://www.outertech.com/help_linkman/index.html?importexport.htm) it says that: “The only way to export Firefox 3-22+ Bookmarks from Linkman is to export them in the format of Firefox 2 (Bookmarks.html) first and then import manually into Firefox 3-22+.” Hmm, not so good. And, what seems like an excuse why it could not be done better, there is another sentence immediately above: “Firefox 3-22+ does not allow write access to its database while it’s running.” Big deal, you might think, let’s close Firefox and do it, right?! But, that’s not all: It’s not true! The write access is allowed while Firefox is running.

 

Tidy Favorites

http://www.tidyfavorites.com

version 5.1 free

The installation program offers to install the new 5.1 version that works online or the old 5.0 (also free) version that works offline. I chose offline because that’s what I was looking for.

The 5.0 installed but does not work properly:

I tried to import Firefox bookmarks, but the import process would break immediately.  The import of IE favorites seemed to work. But where they are? The page that opens in browser when I choose “Show Favorites” from the tray icon menu (http://127.0.0.1:8998/) is always blank.

Verdict:

If the old version does not work, please don’t offer it for installation.

ePub Reader

http://epubreader.info

It says:
– Version: 1.0.1
– Size: 5.1MB

but dowloaded is only a cca 300 kb exe. When you start it does not allow you to install the program without installing some third party webbrowser toolbars. I cancelled the installation procedure.

DMEXBar

Release Date:     April 01, 2008

Has a bunch of more or less useless features.

Adds the DMEXSize column to the Windows Explorer that is of type text and prints sizes in human readable format. The consequence of this is that it can not possibly be sorted properly. This column is also of course tremendously slow, like any such column that calculates the folder size would be. And if you try to turn it off, it just comes back over and over again. The uninstall was simply the only way out.