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CD Recovery Toolbox v1.1.15.0

Checker on 3 Aug 2014

CD Recovery Toolbox helps recover damaged files from CD, DVD, HD DVD, Blu-Ray etc. You can use it to restore information lost as a result of some mechanical damage of the disk (scratches, chips, different spots on the surface) or as a result of incorrect recording. Thus, the program can recover data that was considered lost, depending on the degree and location of the damage.

System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: Windows registry. It writes the most recently used file recovery path to the registry.
Stealth: ? No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. The application files are located in the {app} subfolder
  3. Launch CDRecovery.exe
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Mabee on 2007-09-11 18:24

I have the same problem :(

Mabee on 2007-09-14 05:07

I installed to pc and it works, but if i move it to usb i does not see the cd/dvd drives.
Also the application files are not located in the {app} subfolder.
Am i doing something wrong?

mac on 2008-01-27 00:29

Right! Universal Extractor can't extract the installer... Any idea??!!

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CyberShredder v1.12

webfork on 20 Dec 2016
  • 490KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Sep 2008
  • Suggested by M. Maltbia

CyberShredder is an easy to use, drag-and-drop way to delete files and folders from your computer permanently. While normal file deletion remove a file's directory entry and allocation table information, the actual disk clusters that contained the file's data remains intact on your hard disk and can be recovered. CyberShredder overwrites the space occupied from a file with random data and then erases the file, so recovery tools cannot recover it.

Although the "very quick" shred should be more than adequate for most users, there are multi-pass methods available that overwrite the file multiple times.

Warning: Some users have reported issues when wiping directories with non-English characters in them.

System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch CyberShredder.exe.
What's new?
  • Quicker abort, abandons operation even at the end of a file operation.
  • File operation progress gauge, shows progress of each file operation (pass).
  • Renames file multiple (26) times, not just once.
  • Remembers form position.
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Midas on 2013-11-06 14:25

A possible portable alternative (untested!) is Quick Erase -- see

hamasaki on 2013-11-11 12:03

@webfork. Sorry, only just saw this post. I don`t have a copy of that folder anymore as I`ve moved to a new laptop. Sorry.

Herki on 2014-06-18 12:57

I had precisely the same issue as hamasaki above - tried to drag and drop a folder that contained asian characters in its name and, to my horror, found Cybershredder began a rampage through a completely unrelated area of my hard drive.

From what I can tell, and this tallies with hamasaki's experience *if* he had placed the cybershredder.exe in 'program files', the glitch redirects the shred request to contents of the the folder one level above the folder in which cybershredder.exe is placed.

No idea why this happens, but be warned!

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ADRC Data Recovery Tools v1.1

webfork on 26 Oct 2017
  • 146KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Jun 2008
  • Suggested by AlephX

ADRC Data Recovery Tools contains a collection of data recovery tools that supports a wide variety drives and file systems. It enables you to undelete files, create a disk image for backup, restore a backup image, copy files from hard disk with bad sectors, clone a disk, backup/edit/restore your boot parameters etc. As with most tools of this nature, administrator privileges are required to use the tools.

Note: ADRC Data Recovery Tools has the annoying habit of opening its user guide on the web in the web browser on startup. This behaviour cannot be disabled. It is not as stealthy as phoning home without your knowledge, but can be irritating.

System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: None
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ADRC_Data_Recovery_Tools_v1.0.exe.
Latest comments
Gnart on 2009-10-11 03:52

It doesn't produce a bit-stream copy (forensic safe). I restored a forensic safe image of a drive and then create an image with this software. I computed the hash values for the images, they don't match. I am albeit leary of this.

clement on 2010-07-25 10:07

I think to produce a forensic copy, you will need to connect the drive to a write block device. You can not use software this way to produce a forensic image.

dany on 2011-11-30 22:43

Note 2: apart from being irritating, it kinda defies the whole purpose of data recovery...

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Active Pixels v3.05

webfork on 5 Apr 2016
  • 24MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by AlephX

Active Pixels is photo editor with a variety of intelligent auto-enhance options including shadow/hilight recovery, many filters like sharpen, colorize, correction and denoise settings. Various brushes and the ability to add text are also available.

Includes batch capabilities for many images including flip, rotate, resize, etc.

Note: Main site offline (thanks NickR). Linking to website and Softpedia download.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Local Folder
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a temporary folder
  2. Move the contents of {app} to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch ActivePixels.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Fotografix
Latest comments
Franchina on 2008-11-04 08:23

it is too big and needs memory, but the author claims to reduce it in last version. Wonderful possibility: recover the shadow area in picture!!!

Cattleya on 2011-08-14 13:18

Two best of the best image editor I found on Portablefreeware:

Fast and light. GIMP still weight.

NickR on 2011-08-14 14:45

No longer available through Website or Download links
Active Pixels has retired maybe

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Pandora Recovery v1.4

webfork on 24 Aug 2014

Pandora Recovery helps to recover permanently deleted files that cannot be found in the Recycle Bin. The program works with NTFS, NTFS5 and NTFS/EFS partitions. You can preview deleted files of certain type (images and text files) without performing recovery. A deep cluster scan mode is also available that is able to recover files whose MFT record has been overwritten, or when the file allocation table is missing or corrupted. In addition, Pandora Recovery supports recovery of archived, hidden, system, sparse, encrypted and compressed files, as well as ADS (Alternate Data Streams).

The program will ask you to fill up a survey upon exit when you run it for the first time, which you can skip by clicking the "Close" button.

Note: Latest version of this program is ad-supported and has not been tested for portability. A mirror for the 1.4 version has been contributed post in forums (thanks NickR).

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: User profile folder. I am accepting this as portable because I am assuming it will be used on rare occasions when data recovery is more important than having portable settings.
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No
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How to extract:
  1. Download the 7z file and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch PandoraRecovery.exe
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zylstra on 2014-08-12 20:53

Why do you post non-portable software on your website?

webfork on 2014-08-20 00:12

zylstra: Sometimes the developer makes changes to their program that aren't free or portable, which we of course don't have any control over. In the case of Pandora, we tried to find a mirror or host for the old version without success.

Midas on 2014-08-20 13:39

@webfork: until such mirror is found, it's in your power to downvote this...

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