Friday, October 05, 2012

5 Data Recovery Tools to Recover Deleted or Damaged Files

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Nowadays, data is incredibly important to an individual or for any business. Various types of data are collected and stored by almost every organization in the world. Data is often extremely valuable to companies, and as such data recovery tools have become somewhat essential to businesses to help avoid data loss.

Many users use online data backup tool like Dropbox, Skydrive and many more, though they are the best to keep your data on cloud, but how do you deal with corrupt data on your hard-disk. How will you fix a video file which is partially downloaded and how about recovering your convocation pictures from a badly scratched CD/DVD.

Such situations keep coming and to make sure that we don’t lose out important data and recover them quickly, there are many paid and free software’s available in the market, which helps you to recover different types of data files on your system. Here I’m compiling a list of such data recovery software’s that you can use and recover your data without any pain or loss. Though, by the end it all depends upon how badly your data is corrupted and if it’s possible to recover it or not.

Anyhow, before we move ahead, here is a quick tip: Make sure you maintain 2-3 backup of your important data. You can take help of online storage websites like you can store all your images on sites like Flickr, Picasa. You can use Amazon S3 backup to store your important files and keep them safe and secure. You can use Evernote to keep a backup of important notes and web clips.

5 of The Best data recovery tools available:

Here, I’m sharing those data recovery software’s which works for different media files and most of them are completely free. Though there are many amazing paid options which work out of the box, but these free once are none the less. If you think I missed any such free tool, which is worth a mention here, you can let us know about it on our Google plus page.

1. Undela : Free Data recovery tool

Undela is an exceptional, free-to-use program that has the ability to recover deleted files very quickly. It is even possible to recover data from damaged hard disks using Undela. In the event of a virus attack or power failure, Undela can recover any deleted files. As well as hard drives, you can recover data from a variety of media types, including MP3 players, SD Cards for your digital camera and USB memory sticks.

No matter what document type has been lost, whether an e-mail, image, audio or video file Undela can easily recover it. Even if the file has been deleted from the Recycle Bin you may still be able to retrieve it. Supported file allocation types include NTFS, NTFS5, FAT12, FAT16, and FAT32 in Windows, and XFS in Linux.

In addition the software is easily accessible to all users due to its multilingual interface. Currently supported languages are English, German, French, Italian, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian. Deleted files are easily searchable by file name or mask. The tool also presents previews of any  deleted document.

  • Recover deleted files even when emptied from the Recycle Bin
  • Recover files deleted in the event of a virus attack or power failure
  • Recover compressed files
  • See a preview of deleted documents and image files
  • Retrieve multiple files using one click
  • Search deleted files by file name or mask
  • Select hard drives to be scanned for files
  • Languages currently supported include English, Spanish, German, Chinese, Italian, French, Korean, Japanese, Portuguese and Russian.
Key Advantage:

  • Recover deleted data from a range of different media types, e.g. flash cards, hard drives, USB devices, digital camera SD cards, smart cards and more.

2. CD Recovery Toolbox

Free CD recovery Software

CD Recovery Toolbox is another free data recovery tool, ideal for recovering data from damaged, corrupt, scratched CDs or DVDs. In addition this tool is also able to recover files from HD DVD and Blu-Ray discs. The tool is very easy to use: simply select the drive and the files you wish to recover to start the process. The recovery is usually very quick,  though the effectiveness of the recovery may depend on the extent of the damage to the source media.

If your CD is severely scratched, the recovery process will take longer, and may sometimes fail to recover all the lost files. It does however help to recover a large amount of data that may otherwise be lost forever.

Key Advantage:
  • This tool is really easy to use and ensures quick data retrieval from any scratched and damaged CD/DVD.

3. Mail PassView

To ensure effective backup of any e-mail information, use Mail PassView to export your email account settings. A number of email applications are supported, including  Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express, Windows Live Mail (Hotmail), Incredimail and Eudora. Run the software to find your Email login details (username and password) and any other details from your e-mail client.

The recovered information can be exported as a text file or copied onto the clipboard to be pasted into a Word Document or any other text file. A word of warning: your antivirus software may consider an e-mail retrieval tool as a hacking tool and as such might alert you when you attempt to run the program.

Key Advantage:
  • Another piece of software that is really simple to use, supporting a range of email clients,  easily exporting your account details and passwords should you require it.

4. MP3val 

Recover corrupt mp3 songs

If you’re looking to recover corrupt MP3 files, MP3val is the ideal piece of data recovery tool for media files. This tool enables you to scan and fix MP3 files that have lost data. Occasionally MP3 files are rendered unplayable due to an incomplete download or sometimes because of other issues.

MP3val is able to fix the majority of these issues and will also automatically create a backup file of the original file. In addition to restoring MP3 files, you can also use this software to fix MPEG files. Unfortunately these are the only types of files that can be restored.  The software gives very fast results. As standalone software there is no installation necessary. MP3val uses a front-end GUI with a command-line version.

Key advantage:
  • MP3Val fixes corrupt MP3 and MPEG files, automatically creating a backup of the original files. Crucially no installation is necessary.

5. DivFix++ 


If you’re looking to restore data from partially downloaded video files, look no further than DivFix++. You can use this tool to fix any DivX (AVI) movie files. The tool will  build the index element of the file, which is the part that frequently goes missing if a movie download is incomplete. There is a built-in error-detection feature that can identify the problem with the file and fix it. Original files are always backed up.

The software offers Multilingual Support and also supports a number of operative systems – Windows, Linux and Mac OSX.

Well these are just few of many data recovery tools that I can think of now and there are many others for Wi-fi passwordexchange password and many more specific software’s, which we will cover into next article of our data recovery series. If you want to share any other free software, do let me know via comment. Also, if you find this post useful don’t forget to share it on Google plus and Facebook.

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Wednesday, October 03, 2012

How To Copy From Right Click Disabled Websites

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Copy-pasting some body else work is very common. Though, very few people actually give the credit link or mention about the source. Specially, in Blogging people copy each other content and increase plagiarism. Apart from all Auto-bloggging tool, most common form of copying a page is by selecting text > mouse right-click and copy the content. Though in WordPress, we can easily disable this by using disable right click WordPress plugin. Though according to me right click gives a bad user experience and for Bloggers, you can always fight such copy-paste blogger using Google DMCA.


Now for me, when I have to write a tutorial, I take information from the pages on Internet and give proper credentials with link in the post. Now, the problem which I have faced recently is many of these sites have right click disabled and it’s pain to copy from these sites normally. So, here I have compiled a series of possible ways to copy content from those pages. FYI, many websites disable CTRL +C options to ensure better security from hackers and malicious sites.

Ways to copy text from Right click Disabled pages:

Most of the bloggers and webmasters uses JavaScript technique to disable right-click, to prevent scrapers sites from stealing their content.
Many times we often come to websites where we found contents useful like how-to , Guides and we copy it into worded or notepad. Generally we select some text and then right click to copy. But on Protected sites a message box appears saying “Right-Click on this site is disabled. Hold Ctrl key and click on link to open in new tab

But there are numerous way through one can copy contents from Right Click protected sites

  • Simplest Way
  • By disabling browser JavaScript in browser
  • Using Proxy Sites
  • By Using the source code of the site

Simplest Way

Visit that webpage.

Press Ctrl+S on your keyboard.

Save the webpage anywhere on your computer.

Now open the downloaded webpage. You can copy or you can do anything.

Enjoy !

I think this is the easiest step.

Disabling JavaScript in Browsers [Google Chrome]

In Chrome browser, you can quickly disable JavaScript by going to settings. See the screenshot for better explanation:


  • Goto Setting >> UnderHood Tab >> Content Settings

  • or enter  chrome://settings/content

  • Then Select Do not allow any site to run JavaScript

  • Similarly if you are using Firefox, you can remove the tick from “Enable JavaScript” option.

    Using Proxy Sites

    There are many proxy sites, which let you disable JS while browsing. All you need to use those proxy sites, which offer such features and you can quickly use right-click on click disabled sites.


    If you have to copy the specific text content and you can take care of HTML tags, you can use browser view source options. All the major browser give an option to source of the page, which you can access directly using the format below or by right click. Since, right click is out of question here, we will simply open chrome browser and type: view-source: before the post URL Like

    And find the paragraph or text you want to copy and then paste it into any text editor.
    Well, using this trick ethically or unethically is in user hand but for a normal blogger like me and you, this tip will certainly help. 

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    Saturday, September 29, 2012

    School Is Out, Porn Is In - Protect your children using internet filter software

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    Parents, take heed. Summer means fun and sun for young people, but there could be a dark side to all that free time. Is your teen home alone? Are the computers in your house protected from porn sites? Unfortunately, it’s possible your students are finding sexually explicit material online that could hurt their emotional, spiritual and even physical health.

    According to TopTenREVIEWS Google Analytics data reveals a dramatic increase – indeed a 4,700% jump – in searches for the term "porn" in the days immediately following the end of school for most students. While falling short of scientific proof, it's a strong indicator of what many youngsters may be doing on their summer vacation.

    There could be many explanations for this dramatic change in numbers, but there is no question it coincides with the time most schools get out.

    Since parents are busy and cannot constantly stand guard over computer use, a little electronic help might come in handy. Internet filter software can offer some reassurance to parents that their children are protected from material that parents deem objectionable.

    The internet filter software on the market today allows parents to block websites and chat rooms that parents deem inappropriate. This software can do much more including such things as filtering emails, monitoring social media sites and sending parents email alerts if someone using a computer is accessing objectionable content.

    Academic studies have shown that young people who are exposed to sexually explicit material before age 18 are more likely to become promiscuous, get pregnant, test positive for a sexually transmitted disease and engage in forced sex.

    Nothing takes the place of heart-to-heart talks between parents and children about values, human sexuality and the things that are considered healthy, respectful and worthwhile according to a particular family’s principles.

    However, internet filter software can shield children from images, language, videos and other depictions of behaviors that are contrary to the parents’ standards. It could be another tool to help parents get involved in the already complicated task of trying to raise healthy, well-adjusted children.

    Dr. Mary Anne Layden, director of the Sexual Trauma and Psychopathology Program,
    Center for Cognitive Therapy in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania, is the author of “The Social Costs of Pornography: A Statement of Findings and Recommendations.”

    "There is evidence that the prevalence of pornography in the lives of many children and adolescents is far more significant than most adults realize, that pornography is deforming the healthy sexual development of these young viewers, and that it is used to exploit children and adolescents,” Layden wrote.

    How does it deform them?

    In a telephone interview, Layden said academic studies show that there are 23 unhealthy behaviors that people exposed to "sexualized media" before the age of 18 are more likely to display. These can include a greater likelihood to have sex earlier in life, have multiple partners, engage in forced sex, test positive for Chlamydia, be more accepting of sexual harassment and become juvenile offenders.

    “Are any of those things the kind of things we want for our kids?” Layden said. “My own research shows that pornography is mis-education about sex. It lies about sex.”

    For example, she said pornography shows that women love to be degraded and violently hurt, which is not true in real life. It also depicts men as vicious, narcissistic and out of control – which is also not true, she said.

    “This is hate speech against men and hate speech against women,” Layden said. “It sends the wrong message about people, relationships and functions. Porn doesn’t say anything about love or commitment or caring. It also doesn’t say anything about producing children.”

    The blunt-talking and often controversial Layden said she tells parents, “You’ve got to say to children: ‘There won’t be any porn in this home’” and then take strong measures to keep it away from impressionable youngsters.

    “It’s good to talk to the kids, but I think prevention is 100 percent better,” Layden said.


    What is Internet filter software?

    Schools and businesses can easily have dozens of computers operating at once, with many or even all of them providing Internet access. Wherever Internet access is available, there’s always the possibility that members of an organization may visit websites you’d rather they stay away from, as well as the ever-present threat of the Internet being used as a tool for Cyber bullying or sexual harassment. With the abundance of inappropriate material available online, such as pornography, games and gambling, it can be a challenge to effectively filter and limit access to those sites.

    With Internet filter softwares you can 

    Block web sites in more than 70 categories, including pornography, gambling, drugs, violence/hate/racism, malware/spyware, phishing
    Force SafeSearch on all major search engines
    Set time restrictions to block web access during designated times
    Configure custom lists for "always allow" and "always block"
    Override a web page block with password
    Trust the enhanced anti-tampering, even children can't break
    View easy reports to monitor and control web activity
    Real-time categorization of new adult and malicious sites

    Some of Internet filter software available are - 

    Click here to download K9 Web Protection

    Click here to download Pearl Internet Monitoring Software

    Paid Software - 

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    Truecaller - Phone no. Tracking software

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    Truecaller - Phone no. Tracking software
    Track any mobile no.

    Download to your phone

    Go to
    Click Download.
    You´re done! Start searching!

    FAQ about Truecaller

    Q: What is TrueCaller?
    A: TrueCaller offers a form of Web-enabled caller ID for your Android, iPhone, Symbian and Windows Phone device! It enables you to match phone numbers to names, addresses, social networks, and even pictures!
    With our unique phone number database TrueCaller enables you to identify numbers like no other service is able to.

    Q: I can´t find TrueCaller on Android Market. How can I get it?
    A: Visit from your phone´s browser to get it.

    Q: What phones are supported?
    A: Mostly all smartphones but check our Download page for a list of supported devices

    Q: What countries are supported?
    A: All countries!

    Q: If I hard-reset my phone and re-install TrueCaller, do I have to pay the license again?
    A: No, your IMEI is connected to our system so it will automatically detect that your payment has already been done during initialization.

    Q: The application doesn't start properly with my Windows Mobile Device?
    A: If your phone runs Windows Mobile operative system, please download Microsoft .NET CF 3.5, follow the links on the Download page. If you have a Symbian phone please verify that you have a proper internet connection.

    Q: How can I add support for my country?
    A: Please ask us using the sticky post in our blog and we will try adding the requested country.

    Q: The phone number of a caller isn't shown, why doesn't Truecaller show that to me?
    A: TrueCaller will only be activated on incoming calls where the number isn't previously stored on your cellphone and if the number isn't anonymous.

    If a number has been saved twice in your phone book on a Symbian device (such as Nokia devices) the contact will not be displayed when a call is received and TrueCaller will not make a lookup because the number is still saved in your phone book.

    Q: "Error: Please select your country in settings"
    A: Open settings and select a new country and save. Then change back to your country and save. Make sure you have Internet connection available.
    In Symbian version, check that your Access Point is correct in Settings.

    Q: My requests are being processed slow, why?
    A: If you have a very poor network connection it could take longer. A normal request time is between 1 and 5 seconds depending on country. Unfortunately the searchspeed in some countries may be slow because of the service provider.

    Q: How much data-traffic does TrueCaller use?
    A: The data is very optimized and therefor it will never be bigger than a 1 kb per request. To find out exactly how much that would cost you in your currency, please contact your operator.

    Q: My phone is not supported, how can i get it supported?
    A: Please leave us a message using the sticky post in our blog. If there is enough requests for a specific application, we may develop it!
    If you are using a Windows Mobile Pro device and your phone is not in the list, you can try to select by OS.

    Q: Does TrueCaller always work?
    A: TrueCaller will always work provided you have 3G or EDGE or WLAN internet connection on your cellphone and the number is available on reverse phone number lookup services.

    Q: The application cannot find any phone numbers?
    A: Make sure you have selected your local country in Settings. Otherwise Truecaller will not be able to lookup local numbers. If you still experience problem with finding all numbers, please leave us a comment on the sticky post on our blog.

    Q: When will UK be supported?
    A: Due to some law restrictions TrueCaller will not be supported in UK. Hopefully we will be able to support UK in a near future but what we do support at the moment is a area localization function which shows you which area the area code belongs to.
    Update: You can now use our CallerID+ in all countries including UK.

    Q: I have bought a license of TrueCaller. Can I download a updated version from your website without losing my license?
    A: Yes. Your phone is registred in our system as paid so you will always be able to get new updates. Even if you uninstall TrueCaller and install it later on it will still work. (This answer is only for users in countries where TrueCaller is not free)

    Q: How do I opt-out my phone number from your application?
    A: Please visit and enter your phone number and it will be removed within 3 days.

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    Sunday, July 01, 2012

    Download Zimbra Desktop : Manage Multiple Email Accounts

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    Now a days every user is maintaining multiple Email Accounts with different mail services. Accessing each Mail Service like Gmail, Zimbra Mail, Yahoo! Mail, MSN, AOL, etc., every day is time-consuming.

    What if you can manage all the Email Accounts right from your Desktop or in offline mode or also when you are in “airplane” mode?

    All this can be done using a single piece of software / Utility called Zimbra Desktop.
    Zimbra Desktop combines the best aspects of existing email clients (also known as POP or IMAP email clients) with modern webmail applications to make a totally new and improved experience. Nowhere else will you find an application with full email, contact, calendar, document management and offline access features for free.

    Zimbra Desktop

    Why Zimbara Desktop over Outlook or Thunderbird

      • Zimbra Desktop Supports Email Notification where as Outlook Express and Thunder Bird supports limited mails Notification

        Zimbra Desktop Mail View

        • Zimbra Desktop searches Multi-GB Mail Boxes fast compared to Outlook Express and Thunder Bird.
        • Supports Windows, MAC OS and Linux, Where as Outlook Express Works only in Windows.
        • Zimbra Desktop is Absolutely Free Where as Outlook Express required License.
        • Outlook Express is not an Open Source, But Zimbra is 100% open Source.
        • It Supports Documents, Tasks and Briefcase where as Outlook Express supports only Tasks.
        • Zimbra Desktop supports Yahoo Mail Support, Address Book Support, Calender Support where as Outlook Express and Thunder Bird will not Support.
        • ZD Supports GMail Address Book Support, Calender Support where as Outlook Express and Thunder Bird will not Support.
        • Many reasons are there to suggest Zimbra Desktop Compared to Outlook Express and ThunderBird you can check these in this link.

          Zimbra Desktop Social Network Access

          Zimbra Desktop Key Features

          • It is Available in 20 languages.
          • Messages you composed in Offline will be saved in the “Outbox” and are sent when you connect again.
          • Supports plain text and html message formatting.
          • Add email signatures for each account and automatically reply with the correct “from” address.
          • Collapse email threads into a single Conversation View to simplify your inbox.
          • View addresses as Yahoo! Maps.
          • Automatically detect your location and find points of interest with Yahoo! Local.
          • Preview web pages at thumbnails instead of opening a browser.
          • See your calendar schedule from within an email message if you hover over a date.

          Zimbra Desktop Calender

          • Web Search powered by Yahoo! is built directly into Zimbra Desktop
          • Automatically save pictures to Flickr.
          • Store all your contacts in one place for all your accounts.
          • Easily import new contacts from other applications as .csv files or export contacts as .csv files for backup.
          • Synchronizes Zimbra, Yahoo! and Gmail contacts and Calenders.
          • Import public web calendars (iCal format), such as sports schedules.
          • Track your to do’s including start and end dates, percent complete.
          • Save attachments in Briefcase and not as message attachments.
          • Works with any account you set up.
          • Access to mobile devices, the Zimbra online and Web Client.
          • Zimbra Desktop supports Windows 7, Windows Vista, Apple Mac and Linux Operating Systems.

          Download Zimbra Desktop

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