Christmas Giveaway Recover My Files

Recover My Files is a commercial data recovery software for Microsoft's Windows operating system to restore deleted files.

There are basically two options when you are dealing with data loss: the first is to access data backups to recover files, while the second relies on file recovery software to recover the data. What many users do not know is the fact that the operating system is not removing files completely from the hard drive if the user or a program deletes them.

All that it does for performance sake is to overwrite the information where the file is located on the computer's hard drive. That's the reason why file recovery software is usually able to recover files on hard drives with an increased chance if the deletion did not happen to long ago (the only danger to those deleted files is that they are fully or partially overwritten by new data).

Recover My Files

Recover My Files is an award winning file recovery software for the Windows operating system that is actually more than just another data recovery software. Let us look at the basics first.

Recover My Files starts with a wizard after installation that can be used to configure a file or drive recovery process. This wizard does not have to be used but it can streamline the process so that it becomes easier for inexperienced users.

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Recover Files allows a user to recover:

  • individual files have been deleted and emptied from the Windows Recycle Bin.
  • files have been deleted and bypassed the Windows Recycle Bin.
  • files have been deleted by a virus, trojan or worm.
  • a file of the same name has saved over another important file.
  • files have been lost by some other unknown cause.

Recover Drive allows a user to recover files if

  • a drive has been formatted;
  • a drive has been formatted and windows has been reinstalled;
  • a Windows recovery or system restore has resulted in a fresh installation of Windows and the previous user created files are missing;
  • a drive letter has gone missing;
  • the drive is recognized by your PC as RAW and not files can be read;
  • or some other problem has effected the entire contents of the drive

It is furthermore possible to add Raid information or a disk image to the recovery process. Recover My Files offers two modes of searching for recovered files. The first is an automatic search on a computer's hard drive for all deleted files, or to perform the search for deleted files and afterwards for files that are no longer listed in the Filesystem but with content on the hard drive. The second file recovery option is more thorough but takes longer to complete.

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The computer user can select specific file types that should be recovered, e.g. Microsoft Office documents, database and financial files, archives or photos.

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The scan itself will check every sector of the selected hard drive for files that match the types selected by the user, and displays those in the results list as well. This obviously takes longer than the first recovery option but usually yields better results.

The data recovery software will sometimes display generic names instead of the original files names which can be attributed to lost file information. It is still possible to recover those files if they are displayed in the result list (but it may sometimes be difficult to identify them properly).

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Recoverable files can be selected and saved to the computer system. It is recommended to save them to a different hard drive to avoid them overwriting part of the files that have not been recovered yet.

Drive Recovery

Drive recovery is the second option that Recover My Files provides. Here it is again possible to perform a quick search for missing drives, or to specify additional files for the sector based search of the hard drive. The search itself is divided into two phases:

  • Phase 1: of the search attempts to locate and rebuild then entire lost partitions. Partition recovery should take between 1 - 45 minutes to complete (depending on the size of the drive, the number of files that it contains and the speed of the computer / drive). Learn about steps within phase 1 - partition recovery.
  • Phase 2 of the search will automatically commence. Phase 2 uses the selected file types to help locate the missing Filesystem records (the file and folder structure) on the drive

File recovery reports can be printed, exported to csv for further analysis.


Recover My Files is an excellent file recovery software. The disk recovery option sets it apart from many free file recovery software programs that usually do not come with those options. Users who are interested in the program can download it from the developer's website. The program is fully functional except for the ability to save files that have been discovered by the program.

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Responses to Christmas Giveaway Recover My Files

  1. ElBarhoum December 4, 2009 at 1:05 pm #

    thank you so much,very nice of you to give away licences..i would like to have one please.

  2. Raju December 4, 2009 at 1:06 pm #

    I would love to win a free license of this, with so much of important data on my notebook and being so irresponsible as I am, I badly need this!

  3. ibheck December 4, 2009 at 1:11 pm #

    i need this sofware for recovery my data back

  4. belfagor December 4, 2009 at 1:11 pm #

    Count me in :)

  5. matthias16 December 4, 2009 at 1:12 pm #

    Yep, count me in, as well.

  6. malik December 4, 2009 at 1:13 pm #

    I want to have a license, I hope to recover files that I deleted by mistake in the trash
    I try different software, but didn't give any results
    please count me in

  7. relly rivera December 4, 2009 at 1:14 pm #

    as the features says, i know it is good one, it will be very useful to me,since i have lost some of my files by mistake, i am not really a computer expert,a normal user, i will be very grateful,if u can give me one key,merry christmas to you as well, thanks alot.....

  8. Stevent December 4, 2009 at 1:18 pm #

    software great, i hope win a license.

  9. a1ast0r December 4, 2009 at 1:19 pm #

    Another giveaway by Ghacks. Congratulation. A very handy and useful program i must say. Do count me in, Thanks

  10. Soon Kwang Yong December 4, 2009 at 1:26 pm #

    Recover My Files is my favourite data recovery software though there are others multiple choices of freeware out there like Recuva. But my oipinion is none of them could replace Recover My files. I used to try to recover a few video files which I deleted accidentally using Recuva as recommended by my friends. Yes, Recuva did help me to search and recover the files out but the video files is unusable as Windows Media Player keep showing media unsupported,which it should be playable before being deleted. Guess what, I eventually used Recover My Files which successfully recover the files to its original state and playable by Windows Media Player. I would adore to have this software if possible. The most important thing is,it not only able toscan the files out but also able to recover it fully.Thank you.

  11. admon December 4, 2009 at 1:30 pm #

    LOL! I hope I should win this, this time. I recently formatted my computer and would like to recover some of my files. Nice giveaway please. Good job.

  12. onspeeduser December 4, 2009 at 1:31 pm #

    Seems to be must have one for everyone. I don't want to miss too.

  13. ha14 December 4, 2009 at 1:33 pm #

    Accidents on pc happens and this offer is a must to have.

  14. Limin Shao December 4, 2009 at 1:34 pm #

    Thanks a lot for the much appreciated efforts. I am in (again) to try my fortune.

  15. 26Dolphins December 4, 2009 at 1:34 pm #

    Hi Martin.

    Never used this one, but, since it sounds good, would like to take my chances.


  16. Joe December 4, 2009 at 1:36 pm #

    Great software, count me in too.

  17. fredericmartin December 4, 2009 at 1:37 pm #

    I used it for comparative studies but never had a genuine version to enforce the study.

  18. Tal December 4, 2009 at 1:37 pm #

    I will be very glad to get this license for free
    Thank you very much

  19. jelson December 4, 2009 at 1:42 pm #

    Please sign me up for this drawing. I am always being called when disaster strikes friends' computers. Thanx.

  20. Abhishek December 4, 2009 at 1:49 pm #

    Nice giveaway! I wanna try it.


  21. Diana December 4, 2009 at 1:52 pm #

    Thank you for a chance to win this. Count me in.

  22. jyothiprasad December 4, 2009 at 1:54 pm #

    I want one... I want to compare this with Recuva..

  23. Billy December 4, 2009 at 1:55 pm #

    this is a great recovery software
    I hope i win a license, thanks.

  24. Doug December 4, 2009 at 1:57 pm #

    I've tried several file-recovery systems but without satisfactory results. I'd be most interested to try this one out with a free license.
    Many thanks.

  25. DiMa December 4, 2009 at 2:00 pm #

    nice program if I win it free

  26. Jason December 4, 2009 at 2:06 pm #

    I am looking for a good file recovery software.

    I would like to have one license.


  27. phobos December 4, 2009 at 2:08 pm #

    i hope to win a license.

  28. Sunil December 4, 2009 at 2:11 pm #

    i have recently lost all my data from my system by accidental deletion and could not recover much after using many softwares..after going thro the review..i would definetely like to have this software and try to have something it looks very reliable..
    Thanks a lot..

  29. Aang December 4, 2009 at 2:13 pm #

    I'll replace my DiskDigger with this one I am lucky enough to win the license. Thanks.

  30. sunkumarspace December 4, 2009 at 2:17 pm #

    Do count me for this pls.I would like to have one license. Currently am using Pandoras recovery .Nice giveaway!

  31. paul(us) December 4, 2009 at 2:18 pm #

    This looks like a great program to have. Wishing that i win this program.

  32. Dongchen Yuan December 4, 2009 at 2:18 pm #

    Great software! I want to win a licence of it!!
    Thank you!!

  33. Tim December 4, 2009 at 2:21 pm #

    a must have program. thanks a million

  34. Saint-Germain December 4, 2009 at 2:29 pm #

    Würde mich schrecklich freuen, eine Lizens für diese wirklich großartige Applikation zu gewinnen.

  35. José Tavares December 4, 2009 at 2:34 pm #

    Thanks for this giveaway. Please pick me!

  36. pzam77a December 4, 2009 at 2:43 pm #

    I have tried Recover My Files before. I would like to win a license.

  37. Jay Presley December 4, 2009 at 2:44 pm #

    It looks like a great program. Sometimes my files go missing unexpectedly and this would be the solution. Thanks

  38. Vers Teck December 4, 2009 at 2:46 pm #

    You never know...

  39. Sujay December 4, 2009 at 2:46 pm #

    nice software. I need the licence..

  40. Monish December 4, 2009 at 2:54 pm #

    Looks to be useful!

    License please....


  41. Hetal December 4, 2009 at 2:55 pm #

    CAn i have??

  42. Jimi Swann December 4, 2009 at 3:00 pm #

    I often delete files ; this prog would surely help me.

  43. eli December 4, 2009 at 3:02 pm #

    thanks for the license

  44. DiMa December 4, 2009 at 3:02 pm #

    Count me ,I need it please

  45. Punchy December 4, 2009 at 3:06 pm #

    Absolutely would love to have this in my tool kit. Nice choice for a giveaway.


  46. xinouch December 4, 2009 at 3:07 pm #

    why not me too :D

  47. Anonymous December 4, 2009 at 3:15 pm #

    I would like to receive the license because I like recovery programs like this one.

  48. David December 4, 2009 at 3:15 pm #

    I would like to receive the license because I like recovery programs like this one.

  49. vhick December 4, 2009 at 3:16 pm #

    I really need this program because I have many files that carelessly deleted by other users (multi-users in one PC). Especially important office documents and media files. I will be a big help for me if I get this one.

    Thanks Ghacks!

  50. Pratik Daga December 4, 2009 at 3:20 pm #

    Good review Ghacks.. But I thnk it could have been better and more detailed as I think this is a KILLER soft! I have used a trial version before and like it very much..

    Please count me in this giveaway..

  51. Raymond December 4, 2009 at 3:23 pm #

    Count me in too, I'd love to try it.

  52. Rodrigo December 4, 2009 at 3:31 pm #

    Great review, I have used the trial version is the best software out there to recover lost files and I loved this software.

    I wish to have a program full version.

  53. Rich December 4, 2009 at 3:31 pm #

    Count me in on the give away! Thanks!

  54. John December 4, 2009 at 3:35 pm #

    Great review.
    Would love to give it a try.
    Thank you.

  55. Rui Costa December 4, 2009 at 3:37 pm #

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  56. leofelix December 4, 2009 at 3:39 pm #

    Thank you for managing this great giveaway.
    An excellent review as usual, I trust your words so I wouldn't mind to win a copy:-)


  57. SmogHog December 4, 2009 at 3:41 pm #

    I'm hoping to win this.

  58. L.L. December 4, 2009 at 3:45 pm #

    I needed this last week!!!

  59. darxide December 4, 2009 at 3:47 pm #

    Thanks for a great opportunity

  60. chris December 4, 2009 at 3:48 pm #

    Love to have a free license, count me in please, thank you.

  61. ded December 4, 2009 at 3:52 pm #

    I reformatted a hdd with data that I would like to recover, I tried with different software but only Recover My Files Evaluation Version could do that. Unfortunately I couldn't save them. So I would like to have this licence.

  62. Linu George December 4, 2009 at 4:01 pm #

    Hello,please count me in as this is a must software for every person who lost a file !!!thanks

  63. Norris December 4, 2009 at 4:02 pm #

    It's so great. Please count me in.

  64. olga bispo December 4, 2009 at 4:03 pm #

    I want me.all the best everyone...good to keep for recovering deep hidden files

  65. andrei December 4, 2009 at 4:11 pm #

    oh god!!!!! maybe i'm lucky this time!!!

  66. Ajay December 4, 2009 at 4:13 pm #

    I would like to have this s/w :-)

  67. yoh4 December 4, 2009 at 4:14 pm #

    I need it juz in time...

  68. Micky Hedger December 4, 2009 at 4:22 pm #

    That looks like an interesting piece of software. It sounds like a nice "Undo" after the "Oops".

  69. Matt December 4, 2009 at 4:23 pm #

    Sounds like a good piece of software. I'd love to have it!

  70. giglman December 4, 2009 at 4:34 pm #

    I would test it! My data is wating for ...

  71. Thunder-man December 4, 2009 at 4:36 pm #

    Data recovery is so important, so I would like to win a license.

  72. xm202afro December 4, 2009 at 4:37 pm #

    I'd love to try this app.

    I've had so, so luck trying to recover data before,
    lost a 1gig drive with tons of video on them, and
    was devastated.

    I'd like to see how it handles a formatted drive, or
    a drive that's from a raid. I saw something in there
    that mentioned raid data and image.

    Thanks for bringing this to my attention.
    I work in a large IT shop and have a lot of
    co-workers ask about various programs to
    do things. If this performs as well as it's
    described, I'd have no problems adding
    this to the list of trusted programs that
    I share with co-workers/remote techs, etc.

    Not to mention forking over my hard earned
    money to help support the product.

    Thanks again.

  73. adrian tilley December 4, 2009 at 4:44 pm #

    many thanks

  74. rxmeister December 4, 2009 at 4:47 pm #

    don't forget me ;)

  75. Vickie Riddle December 4, 2009 at 4:49 pm #

    I need something to help when I goof up. Thanks

  76. Samuel Harvey December 4, 2009 at 5:10 pm #

    I would have had needed that app when i forgot to backup my system before install Windows 7...
    Thanks for this giveaway

  77. Ron Moore December 4, 2009 at 5:24 pm #

    Very nice giveaway, Martin. GetData is one of those producers that offer software everyone should have *before* they need it. I've installed it on all the machines in my network. In the past year, I've only needed it once, but it saved me hours re-creating work that I hadn't backed up yet. Highly recommended.

  78. Clay December 4, 2009 at 5:31 pm #

    seems like a great tool to have. would like to try it. Thanks =]

  79. mickay December 4, 2009 at 5:37 pm #

    It's always nice to have a full version of recovery software.

  80. meswerty December 4, 2009 at 5:38 pm #

    It might be very useful ;-) Good luck everyone ;-P

  81. FreeganDuDe December 4, 2009 at 5:43 pm #

    Awesome free stuff rules

  82. Sputnik December 4, 2009 at 5:43 pm #

    This software seems very much more interesting than any other software of that kind I have already tested !

    WOW ! I would like to win a free license of it !

    Thank you, ghacks and GetData ! :-)

  83. Uly December 4, 2009 at 5:44 pm #

    This could be useful someday. I've read that this product is a good one.

  84. Hannes December 4, 2009 at 5:47 pm #

    I'd like to win a license.

  85. Doc December 4, 2009 at 5:54 pm #

    Data recovery could be useful for me!

  86. steeve December 4, 2009 at 6:06 pm #

    I would love to try this S/W...seems very promising.

  87. jimmylee December 4, 2009 at 6:14 pm #

    Can I try this one ?

  88. Rex December 4, 2009 at 6:16 pm #

    It's a very nice review, but I find somethings missing. First of all, you could compare Recover My Files to other data recovery software. Secondly you could add some information about the detailed options that you can set in the program's settings and add the information if it can automatically adjust those options according to the type of data loss (was it just deleted, the drive was formatted, and operating system was installed etc.). I'd also add the price of this application. The last thing I missed in your review was the information if the program will recover files that are of unknown type (sql for example).
    But anyway keep up the good work :)

  89. rik December 4, 2009 at 6:37 pm #

    never tried this one. It almost makes you want to delete all your important files just to see how well it works.. thanks for the generous offer.

  90. Pascal December 4, 2009 at 6:39 pm #

    Look great. i have not tried it yet but i'll sure do. Thanks !

  91. Dallas December 4, 2009 at 6:47 pm #

    Interesting software ... I will be very glad to get this license

    Anyway ... Thanks for this great giveaway.

  92. my_immortalize December 4, 2009 at 6:50 pm #

    Count me in :)

  93. kingpin December 4, 2009 at 6:57 pm #

    i would like a license too....thank you for the giveaway..

  94. whodoutinkiam December 4, 2009 at 7:05 pm #

    trying my luck

  95. Bionic December 4, 2009 at 7:27 pm #

    hello ghacks, thanks for the great review & huge creds to getdata for lic´s!

    i never had the need of restoring files from my drives "yet" - "keeping my fingers crossed"
    im prepared in so many other aspects backing up my data & discmanagement, this application would be nice winning "just in case"

    have a great day & merry christmas...

  96. Carroll December 4, 2009 at 7:36 pm #

    Count me in please.

  97. NetFlexx December 4, 2009 at 7:43 pm #

    Well, this is a nice & very useful giveaway - I'm in.

  98. enjoymentk December 4, 2009 at 7:51 pm #

    I want this beautiful software.

  99. Willem December 4, 2009 at 7:54 pm #

    This is such a helpful tool. I hope to win a license for this.

    Thank you.

  100. Ryan December 4, 2009 at 8:10 pm #

    Please count me in. Recently, I accidentally lost some of my important financial data files.


  101. Mick December 4, 2009 at 8:10 pm #

    There's been a number of times I could have used this software.....

  102. Paul December 4, 2009 at 8:12 pm #

    Looks like a great program!

    Please enter me in the drawing.

  103. Malvinder Virdi December 4, 2009 at 8:15 pm #

    Recovering My Files would be a nice thing., so provide me

  104. Matthias December 4, 2009 at 8:23 pm #

    i wish to get a license too.

  105. BlogWurm December 4, 2009 at 8:55 pm #

    Recovery Tools are always good and helpful.
    This program looks nice and easy to use.
    So it would be great to win a license.

  106. budha December 4, 2009 at 9:22 pm #

    Please can I have this product license!!! I haven't get here nothing yet!!!!

  107. pankajs December 4, 2009 at 9:55 pm #

    Nice review. Count me in!

  108. bharti December 4, 2009 at 10:17 pm #

    Count me in please!

  109. bill ehm December 4, 2009 at 10:22 pm #

    Sounds like a good piece of S/W to have in an emergency. Please enter my name for the draw. Thanks.

  110. Bob December 4, 2009 at 10:27 pm #

    I recently had a problem and unfortunately lost 2 years of documents. A lot of which I would really like to recover. I have tried another product without success

    Thank you

  111. Hubby December 4, 2009 at 10:42 pm #

    This is the program that I want for long time ago. Please give me one!! Please!! Thank you

  112. D Wyant December 4, 2009 at 10:48 pm #

    Count me in

  113. PA December 4, 2009 at 10:49 pm #

    Me too....

  114. akinchan December 4, 2009 at 10:55 pm #

    Me too!

  115. Robert Palmar December 4, 2009 at 11:01 pm #

    My shot

  116. Vinod December 4, 2009 at 11:11 pm #

    Nice review. Would like to get one. Thanks.

  117. dario December 4, 2009 at 11:17 pm #

    Actually I don't need it, but you can never know when a tool like this can turn useful.

    Thank you

  118. Jack December 4, 2009 at 11:29 pm #

    I sometimes delete wrong file in my computer. I really need this software.

  119. jaky December 4, 2009 at 11:41 pm #

    I would love to try this S/W…seems very promising.

  120. Q December 4, 2009 at 11:49 pm #

    The review was decent.

  121. Sergio Rizzi December 5, 2009 at 12:01 am #

    Count me in!

  122. MerleOne December 5, 2009 at 12:07 am #

    Why not ?


  123. bowbly4 December 5, 2009 at 12:24 am #

    Good review. Looks like a solid program.

  124. Chris December 5, 2009 at 1:13 am #

    This is an interesting program and would certainly be very helpful. Please include me in the drawing.

  125. CountZero December 5, 2009 at 1:15 am #

    i would appreciate a license as well

  126. Syafiq December 5, 2009 at 1:19 am #

    From the features listed up there, this software is a powerful recovery software. Let me join the draw, hopefully can get 1 of the license~

  127. hipockets December 5, 2009 at 1:47 am #

    The disk recovery option mentioned in the review would be a great option to have. Please include me in the drawing. Thanks! Hipockets

  128. sree December 5, 2009 at 2:36 am # is nice. i would like to have this software...thanks

  129. Handy December 5, 2009 at 2:39 am #

    Thanks, I'd love to get one copy

  130. Tadu Novin December 5, 2009 at 2:55 am #

    this is exactly what i need!

  131. ande December 5, 2009 at 3:34 am #

    not being heavily technically competent, and partially disabled, this would be great to recover a disk that I have with data I really need.

  132. David December 5, 2009 at 3:42 am #

    Thanks for the offer!

  133. mario December 5, 2009 at 4:52 am #

    please... I want a licence!!!!!!

  134. Murugesh December 5, 2009 at 7:26 am #

    Thanks for the offer! I need a licence as I have to recover photos from my camera xd card. Please count me in.

  135. Oss December 5, 2009 at 8:52 am #

    yeah, count me, tooooo. :)

  136. Tj December 5, 2009 at 11:37 am #

    Please sent a Recover my file license.


  137. hoang December 5, 2009 at 1:09 pm #

    hi ^^ can i have one? ^^

  138. erman December 5, 2009 at 1:12 pm #

    Another giveaway by Ghacks. Congratulation. A very handy and useful program i must say. Do count me in, Thanks

  139. Dan December 5, 2009 at 2:56 pm #

    Yay! I would love to have a license for this program. Thanks!

  140. Manesh Narayan December 5, 2009 at 3:00 pm #

    I hope I get this software. There was a game that I really loved but I lost it in a virus attack. Well bits of it. And I have also lost the game disc. Only got the disc used for loading. This would be extremely useful

  141. Ricky December 5, 2009 at 3:19 pm #

    Cool tool. I allways wanted to have a valid one.. tiered of using fake / trimmed down versions...

  142. cristiano johnson December 5, 2009 at 6:24 pm #

    thank u very much....!!!

  143. Mohamed December 6, 2009 at 8:31 am #

    A very nice software. Have used an old version in the past and would love to get the latest version. Thanks

  144. Mohamed December 6, 2009 at 9:25 am #

    thanks much for the prize
    i would love this app

  145. limtmin December 6, 2009 at 3:16 pm #

    Came across lots of good reviews for this product. Would be good to have one

  146. Deborah Anderson December 6, 2009 at 5:17 pm #

    Very generous of you! I'd love to try this software!

  147. Johan Gustavsson December 7, 2009 at 1:53 am #

    I've heard good things about this software in the past, so please give it to me!

  148. trungkiensmile December 7, 2009 at 10:18 am #

    Cool giveaway. Please count me in.

  149. Matias December 7, 2009 at 1:34 pm #

    I would love one license!

  150. SparkytheDog December 7, 2009 at 5:51 pm #

    This software would save my b-tt if it can do what I hope it will!

  151. Steve Horne December 8, 2009 at 1:39 am #

    License please...

  152. JH Jones December 8, 2009 at 2:23 am #

    I could have used this program last week!! I would like to keep it in my arsenal.

  153. Nders December 8, 2009 at 3:48 am #

    reviews are raving for this software. hope I am the lucky one :)

  154. robertr December 9, 2009 at 4:26 am #

    Thanks for the great reviews and free software license offers. This sounds like just what I need when my brother inadvertant deletes all of his photoes as he has done before. Thanks again.

  155. ChrisA December 9, 2009 at 6:58 am #

    Count me in, if it's not too late.

  156. JJ December 10, 2009 at 12:34 pm #

    Count me in too, please, if it’s not too late also.

  157. Nick December 10, 2009 at 9:14 pm #


    If it's not too late? Sure I wish to participate, count me in!
    Seems to be a great interesting software, Recover my files.
    Would love to test it!!

    Merry Christmas everyone!
    Best regards

  158. D Rose December 11, 2009 at 7:38 pm #

    I hope I'm not too late Id Like a free copy


  159. Jeeva S December 17, 2009 at 7:26 pm #

    can i get one? by reading review, it looks like great software..

  160. chris December 18, 2009 at 1:54 am #

    A must have in time of emergency, love to have a free license if not too late.
    Thank you.

  161. Anthony January 21, 2010 at 7:58 pm #

    Freaken Awesome, just what i've been needing

  162. mike January 23, 2010 at 2:34 am #

    Great article, now send me a license, thanks

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