Unblunder
Unblunder
1.2.5

4.0

Unblunder free download for Mac

Unblunder

1.2.5
07 March 2013

Protect yourself against accidental data loss.

Overview

Unblunder was designed to protect against accidental data loss.

Have you ever sent something to the Trash and emptied it only to realize moments later... OOOPS? We all have and it can happen to anyone.

Unblunder to the rescue!

Unblunder uses OS X's UNIX underpinnings to hang on to files after the Trash has been emptied. When started, it runs quietly in the background and stays out of your way.

Essentially, Unblunder offers OS X a much needed "Recently Deleted" feature, giving you plenty of time to recover files before they're gone forever. Note: for optimal file recovery and peace of mind, Unblunder needs to be running before an accident happens (i.e., trashing the wrong file).

By default, trashed files over 250 MB in size linger for 5 minutes and smaller files are kept for a day. Of course, you can tweak all these settings to match your work style at anytime.

You no longer need to bother with expensive, complicated file recovery software. Unblunder is much faster and, more importantly, helps instantly recover your files exactly as they were when deleted -- not how they were an hour ago or a week ago.

Try out the free 7-day demo and see for yourself.

Unblunder gives you an extra cushion of assurance when working on your Mac.

Some key new features in Unblunder:

  • Protects against accidental data loss.
  • Runs quietly in the background.
  • Easy access from the menubar.
  • Uses almost no system resources.
  • Instant recovery of recently deleted items.
  • A no-brainer to use.
  • Offer constant peace of mind.
  • Fully customizable.
  • and more!

What's new in Unblunder

Version 1.2.5:
  • New: Larger files are kept longer by default.
  • New: Various tweaks, improvements, and fixes.
  • Other: This version drops support for PowerPC systems.
  • Other: Demo period reset for all users.

9 Unblunder Reviews

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Bnax
11 March 2011

Most helpful

I had 2 after-business-hours questions: does the license follow the user or the machine (user); App Store plans (unsure). A responsive email arrived immediately. Then I realized I forgot to ask a 3rd Q: is there some sort of automatic update mechanism in place (Sparkle). Once again, the response came within 2-3 minutes. That's the sort of thing that makes me WANT to support a dev with my $$. I couldn't get back to the website fast enough to place my order. As for the app itself, its inherent quality (genuinely set it and forget it) is dwarfed only by the attention this dev lavishes on his customers, paid or prospective. (Don't know the dev, just his handiwork.)
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Version 1.0.2
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Surprisingly simple. You start it and "forget" it. It's like it doesn't exist. There's only one bar on the menu to remind me that I'm not alone, when I have to retrieve what I accidentally erased. There is nothing better for immediate solutions.

I wish I could adjust the time of the definitive deletion and a field that shows the total of "saved" files.
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Version 1.2.5
MacBunny
23 June 2013
Does not work on all files, only on some random selection of files! My settings are maxed out to keep everything I delete for as long as possible - yet that does not help.
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Version 1.2.5
3 answer(s)
Navdeep-Bains
Navdeep-Bains
01 July 2013
Are you the same user who emailed support? We've only received one report of this behavior and we need more information from you to figure out what's going on. Please email us at info@yazsoft.com. Navdeep Bains Unblunder Developer
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MacBunny
MacBunny
01 July 2013
Sorry no I have not contacted support, I'm using this program on 2 work computers and the problem is the same on both machines. So it has to be a bug.
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Navdeep-Bains
Navdeep-Bains
01 July 2013
Please contact us if you want to help fix this. Otherwise, sorry for the trouble! Navdeep Bains Unblunder Developer
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Oak
07 March 2013
When this App finally lets files go, does it use regular or secure delete?
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Version 1.2.5
1 answer(s)
Navdeep-Bains
Navdeep-Bains
07 March 2013
Unblunder uses regular delete. We may add a "secure delete" option in the future. Navdeep Bains Unblunder Developer
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Image-Search
01 February 2013
I purchased bundle today and have not yet installed this app as I am concerned of the trash I want securely deleted, such as all my files downloaded after I do my banking online. I do not wish for these to ever be found once put in the trash. Do they stay even after a secure delete trash chosen from finder?
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Version 1.2.3
GeogProf
27 May 2011
I quite like Unblunder. But it's missing something that seems so natural and even important that I wonder why it wasn't included in the first version: a SIZE column in the Unblunder window. When it opens, the first thing I look for/at — after the app(s) name(s) of course — is the size of the files available to recover. Am I perhaps missing a pref setting or display option somewhere? If not, I think I'll wait for enough people to request a size column before I spring for Unblunder.
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Version 1.1
1 answer(s)
Navdeep-Bains
Navdeep-Bains
06 June 2011
Version 1.1.1 adds a size column. We haven't received a lot of feedback for Unblunder. Any & all suggestions are welcome, either here or on our forum. Navdeep Bains Unblunder Developer
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gcoghill
27 May 2011
I'm curious how this compares to just using Time Machine to go back before you deleted the file and restore it?
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Version 1.1
5 answer(s)
Drdul
Drdul
02 June 2011
Time Machine only saves a copy of a file every hour (the default setting). If you delete a file before TM can save a copy, then TM is no help. If you then empty the trash, you're out of luck. Unblunder will save a copy of any file emptied from the trash to give you a chance to recover it.
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gcoghill
gcoghill
02 June 2011
Thanks for the clarification. I use another Trash app (Compost) that deletes files after they've been in the Trash for 30 days (customizable), so by that time Time Machine should have backed them up. But this sounds handy for an alternative method.
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Dana-Sutton
Dana-Sutton
10 June 2011
Not a good idea, Googhill. I don't think TM backs up stuff in the Trash folder (or am I wrong, folks?)
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gcoghill
gcoghill
10 June 2011
Pretty sure if you TM a folder in the Finder, you can just go back to before you Trashed it. That's how TM is supposed to work. It doesn't track the Trash, but I wouldn't look for the file there. I'd look for it in it's original location.
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gcoghill
gcoghill
10 June 2011
Just realized I contradicted myself. Guess I should have mentioned that I rarely Trash files that are less than an hour old, typically I do a house clean every few months.
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Bnax
11 March 2011
I had 2 after-business-hours questions: does the license follow the user or the machine (user); App Store plans (unsure). A responsive email arrived immediately. Then I realized I forgot to ask a 3rd Q: is there some sort of automatic update mechanism in place (Sparkle). Once again, the response came within 2-3 minutes. That's the sort of thing that makes me WANT to support a dev with my $$. I couldn't get back to the website fast enough to place my order. As for the app itself, its inherent quality (genuinely set it and forget it) is dwarfed only by the attention this dev lavishes on his customers, paid or prospective. (Don't know the dev, just his handiwork.)
Like (2)
Version 1.0.2
1 answer(s)
Yazsoft
Yazsoft
12 March 2011
Thank you very much for your support.
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Tomq
10 March 2011
Nice! Relaxing!! Bought it!!!
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Version 1.0.2
Mr-Blunt
09 March 2011
What a great and unique idea. The only thing missing is an option to automatically start Unblunder in the user logins items.
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Version 1.0.2
1 answer(s)
Navdeep-Bains
Navdeep-Bains
09 March 2011
When "Trash Protection" is enabled, Unblunder automatically adds a background agent to the Login Items list. Turning off protection removes the login item. Navdeep Bains Unblunder Developer
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  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
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