copying damaged files from CD/DVD?  

  1. Posts : 1
    Windows 7 x32

    copying damaged files from CD/DVD?

    Is there a rugged copy program that can copy a partially corrupted file (*.mpg) from a CD/DVD onto your H/D? What happens is that when the normal windows copy operation encounters that portion of the DVD that is faulty, it tries over and over again (endlessly, it seems) and then just hangs and I have to reboot, forcing that irritating wait for it to scan the C and D drives on reboot. This occurs with any program I try that attempts to read the entire file from the DVD, such as PowerDVD, windows explorer copy,
    Media Player, windvd, dos copy, etc. I assume it is because a cluster with a faulty cyclic check is encountered, and the windows read operation can't just accept the data anyway and proceed, but, instead, keeps on trying to reread and getting the same cyclic error over and over again. What I need is a read option that "accepts" the error, transfers the bad cluster as it came across (errors and all), and then continues until it reaches end of data. I get this when some of my home-recorded mpg movies hang up somewhere in the middle, but, if I know in advance and skip over the bad part, the remainder of the movie plays just fine. I need a program that will ignore the cyclic error and just go on. I know we had this back when I did mainframe programming (the ACCEPT option), so I wonder if there is any windows program that does the same for mpeg files on CD's or DVD"s.
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    I know that ConeDVD could do that - back in the day. Would be worth a try, if it works with your CD.

    Another idea is to freeze the CD in your freezer. Put it into a plastic bag and make sure it is absolutely waterproof. This is important to keep condensed water away from the disc (and even more important: from your drive). Once it is cold you can try reading it again. This might give better results; should the CD get warm during reading, make it cold again.
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  3. Posts : 260
    Win 10 Pro X64

    There's a giveaway in the link below that might help but I can't comment on how good or bad the program is as never tried it
    Edit: The give away is now finished but there are other programs to do the same
    Giveaway of the Day - free licensed software daily
    Last edited by shimshom; 21 Oct 2015 at 17:48.
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  4. Posts : 1
    Windows 8 x32

    Attempt to repair the damaged CDs, another methods represented on next strings CD Repair Toolbox Free

    CD/DVD get scratched due to regular use. You can use following methods to recover data. I assure you that after using these methods, you will have all your data.

    1. Clean the CD/DVD properly as dust can be a reason.
    2. Use a CD/DVD writer instead a CD/DVD reader device for such corrupted disks, because DVD writer are more powerful than DVD reader.
    3. If nothing happens, then you should opt for a third party data recovery software. This is the best way to recover data from CD/DVD/Blue-Ray disks.
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  5. Posts : 1,621
    Windows 10 Home

    Steller and R-Studio [both data recovery packages] can do what you want. However, they each cost! I have MiniTool Power Data Recovery and Ultimate Restorer, however, some sources indicate Steller and R-Studio are stronger in dealing with bad sectors/clusters. DiskInternals was also mentioned, I forgot where DI stood in the lineup.
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    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    CD Recovery Toolbox, for example. (Freeware). As to the degree of success or likelihood of getting a usable file.. well, if it's a video file you may have to do some post processing with a converter of some sort that tolerates a degree of corruption in the recovered file. No guarantees.

    Oddly enough, wiping the surface of a damaged CD/DVD with a banana skin is recommended by some. (Search e.g. damaged CD banana skin & you'll even get youtube videos etc).
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