We usually encounter situations when CD and DVD media get scratched due to misuse and rough usage . But its will become necessary to recover files from these scratched CDs or DVDs in needy situations . Here we have collected few Windows softwares that can recover music ,programs and documents from scratched CD and DVD media . Most of them are sharewares ,but they have freeware versions too .Recovering files from scratched CDs and DVDs requires lot of time and efforts . So make sure that you have enough RAM (at least 1GB ) to speed up the entire process .
Usual CD or DVD software ignores the bad sectors and produce errors while copying files from them . Also they stop copying if they encounter any errors in between . So we might loose data from entire disk due to scratches in one or two portions . These scratch recovery softwares reads all possible sectors from magnetic media of CD/DVD or USB disks and arranges them together to recover files from scratched areas . Clean target CD/DVD file with spirit or any other safe solution and dry throughly before applying the recovery process .
CDcheck: CDheck utility can recover music ,video ,documents ,programs and other media from CD and DVD . CDheck application is free for home use . And for business users there is a small charge associated .
Insert the target CD/DVD/USB disk > click on recover and select the target location . All recovered files will be moved to the target folder after completion of operation .
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CD Recovery Toolbox : CD Recovery Toolbox is an excellent tools to recover files from scratched CD ,DVD ,HD DVD and Blue-Ray disks . Its a completely free software with excellent user interface and a wizard driven operation . we can exactly target the required file from options and easily recover them to a suitable location .
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BadCopy Pro : BadCopy Pro is one best software tool to copy inaccessible files from non responding CD and DVD disks . It can sometime be used to copy files from protected media disks too . Unfortunately its a shareware software ,but available as a limited trial version . This 800 KB application is one of the most trusted application in CD- DVD file recovery .
First select the source > select the files to be recovered and the mode of recovery . Max speed option can be selected for disk with less errors .
Download BadCopy Pro and recover files from scratched CD ,DVD ,USB and Floppy disks .