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I don't know if this was a bad burn or it was damaged in the sun or what. There are visible ripples on the disc that are not typical.

I'm running Linux, but I have access to Windows if need be. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to recover the data on this disc?

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You could try BadCopy Pro:

BadCopy Pro is the leading data recovery software for floppy disk, CD, DVD, memory card, Zip disk, USB flash drive and other storage media. BadCopy Pro can effectively recover and rescue corrupted or lost data from damaged, unreadable, formatted or defective disks. It works with Microsoft Windows 95/98/2000/NT/ME/XP/2003/Vista.

They offer it in trial so you can assess if it can read your media before you buy it.

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Free program here


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I ended up just grabbing what I could with ddrescue. Thanks for the suggestions, guys.

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