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I am trying to access some very old CD's I have (8+ years)

When inserting into my current OS (Windows 7) I can see the files, and I can also browse the folders.

The problem starts when I want to copy the files, or even create an ISO of the CD.

Using regular Copy - I get the error: "Can’t Read From the Source File or Disk"

When using TeraCopy - I get several errors: enter image description here

Any idea how to solve/check what I can do ?

Is there a way to overcome bad sectors on CD's?

This happens with 2 CD's already, and I am tested my CD/DVD reader - it's working fine.

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CDs will degrade over time, and the cheaper the CD, the faster they will degrade. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disc_rot ... don't assume that 8 years is too short. All that said, even if you manage to copy the disc using a utility, what are you going to do with the corrupted data? –  Bon Gart Jul 4 '13 at 14:33
    
possible duplicate of How to Read Old DVDs? –  Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Jul 4 '13 at 15:51
    
possible duplicate of How can I copy files from a scratched CD/DVD? –  Karan Jul 4 '13 at 16:12
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You could try Roadkil's Unstoppable Copier, which attempts to copy every sector on a CD and skips over the bad ones.

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