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0answers
135 views

Recover data from quick formatted DVD-R

I need to recover data from quick-formatted DVD-R. Please advise a free of charge option (cheap commercial tools will be ok either). Disk was partially recorded with Windows built in disk recorder ...
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1answer
1k views

How can I see the hidden data of a bootable CD/DVD media?

I have this bootable DVD that holds a recovery program. When I insert the disc in Windows I can only read the label of the disc. When I try to explore the contents I don't see anything. But when I ...
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2answers
365 views

How to Read Old DVDs? [closed]

I'm wondering what should I do to read old DVD-R disk written 3-10 years ago. I have to put my old data archive to a hard disk. I've tried several DVD-drives, but none of them helped me with this ...
5
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4answers
13k views

How can I copy files from a scratched CD/DVD?

I have so far tried the following software solutions without success. Windows Explorer Copy (default) TeraCopy Roadkil's Unstoppable Copier Unstoppable Copier stops copying as a whole, it keeps ...
7
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3answers
6k views

Creating a copy of cracked (broken) CD-ROM or DVD

Is it possible to somehow create a copy (an image) of a heavily cracked CD-ROM (but not broken in two)? Hopefully without damaging DVD drive... Unfortunately CD 2/4 of Polish version of Planescape: ...
6
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2answers
5k views

How to copy a DVD with a patched UDF filesystem / bad sectors?

I tried dd, dd_rescue and ddrescue, all failed. Since AnyDVD makes the disc copyable in a second on a Win7 host, it should not be too difficult. It says that the UDF filesystem is patched, curiously, ...
2
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1answer
321 views

Does software (similar to DVDisaster) exist which can create images and parity at the same time?

DVDisaster is an awesome tool for archiving things reliably, as it creates ECC in case of physical damage to the media. However, when using it for backup purposes it can be a bit awkward -- one must ...
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4answers
6k views

How to recover data from a damaged or bad DVD?

I have many data DVDs these were working fine some days back. But now I am having problems reading the data of these DVDs. I have tried them on different drives but no luck. It seems that they are ...
1
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1answer
326 views

Will running ddrescue on a badly scratched DVD damage my DVD drive?

Is there any reason why running a lengthy ddrescue session on a scratched DVD would be bad for the DVD drive? Something like overheating or straining of certain components?
2
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5answers
437 views

when archiving on DVD, should i make a mirror copy similar to RAID 1?

I would like to archive photos. Hard drive (HD) are unreliable after 3-5 years and are not design for long-term storage. DVDs are much better. From my research i found that TAIYO YUDEN dvd+r is the ...
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3answers
162 views

Recovering files from a bad data DVD

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 ...
3
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4answers
451 views

Recover badly recorded DVDs

A few years ago (2003-2005) I bought a Sony USB external DVD recorder for my Dell laptop and I used it to burn a lot of discs. Much later, when I tried to use one of these discs, I realised that I ...
3
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5answers
428 views

CD/DVD discs protection & recovery methods

I have loads of CDs and DVDs in my archive mostly containing programs, photos and videos. Some of them are either damaged from the edges or scratched. How can I recover my data on those old disks? ...