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Silver_Blade
05-04-2006, 05:59 PM
does anyone out there know how to recover a cd that has a small scratch on the LABEL side?

Trev
05-04-2006, 06:29 PM
If the scrath has gone through into the Alum. foil I'm afraid it has had it.

Trevor :)

Graham L
06-04-2006, 03:11 PM
Depending on where the scratch is, and how big it is, you should be able to get most files off it. The error correction was alleged to be able to cope with a 1/4" hole punched in a CD. I don't believe that. ;)

If the "directory " area is corrupted, stndard software will probably fail. There are proghrammes around which will get everything thar can phjysically be read ... but if it's something like a game which needs everything, you may still have problems.

Some of the links you'll get from "cd scratch recovery" and "cd scratch recovery software" to Google might be worth looking at. ;)

Strommer
06-04-2006, 04:04 PM
Some of the links you'll get from "cd scratch recovery" and "cd scratch recovery software" to Google might be worth looking at. ;)

Try here (http://www.brothersoft.com/file_disk_management/miscellaneous/cd_data_rescue_18949.html) (cost $20) and Major Geeks has a freebie here (http://www.majorgeeks.com/Unstoppable_Copier_d2623.html) . Details of this freebie are below:

Unstoppable Copier 2.11
This program is great for recovering files from scratched CD's or defective floppy/hard disks. Normally when your computer is unable to copy a file from a damaged disk it will abort and delete the portition of the file it has copied. This program however will continue to copy the file right to the end. Any data that is not recoverable after many retries is replaced with blanks. This will allow you to truely recover every byte of information that is available for recovery. The program allows you to specify a single file, a group using wildcards (* and ?) or if you wish, select a starting folder and the program will copy all data from it and any sub folders it may contain. This program doesnt just need to be used for copying files form defective disks, it can be used to transfer any files!

zqwerty
06-04-2006, 05:13 PM
Try isobuster, google it.