Free Tools to Recover Data from CD/ DVD

Nowadays most of us backup data on DVDs, it’s the cheapest way to backup data but at the same time it’s a bit risky as well if you don’t manage the discs carefully. Discs are prone to scratches due to which data gets damaged and isn’t readable. If there are a few scratches then you can have a look at the tutorial which will allow you to get rid of scratches. Well, if it still doesn’t work then you need to try out some softwares. There are a few softwares out there which allow you to recover data from scratched discs. Here are two such softwares which are available freely:

Unstoppable Copier:

Unstoppable Copier is available for windows and linux. It allows you to recover data from disks which have bad sectors, scratches or that just give errors when reading data. It attempts to recover every readable piece of a file and puts the pieces together. Using this method most types of files can be made usable even if some parts were not recoverable in the end. Recovering data from scratched and damaged discs isn’t easy and hence it may not work all the time but if you’re lucky enough you might get your data back.

Download Unstoppable Copier

Copy Cat 2.0:
Copy Cat is yet another utility freely available for recovering data from scratched and damaged discs. It works pretty much like Unstoppable Copier, it skips the bytes which are not readable from file and copies all other bytes. You can also use Copy Cat to copy data from harddisk area which is partially not readable. A physically damaged disk area cannot be copied in any case but if such comes between a big file then it can be skipped so that at least some data is recovered.

Features:
Copies your oldest collection of CDs and DVDs
It even tries to copy a highly damaged media byte by byte
It gives you the option to skip the bytes if bad area found
It is a very fast data recovery tool
It also tries to copy damaged files on your hard disk
Unlike Windows copy operation it does not stop the copy if bad area is found

Download CopyCat 2.0

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