Read Scratched CDs And DVDs

Nowadays, it is in rare cases that people are storing their memories in CDs and DVDs. It all became the work with pen drives, SD cards, hard disk drives, and many others. The main reason why CDs and DVDs are used less is that once they get scratches on the disc, it becomes almost impossible to read scratched CDs and DVDs.

Finally, it happens that we lose the memories stored in the CDs and DVDs. So, after we knew that scratched CDs and DVDs cannot be read, we throw them away. But sometimes, it might be a wrong step if the scratched disc is thrown. Because there is a hope to recover the lost data from the scratched CDs and DVDs.

Is there any alternative to get back the memories stored in CDs and DVDs? Yes! It sometimes happens that the scratched CDs or DVDs can be read in only a few CD drives and not in some others. So, it’s better to check them with more than one CD drives and confirm.

Even after rechecking the scratched CDs and DVDs twice or thrice, it might not work. Luckily, there is a small procedure to recover the data in the scratched CDs or DVDs. Let’s get to know the process and let our memories remain with us.

Follow the below steps to recover the data from the scratched CDs and DVDs.

Step 1: Click here to download the Roadkil’s unstoppable copier version 3.56 and click on the download button available at the bottom right. This will take you to a page which appears like the below:

Step 2: Click on the browse button adjacent to the Source to select the CD-ROM. Again click on the browse button adjacent to target to select the destination folder to save the data.

browse and copy

copy files

Step 3: Click on Copy beside the browse buttons on the top right. This will read and copy the whole content of the CD or DVD taking some long time to complete the task. It may even make some noise while processing.

scratched CDs and DVDs

But successfully, this will copy the whole contents of the CD or DVD.

copied folder

Now tap on the “batch mode” on the top of the screen. This can be used to extract multiple discs. If you have multiple discs to be copied, just add the locations of the CD-ROM and click on copy. This will copy the contents of the scratched CDs and DVDs to the desired location.

batch mode

Then tap on “Settings” and check if it looks the same as the below shown.

Settings tab

This is the best way to recover the data from the scratched CDs and DVDs without any loss in the data.

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