While clearing my piles of CDs and DVDs I found some CDs which contained invaluable data and were long forgotten. Since I don’t use CDs DVDs just like any other Geek around I thought of copying those files in my external storage device. And that was the moment I was stumped. Those CDs were having many scratches and copying them was not possible as it hanged my Windows Explorer for long. Tried an old trick of copying files in Windows Briefcase too that copies partial file but I was not satisfied with this one.

After lot of search I came to find a free tool Unstoppable Copier that recovers files from disks with physical damage. this tool allows to copy files from disks with problems such as bad sectors, scratches or that just give errors when reading data. The program will attempt to recover every readable piece of a file and put the pieces together. Using this method most types of files can be made useable even if some parts of the file were not recoverable in the end.
The program can be used as a daily backup system using its batch mode functions. A list of transfers can be saved to a file and then run from the command line to perform the same batch of transfers on a regular basis without having to use the GUI interface. The program supports command line parameters which allow the application to be run from schedulers or scripts so it can be fully integrated into daily server tasks.



Available for both Linux & windows (Windows7 too) users this useful file copy utility is available for download here: Unstoppable Copier

One thought on “Copy data from Damaged or Bad CD using Unstoppable Copier”

  1. Thank you, Vasu!

    I do have an Audio CD that I liked very much but sadly, it had too many scratches till it can’t be played. I hope this utility will be able to help.

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