If you have burned and stored your software and some other data in a CD / DVD and if you use to access the data residing on it at regular periods then one time certainly comes when your CD / DVD gets scratched. This results sometimes in data loss and sometimes it may be not-accessible anymore.
You know this is the most annoying and worst feature of CD / DVD. But what if you don’t have made a back-up of these data in your computer? The data residing in CD / DVD may be extremely important and you will need to recover the data as early as possible from the CD / DVD. How can you do that?
Some Available Tools to Recover Data
Now in that situation, there is no need to worry. Fortunately there are some utilities available which let you to recover the data from the scratched and damaged CD / DVD. Some of these utilities are available free of cost and you don’t need license for those utilities, while some need license.
The very first utility in this category is IsoPuzzle that lets you to recover the data from the damaged CD / DVD as much as possible. Actually IsoPuzzle creates an ISO image of the disc that you have placed in the drive. All good sectors i.e. those that can be read without errors, are written correctly and flagged as good while bad sectors will be flagged as bad.
To download and install IsoPuzzle : CLICK HERE
If your CD or DVD is damaged and you want to recover all the data from the disc then grab this app CDCheck. If a CD or DVD drive is showing damaged files or you can no longer read a file in the drive, CDCheck can be switched to recovery mode and can make a full sweep of the CD or DVD, recovering lost files along the way.
To download and install CDCheck : CLICK HERE
CD Recovery Toolbox
It’s another free tool that not only has a complete set of data recovery features, but is also user-friendly and convenient. Just install the app in your PC and select the drive that you want to recover from, check the files you want to restore and start the recovery process.
To download and install CD Recovery Toolbox : CLICK HERE
Dead Disc Doctor
It’s not a freeware and it requires a license in order to use. Dead Disk Doctor allows you to copy files from scratched or damaged CD or DVD and helps you to repair the damaged disc with simple and easy process. It helps you to recover all types of files that you are looking for.
To download and install Dead Disc Doctor : CLICK HERE
A Practical Way
The last way is based on observation and experience. Just rub a small amount of toothpaste on the scratched CD or DVD and polish it with a soft cloth, or squirt a drop of Brasso and wipe it with a clean cloth. Don’t scrub too hard as you may do more harm than good this way. Repeat these steps two to three times to remove the scratches from your CD and DVD.