Sometimes we run into situation that our CDs or DVDs are scratched, and Windows is not able to properly read them any more. Windows has tendency to get stuck at the point where it encounters a scratch, and not proceed further from there. Even copy operation of Windows does not copies data from such scratched disks properly.
Here is a free software to copy data from scratched CDs and DVDs – Copy Cat. Copy Cat works in a very intersting way. While reading data from the scratched disk, it skips the bytes that are bad, and continues reading the good ones. So, it doesn’t gets stuck anywhere, and you are able to extract the good data.
Copy Cat gives you the option to define number of bytes you want to skip when it encounters an error. Recommended setting for that is just 1 byte, so that minimum possible bad data is skipped.
Copy Cat can do following:
- Copy data from scratched CD or DVD
- Copy data from hard disk area which is partially not readable.
- Copy data from floppy
Copy Cat is very simple and easy to use, and very practical. The best part is that it is totally free. Download using links at the end.