IsoPuzzle is CD/DVD recovery software. The goal of this program is to recover as much as possible data of damaged, bad burned or scratched CDs or DVDs. This version is experimental and supports only data CDs and DVDs with sector size of 2048 byte – Audio CD, VCD and SVCD are not supported.
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CD Recovery Toolbox
CD Recovery Toolbox Free was developed for recovering damaged files CD, DVD, HD DVD, Blu-Ray and etc disks. You can use it to restore information lost as a result of some mechanical damage of the disk (scratches, chips, different spots on the surface) or as a result of incorrect recording. Program can recover data that was considered lost. Tool scans any CD and DVD disks and finds files and folders located there.
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CDCheck is a utility for the prevention, detection and recovery of damaged files on CD-ROMs with an emphasis on error detection. With CDCheck you can check your CDs and discover which files are corrupted. By using the program proactively, you can insure that your data on CD-ROMs are safe — before it’s too late! CDCheck provides the following features: readability verification, binary compare, CRC file creation (and verification) and file recovery.
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Roadkil’s Unstoppable Copier
Recovers files from disks with physical damage. Allows you 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.
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Select the disc or drive that is the problem and see what IsoBuster finds. If it doesn’t immediately show the files you’re after, right mouse click the top most icon in the left pane and select “Find missing files and folders”. A full medium scan will then reveal the missing data, even based on file signatures. Easily recover your video, your precious pictures / photos, saved documents, audio / music, multi media, text files etc.
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Need to recover documents for your business? Unable to finalize a DVD? Your camcorder is gone and all family memories on mini disc seem to be lost? A perfect CD suddenly appears as unreadable or blank? Looking for the lost files on Hard Disk Drive, USB, Flash Drive or memory card? Fortunately, many such problems can be bypassed with the help of CDRoller.
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Hiren Boot CD
To lock your desktop with a transparent layer, allowing you to see what is happening on your desktop and at the same time prevent access to the computer without the proper password. Repairs bad sectors (physical defects) on hard drives by generating a special sequence of high and low signals around the physically damaged area. This should be used for secure online file backup services such as Google Drive, Dropbox and Sugarsync as the encryption do not occupy a fixed size containers and backup programs can copy encrypted files and can be accessed from linux, iPhone/iOS and android using BoxCryptor and Cryptonite.
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FalconconFour’s Ultimate Boot CD
In this boot CD are the most popular and useful tools anyone would ever need. The best of the free software, the best of the commercial software, and it all fits on one CD-R that’s readable by any computer worth booting on. Not everything can read a DVD, and USB booting is hit and miss at best.
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SystemRescueCD is a Linux-based package for troubleshooting Linux and Windows systems. The disc contains antivirus, malware removal, and rootkit removal tools as well as tools to help manage or repair partitions, recover your data, back up your data or clone your drives.
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Ultimate Boot CD
If you have arrived here from an external link, Ultimate Boot CD allows you to run floppy-based diagnostic tools from CDROM drives and consolidate as many diagnostic tools as possible into one bootable CD. An experimental feature also allows you to run UBCD from your USB memory stick on newer machines that supports booting from USB devices. Read more about UBCD and the full list of freeware diagnostic tools.
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Hiren Boot CD
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CD Recovery Toolbox