Damaged Disks or CDs?

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Damaged Disks or CDs?

Post by Tawmis » Mon Oct 13, 2008 12:05 pm

I just wanted to take a moment and point people to Bad Copy Pro. So recently I had my 500 GB External Drive crash on me - and it had everything on there. All of my music, pictures, writing, you name it - it was on this thing. When I tried to get data off of it - zilch - nothing - nada. So for about three days I was downloading software left and right to try and recover data - none of them worked. Until I stumbled upon Bad Copy Pro.. Bad Copy Pro has a free trial version that will scan whatever it is (it does memory keys, external drives, floppy disks, and CDs) - and sees if it can recover it. The demo version won't actually recover the file - but it will tell you whether or not it's possible. So I tried it and it said it could recover a file I wanted - unlike all the others. So I bought the program for a little less than 40 dollars (US Money).

To my amazement - so far it's been a 100% success on recovering data. It also recovers deleted data as well as just a file that may be corrupt. It's a slow process because you can't recover folders - you have to go into the folders and select the files. (And I just discovered it has a SELECT ALL carefully hidden within it).

So if you have a damaged DISK - this program is something you may consider trying - whether your Sierra disks, external drive, whatever.

Just figured I had a very good experience with the product so I'd share with others.

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Post by HarroSIN » Mon Oct 13, 2008 2:05 pm

Well, I just downloaded this to test it out, and I have to say it really did a good job recovering some of the images I accidentally deleted from the cell phone's camera. If I do ever need to recover something crucial, this looks like the application to do it.
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Post by Tawmis » Mon Oct 13, 2008 3:56 pm

HarroSIN wrote:Well, I just downloaded this to test it out, and I have to say it really did a good job recovering some of the images I accidentally deleted from the cell phone's camera. If I do ever need to recover something crucial, this looks like the application to do it.
Awesome! I am glad to share this with others who might get good use of it. I have just been floored by it - considering I thought I lost EVERYTHING.

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Post by JasefWisener » Mon Oct 13, 2008 4:50 pm

I'll really have to keep this in mind. I've lost plenty of pictures over the past few years from crashes.
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Post by dotkel50 » Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:58 pm

Tawmis wrote:I just wanted to take a moment and point people to Bad Copy Pro. So recently I had my 500 GB External Drive crash on me - and it had everything on there. All of my music, pictures, writing, you name it - it was on this thing. When I tried to get data off of it - zilch - nothing - nada. So for about three days I was downloading software left and right to try and recover data - none of them worked. Until I stumbled upon Bad Copy Pro.. Bad Copy Pro has a free trial version that will scan whatever it is (it does memory keys, external drives, floppy disks, and CDs) - and sees if it can recover it. The demo version won't actually recover the file - but it will tell you whether or not it's possible. So I tried it and it said it could recover a file I wanted - unlike all the others. So I bought the program for a little less than 40 dollars (US Money).

To my amazement - so far it's been a 100% success on recovering data. It also recovers deleted data as well as just a file that may be corrupt. It's a slow process because you can't recover folders - you have to go into the folders and select the files. (And I just discovered it has a SELECT ALL carefully hidden within it).

So if you have a damaged DISK - this program is something you may consider trying - whether your Sierra disks, external drive, whatever.

Just figured I had a very good experience with the product so I'd share with others.

On your recommendation I tried and bought this product. It was money well spent. Thanks for your post.

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Re: Damaged Disks or CDs?

Post by Tawmis » Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:25 am

Excellent! Now if I only got some kind of commission for the sales! :lol:

But seriously - I am glad that it has also worked for you. It's a pretty amazing program.

I consider myself fortunate that I have not had to use it since the 500GB External HD crash and I am much more insane about backing EVERYTHING up on multiple medias. So hopefully I won't have to use it in the near future. :)

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Post by DeadPoolX » Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:38 am

Tawmis wrote:Excellent! Now if I only got some kind of commission for the sales! :lol:

But seriously - I am glad that it has also worked for you. It's a pretty amazing program.

I consider myself fortunate that I have not had to use it since the 500GB External HD crash and I am much more insane about backing EVERYTHING up on multiple medias. So hopefully I won't have to use it in the near future. :)
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Re: Damaged Disks or CDs?

Post by Tawmis » Thu Feb 19, 2009 12:25 pm

:lol:

Oh, trust me. I know. I work in Information Technology (or just IT :lol: ) here at Pfizer. And today alone - I have had to work on recovering three hard drives. Today. Alone.

So I am well aware of it. Unfortunately I deal with it 5 days a week. :evil:

But depending on the damage to the internal hard drive - sometimes, it's a matter of slaving the hard drive. And if you can slave it and still get no data - this is where BCP comes in and saves the day. Not that I use it at work (because, ya know, it'd be forbidden to do so... but just saying... if that were the case is all, ahem...)

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