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Top 3 Free File Recovery Programs: Free Data Recovery Software Tools

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    MziziMkavu JF-Expert Member

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    CD DVD data recovery software allows you to recover and rescue lost or corrupted data from damaged and unreadable disks. The top 3 CD DVD data recovery

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    IsoBuster: IsoBuster is a highly specialized, easy-to-use optical media data recovery tool. The high-end program has the capability to use its ‘Retry’ mechanisms to aid you in getting the data back, even if Windows is not able to do so.[​IMG]The latest release, IsoBuster 2.8.5 accommodates some new features and improvements. This includes,
    • Ability to “OK to all” on Windows IO errors during extraction to avoid X amount of such dialogs when multiple files are processed
    • Updated EWF support to the latest and greatest status of the LibEWF project
    • Ability to build lists, showing the extents of fragmented files. [Business] feature.
    CDCheck: The software is a good alternative to IsoBuster. It is free for personal use, however you are required to request a free license for personal use CDCheck online. For this, you must register as a CDCheck online user, activate your account, login to CDCheck online and request the free license.[​IMG]This CD DVD Data Recovery Software scans disks in minutes, to indicate the overall health of a DVD or a CD. If a CD or DVD shows any damaged file that you can no longer read, CDCheck can be switched to recovery mode and make a full sweep of the CD or DVD, recovering lost files along the way.CD Recovery Toolbox: The CD Recovery Toolbox Free scans any CD or DVD disks to recover data, considered as lost. The tool tries to find and restore the possible maximum amount of information. Necessary to mention this since, not all the lost data can be recovered.
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    Once you run the program, it displays a list of all files and folders available for recovery. A user can then select the files and folders which he wishes to recover and restore. Only those specific objects which have been selected will be recovered while the others will be ignored.Features
    • Recovers information from any CD and DVD disks
    • Recovers files larger than 4 GB
    • Detects possible lack of free space on the hard disk for storing the recovered files.
    All the above free software are compatible with Windows 7
     
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    Top Best 5 Free File Recovery Programs: Free Data Recovery Software Tools



    In order to protect yourself from a digital music disaster , it's essential to backup your music library to a safe place. Many people use external hard drives or burn optical disks such as CD, DVD, Blu-ray, etc., to backup their media libraries, but what if you accidentally scratch a disk and it becomes unreadable? In this case, you can use specialized file recovery software to try and recover as much of the information as possible. The following list is a selection of free file recovery software programs that specifically recover files from damaged disks that your operating system may not be able to read.

    1. CD Recovery Toolbox

    CD Recovery Toolbox is a free file recovery software program for Windows. It's simple interface makes it easy to select the folders and files you want to recover. CD Recovery Toolbox tries to read data that is stored on damaged media such as CD, DVD, HD-DVD, Blu-ray, etc. If for example, you've got a scratched MP3 CD that Windows can't read, then this program will try to recover as much of the data as possible. Even if you have an incorrectly burned disk, using CD Recovery Toolbox might just get your files back.
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    2. CDCheck 3

    CDCheck is a popular Windows program that is normally used as a disk Scanner for CDs, DVDs, hard drives, and other types of media for the presence of read errors. However, this freeware program also doubles as a file recovery tool to recover files from a disk that Windows can't read. Overall, CDCheck is a great utility to install in order to keep a check on all your media and recover files that Windows can't read.
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    3. Roadkil's Unstoppable Copier

    Unstoppable Copier by Roadkil is a multi-platform (Windows / Linux) file recovery program for reading damaged CDs, DVDs, etc., that your operating system can't read. If the storage medium has sustained physical damage or just produces read errors, then you can use this freeware program to try and recover as much of the data as possible. Unstoppable Copier can also be used as a backup programs to transfer your music, videos, and other types of files to an external hard drive etc. Using its batch mode functions, you can use the command line to effectively perform a daily backup of your media library.
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    4. IsoBuster

    The free version of IsoBuster offers a generous amount of options considering that the makers of the program (Smart Projects) also offer a paid-for 'Pro' version. This recovery software program (Windows / Linux) specializes in extracting data from optical disks -- CD, DVD, HD-DVD, and Blu-Ray. If you can't access an optical disk for any reason, then IsoBuster employs several methods to read the disk and recover lost data. If you're looking for a software program that specializes in recovering files from damaged optical disks, then IsoBuster is a good tool to use for getting your media files back.
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    5. Photorec

    You'd be forgiven in thinking that Photorec is just for the recovery of photos. This open source program actually supports over 320 file extensions -- including media types such as .MP3, .FLAC,.OGG, .MP4, and many more. Photorec is a multi-platform program (Windows, MacOS, Linux, and others) that is a companion to the partition recovery program, TestDisk. Rather than trying to use the file system to recover files, Photorec reads the raw data to enable it to recover lost files on damaged hard disks, CDs, DVDs, and even digital camera memory cards.
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    Let me try it
     
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    You Welcome Try it
     
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