Many users still prefer to do data backup using various typeS of disc such as CD, DVD, Blu-Ray, etc since it is the most economical way of keeping important information. Users can easily backup their data such as photos, video, etc into a CD/DVD and keep them. Although storing data files with disc is cheap and convenient, users also need to bear with the possibility of facing disc damage problems. Floppy discs such as CD or DVD is undoubtedly durable but not very reliable. It is a common problem especially whereby the data in the disc cannot be read/derived due to some mechanical damage on this storage medium such as scratches, chips or spots on the surface, or damage created due to improper recording. If the damaged disc is the only backup in your store and you need the data urgently, there is a small free application, CD Recovery Toolbox, which probably could help you to recover some damaged data that you might have thought to be permanently lost.
CD Recovery Toolbox is a recovery application developed to assist users to recover damaged data from different disk types: CD, DVD, HD DVD, Blu-Ray, etc. Of course this recovery tool will not recover 100% of the data stored in the damaged disc. It will scan through the damaged disc to locate a list of files and folders on the storage medium which can be recovered. The percentage of file recovery depends on the degree of damage to the disc. The application will try to recover the maximum amount of information in the damaged file. This reduces the impact of data loss considerably.
Since it is free for downloading and if you are desperate to retrieve your important data from the damaged disc, perhaps you should give it a try. It is compatible with Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows XP SP2, Windows 2003 and Windows Vista.