Grrrrrrrr……I yelled out because the data being transferred to my computer from the DVD was interrupted due to an error stating”Cyclic Data redundancy…” which means that the DVD/CD writer isn’t able to read the DVD due to bad sectors formed generally due to scratches .Just before this error had popped,3GB of my DVD was already copied,Left over was another 1.7 GB.
The 3 GB I copied disappeared.If only Windows would leave at least the 3GB of what was copied.Everything disappeared because of some small scratches.I had a backup of my most important personal videos in it.I had just reformatted my hard drive.I wish windows would skip the errors and read rest of the DVD/CD so that the error sectors would be skipped and the rest could be read..I had to find a solution.I tried everything possible but couldn’t retrieve the data.Finally as I had hope and the will not to give up I found this minute tool with which I recovered almost all of my data.
Note: While copying data from a DVD/CD there might be an error occurrence because the DVD/CD has scratches.Assume this error to occur when 50% of a file has been copied,as this error has occurred even the 50% of the file copied will be deleted by windows.This doesn’t happen in the case of the tool I am going to tell about.
Now Everyone must have faced similar cases while copying data within the computer from 1 sector to another or while transferring data from your DVD/CD to your computer.It might not be the same like mine but it will be similar.You were probably transferring a huge file from your DVD to computer where the estimated time was 20 min and you had to leave urgently for some meeting or anything similar.Probably your power supply went off while transferring file to computer and you had no other option than to turn of your computer while transferring an important file.At the end of all this you wished windows would allow pause and resume of file transfer within the computer.
Now,you wishing for windows performing all these functions is a waste of time as it isn’t going to do this lately.There is a solution for everything.Windows might not help you out but I am always there says this Software called Total Copy.
Why would you want to download this software?
1.It supports Pausing and Resuming of Files within the computer.(I don’t refer to files being downloaded from the internet.It is only transfer of files to/within the computer)You can pause the file transfer from your DVD/CD and continue it next time you start your computer.
2.If there is an error in the DVD/CD you can choose an option to skip the errors and copy rest of the DVD/CD.
3.You can choose the transfer speed.For scratched Disc’s low transfer speed should be selected for better reading.
4.It is faster than the windows copy utility.
5.It’s file size is only 252 Kb so it is nowhere close to hog your system memory.
Here’s the download link:
After downloading it run it and click on install.
After installing test it by right clicking on any file and dragging it to required folder.
When I right-click and drag it to required folder this is what appears:
Choose the option “Total copy here” and the file will be copied there.
You can use this software to Copy Pastefiles to and within any storage device.
Update: A useful tip by Abhinav
Suppose you are copying a video file of about 500 Mb, then instead of copying it on your desktop straight, you create a briefcase and then start copying into that briefcase. Now even if there is a power cut or a problem in the CD, the part copied in the briefcase will be retained and will not vanish.
Copying to brief case has only one advantage, this doesn’t give you other options line pause and resume, speed and skipping errors.
Have copied many corrupted CD’s before on my system.