Backing up scratched cd's

Just thought i would ask if it is possible to back up a cd that is fairly scratched,what i mean is does anyone know of a program that will copy a damaged cd but not read the damages(scratches),im sure i read a post a few weeks ago but i cant think if it was on here or not,i have a 4 disk bob marley compilation that im trying to restore for a friend because all 4 disks are unplayable,any response would be much appreciated.

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Originally posted by legend_of_chaos

i would ask if it is possible to back up a cd that is fairly scratched
Just some sketches :

Exact Audio Copy > Extraction Method > Secure Mode etc

PlexTools > DAE > Prefereces > DAE Recovery :

DAE Error Recovery: the DAE function of PlexTools can detect Uncorrectable Read Errors.
This detection is based on the C2 flag that is read together with the audio data. It is impossible to correct these errors, but PlexTools offers a choice of smart strategies that attempt to recover the original data.These strategies consist out of combinations of re-reading the data and changing the read speed.Depending on the type and severity of the damage, each strategy will give a different result.

The user is encouraged to try out the different strategies and options in order to minimise the read errors and achieve the best results: Fast DAE with no Read Errors.

  • Report Errors only (no recovery action): This strategy can be used when the source disc is error-free or error correction is not necessary.

  • Reduce the speed upon error: When Uncorrectable Errors are found, the damaged area will be read at a lower speed in order to find an error-free reading.

  • Read again upon error: When Uncorrectable Errors are found, the damaged area will be read again for a number of times (Retries) at the selected speed in order to find an error-free reading.The optional ‘Allow Speed Down’ can be used to achieve better results at lower speed.

  • Recover the best sector (least errors): When Uncorrectable Errors are found, the damaged area will be read again for a number of times (Retries) at the selected speed. When the errors stay, the sectors with the least errors will be used to re-assemble the original data.The optional ‘Allow Speed Down’ can be used to achieve better results at lower speed.

  • Recover the best bytes (least errors) per sector: When Uncorrectable Errors are found, the damaged area will be read again for a number of times (Retries) at the selected speed. When the errors stay, the bytes with the least errors will be used to re-assemble the original data.