Problem with InCD

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#1

I had CD-RW formated with InCD. Recently it became unreadable. I tried to recover files with Bad Copy, IsoBuster, etc., but with no luck. Properties for this CD show 220Mb used space, so I did not erased files. Does anyone know how to recover my CD? Thanks.


#2

I’m afraid if the software you describe doesn’t work, it’s probable that the filesystem is too corrupt to be recovered.

Packet writing software like InCD can sometimes finish up this way - and this isn’t helped by each spot on the rewriteable disc used only having a limited number of rewrite cycles possible before it fails.

The only answer is to not entrust the only copy of important data to a packet written disk - or if you must use packet written disks for important data, keep regular backups of that data.

For moving around a few hundred MBytes of data that you’re working on using various computers, one of those USB pen drives is probably a more robust solution (though you still need backups!).

If possible, use mastered discs (that is the main Nero or Nero Express programs) for robustness - ideally on write once media. Multisession is best avoided if you can - sometimes adding a session to a multisession disc can go wrong and lead to loss of data too (though it is much better than packet writing).

David


#3

Thanks for advise, David. It was my first and last experience with packet software. I did have a backup of some of those files, but not all of them. Thanks again.