I’ve already discovered that I can recover data from corrupt DVDs when I remove the sticky labels. (something I no longer do). I don’t want to discuss the pros and cons of removing labels or leaving them on in this thread right now.
Basically, I’ve been using white spirit to soak about 200 Ritek G05 DVD-Rs that were labelled. I know how bad these discs are now, but I found that removing the labels enabled me to read them and recopy the data to some TYs. I did all this in a big batch about a month ago.
I’ve got a few more discs I’d like to salvage and I was wondering if anyone had some alternatives regarding solvents to soak the discs in and techniques to do so because white spirit bloody stinks the house out! I’ve read WD40 works, and also just plain water. I’d try alcohol but have no idea where to buy it.