in 2001, I burnt a CD which is still intact and flawless in terms of scratches. It was done via Windows 98 or ME, I can’t remember exactly.
Now, 13 years later, I have to recover data from that disk, and I don’t know where to start!
Here’s the situation: the CD is recognized by my Plextor PX-800A and I can succesfully read the filenames and the label; however, I cannot read data from it. I’m on Mac OS X 10.9 and the Finder freezes when trying to read from it.
Please note that I don’t know if it’s finalized or not.
Please also note that it’s a 650 MB CD-R (it’s one of the old class disks).
I don’t really think it’s totally unreadable. After many minutes of tough work, the PX-800A has been able to recover some lines of the first file, which is an image. My father and I were the people who burnt the disk and we both agree the lines make sense and represent what’s inside the disk.
So, I’m currently thinking it’s a laser issue, because nor the PX-800A neither new burners can easily read a 650 MB CD-R disk which has a different groove in contrast to newer 700+ MB CD-R disks.
I need your help. If you know Windows software that can help this is appreciated too, because we both have Macs and Windows PCs.
Thanks in advance,