CD-R longevity datum

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Michael A. Covington

Jan 1, 2004, 6:13:17 PM1/1/04
Further to recent questions in, I checked, and I had
absolutely no difficulty reading CD-Rs that I recorded in mid-1999 (my
oldest ones). I didn't just open files; I copied the oldest CD, entire, to
hard disk.

Query: Is there any software that can report on minor difficulties reading a
CD (retries, or whatever) below the level that would cause the data to be


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Some Dude

Jan 1, 2004, 7:32:33 PM1/1/04

Take a look at CD X Rescue? It purports to repair bad CDR's. (Of
course, your mileage may vary).

I haven't personally used it but its worth a shot..

Michael A. Covington

Jan 1, 2004, 8:35:28 PM1/1/04

"Some Dude" <> wrote in message

Yes... it analyzes the readability of discs... interesting! I'll look at

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