CDRoller

CDRoller

Recovers data that can't be read properly by the operating system
3.1  (12 votes)
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Reads and copies data from corrupted, damaged or unfinished CDs, DVDs and Blu-rays that Windows can't manage to read. Also works with HDDs, SSD drives, camcorders, UDF discs and memory cards.

CDRoller is intended to recover data from defective optical media. It supports practically every type of disc, including CD, DVD, and Blu-ray. Luckily, it can even access data from discs that were not properly finalized. Its recovery method is based on attempting to read the raw data on the media, which explains its high rate of success.

The tool has a quite intuitive interface. After you insert the disc, it guides you through the whole process. Once it identifies the original folder structure, the program lets you navigate through it and select the desired files and folders. Unfortunately, although its trial version lets you view the results of the scan and classifies them according to their possibilities of being rescued, it does not allow saving the data.

Besides its basic recovery feature, CDRoller can also do some other things. For example, it lets you burn the recovered info onto a new disc or save it as an ISO image file. Moreover, it can convert recovered VOB files into MPG video and rip audio tracks from discs. Finally, the tool also supports erasing rewritable discs.

All in all, CDRoller is definitely a great solution when it comes to rescuing the data on damaged discs. Unluckily, some benchmarking results available online report this tool as slightly less competent than the leading product in this field. However, from my personal experience, I must admit that it worked perfectly.

Pedro Castro
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Review summary

Pros

  • Supports multiple types of discs
  • Works with raw data
  • Highly successful
  • Burns recovered data onto discs
  • Creates ISO images
  • Erases rewritable media
  • Converts DVD movies to MPG format

Cons

  • Trial version does not allow saving the recovered data
  • Reported as not as successful as other tools
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