CDCheck

CDCheck

Free
CDCheck is utility for prevention, detection and recovery of damaged files
2.7  (11 votes)
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CDCheck helps you discover and retrieve damaged and corrupted files from CDs, DVDs, and other media storage devices. It’s a complete recovery solution that focuses on error detection and on discovering the corrupted files on CDs. Its main purpose and final goal is to help you ensure that your CDs contain only healthy, unaltered, safe, and undamaged data. In order to do that it uses reliable techniques that include binary comparison, CRC checking, readability verification, and so on. If needed, even basic file recovery can be deployed. The chances for successful file recovery are pretty high considering that this tool can perform advanced disc sector-based reading and recovery. It can be set to perform multiple sector reading attempts before skipping a sector and marking it as unreadable.

CDCheck can be actually be used not only for CDs, but also for all files visible by the operating system, like files from DVDs, disk drives, floppy disks, ZIP drives, USB drives, and so on. It is also pretty simple and easy-to-use thanks to the neat and intuitive interface.

In conclusion, CDCheck is a powerful tool that represents a true helping hand whenever you have to deal with data recovery, repair, detection, and backup tasks. Best of all, it's free.

Margie Smeer
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Review summary

Pros

  • Free.
  • Simple-to-use.
  • Can also perform hash checks

Cons

  • The interface cannot be customized and looks a bit outdated
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