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How to Recover Data from DVD & DVD-RW, CD, CD-RW

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Jan 27, 2024 • Filed to: SD Card Solutions • Proven solutions

How do I recover files from a CD-RW?

How to recover data from CD-RW? Or how to recover deleted files from DVD, CD, and DVD-RW? On this page, we will show you the best way to retrieve all data files from CD or DVD. We will introduce some useful tips for you, it can easily and effectively to help you get all data or deleted files back.

Part 1. Check about Corrupted or Scratched CD/DVD

When DVD or CD disc is not playing on a DVD player or computer, there's a method that you can try first. That is to manually check the detail of your CD or DVD. In this way, you are able to figure out the exact problem of your disc, then make it possible to get back data.

First, use a clean and dry cloth to clean the dust of CD or DVD disc.

Second, try to insert the CD or DVD into the DVD player or computer CD-ROM. This aims to check if the disc is accessible. If it's still available, then copy the saved data from your CD or DVD. If not, then check the surface of the unreadable or scratched CD or DVD in detail.

Third, manually repair scratched CD or DVD that is not detected. Cover the CD or DVD with a thin layer of toothpaste, Vaseline. Then wipe the disc inside and outside with a clean and soft cloth. After that, try it again if the CD or DVD is accessible.

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Part 2. How to Recover Saved CD-RW, CD, DVD-RW, DVD Data on PC

NOTICE: Wondershare Recoverit Data Recovery Software can not recover files directly from CD or DVD. It can only help you to recover lost CD or DVD files that are saved in your pc, hard drive, USB or menmory card.

If you have saved the CD or DVD videos, photos on your computer, but lost them in an accident, there's a way to get back your data. That is to use professional data recovery software and scan the storage device where you used to save CD or DVD backup files.

Here, we recommend Wondershare Recoverit Data Recovery software for you, it is a powerful data recovery software that can help you recover data or deleted files, it supports to recover any data files from any storage media.

Download and install Wondershare Recoverit Data Recovery on your computer. Connect your device that has storage backup files from CD or DVD to the computer. Then follow the next step to perform DVD data recovery on a Windows computer. If you are working on Mac, you will need to download Recoverit Data Recovery for Mac and follow similar steps.

Step 1. Select the Location

Launch Wondershare Recoverit on your computer, then select the device to recover CD or DVD backup files. Click the "Start" button to process.

select dvd or cd

Step 2. Scanning the Storage Devices that Saved CD or DVD Files

Recoverit Data Recovery will start to search your data files. After the first scan, if you cannot find your data, you can go to scan with "Deep Scan" to search for more DVD or CD files.

scanning data from dvd

Step 3. Preview and Recover Lost Data

After the scanning, you can preview some recoverable files like photos. You can select your recovered data and click the "Recover" button to get them back.

recover deleted photos

With  Wondershare Recoverit Data Recovery software, you can easily get your data files back from any device and storage media. What if your DVD or CD got damaged and corrupted, you also should try to get your data files first, or you should take it to the repair service store and fix it. Download Recoverit Data Recovery and try it for now.

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Eleanor Reed

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