I recently got two DVD's full of small files and to save some time I decided to quickly copy them on the HDD for processing.
Needless to say it failed and Windows complained the disc can't be read.
Tried a few filemanger that work better than Windows but still a lot of files that seemed lost.
Making an image of the disc failed as well as even Alcohol120% gave up after an hour.
That was when I remembered the good Roadkil - yes single "L"
not only got all the files but so fast that I though the bad ones had been ignored.
A quick check showed all files accounted for
I have no clue why Windows fails so badly while this little program seemed to have no propblem at all but it is worth a try if your old dics refuse to reveal their data....