Recovering files from a ZIP disk
Thread poster: Maria Riegger
Maria Riegger  Identity Verified
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Sep 18, 2004

Does anyone know any techniques for recovering files from a ZIP disk?

Specifically, Microsoft Word files and also files from a software called Sibelius that is used to write music. When I loaded the ZIP disk, a message appeared saying that the disk could not be read and that I had to reformat it. I've been using this specific disk for a while so I figure it must have been damaged somehow.

Just curious as to whether any of you have had this problem with ZIP disks.

Thanks in advance. I appreciate it.
Maria


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Mathew Robinson
United Kingdom
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Data Recovery Software Sep 18, 2004

Provided the problem is with the disc itself and not the drive, you can try using data recovery software.

http://www.jufsoft.com/badcopy/

This is just one of many variants of such software that specifically state it can be used with Zip drives.

Good luck!


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Maria Riegger  Identity Verified
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Problem is with disk Sep 18, 2004

Thanks so much! The problem is with the disk, the drive is working fine, I've checked that. I'll try your suggestion.

Maria.


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Vesna Zivcic  Identity Verified
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Similar problem, but no consequences Sep 18, 2004

Sometimes the system (Windows XP) asks me if I wanted to format the ZIP disk that I use for quick saving of small files, but after I click no, it reads the existing and saves the new files without a problem. Can you access the data on your disk at all? HAve you tried the disk on another computer with a Zip drive?

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