Scan most CDs and DVDs, and recover lost files in a full sweep
Pros & Cons:
CDCheck is a good alternative program to scan most CDs and DVDs in a few minutes to tell you if the data is OK - this way, you don't have to find out the hard way that there is a problem.
Plus you can use the time it takes for a scan to complete as an indicator of the CD or DVDs overall health. Even though files may not be recorded as damaged, slower results normally indicate a CD that is on the way out (expect longer times if there are more files on the CD).
If a CD or DVD is showing files with damage, or you can no longer read a file in a drive, CDCheck can be switched to recovery mode and makes a full sweep of the CD or DVD, recovering lost files along the way. When parts of a file can't be fully recovered, the program will still recover any salvageable fragments.
CDCheck was reviewed by Gizmos Freeware on