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Save my zip disk 100

My zip drive no longer reads one of my disk. when I looked at it carefully, it does not appear externally damanged. I kept it in a protective cover. My other zip disks work just fine. They are identical to the one which does not work. It is extremely important for me to be able to fix this disk, because it has valuable pictures with my family members who are now deceased. The zip iomega drive simply does not read this specific disk. Can you help? MG

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Re: save my zip disk 100

Try another drive. The internal Zipp drives are better than the extenals due to the communication. Magnetic media is still more reliable than optical. If you have a DV camcorder, do not erase your tapes after the transfer to DVD. The dye on some of the media is not making it pst 7 years.

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Chances are the disc has become damaged whilst being stored. It may be that your drive just does not like that particular disc. If this is the case you could ask someone else to try and read the disc for you and transfer the info to a more stable platform like CD or DVD. If your drive is reading all your other discs without incident I'm affraid it may not look good for your valuable disc. I suggest you start transfering the content of your other zips to CD now. Look online for a Data Recovery Service near you. They should be able to help with getting your info off a bad disc. If you feel lucky you can also try the software tool at this link: It's worth a try

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