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Re-instaling zip drive

My computer crashed and my data was lost. i have it backed up on my zip discs, but i can't reinstall the program to access the recovery process or the backup process. is there any hope or is all lost.

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It turns out that the discs were not very good at long term storage and are notorious enough to have a term referring to the problem as the "Zip Burp" where:

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