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CD Damage If a Cd has been damaged by the sun to the extent that one is able to see through the CD (like a big scratch), is there anyway to get the files off the CD even if it won't play

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Unfortunately, the shiny silver that is on the top of the cd is the part that actually holds the files stored on it. If that silver is gone, so are your files. The problem is, files span throughout a cd, so if you have a decent sized scratch, you could have damaged part of every file on it. What it boils down to is this: If you cannot access the files on the cd, they are gone forever. Even if pieces of them remain, if it cant be accessed, it can't be saved.

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