You cannot copy damaged files from broken CD, DVD, or from other storage devices using the standard copier tool provided in Windows. To copy damaged files in Windows, you need a third-party program. There are lots of free programs for this, and Unstoppable Copier is perhaps one of the well-known copier tools.
When it finds a damaged file, Unstoppable Copier tries to recover it first. When it fails to do so, it copies only the parts of the file that are still recognizable or recoverable and build these parts into one so that a broken video file can be watched normally as if there were nothing happen.
…copy files from disks with problems such as bad sectors, scratches or that just give errors when reading data. The program will attempt to recover every readable piece of a file and put the pieces together.
The program offers two copy modes. The first allows you to copy a single file or multiple files in a folder to a target folder. The second one is a batch mode which lets you add multiple folder sources and targets. It supports command line parameters as well. The online documentation will help you to use all of the available features, including the command line support.
The Settings window is where you can configure how the program should work. You can set the program to automatically skip the damaged file or copy the undamaged file first, resume partial files, copy only newer files, and a lot more.
Unstoppable Copier is available for download for Windows and Linux. It’s up to you whether you want to download the installer or the portable version. The developer frequently updates it and now it has reached version 5. For Windows, it supports Windows 7, Vista, XP, NT 4, 9x, ME.
Download Roadkill’s Unstoppable Copier from the developer’s homepage