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Need Help Restoring Files From CD-R

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#1 GeorgyPorgy12


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Posted 11 October 2012 - 10:05 PM

Hi Everyone,

I'm not sure if I'm posting this in the right forum, but I could sure use some help. I asked a friend to burn some photos to a disc for me because he was getting rid of the files on his computer and I wanted to save them. He burnt them to disc and left them for me, but there was one problem: He wrote the word "pix" in permanent marker on the wrong side of the CD-R (on the side that goes face down in the CD drive). I was just wondering if there is any way to save the disk or anything that will take the permanent marker off without damaging the disc. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks!

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#2 jhayz


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Posted 12 October 2012 - 12:52 AM

Water and dish washing liquid. Place it on running water then put a little D.L., Use your pointer finger to wipe gently the marker as the running water with would rinse away. You could wipe the top face cd with any cotton cloth and just let it dry after. Used to do this on my old cds covered with dust.


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Posted 12 October 2012 - 05:16 AM

Regular rubbing alcohol dissolves most marker's inks.

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#4 hamluis



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Posted 16 October 2012 - 05:25 PM

I'd just burn a copy of that disk...and mark it correctly this time :).


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