This is scary. I remember, some years back, finding that old floppy disks I'd stored had become unreadable after a few years, but this is the first time I've seen it with optical disks.
This disk was burnt in October 1999. I've tried two CD readers and will try more, but so far this isn't looking good. The videos on this CD are irreplaceable, well the original might be somewhere on VHS cassette.
To be fair, these were budget Princo blanks, but the disk still looks good and it's been well stored.
Got the disk to mount in a laptop, but copying is not going well.
I'm going to keep uploading my valuable files to the cloud, it's safer than around here.
Anyone else finding they can't read their old optical disks? What is the lifespan of CDRs?