UK Info Disc Wanted

May 10, 2012 at 11:08:28
Specs: Windows Vista
I need a UK Info Disc 3.1 and don't mind paying. My original CD is scratched and I can't install it. Can anyone help please?


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May 10, 2012 at 14:00:38
How badly scratched is the disk? There are a number of different methods of repairing supposedly unreadable disks, some just require a decent clean, others use mild abrasives or even physical abrasive disks, but it's worth trying a recovery method first.

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd

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May 10, 2012 at 14:48:01
There's quite a lot of minor scratches on it. I have cleaned it but haven't tried mild abrasives. My laptop will read all the files on the disc but won't copy them all during the install.

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June 6, 2012 at 15:02:52
I've tried glass pollish but it didn't work. I have managed to extract all the files and burn a new CD but 5 of the files are corrupt. (This must be where the scratches were on the original) I know which 5 files they are. Can anyone send them to me?

The corrupt files are: D7.DAT, D7.IDX, D8.DAT, D8T.IDX and DD.DAT.

Please help if you can.


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July 11, 2012 at 03:21:17
Hi redskynews

This is a very rare piece of software you are after, but i do have a copy!!

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October 28, 2012 at 12:57:08
I have the ORIGINAL UKINFO disc as by the original maker NOT or the others that followed. This contains ALL the uk addresses and ALL the Phone numbers. All searchable and reverse search IE tel no. to obtain address. This disc was purchased by myself BEFORE British Telecom (pre ) threatened the maker with court and paid them off to stop making the discs........
The rest is history.

I also have over the years purchased various other UKINFO 's but none have the same unrestricted access to both name and tel numbers (those days EVERYONES number was listed - yes most have altered the std codes (added a bit) but essentially most people keep their original home numbers - sometimes even if they move.

I keep all my discs as images for the very reason that the poster above has said...His disc is scratched and does not work...If you have UKINFO or any disc like that then you should protect your investment -spelt RIPOFF- (as per the price charged) my first disc cost £20! and was the original.

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October 28, 2012 at 13:23:51
Hi there.

I do now have originals of UK-Info 3.1 Pro, UK-Info 3.1 Standard, UK-Info 4.1 Standard and UK-Info 2000 Standard.

The trouble is that they cover 1996-1999. The information I am looking for appeared in 2000-2001 and I first saw it on probably in 2002. It doesn't appear there today. I have also checked later versions of UK-Info and it doesn't appear on them.

In 2002, I did a search on an address in Birmingham UK and apart from the owner's name which I knew, another name came up there. It was a mans name which I now cannot remember. This is what I need to find out.

Do you think your disc may help?


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October 29, 2012 at 03:37:40
Ok we can give it a try.

If we have no luck then try below.
The best thing to do in cases like this is to ring or write to the nieghbours either side and usually someone will remember them and point you in the right direction.

But we can give it a go.

You can post it here and I will post the info back as well.
Or you can use a email.

Let me know.

Also most damage to data on CD/DVD's is caused from the 'label side as this is the thinner side and nearest the data, the 'scratched' side is the thickest covering on the disc BUT is the 'read' side so is prone to distortions in read data. Carefully look at the disc and you may see its damaged from the other side, if not then you can get a machine to reface the disc and remove all the scratches - not cheap.

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October 29, 2012 at 06:51:39
Hi Challenger.

Much appreciated. I'm sending you a private message.


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