Hello. The drive I keep my movies and music on is dying. From bad sectors, I suppose, since filesystem repairs don't help at all. I'm not trying to find out the nature of the problem : I just want to backup everything to a new drive ! Because of the nature of the files (audio and video streams), it's ok if some are corrupt: even in bad shape, they are still mostly playable. However, no file manager that I could find would copy corrupt files. The copy always aborts when an error is encountered - which is like once in every 10th file, and always at the same point in those files. What I need is a command or program that would batch copy all the files and just ignore errors - pad the unreadable parts with zeroes for all I care - or whatever quick and dirty solution, as long as it keeps copying without prompting me. (There are too many files for me to even confirm prompts.) So, in short: I'm looking for a way to force copy corrupt files. The choice of operating system doesn't matter, because I run all major three. Any idea, anyone ?