I had some important info saved on a disc (an adobe reader file).  I hadn't tried opening it in a while but when I try opening it it says something about a file i/o error.  Is there a solution or is the info lost?  I don't know if it has anything to do with the different laptops because I remember being able to view it on my old laptop.  Please help!

petey*ray wrote:
If you couldn't save it to your drive then it's probably a corrupt disk rather than a corrupt file.
As far as causes for corrupt files, there can be many causes. The disk could be corrupt because it wasn't formatted correctly (and your OS won't read it), it could be scratched, just a plain old bad disk (I test all of mine before sending them to anyone)...etc. Again, many reasons it could be bad.
Unfortunately, it sounds like you won't be able to save your file.

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