Roadkil's Unstoppable Copier v5.2

I am Baas on 28 Oct 2013

Roadkil's Unstoppable Copier allows you to copy files from disks and CDs with problems such as bad sectors, scratches or that just give errors when reading data. The program will attempt to recover every readable piece of a file and put them back together. Using this method, most types of files can be made usable even if some parts were not recoverable in the end.

See the website for earlier versions that support Win9x through NT.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Windows registry
Stealth: ? No. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Roadkil
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download UnstopCpy_XXX_Win2K_UP.exe (where XXX is the version number) to a folder of your choice and launch.

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djk simon 2006-06-08 15:54

This is a wonderful program that does one thing very well. I've used it twice to recover data from VOB files. It recovered more of the file than was viewable from the source DVDs which froze up and had to be fast forwarded or skipped.

glong 2006-08-22 12:50

This program does write a value to the registry. The key name is: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Roadkil\Lic_Unstp. This appears to be a flag indicating that the license aggrement has been accepted.

Andrew Lee 2006-08-23 00:13

Thanks! I missed that. I have updated the database entry to reflect this information.

as7r0 2007-08-19 18:35

great program, i love it, its a single exe file and will recover the most information in the easiest way possible, i managed to recover vob information for a home movie i made it was critical you can even set the recovery mode faster or slower with more recovery on the fly too. give it a go. its good.

Foot 2007-11-27 13:15

The download link provided for v3.2 leads to a page rated as dangerous by TrendProtect. Download is also available from the application information page on the site (at TrendProtect rates this page as safe.

Shane 2007-12-29 18:07

This is now my default program for dragging large amounts of data from one location to another. It ignores locked files and doesn't ask dumb questions every two seconds like a standard copy does.
We use it for data recovery and large volume file copies as our first choice now.

Steve 2008-02-17 05:55

Great piece of software
copies at lightning speed from any source
does the job for me whenever i need to copy data form one place to another

D 2008-03-11 21:07

It seems to silently fail on unicode filenames, which is rather dangerous behaviour...

TrineyGurl 2008-05-29 03:16

THis program Rocks! Used it 2 recover stepped on & cracked CD-ROM & program works now. & that was a disk from back in WIN 3.1 / WIN 95 days. I'm totally impressed that it was so easy to use & WORKs! Gud show RoadKil

kiest 2009-08-02 07:36

seems to me ver4.2 still does NOT support copying the original subfolders' timestamp. I am using FastCopy for this instead.

RandomTask 2010-01-13 14:20

Avast AV reports a Trojan Horse called "Swizzor" in the stand-alone version of V4.3...
Can't say for sure, wether it is truely a Trojan Horse or a false positive because of an unknown UPX-Packer...

Does anybody know more?

Lambert 2010-01-14 00:14

Deleted the win32 version 4.3 instal file without trying the program as avast reported "Swizzor" trojan.

RandomTask 2010-01-14 01:14

...just stumbeled upon the roadkil-homepage saying:

August 7th, 2009

Ive had numerous emails from users saying Avast antivirus is picking up a virus in the Unstoppable Copier file. It appears this is a false positive caused by Avasts latest update. Im sending them a message to say "HEY FIX IT" so hopefully it should stop reporting this soon!

Should have checked it earlier...

I am Baas 2010-01-15 12:39

Avast did not warn when downloaded the latest version (4.4)

XCOPY 2010-01-15 14:21

Hi .. My name is XCOPY .. I'm old .. but still able to do something good. ;)

XCOPY source destination /E /Q /H /C /Y

/C Continues copying even if errors occur.
/E Copies directories and subdirectories, including empty ones.
/Q Does not display file names while copying.
/H Copies hidden and system files also.
/Y Suppresses prompting to confirm you want to overwrite an existing destination file.

TT 2010-01-15 19:49

Writes to the Registry. How is this 'Portable'?

Pete Nicholls 2010-01-16 00:44

On my Windows7, this put an entry in the HKLM/Software/Virtual Store, then everytime I browsed a website with IE, I got a "Mother May I" message for Adobe Plug-In (multiple times per page). Maybe it puts an entry elsewhere in the registry that causes this. I did a System Restore to the restore point set before launching the executable and normal operation was restored.

Fidvo 2010-09-10 14:28

This is the only program I've found that's able to copy a DVD with those dreaded Cyclical Redundancy Check errors. My only complaint is that as far as I can tell, it won't allow you to copy just a single file; you have to copy everything in the directory. But at least it allows you to skip the currently copying file.

Silki Garg 2010-09-25 02:49

Roadkil's Unstoppable Copier is a great freeware file copier utility. but I am equally impressed with its capabilities to recover the data and files from bad sectors. I couldn't help myself writing more about it on my blog here at

Thanks for letting me know about it.

Fidvo 2010-10-21 15:25

I just discovered that despite what I said earlier, you can copy a single file. This is a must-have utility for rescuing DVD's with CRC errors, among other things.

One note: Fixing those CRC errors slows this program way down, so you might want to run it overnight on bad DVD's.

jacko 2010-11-23 20:44

Way more informative than the standard copy. For a 20 GB file copied over a slow USB 1.0 - 12 mbps connection, a simple progress bar won't do. Microslop should take note.

jack 2010-11-23 20:58

^ My external hd is 3 years old, dunno why WD would use USB 1.0/1.1 instead of 2.0 !!

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