Back around 2008 i burned 50 or so DVD-Rs of self-DVR'd 90's cartoons (classic ads and all!) from a failing HDD. Adult Swim, classic Cartoon Network, Disney Afternoon and other childhood classics. Because of the recent Ducktales reboot, i wanted to watch the classic again all the way through so i whipped out my binder of cartoons and attempted to backup my episodes to a new drive. -But Explorer won't let me. i can watch some of the episodes straight from the DVD but the moment i attempt to copy and paste said files, Explorer hangs and crashes about 10-15 seconds into reading the disc. i have a few theories as to why this happens but i'm not too sure how to fix the issue. it's almost like the read-write speed ratio is interfering with the copying process. Either the disc was written at a speed too low for my optical to read at high speed or vice-versa. The DVD-Rs are undamaged but they were written on old Staples brand discs. i've heard that crappy brand CD/DVD-Rs are prone to fail after a number of years but only after just 15 or so?? Keep in mind that i can still watch the cartoons directly off the disc, so i doubt the discs are that old/worn out. i have the same issue with three different computers and four different optical drives, though some (much older) backup CD-Rs are unreadable altogether. My Aqua Teen Hunger Force backups are unreadable beyond the header. Explorer can show me the files list but none (or very few) of the episodes are playable, even off the disc. i'm not sure if it's a codec issue or the discs can't be read. --- And while i'm at it... GOOGLE iS FREAKiN' USELESS when it comes to tech support and questions. Yes, Google, i KNOW HOW TO COPY AND PASTE!! That's not the goddamn issue! Shoving clickbaits articles in my face and showing virus-riddled tutorial sites for basic computer functions isn't going to solve my problem!