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Is Alcohol 120% burning software safe? (235 restore image)

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Is Alcohol 120% burning software safe? (235 restore image)

#1 Post by solidpro » Thu May 26, 2022 2:15 pm

Hi Everyone

I'm about to restore a 235 and I found the original restore floppy and CD on archive.org. However it's been made as an MDS/MDF file which says its for use with 'Alcohol' image/burning software.

I've never heard of it and never used it. If I download the (supposedly 100% usable) 15 day trial, chrome blocks is as dangerous....which I know is sometimes a false positive but generally I trust chrome to do it's job.

Has anyone installed it, is it OK to use or does someone else out there have a 235 image which doesn't need it?

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Re: Is Alcohol 120% burning software safe? (235 restore image)

#2 Post by solidpro » Thu May 26, 2022 2:29 pm

I found ImgBurn recognises the MDS file so I'm using that as an old reliable favourite of mine....

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Re: Is Alcohol 120% burning software safe? (235 restore image)

#3 Post by dr_st » Thu May 26, 2022 3:45 pm

Alcohol 120% is great software, and safe, but not free... It is mostly useful for ripping / burning copy-protected CDs. For regular CDs, there is no reason to use MDF. In those cases, MDF seems to produce binary-equal files to standard BIN format.
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Re: Is Alcohol 120% burning software safe? (235 restore image)

#4 Post by solidpro » Fri May 27, 2022 3:49 am

Ah ok thanks. I wonder why Chrome false-flags it. It's not the fact it's an .exe because lots of others are fine...

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