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Reading a CD-R?

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#1 BinKey


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Posted 03 February 2005 - 03:12 PM



First time here so I'm not sure if I have the right forum. I have a cd-r that I can't read. When I click on properties, it says it is a full disk, but when I open it, there is nothing there. Were the files hidden somehow?? Just wondering.

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#2 dalcb22


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Posted 03 February 2005 - 03:36 PM

I think I had this problem before. There could be alot of causes, Maybe other people will know how. How was the CD-R Created? Sometimes if it was left open by one computer's burning Software, Your computer (without that program, eg. Nero) won't read it.

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Posted 23 February 2005 - 03:37 PM

or if the cd was written with DirectCD... (adaptec, now roxio, packet writing software)
and the cd is unreadable, the format of the cd can be damaged...
usually i don't recommend software you have to purchase, but i used this
package to rescue a client's whole Italian vacation photos (only copy he had of them)
from a damaged DirectCD disc, only lost the ones where the actual scratch
was... about seven photos.

cdroller's website

the program is pretty straight forward about what to do.


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reference to the specific strip that my quote came from.

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