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Cd-r Read/write Format

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#1 polaris6


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Posted 11 October 2005 - 04:35 PM

I have an XP operating system, with 512 RAM and a 60 MB HD, Maxtor CD drive.

About 2 months ago, I got the bright idea of collecting all the images I d/l from my digital camera over that past 5 years on my HD and them writing them to a CD for storage. I labeled all the folders and culled the images I didn't want.

Yesterday, I needed to retrieve one of those images (1 of about 2000) and I couldn't read the jpg image. The operating system defaulted to the Windows Picture and Fax Viewer. I tried to read other images on that CD and got the same result. I tried most every file on that CD and got the same result.

The message I received was 'No Preview Available'. I tried to view other jpg images from the HD and I was successful. I tried to view other images from another CD and it was also successful.

I tried to open the image using Adobe Photoshop and receive the following message: 'Cannot open 'xxx.jpg' because the JPEG marker segment length is too short (the file may be truncated or incomplete).

I tried to copy one of the files to the HD and received the following message: 'Cannot copy xxx.jpg. Cannot read from the source file of disk'

I looked at the properties of the CD and saw that 667 MB of space was used and 662 MB was available...that is really odd. Something has happened there.

I created the CD by using Roxio and created a data CAD, as I have done with all the other CDs I created.

Any suggestions/help?



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Posted 12 October 2005 - 10:58 AM

Just a guess, but try using the software that came with the camera
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Posted 12 October 2005 - 11:07 AM

667 MB of space was used and 662 MB was available...that is really odd.

Odd indeed, since that would seem to mean that the disk had around 1300MB of usable space. Assuming you filled it to 667MB, that is certainly very near its capacity, which may have caused some data to have been "lost" because it could not be correctly written to an over-full disk.


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Posted 12 October 2005 - 12:16 PM

I tried using the software that came with the camera (Nikon View 6+). No luck. I tried 4 different computers, No luck.

It is very unlikely that the disk has/had a capacity of 1.3 GB. I suspect there was an error in writing to the disk, and some mixed up when the software had to 'decide' whether the CD was to be read on the computer that created the disk, or on any other computer (CD drive).

Any suggestions as to how I might recover those files?

I show the file(s) name, size, etc, but cannot display the images.

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