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#1 Bleedo

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 06:34 PM

When I make a backup copy of a dvd the ISO image is set to be saved to the C drive, yet when it's complete there is no trace of it. I've also tried saving it to specific folders and it never turns up there. I've tried searches and no results are found. Where are my ISOs going?

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 06:57 PM

Hi -
I made backup DVDs copy that used 4 or 5 discs -
That is the normal amount that you are sent if you ask for Restore / Repair copies from the maker (Toshiba was mine)

Thank You -

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 07:28 PM

do you then burn the iso to disk ?

some burning software has a check box to delete iso after burning. could this be a possibility ?

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 08:30 PM

I do burn it to a blank disc, but it isn't set to delete. I've found that Windows 7 won't save a file to the C drive and that files are re-directed to the VirtualStore, however I can't find the location of the Virtual Store. Supposedly it's at C:\Users\<username>AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program, except that there isn't an AppData folder in this location.

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 08:39 PM

aha, thanks for the info
you will have to go to Control Panel --> Appearance and Personalization --> Folder Options
view tab
check - show hidden files and folders
click Apply
you should now be able to see the folder

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 10:19 PM

Thanks. Found the Virtual Store folder and the ISOs are not there, so I have no idea where they've been sent.

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 10:47 AM

Did you try doing a search of your system...using *.iso as the search string...so that you can see every .iso file stored on your computer?

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 03:22 PM

Yes, Louis I have tried that and it yields zero results. I'm concerned with having an abundance of missing ISOs slowing down my computer. I have no idea where they've been sent.

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 03:55 PM

So...you are saying the Search function yields not one .iso file present on your system?

You've enabled seeing all file extensions?

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 06:19 PM

Yes, that's correct. Yes, I have it set to show all file extensions.

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 06:39 PM

burning software must be deleting them. what program do you use to rip and burn and is it a demo ?

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 03:49 AM

The Nero that came with Windows 7, which I believe is not a full version. The thing is the ISOs are not even showing up BEFORE they get burned.

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 10:03 PM

maybe they are in your temp folder. Also in AppData\Local\Temp
Do you specifically ask nero to create an ISO or do just ask it to copy disk ?

"options" "preferences" in nero should let you specify where to save, and also show you what the default setting is.
I haven't used it in a while.

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 08:43 PM

Nothing in the Temp folder. I have DVD Shrink set to create an ISO and then burn it to a disc with Nero.

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 11:18 AM

i have not had the time to look at dvdshrink but if you say burn to disk then i suspect the program reads to RAM (or possibly Hard drive) and copies to dvd disc on the fly, so no ISO is saved.
If you want to create ISO then just do that, and not burn to disk.
Does that work ?

Also there seem to be two dvdshrink programs out there. one freeware and 5-6 years old that may have issues with Win7. the other is a paid for program with support for win7.




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