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WORK COMPUTER CHANGED ALL FILES ON CD TO XML


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#1 cwnchstr

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 01:09 PM

I recently changed jobs. I made several DVD's of work I wanted to take to my new job.

 

When I loaded the disk at my workstation, it was locked and I couldn't see any of the documents because it was policy to not let any 'outside' files be opened until specific access was granted.

 

When I got access, all the files on the disk have the extension .xml.

 

I've tried saving to the original extension of .pdf or .xls etc, but it won't work.

 

Is there any way to recover the disk and the data on it?

 

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 01:34 PM

Why/how would any system...change file extensions on files burned to disk?

 

Was the disk finalized when burned?

 

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 01:52 PM

Does this computer have the same software that you used to create these files?


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Posted 05 June 2014 - 02:11 PM

Hamlouis: It worked on my home computer. Then when I brought it to work and tried to use it, it couldn't read it. Then when I got the access, I'm presuming the work computer changed all the file extensions.

 

dc3: Yes, Windows 7.



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Posted 05 June 2014 - 02:29 PM

I'm guessing that something your work IT is doing caused this.  Are you able to copy the files to your machine and then rename them to remove the .XML part of the file name?  Using the file you posted it doesn't look like that works.  Renaming to a .TXT file the original file name looks to be HEALTH FAIR 2008.

 

So, you probably need to work with IT to see how to do this.  I'm assuming that the DVDs are fine at home.



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Posted 05 June 2014 - 02:38 PM

I asked IT when they gave me the permissions and they said...'oh. Looks like they're corrupt.'

 

I tried the disk at home before I brought it to work, but not after. Will do that today.



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Posted 05 June 2014 - 03:45 PM

FWIW:  Win 7 is the O/S....you did not use that to create these files.  What program (installed in Win 7) did you use to burn them to CD/DVD?

 

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 05:08 PM

I can't remember the program name. It was installed on my old work computer. This one doesn't have any kind of software other than Windows Media Player.



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Posted 06 June 2014 - 08:06 AM

I suspect that you will need the same program these files were created with to open them correctly.


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