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#1 qualizz

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Posted 26 May 2018 - 04:35 AM

So I'm working on school project and another student transfered me some files using CD. When i came home and put CD into reader it asked me to use it Like a USB or With a DVD/CD player and I pressed Like a USB. There were only 5MB used on CD, and there were no files. I restarted computer and it showed that there was 188 MB used but still haven't showed any files. https://prnt.sc/jmmfva https://prnt.sc/jmmg1p How can i fix this ?



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Posted 26 May 2018 - 04:55 AM

Well...a CD cannot contain 4GB worth of files...while a DVD can.  And a CD player cannot read files on a DVD, while a DVD player can read files on each.

 

Are you sure that your player can read DVDs?

 

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Posted 26 May 2018 - 05:25 AM

You have a good point, I'm not sure but here's the specifications of it: https://prnt.sc/jmu4i3



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Posted 26 May 2018 - 06:32 AM

Your using a DVD Disc , from the first image you posted its 4.38 G Total and 4.19 Gig has not been used or free , that leaves 190mb used as you said.... { Approx }.

So either the Data on it is corrupt , or not being read correctly by your DVDRW Unit.

 

Try a Music Disc {CD} or a DVD Movie if you have them to test the Unit DVDRW Player.

 

Reload the Disc , cancel any Prompts.

Run Explorer and Click Computer then Click / DVD RW Drive {D} on the RHS.

The content should be shown.....


Edited by Havachat, 26 May 2018 - 06:37 AM.


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Posted 26 May 2018 - 07:05 AM

I tried game and DVDRW Player is working propertly but still havent showed any files. Could it be that DVD isn't finalised ?



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Posted 26 May 2018 - 08:14 AM

When Windows 7 asks if you want to use the disk as a USB or CD that indicates to me that it's initializing the disk for a new burn. I think the disk initially had a bad burn. 

 

There is software that can view previous multisessions on the disk. It's paid software but you can download it as a demo. It should show any previous burn sessions on the disk if there are any.

 

https://www.isobuster.com/multisessions.php



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Posted 26 May 2018 - 11:28 AM

I tried isoBuster already but it didn't work. The weird this also is that everytime i restart computer and put DVD in there it shows that more memory is used, first it said 5MB than 188MB than 201MB and now its 214MB. It could be that burn is done badly.



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Posted 26 May 2018 - 11:51 AM

Tell your fellow student, if you can contact them, to upload the files to Dropbox or some other cloud storage. If the files need to stay private. Zip them up using a password then have him or her text message the password and url link to the file. 

 

I'm not sure why the storage keeps increasing on the CD? If there are any files on the disk you can try using PhotoRec to pull any files. You would select None for a partition structure. Do the scan and any files recovered would default to the folder you unzipped Testdisk to. PhotoRec is included in Testdisk.

 

https://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec_Step_By_Step






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