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Not able to view files on CD


bppowell e2
13 2.1k 2 England
12 Jan 2009 7:47PM
I have a cd of wedding images I took a while ago (2 years) and backed up to CD in four different formats.

I am not able to view files on or off the CD

I can see the four different folders

Jpg Files
Tiff Files
Orf Files
Kaths Files

I can copy the images contaned in the folders to the hard drive without errors but I cannot view or open any of the images,

Any ideas

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rowarrior e2
7 4.4k 9 Scotland
12 Jan 2009 7:49PM
Well CDs do 'go off' but when I've seen that happen, they don't normally work at all
bppowell e2
13 2.1k 2 England
12 Jan 2009 7:58PM
I have tried using a recovery program but they do not seem to like CD's

I wonder if I have tried using drag and drop sometime and if I did would it produce this behaviour.

Barry
matey e2
6 110 England
12 Jan 2009 7:59PM
Have you tried it in your dvd drive on your telly? Probably a stupid suggestion.
bppowell e2
13 2.1k 2 England
12 Jan 2009 8:03PM
No I have not tried in the TV, I will give it a go when I get home, I'm working hard at the moment Wink

Barry
rowarrior e2
7 4.4k 9 Scotland
12 Jan 2009 8:05PM
I've never recovered a CD that's gone off I have to say
bppowell e2
13 2.1k 2 England
12 Jan 2009 9:07PM
Thanks for the replys
cattyal e2
9 6.4k 6 England
12 Jan 2009 9:09PM
What OS were you using when you burned the CDs? I recall once having to locate a pc with '98 on it as that was the only way I could get the files off - I'd moved on to XP and it didn't like them at all.
bppowell e2
13 2.1k 2 England
12 Jan 2009 9:12PM
I would of been using XP at the time of writing the cd.

At home I am now on Vista but here at work we have XP and the files act the same on both systems.
cattyal e2
9 6.4k 6 England
12 Jan 2009 9:15PM
Darn it - I've now run out of bright ideas Sad
bppowell e2
13 2.1k 2 England
12 Jan 2009 9:27PM
Thanks for trying
bppowell e2
13 2.1k 2 England
13 Jan 2009 10:17AM
Anyone else any ideas
kaybee e2
10 4.0k 24 Scotland
13 Jan 2009 10:26AM
Did you check to see if they were then when you burnt the CD?
It sounds like the folders have been burnt but not the files in them
cattyal e2
9 6.4k 6 England
13 Jan 2009 10:33AM

Quote:I can copy the images contaned in the folders to the hard drive without errors but I cannot view or open any of the images,


Do you get any kind of error message when you do try to open the files?
Metalhead
7 1.9k 2 England
13 Jan 2009 11:19AM
I've just done a bit of Googling on this topic and it seems lots of people have had similar problems. No-one seems to offer a solution though, but someone has suggested:

"Go to Control Panel/Programs and Features. On the left, select "Turn Windows features on or off". Put a check beside "Removable Storage Management". "

Worth a try, but it's weird your XP PC won't read the files either.

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