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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
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,
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Well CDs do 'go off' but when I've seen that happen, they don't normally work at all
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.
Have you tried it in your dvd drive on your telly? Probably a stupid suggestion.
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
I've never recovered a CD that's gone off I have to say
Thanks for the replys
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.
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.
Darn it - I've now run out of bright ideas
Thanks for trying
Anyone else any ideas
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
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?
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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