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bppowell
bppowell  122127 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2009 - 7:47 PM

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
rowarrior  64350 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2009 - 7:49 PM

Well CDs do 'go off' but when I've seen that happen, they don't normally work at all

bppowell
bppowell  122127 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2009 - 7:58 PM

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

Last Modified By bppowell at 12 Jan 2009 - 8:01 PM
matey
matey  5110 forum posts England
12 Jan 2009 - 7:59 PM

Have you tried it in your dvd drive on your telly? Probably a stupid suggestion.

bppowell
bppowell  122127 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2009 - 8:03 PM

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
rowarrior  64350 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2009 - 8:05 PM

I've never recovered a CD that's gone off I have to say

bppowell
bppowell  122127 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2009 - 9:07 PM

Thanks for the replys

cattyal
cattyal e2 Member 96097 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2009 - 9:09 PM

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
bppowell  122127 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2009 - 9:12 PM

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
cattyal e2 Member 96097 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2009 - 9:15 PM

Darn it - I've now run out of bright ideas Sad

bppowell
bppowell  122127 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2009 - 9:27 PM

Thanks for trying

Last Modified By bppowell at 12 Jan 2009 - 9:28 PM
bppowell
bppowell  122127 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2009 - 10:17 AM

Anyone else any ideas

kaybee
kaybee  103880 forum posts Scotland24 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2009 - 10:26 AM

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
cattyal e2 Member 96097 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2009 - 10:33 AM


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
Metalhead  71878 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2009 - 11:19 AM

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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