cant open photos on cd made on windows 95

February 16, 2011 at 10:38:50
Specs: Windows Vista
I cant open cd to see photos i took 9 years ago I think it was then on windows 95 . It keeps asking me to format disc. I am now on windows Vista.

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#1
February 16, 2011 at 14:42:06
When you created the disc did you use the drag and drop method? If so, you may need a UDF reader to see the files. Do a Google search for UDF readers and get one.

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#2
February 18, 2011 at 08:42:34
No I just did a burn to the cd.

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#3
February 18, 2011 at 14:20:01
Do you remember what program you used to burn the disc? Has the disc been exposed to bright light (IE sunlight) for a long period of time?

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#4
February 21, 2011 at 12:07:18
When the photos were on windows explorer I just selected the burn process.

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#5
February 21, 2011 at 14:42:59
Ok, that's what I'm talking about. That is called drag and drop. Windows 95 did not natively burn discs like XP, Vista, and Win 7 does, so you had some third party software like Roxio with drag and drop capabilities.

Again, you need UDF reader software installed. Do a Google search for UDF readers and install one.
Or try this one - http://www.isobuster.com/udf-reader...


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#6
February 22, 2011 at 08:28:45
tried isobuster but no joy. I am 74 years old it,s perhaps my fault. The isobuster says it coulld not extract files. I will try again another day . thanks for your patience.

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#7
February 26, 2011 at 02:59:36
Try washing the disk with warm, soapy water and pat dry with a soft, lint-free cloth. After nine years, it may have built-up a layer of dirt on the surface. I've had to wash a lot of CD/DVD's over the years, including genuine Windows XP installation disks. This may not work for you, but it takes only a few minutes to try.

You may still need to use UDF software, as suggested above, but a dirty disk will give you problems, no matter what format the disk was recorded in.

There are also programs available that profess to be able to rip files from damaged disks. If your disk has scratches (no matter how light they may be) the data may be seen to be corrupted/damaged. I've never used any of these particular programs, so can't say whether or not they work. Here's a freeware one that I found with a google search.

Please let us know if you found someone's advice to be helpful.


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#8
March 1, 2011 at 04:02:01
Thanks will try as you sugested.
I tried another disc I could not open with ISOBuster and it opened nearly all the files and pics but some of the pics were only haf complete. Have you found this?

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