How do I access files written to a RW CD?

December 12, 2010 at 13:03:21
Specs: Windows Vista
I added over 9 MB of files to a RW CD using the INCDFS file system, but then could not access/read the files. It was suggested that the session was not properly closed, and that perhaps adding another file and properly closing the session would solve the problem. So I added a dummy XLS file and closed the session. Now, all I see is the dummy XLS file, but not the >9 MB of files that I really want to access. But I know that the data is there somewhere, because the system tells me that there are 0 byes of free space left on the CD. Can you please advise how I can get to these other files? Many thanks!!

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December 12, 2010 at 13:41:29
All CD or DVD burning programs that did not come with Windows itself that I've seen have a setting that simulates burning without actually doing it, as a test feature, to prevent you from wasting your time trying to burn to a defective disk (and making "coasters") - you probably had that enabled, the actual burning not enabled, which results in no files actually being burned to the CD or DVD.

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December 12, 2010 at 18:08:13
It sounds like you were were using InCD packet writing software. I have never trusted this type of CD writing for the very reason you are seeing. Sometimes it goes south and you end up with a corrupted disc.

Go to and get. Isobuster, you can recover your files with this program.

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