Unabe to read CD-RW discs on Windows 7 PC

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August 4, 2010 at 19:54:44
Specs: Windows 7

My dvd burner is not reading my cd-rw 1-4x (backup) discs that were created on a Windows 98 pc using different burning software to that installed on my Windows 7 pc (i.e. Roxio).

With some cd's, Windows 7 will read all the folders but not any subfolders. On other cd's, Windows 7 won't recognise anything that I have written on to the cd-rw cd and asks if I want to install UDF Reader which is the only file recognisable on the cd.

Does anyone have any ideas how to resolve this.


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August 4, 2010 at 21:17:03
Install the UDF reader. If you used Roxios drag and drop method to add files to the CD, then you will need to install the UDF reading software.

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August 4, 2010 at 22:43:03
On my Windows 98 pc I was using the burning software Adaptec Direct CD.

I had thought of copying the udfreader.exe file off the CD-RW disc which is displayed when I try and read the dvd-rom drive in Windows 7 on my new pc but decided not to as I didn't want to risk modifying the CD in any way and therefore result in losing all my backed up files. Is this safe to do so without modifying the cd-rw disc?

I will give this a go if it is but will copy the files off the CD onto my old pc 1st before I try installing the UDF reader on my Windows 7 pc.


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