Solved Trying to format DVD-R disc using windows 10

January 12, 2016 at 04:19:56
Specs: Windows 10
How do you format a dvd-r using windows 10? Used to be simple with Windows 7. Have transferred photos to DVD drive but widows 10 cannot read the inserted disc without formatting.

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#1
January 12, 2016 at 07:57:11
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See here:
http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...

If that doesn't help most likely the reason is lack of software in Windows 10.
Here are some freebies:
http://www.winxdvd.com/resource/top...
I have Windows 10 and use CDBurnerXP, which was on Win 8.1 before the Win 10 upgrade.

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#2
January 12, 2016 at 12:29:18
"Have transferred photos to DVD drive but widows 10 cannot read the inserted disc without formatting."

You don't need to format write-once discs. And having already burned data to them,you can't format it for UDF reading. Any formatting at this point would surely destroy the TOC and make reading your pictures impossible without third party software.

My guess is either your DVD reader is having issues reading discs, the pictures are in some form of slideshow format like PowerPoint and you don't have the software to view them, It was burned as a DVD video and you don't have DVD video software, or the TOC (Table of Contents) on the DVD has become corrupt.

How were the pictures created on the disc? Were the individual picture files burned to the disc, were they in a slideshow format using third party software, was it burned as a DVD video, etc?

If the pictures were burned as data files and you can't read the disc, try ISOBuster and see if you can recover your files. You can download the free version.

http://www.isobuster.com/


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#3
January 12, 2016 at 12:42:55
If this post is about retrieving files already on the disk, or even viewing them, (I did not assume that in #1) then formatting the disk would be a bad idea anyway.

Please clarify whether this is a contents retrieval question or about burning to a disk.

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#4
January 12, 2016 at 16:31:05
Derek - I think the OP is talking about the CD/DVD Staging Area Folder whose path in Windows 10 Home Edition is ....

%userprofile%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Burn\Temporary Burn Folder.

This folder is where files are waiting to be burned to disc.

i_Xp/Vista/W7/W10 User


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#5
January 12, 2016 at 16:33:56
Oh. Better see what David2 says then.

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#6
January 14, 2016 at 08:47:50
If it's now fixed, what did it turn out to be?

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