Solved how to retrieve data from cdfs in win 7 os?

April 4, 2015 at 05:01:06
Specs: Windows 7, 4 gb
I have bought a book on microelectronics circuits by sedra and ssmith. It is accompanied with a cd-rom ( 23 mb). However, when i tried opening the dvd rw drive from my computer, it shows drag files to this folder to add them to the disc.on checking properties it shows file system is CDFS. I have copied the icon and pasted in my hard disk. Though again it shows copying..23 mb, when i open the folder in hard disc.. its empty.. On the cd rom it is labelled that pdf viewer and ppt viewer are the requirements. I'm tired with these stunts..need big time help please.. my os is win 7 ...:(

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April 4, 2015 at 05:36:35
They aren't stunts, you need the proper software to view the files. PPT is a PowerPoint file so you'll need either Microsoft Office, Libre Office, Open Office, or a standalone PowerPont viewer. PDF is a Portable Document file so you'll need Adobe Acrobat Reader, Fox It Reader, or similar.

You can find what you need here:

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April 4, 2015 at 05:42:35
:-/ well.. thanks..but i have all of that powerpoint and pdf stuff.. my problem is with the cdfs...the cd is blank..for a moment i even thought the cd came with the book was fake..but however it shows used space 23.5 mb and free space 0 bytes..once i open it..its empty..i have been reading about this cdfs and ufs stuff for a while..but there is apparently no solution to the problem..retrieving that data..i hope someone will be able to help me out with that..

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April 4, 2015 at 05:48:22
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A kwik google trawl initially seemed to suggest it might a windows-7 and later compatibility issue. But further digging brought this link rom M$-land:

See if it works for you?

And video that may help resolve it too?

And this post from CN a while back includes a link to a yahoo source:

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April 4, 2015 at 05:55:08
hey boss, thanks a ton.. the problem is exactly what was brought out in that link.. as it said..i just had to change my settings to show hidden folders.. worked!! got the data!! Thanks a lot.. :D

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April 4, 2015 at 06:11:17
You're most welkum...

Sometimes it's the simplest things that are concealed from us mere mortals, and we are forced to resort the gognoscenti elsewhere...

Quite why those files are included/designated as 'hidden' by default in win-7???

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April 4, 2015 at 08:07:45
It is all Microsoft's silly fault for hiding stuff. The first thing I do is unhide files & folders then show all file extensions. I leave protected files alone though, otherwise you get ini and db files kicking around on the desktop and other user areas.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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