Where have the burnt files go?

Intel / Hp pavilion dv6700
May 17, 2009 at 09:54:52
Specs: Windows Vista Home Premium, 1.83 ghz, 3.00gb
i usually burn my personal video files onto a CD recordable disc as data file via Windows Media Player (version 11.0.6001.7004) to back them up. the burning process seemed to work properly, as WMP gave some sort of progress report (i.e. writing file 1% till burning process is completed 100%). and i immediately load the burnt disc back to the tray to make sure they were backed up. and i see the file.

however, several days later, i put the same CD, and autoplay says the disc is blank. i don't understand... where have the burnt files go? if i try to burn a file to it (just to check), then it says the CD has been used. i try to load it to a different dvd/cd burner, and it does the same thing! (autoplay says it is blank, but burning software says the disc si full).

please help. how can i retrieve my files? WMP seems so shady, all the while i thought my files were successfully compiled.

your input would be greatly appreciated.


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#1
May 17, 2009 at 11:25:43
Files waiting to be burned are stored in a hidden folder, C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Burn\Temporary Burn Folder

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#2
May 17, 2009 at 12:48:14
hi burrwalnut, thanks for your response.
i followed the path you gave me and found two temporary burn folders; however, both of them are empty:(

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#3
May 17, 2009 at 12:52:00
Try the CDs in another machine.

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#4
May 17, 2009 at 19:30:12
Get Image Burn. Freeware and easy.
http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?ac...

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#5
May 17, 2009 at 19:54:51
tried it in another machine, and it says the disc is still blank:(

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#6
May 17, 2009 at 20:55:02
Did you happen to choose save project at the end of the burn process? I know that Nero gives that option. I don't know about other software.

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#7
May 18, 2009 at 00:47:18
the thing is.. i always use nero to burn my data files with my desktop. but my desktop burner screwed up so i had to switch to my laptop's burner (running under vista). since nero won't work with my vista; i was forced to use windows media player program to burn the files.

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#8
May 18, 2009 at 06:17:12
I never used that to burn CDs but there could be a project history saved somewhere.

OR

Look in the registry.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\Player\RecentFileList

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#9
May 18, 2009 at 12:37:13
the videos are not there:(
i guess, they're gone now.
i hate WMP why it had to say that burning process was completed when it actually didn't burn the videos properly.
the only thing that puzzles me now is that, i am certain after burning the videos, they video files appeared before (when i loaded the discs to the tray), but now it is saying that the disc is blank (via autoplay) and full (if i try to burn with the supposedly blank disc).

at any rate, thank you for your response, guapo. very much appreciated.


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#10
May 18, 2009 at 18:01:43
You're welcome. Sorry it didn't work.

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#11
May 27, 2009 at 07:09:20

You can't keep trying Windows Media Player - you already know the results of that. Why do you keep referring back to WMP?

USE Windows Explorer to see if the files are there on the CD. Then if you find them just copy them back to a folder on your hard drive.

Quote from drashy
"WMP seems so shady, all the while i thought my files were successfully compiled."

Compiled? Nothing gets compiled when you copy files to a CD. Have no idea what you are talking about. WMP is OK as a player, although I think there are better. Windows burner is complicated, even though it doesn't seem like it is. Too many situations come up where something goes wrong.

Also, still recommend Image Burn - you can't get an easier to use burner. Then just burn a new CD/DVD. Never had a bad burn once I used Image Burn.


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