Lost Files on Open CD

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June 7, 2010 at 08:53:45
Specs: Windows XP, Windows XP Home SP1
PLEASE IGNORE THE PRODUCT INFORMATION THIS STATES TO BE ABOUT. It would not let me submit a post without specifying the OS, CPU/RAM, and Manufacturer/Model (all of which could be wrong for all I know other than I'm dealing with Window's XP; IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH IT.

Back before I got a new computer, I burned some files onto a bunch of generic cd's. I left the cd's open, incase I wanted to add more files to them at a later date. Now that I don't have the original drives and software I used for said cd's, I can't access the files. The cd's come up blank whenever I put them in my drive.

Is there a way to regain the files, or are they lost forever?


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#1
June 7, 2010 at 09:19:08
If you put the CDs into a CD/DVD burner, the files normally should be shown.

Or simply install a burning software to your new computer, put in one of the CDs and close the session.
After that, all files should be accessable.

The original poster should always write the last response !!!
Let us know, if the problem is solved !!!


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#2
June 7, 2010 at 09:56:54
Ok...the current drive I've got is a DVD RW...and with that the files aren't coming up. Is there a burning software you would recommend?

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#3
June 7, 2010 at 10:50:35
... try this (freeware) click onto Mirror 6 - Provided by ImgBurn


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#4
June 7, 2010 at 11:54:26
Ok...assuming that verification of the cd doesn't work, and going to tools and close...anything, the three options being track, session, and disc. In all assumptions that is what I'm suppose to be doing, I keep on getting an error stating I'm not allowed to close it. When I've tried writing a file or image on there, I keep on getting an error that the disc is not empty.

Does any of that makes sense?


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#5
June 7, 2010 at 12:23:21
You should not write additional files to the CD, but only choose close CD session.
I use Nero Burning Rom for such things, but there are a lot other (possibly free) programs, that may work for you.

The original poster should always write the last response !!!
Let us know, if the problem is solved !!!


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#6
June 7, 2010 at 14:58:46
Yeah, it's not letting me close the cd's. Oh well, lost cause.

Thanks for the help guys. ^_^ Have a good one.


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#7
June 7, 2010 at 16:35:12
"CDBurnerXP" freebie is pretty good.

If not then use "IsoBuster" freebie to retrieve data.


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#8
June 7, 2010 at 16:44:20
... you could try and make an "iso" image of the of the said cd(s) then mount or open the image to extract the data!

... been done before with cd's that could'nt be read by the original drive/burner!

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#9
June 8, 2010 at 13:50:15
Looks like IsoBuster helped with the cd I was testing. Off to see if it works on the rest. Thanks guys. ^_^
Just wish I didn't need a key to extract the files. XD Guess that will have to wait until I get a steady income again.

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#10
June 8, 2010 at 14:09:41
... (freeware) http://www.isodisk.com/

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#11
June 8, 2010 at 15:16:38
How long does it take for isodisk to start working? I've reinserted the disk as requested, and nothing seems to be happening.

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#12
June 8, 2010 at 16:00:56
... create the "iso" first! ..."Response Number 3" create image file from disc! (destination (browse) Save as type "iso") do'nt forget to uncheck the "Ask toolbar"

... once isodisk is installed you may have to reboot.

... then browse to the "iso" (image) file to mount the image (iso file) as a virtual cdrom/dvd to extract the content!
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... or use this instead of isodisk >> CDMage (freeware)

... click onto one of the mirrors to download

... you wo'nt need a virtual drive with this! I use it when needed.
(a bit like isobuster)


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#13
June 8, 2010 at 17:28:51
Malvis, you seem to be good at telling people what to use, but now how to use them. I don't know how to make an ISO. I don't know what an ISO is. I went and downloaded all these programs, played around with them the best way I could figure out how without useful instructions, and thus far, the only one that seems to have done anything remotely close to what I was looking for was IsoBuster. The only problem I am having with that one program is that I need to pay for it in order to extract the files.

And now you're telling me to use yet another program without any comprehensive instructions. How do I create an ISO before installing the ISOdisk program? What ISO image file am I browsing? Where in the program am I given the option to browse?

Do you understand where I am coming from? Now I've downlaoded CDmage, and at first couldn't figure out where I downloaded it to. Don't worry, I worked around it. I have it open, and I'm clicking through the file contents and options, and not understanding anything that I'm looking at. Thus far, going to File/Open is not giving me any results, and File/Exit seems to be the only other option that makes sense.

So please stop helping. I've done everything that I've been told, within lamen's comprehension, and the only thing that's come close to working the way I even hoped it to was IsoBuster. Everything else has been a waste of my time and your efforts. So please just stop.

I would like to thank you all for your help. I understand this has been a really difficult process and I'm sorry I had to take up all of your valuable time like this. You have my best regards. Thank you.


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#14
June 8, 2010 at 19:54:21
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It might be that Mavis thought you knew more than you did. Sometimes we get slagged off by folk by talking down to them (such as "I know all that"). The truth is that the people helping on a forum have no crystal ball to tell them how much posters know or don't know. If you don't understand then fine, you just ask.

The approach of asking a helper to "stop helping" on a forum is unwise, for whatever reason. It is likely to make everyone else back away from responding further to the post. Remember that we come here from far and wide to help, for free, in our spare time so we have no incentive to accept even mildly couched rudeness from anyone.


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#15
June 8, 2010 at 21:47:05
"...How do I create an ISO before installing the ISOdisk program? What ISO image file am I browsing? Where in the program am I given the option to browse?..." the iso would be a saved created image of your cd in a file form.

... First insert your naff cd, then open ImgBurn click create image file from disc then opposite the word Destination click the folder to browse to save as, the rest is self explanatory!

... you could experiment after creating the "iso" and waste a cd(?) in ImgBurn click "write image file to disc" which would write the iso back to a new cd.

... it might just create a readable cd with your content intact... there again maybe none of this will work at all!

... "google is your friend" ... how to click me

"...So please stop helping..."

... not a problem ... spoon feeding stops here!

... go ahead pay your money and buy isobuster might work, might not!


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