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    DVD issue

    Afternoon,
    right just been handed a box of dvd's, but cant access them.
    there looks to be data written to them, apparently photos,
    so im thinking they havent been finalized,

    anyone know a way of getting the data off?
    computer they were made on has long since gone.

    James

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    I think the paid for version of ISObuster is capable of extracting the data from unfinalized disks? You could try the free demo and see if it can at least read a folder structure.

    You can apparently also make use of a Linux Distro and the dd command to pull off files source

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    Quote Originally Posted by rf600 View Post
    right just been handed a box of DVDs, but can't access them.
    Sounds like poor quality discs to me. What make are they?

    We used some Tesco DVD+Rs once and after they had data burnt to them, you couldn't read the data back.
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    You can also use the Disc Tools feature in Nero 12 to "sometimes" finalize a disk that has been created on another system. This might be something you can do with the trial edition...

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    Have you tried reading with a different DVD-rom and one that is a writer ?
    Amazon brand DVDs are also particularly cr@p

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    Hand them back.

    but more helpfully, would try linux method
    Last edited by mole; 6th June 2014 at 03:57 PM.

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    Its not one of these strange custom formats of CD writing that used to be around is it?
    I have recollection that for a while there was a format that treated a CD like it was a floppy disk, if you didn't have the driver installed you couldn't read the disk.
    Might have been DirectCD/UDF format, but im going back a few years now! anyone else remember this?

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    +1 for linux live disk and copy them off



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