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#1 Sam43

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Posted 11 March 2007 - 12:42 PM

I'm using Easy Media Creator suite 9.0 with drag to disk to archive data to a DVD/RW.  I've been adding files to this disk for a number of months now (with no problems), then today when I went to eject the disc, I got a drag to disk error saying it couldn't make the files compatible.  When I re-inserted the disk, all my files (almost 4G worth) except for about 1M worth weren't visible in Explorer.  The drag-to-disk utility shows almost the entire disk in use, yet Explorer won't display the files.  I've tried turning off drag to disk and a number of other options, but still cannot see the files.

Can anyone please help?  I've got over 10 years worth of archived files as well as software patches and drivers that will be lost if I can't recover these.

Thanks in advance for the help.

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#2 grandpabruce

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Posted 11 March 2007 - 01:37 PM

QUOTE (Sam43 @ Mar 11 2007, 03:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm using Easy Media Creator suite 9.0 with drag to disk to archive data to a DVD/RW.  I've been adding files to this disk for a number of months now (with no problems), then today when I went to eject the disc, I got a drag to disk error saying it couldn't make the files compatible.  When I re-inserted the disk, all my files (almost 4G worth) except for about 1M worth weren't visible in Explorer.  The drag-to-disk utility shows almost the entire disk in use, yet Explorer won't display the files.  I've tried turning off drag to disk and a number of other options, but still cannot see the files.

Can anyone please help?  I've got over 10 years worth of archived files as well as software patches and drivers that will be lost if I can't recover these.

Thanks in advance for the help.

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Unfortunately, you just learned why one should NEVER use packet writing software to archive important data files.  Creator Classic is the way to go, and you can make the DVD appendable, so you can keep adding files until it is full.

For your situation, you can try CD Roller or ISO Buster to see if there are files that you can recover.  If you can see the files, then you will have to pay for either of the programs, but you may be able to recover the files.
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Posted 12 April 2007 - 05:42 AM

QUOTE (grandpabruce @ Mar 11 2007, 01:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Unfortunately, you just learned why one should NEVER use packet writing software to archive important data files.  Creator Classic is the way to go, and you can make the DVD appendable, so you can keep adding files until it is full.

For your situation, you can try CD Roller or ISO Buster to see if there are files that you can recover.  If you can see the files, then you will have to pay for either of the programs, but you may be able to recover the files.



Sorry for my ignorance:  What is packet writing software and what is Creator Classic?  My OEM Limited Edition does not have the Classic option.  Is this the same as "Data Disc"?  Thanks.




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