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I created a DATA disc with Roxio 4, which was part of my bundled software with XP. Afterwards when trying to open any files on it I get this.

 

 

File conversion and select encoding popup window.

 

All of my DATA has some kind of encoding and I am in deep "you know what"

 

Please help and send to

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I created a DATA disc with Roxio 4, which was part of my bundled software with XP. Afterwards when trying to open any files on it I get this.

 

 

File conversion and select encoding popup window.

 

All of my DATA has some kind of encoding and I am in deep "you know what"

 

 

 

 

 

First....ECDC Version 4 does not run under XP, so if you did you were really lucky.

 

(is this a new purchase) Version 4 software has to be at least 6 years old.

 

Lets assume for a moment that you really did use ECDC 4 to make Data CD tell us "what program in Version 4 did you use in to make this CD"

 

Their are 2 choices Data CD Project or Direct CD.

 

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Also, this is a public Forum, searched by google and other search engines, which in turn are searched by spammers seeking to "harvest" email addresses for spamming purposes.

 

I'd suggest you edit your post to remove the email address - if it isn't already too late.

 

Posts are answered publicly so everyone gets the benefit of the answer.

 

Lynn

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I created a DATA disc with Roxio 4, which was part of my bundled software with XP. Afterwards when trying to open any files on it I get this.

File conversion and select encoding popup window.

 

All of my DATA has some kind of encoding and I am in deep "you know what"

 

Please help and send to jls45@charter.net

When you look at the disc in Windows Explorer, does the directory/file listing look like you expect it to look? Does the disc read on any other system? Can you do a screen-shot of the pop-up window you get and put it on a server and paste a link to it here so we can see what you're getting? Is this disc a CD-R (write once) or CD-RW (erasable) disc? Did you try to read from the disc after initially writing it, and did it work then? It's probably fair to assume that you deleted the original files off your HD after writing this disc?

 

Let us know.

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When you look at the disc in Windows Explorer, does the directory/file listing look like you expect it to look? Does the disc read on any other system? Can you do a screen-shot of the pop-up window you get and put it on a server and paste a link to it here so we can see what you're getting? Is this disc a CD-R (write once) or CD-RW (erasable) disc? Did you try to read from the disc after initially writing it, and did it work then? It's probably fair to assume that you deleted the original files off your HD after writing this disc?

 

Let us know.

Yes it looks like I would suspect.

Disc will not read on any other system.

Will not allow me to screenshot.

DVD+RW, did not check readability (I know, dum-ba).

 

Due to teenager trying to hide UHHH stuff lost some files and reloaded from disk. Now disc and files from hard drive are unreadable.

 

Screen basicly looks like this.

 

 

Select the encoding that makes your document readable.

Text Encoding

 

() Windows (Default) () MS-DOS () Other encoding (over here is list of languages ie...Korean,)

 

 

Than window with weird symbols

 

Also, this is a public Forum, searched by google and other search engines, which in turn are searched by spammers seeking to "harvest" email addresses for spamming purposes.

 

I'd suggest you edit your post to remove the email address - if it isn't already too late.

 

Posts are answered publicly so everyone gets the benefit of the answer.

 

Lynn

 

Thanks Lynne.

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Yes it looks like I would suspect.

Disc will not read on any other system.

Will not allow me to screenshot.

DVD+RW, did not check readability (I know, dum-ba).

 

Due to teenager trying to hide UHHH stuff lost some files and reloaded from disk. Now disc and files from hard drive are unreadable.

 

Screen basicly looks like this.

 

 

Select the encoding that makes your document readable.

Text Encoding

 

() Windows (Default) () MS-DOS () Other encoding (over here is list of languages ie...Korean,)

 

 

Than window with weird symbols

 

 

 

Thanks Lynne.

 

Hold on here !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You said "DVD+RW, did not check readability (I know, dum-ba)."....are we on the same page here. Now its a DVD. Please explain, ECDC 4 does not support DVD, just CD.

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Yes it looks like I would suspect.

Disc will not read on any other system.

Will not allow me to screenshot.

DVD+RW, did not check readability (I know, dum-ba).

 

Due to teenager trying to hide UHHH stuff lost some files and reloaded from disk. Now disc and files from hard drive are unreadable.

 

Screen basicly looks like this.

Select the encoding that makes your document readable.

Text Encoding

 

() Windows (Default) () MS-DOS () Other encoding (over here is list of languages ie...Korean,)

Than window with weird symbols

Thanks Lynne.

From that last part, it sounds like you are trying to open the files directly from the disc (is it CD or DVD?) by double-clicking on them. What happens if you simply try to drag-and-drop them to a folder on your HD (copying them) instead of opening them? Do they copy okay? What types of files are they? .TXT? .DOC? .JPG? .??? something else? If it's the "something else" variety, then it would sound like you haven't reinstalled the application that would normally open them.

 

Let us know.

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A DVD/RW, eh?

 

If you want to KEEP something, NEVER use RW media. Whereas R media has the pits and lands (the physiscal equivalent of magnetic 0's and 1's) created by "cooking" a dye with the laser, RW media has the pits and lands created by melting and re-crystalizing an aluminum alloy. The aluminum alloy promptly starts to de-crystalize, taking the data with it.

 

Perhaps Dave or Tony will have a better idea, but I'm starting to suspect that it's time to see if the recovery programs like cdroller (www.cdroller.com) or ISOBuster (www.isobuster.com) can see anything. Both have impressive testimonials on their websites and in the Roxio boards, and both have "trial" versions which enable you to see if anything is there that can be recovered BEFORE you have to pay.

 

Good luck.

 

Lynn

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