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DVD +RW File Viewing Issue?



Hello To All,


First, I have posted this topic on the Tech Support Guy forum, http://forums.techguy.org/multimedia/53341...tml#post4340502


I really need help with this issue. Here is my problem.


I had recently installed RN9 onto my system. I was previously using RN7 which was originally installed on my machine. I have created/copied WMA files onto a dvd +rw using RN7. I was able to view these files at any time with no problem, even after installing RN9. Shortly after the install, while I was attempting to copy the contents of the dvd +rw to cd -r. During this process, RN9 stopped responding. When RN9 did respond, I was no longer able to see the files on the dvd +rw. Consequently, I restored my machine to an earlier point and deleted, (not uninstalled), the RN9 files respectively. I also had to reinstall Sonic DLA, as it was forced to be uninstalled with the installation of RN9.


Here is where this situation begins to get weird. At this point, I am still unable to see the files that are on the dvd +rw. However, RN7 does acknowledge that the dvd +rw is an appendable disk including how much disk space is left. When I click on the load disk button I see the acknowledgement for a few seconds, then I am told to insert a blank/appendable disk. I then see a message that the disk is in use by Drive Letter Access. Also, using RN7, I copied the contents of the dvd +rw to anther dvd +rw and still can't see the files. It took all of 30 minutes to copy the disk. If it did not copy files, what did it copy?


My D: drive is configured as DVD Ram Drive. When I insert the affected disks, the icon then changes to CD. What am I missing? I really don't want to give up hope for the files because they are important. I still believe that the files are present, I just can't see them. One other thing, when I insert the affected disks the windows explorer window opens and shows that there is no free space on the disk. The icon shows that the D: drive is CD, not DVD Ram Drive.


Since I am really at my wits end I would really appreciate any help in this matter. By the way, I have read about how DLA is just not trustworthy. I have had no problems until I tried to upgrade. Yes, I did consider the dvd +rw a giant floppy. I have since learned my lesson and process my files immediately. Again, thanks in advance for any help with this matter.

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Just to close out this topic, I would like to thank everyone for their help. While I don't know what caused the problem that I was having, I downloaded software that enabled me to recover the files that were on the affected dvd disk. Thank God! Please feel free to reply if you would like information on the product. Otherwise, consider this subject closed.


Thanks again.

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