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Can anyone tell me how I can retrieve some data from a disc that I created about 5 years ago?

I began writing a chess book and saved my work to a disc. I believe I used MS Word 6.0 and that the O/S was Windows 98 ( a friend's computer). I now have my own computer with XP Pro sp2 and it can't seem to read the disc at all; i.e., no files show up when I access the CD drive. However, under "details" it clearly shows the disc contains 127 mb of data, and that it's in UDFRDR format. My O/S uses NTFS.

MS support wasn't helpful in retrieving this work, and I've asked a local computer store technician, also to no avail. Both claim I may need to use a win 98 O/S with Word 6, but I have no access to such a computer.

Is there some kind of Roxio reader I can download to do the job? I am not savvy enough with computers to locate what I might need. Can anyone help?

Thanks, Jim

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Can anyone tell me how I can retrieve some data from a disc that I created about 5 years ago?

I began writing a chess book and saved my work to a disc. I believe I used MS Word 6.0 and that the O/S was Windows 98 ( a friend's computer). I now have my own computer with XP Pro sp2 and it can't seem to read the disc at all; i.e., no files show up when I access the CD drive. However, under "details" it clearly shows the disc contains 127 mb of data, and that it's in UDFRDR format. My O/S uses NTFS.

MS support wasn't helpful in retrieving this work, and I've asked a local computer store technician, also to no avail. Both claim I may need to use a win 98 O/S with Word 6, but I have no access to such a computer.

Is there some kind of Roxio reader I can download to do the job? I am not savvy enough with computers to locate what I might need. Can anyone help?

Thanks, Jim

 

Try downloading and installing this.

 

Hopefully the disk isn't corrupted.

 

Marlin

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Try downloading and installing this.

 

Hopefully the disk isn't corrupted.

 

Marlin

 

I strongly recommend that you do not attempt to load a program that old on XP/W2K!!!

 

The UDFRDR indicates that the File System on the disc is closed for Packet Writing or Open media in a drive that cannot write to it.

 

All Packet Writers include a Reader and a detection program in their formatting. If no reader is present, they will offer to install the one that is included.

 

XP has a Reader built into the OS and installing another one will cause problems.

 

It is most likely that the disc has failed as that is what packet writers do best. 2, recovery programs that yield good results are ISO Buster, here, and CD Roller, here. You can download a trial version to see what it can find.

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Can anyone tell me how I can retrieve some data from a disc that I created about 5 years ago?

I began writing a chess book and saved my work to a disc. I believe I used MS Word 6.0 and that the O/S was Windows 98 ( a friend's computer). I now have my own computer with XP Pro sp2 and it can't seem to read the disc at all; i.e., no files show up when I access the CD drive. However, under "details" it clearly shows the disc contains 127 mb of data, and that it's in UDFRDR format. My O/S uses NTFS.

MS support wasn't helpful in retrieving this work, and I've asked a local computer store technician, also to no avail. Both claim I may need to use a win 98 O/S with Word 6, but I have no access to such a computer.

Is there some kind of Roxio reader I can download to do the job? I am not savvy enough with computers to locate what I might need. Can anyone help?

Thanks, Jim

 

Read what James has written in the post above mine. If you really are a Tet '68 survivor, welcome home. James and I were in that hell hole, too. :) We made it home. Life is good.

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Read what James has written in the post above mine. If you really are a Tet '68 survivor, welcome home. James and I were in that hell hole, too. :) We made it home. Life is good.

 

Even MS states the reader with XP will not read all versions.

 

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...;EN-US;Q321640&

 

The Adaptec version has helped some read older disks.

 

http://www.download.com/Adaptec-UDF-Reader...1.html?sb=2&v=0

 

YMMV.

 

Marlin

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