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Old Nov 8, 2005, 2:41 AM   #1
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I have just taken out two CDRW disks fulll of family photographs. For some reason they seem to be corrupted....can't find anything on them even though I have viewed them before.

Can anyone recommend a good file recovery program that can pull data from Cds?? I have about £150 to spend on salvaging my life.

Hope you can help.

Thx in advance!
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Old Nov 8, 2005, 2:49 AM   #2
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Try http://www.softwarepatch.com/tips/ho...-recovery.html

However, RW discs are the work of the Devil, and were sent to punish us :-), so don't be too optimistic.

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Old Nov 8, 2005, 3:55 AM   #3
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Thx for your swift reply.

I have inserted my cdrws into my drives but unfortuneately the computerdoesn't'see' a disk!

Obviously I'm going to need the FBI, CIA or MI5 to recover these.
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Old Nov 8, 2005, 4:51 AM   #4
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It's a long shot, but have you tried other cdrw's in the same drive. Does it read them ? Or try them in someone elses drive.

But as BrianP said, cdrw's are the most likely to fail of that media type.

Good luck.
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Old Nov 8, 2005, 7:00 AM   #5
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Isthe disk a "CD Direct" type? (the roxio stuff that make you write to the disk just by drag and drop) in which case udfdisk must be loaded to read the disk.
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Old Nov 8, 2005, 7:05 AM   #6
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I think it is. Where can I get udfdisk form please?
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Its giving the impression that no disk is inserted.
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Old Nov 8, 2005, 10:40 AM   #8
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Try this site. It contains a complete list of file recovery software. I've recovered files from Cd's, but your machine has to be able to read them.

http://www.ultimateslr.com/memory-card-recovery.php

If all else fails, and the imnages are important enough, bring the CD to a pro - they will charge around $75

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I would assume the RWs were written with packet writing software. If you don't have the same writing software on the computer you used to write the CDs or don't have a burner, you will need the UDF reader for the software you used to read the CDs. Roxio.com or nero.com are the two best places to start. http://www.roxio.com/en/support/ecdc...OFT5LAQAMGB3KQ

http://ww2.nero.com/nero6/enu/InCD_4_Reader.html

The "U" in UDF stands for "universal" - it is anything but.

If that doesn't work you will need recovery software.
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