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DVD drive not seeing jpg files on data CD

By wrigg1 ·
Here's my computer details; Dell Inspiron 530, Windows Vista Home Premium, SP2, 3GB memory, Roxio - Creator, PLDS DVD + RW drive

Although Explorer indicates 561 MB of files on the disk it does not display the images. I cleaned the drive and restored the system to an earlier date but has no luck so far.

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When you burnt these images to the Blank Disc

by OH Smeg In reply to DVD drive not seeing jpg ...

Did you close the session?

This sounds very much like a Failed Burn and nothing else here.

Col

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When you burnt these images to the blank disk

by wrigg1 In reply to When you burnt these imag ...

No I did not want to close the session because I planned to add more images to the files in addition to editing the files. And no, it was not a failed burn because I was able to access the file at least two earlier times

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Personally

by SKDTech In reply to When you burnt these ima ...

I never liked the way some of these programs set up these discs for writing to over time, ie some this session and some another session and even more another session and then close the disc. If you don't do it exactly right you can ruin the disc, for instance if windows was not shutdown properly or if you ejected the CD/DVD from the button on the drive instead of having Roxio eject it

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I agree ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Personally

Many times, on completely different machines, I've seen this happen whereby a multi-session optical disc just fails to render any content at all.

In fact, I've tried it a couple of times myself and each one failed.

Burning to an optical disc should always be a one time event. I don't trust the capability of multi-session.

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OK then as you didn't say previously

by OH Smeg In reply to When you burnt these ima ...

Have you added any more to this Initial Session?

If you have it is possible that Roxio has made the previous Burn Invisible as it's rewritten the Partition Tables. This is quite common with Roxio and part of the reason why I no longer use it.

When you originally burnt the Disc how has it been stored since?

If it has been exposed to direct sunlight on the Data Side it is possible that the Disc was wiped as the dye was affected.

Basically what's altered since you could last access the Data that is supposed to be on this Disc?

They are not Permanent Storage even under Ideal Conditions, Kodak recommends reburning CD media every 5 Years to prevent degradition of the Images stored on Burnable CD's and rendering them useless. Under less that Ideal conditions this 5 year can be considerably shorter and I personally had one Disc erased in under an hour because the person who took it didn't carry it in the car safely. Throwing it on the Dashboard data side up in our Summer and driving home rendered it useless by the time he got home. A trip of about 20 miles.

Granted that was a bit extreme but it can happen that quickly if not stored correctly.

Col

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OK then as you didn't say previously

by wrigg1 In reply to OK then as you didn't say ...

I agree to you It seems the whole Roxio process is not a confirmed science. I'll definitely be looking for other options bot in software and media. I need a reliable process to copy my images from the camera card and then edit them for final storage. Thanks much for opening my eyes.

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Well everyone that I know who burns to Optical Storage

by OH Smeg In reply to OK then as you didn't say ...

Insists on only Burning once per Disc. The risks of loosing Data are just too great.

When my daughter went round the world last year she dumped the contents of her camera to CD Blanks at different Kiosks in the places that she visited. In everywhere except America they refused to add to an existing Blank CD and in some places in America where they did add to a Existing CD they lost all of the Data from the previous Dump and the new Data Dump.

As for editing Digital Camera Images you should dump them to a Computer edit them as required and then save them to a Finalized Session on a Optical Disc. Ideally you should have some type of External HDD that is only used to dump Data to or restore it and have it turned off when it is not needed.

Col

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Well everyone that I know who burns to Optical Storage

by wrigg1 In reply to Well everyone that I know ...
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Check to make sure Roxio is not seizing the disc for itself

by SKDTech In reply to DVD drive not seeing jpg ...

I have seen issues where a writing program can keep explorer from seeing what is on the drive, usually when a disc is not finalized and is still open for data to be added

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Check to make sure Roxio is not seizing the disc for itself

by wrigg1 In reply to Check to make sure Roxio ...

That seems very much like a possibility. How can I confirm that Roxio is causing my problem?

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