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Reading a CD

By tibby812 ·
Hi, I created a bootable cd about a year ago using Nero. Created my own menu system and tools.

I am back at it again to create a new Boot CD but would like to view my old configurations. How can i view a cd-roms "boot files" because when i insert the cd in the drive all i see are executables. I can't see system files. (ie: autoexec.bat / config.sys / etc. etc.) How can i view these files off of a cd.

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by jc2it In reply to Reading a CD

I have used a program called WinISO for this in the past. I think it costs $30, but for small iso's it is free. I use it to create an iso file and then I extract the files, modify them, and add them back in. After the ISO is the way I want it, I burn it. There may be better ways, however.

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by R e p h l e x In reply to Reading a CD

Yip, would agree with the above. I think you can accees via DOS or a third party file explorer. My email address "" Send me a mail regarding the visio vb and I will reply with the attached files. Your personal msg link is greyed out. Many thanks..

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by brudab In reply to Reading a CD

I'm assuming you are using Windows XP.

XP hides system and configuration files, so try showing all hidden files.

Open the CD in Windows Explorer, click Tools --> Folder Options --> select the View tab --> choose View hidden files and folders.

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