I burnt a data DVD incorrectly and am trying to locate the files
I was trying to burn a bunch of photos onto DVD for storage reasons. I had the blank DVD file-view screen up (like when you click on it through My Computer), and just copied and pasted the files there. It took a hours to complete, and I thought it was writing them to the DVD as it went, and when it had done that I couldn't find a ''Burn To Disc'' button anywhere, so I pressed eject, and it spent a couple of minutes ''finalising'' I think, then ejected it. I put it back in to make sure the files were there - and they were - so I put it aside. I tried to access the files a few days later but the DVD sort of appears to be empty! It says ''Space Used: 60%'' but when I try to view the files it just says ''Drag files to this folder to add them to the disc''.
These photos are really important to me and I realise I should've Copied rather than Cut..but it's too late now! And sorry for my limited knowledge about computers but that's the best I could explain it... My friend thought they might be ''cached'' on the disc or something. I have Windows Vista Home Basic, if that helps. Basically what I want to know is do these files still exist and how can I access them? Thanks.
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Yes, you are right, the picare are stored on the DVD. however, the pic need to be in a windows XP or Vista comparable format (jpag is the most common).
Close the popup asking you "to drag the file to the disc". This is because the dvd is not completely full or you did not finalized the dvd.
go to "my computer" click on the drive where the dvd is loaded. click on open or explorer. you should be able to see what is on the dvd.
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I'm going to assume you are using a Windows operating system if you are using Windows media player. Windows media player does not come with the ability to burn or rip dvds. If your computer came with a dvd burner installed it should have also come with the burning software. You need to look for software labeled "Nero" or "Roxio" or another name that alludes to the fact that it will burn your dvds for you. Most of the software is pretty user friendly and if you need help using it you can just Google the software name and what your problem is and you can usually find an answer.
Now the tricky part is getting the video to a format that will allow you to burn it to dvd AND be played through a standard dvd player.
In order for your video file to be played in a standard DVD player it will need to be encoded in the MPEG-2 format. You will need software to do this for you. An excellent program would be "DVD Flick"
LifeHacker has put out an excellent tutorial explaining how to use DVD Flick here:
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Burning a Data cd on dvd on windows 7 is very easy and simple using Windows media player....
just follow the steps given below:
1) Click on the Start button
2) Click on All programs
3) Go to Windows Media player
4) Once the player is open look for the Player library and click on the Burn Tab There.
5) Once the Burn options are opened click on Data DVD or CD
6) Insert a blank cd into your cd-rom.....make sure the type of cd you are inserting is same as the option you select for burning.
7) if in case auto play box opens then close it
8) In order to make it easier, prior to starting the procedure of burning a dvd or a cd make a folder on the desktop which includes the data or the songs that you want to burn in......it makes it easier to locate a single folder rather than to search individually for an item.
9) Drag the songs you want to burn right into the middle of the player library's list pane which lies on its right side
10) for removing a certain song, right click and select remove from list
11) after your'e done with the selection, just click on the START BURN button
12)It takes a little time to burn a data disc. Make a note that data DVD is not as same as DVD video disc.
That's it and you get a whole set of songs into your cd just within a few minutes.........so get goin.!!!
You need a burning software to burn your picture files, music, or video. You can use NERO Burning ROM. Download it from HERE. You can use the "Data Burning" Feature in it to transfer your files into CD or DVD.
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If you have a DVD burner in your system, you probably have software that will allow you to burn disks already installed on your machine. The most common programs are Roxio, Sonic or Nero. I haven't used the Roxio software for a long time (since version 3), so I don't know how much as changed in its use. With Sonic or Nero, you just tell it what kind of disk you want to burn (for a program or data file, select data disc). Then add the files you would like to burn to the disk and click on the burn button. A few minutes later you will have a copy of your program burned onto the disk.
If for some reason you do not have any third-party burning software installed on your computer, you can insert a blank CD or DVD into the drive and when the autoplay options appear, select the option for having Windows prep the disk to burn files to it. Or you can even use Windows Media Player to do this too, but you would need to go into open up the Burn menu and select the Data CD or DVD option (instead of Audio CD).