Problems reading from a cd

  • XPert
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Hi,

I'm in a bit of a difficult situation... The person before me archived a few jobs onto a cd. The cd consists of word and excel files. I can open some files but most of them won't open. I get an error message if i try to copy the files from the cd. It says "error copying file or folder, Cannot read from the source file or disk."

When I explore the cd i can see the files along with their file size. Does anyone have any ideas? Are they any recovery tools i can use.

thanks,
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You are having trouble reading them from the disc or copying them from the disc ?

You said you were trying to read them but your error message refers to copying.
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How were the files archived? Were they just burned onto a cd or was a backup program used?

Try copying from the cd on a few different computers.
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Hi thanks for replying,

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They were just burned to the disc with roxio i think.

I've also tried it on 4 machines and have had no luck????
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Since you tried it on multiple machines, the CD is more than likely trash. Either it was physically damaged, or was never burnt right in the first place.

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