Windows 7 formatting DVD to use like a USB flash drive

All my trip photos were on a DVD. I put the dvd in the computer and went to open it from MY COMPUTER. It asked me if I wanted to treat the DVD like a USB FLASH DRIVE and I said ok. Then it started formating the dvd and since usually formating a disk causes all the data to be erased I aborted the process. Now my computer will not read the disk, or recognize it in the computer. All it says is it has 0 bytes used of 0 available, and it makes loud noises and sometimes causes MY COMPUTER to freeze.
PLEASE HELP! is there any way to reccover these photos/any place that could do it?
Thank you so much!

I'm guessing everyone is avoiding this thread... considering you've had no replies in 13 hours.

I really don't know how to say this gently but... it's gone.
In your place I'd be tearing a streak through Google looking for DVD recovery software.
Unfortunately I know of no software that can recover data from a DVD who's index has been erased...

Please don't shoot the messenger ;)

I don't know if there is any hope or not try this one Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File and Disk Recovery - Free Download I have used it to find files on HD I don't know if it will work on DVD. You don't have anything to loose.
True at this point... I would certainly be interested to see if recova can do that... I know a few people who would be very happy for it.

Hello pboone

CDCheck (also does DVD's), a small piece of software I use from time to time may be of assistance to you. It hasn't been updated for a while but I have had 'some' success with it.

CDCheck - CD checking and recovery software

Hope this helps.


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