Windows 7 formatting DVD to use like a USB flash drive

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  1. pboone

    pboone New Member

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    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!
     
  2. CommonTater

    CommonTater New Member

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    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 ;)
     
  3. Joe S

    Joe S Excellent Member

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    CommonTater New Member

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    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.
     
  5. shantelle

    shantelle New Member

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    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.

    Shantelle.
     

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