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DVD will/won't read

By mojoless
Jan 24, 2009
  1. I am not a tech savy guy but it seems like the most peculiar thing just happened...

    I recieved a dvd from a friend, I don't know much about his drive or format except that he is running a single layer burner.

    My dvd player will read a word file from the dvd but it won't recognize an application file on the exact same dvd. I know the file is on the dvd, or at least the space is taken up.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    Show hidden files?

    Show system files?

    Try a copy *.* to a C: folder?
     
  3. mojoless

    mojoless TS Rookie Topic Starter

    All files are set to "Show"

    *.* to a C?

    I
     
  4. mojoless

    mojoless TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok went ahead and copied the file to a folder (Found DOS command)

    But the word file is the only file that was copied when

    COPY E:*.* C:\NEWFOLDER

    The syntax is correct right? I know the file is there...
     
  5. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    Try, in notepad: (save as ECopy.bat);edit: take out the Rem obviously

    cd\

    dir /w

    pause

    cmd /k E:

    dir /w

    pause

    rem copy *.* C:\NEWFOLDER

    verify

    pause
     
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Go back to Command prompt (Start->Run->CMD)
    Type in: DIR E: and then press Enter

    Can you see the file listed?
    Can you see its size?

    If so, type: copy E:\filename.* .C:\NewFolder

    Note: filename.* is the filename you are trying to view (and .* means any extension)

    It should say 1 file copied. Has that happened?
     
  7. mojoless

    mojoless TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Done... again just the word doc was copied-

    Well.... Maybe the lose screw is on his end. I am guessing the dvd might have been formatted for the app file but it wasn't burned?

    Just trying to think of a reason the disk would show the space is being 'used' but the actual file isn't there.
     
  8. mojoless

    mojoless TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Nope in DOS it just shows the word doc but under 'my computer' it shows the correct amount of data being 'used' if that makes sense.
     
  9. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Run CCleaner to remove your temp files
    Then refresh the E drive by pressing F5, with E Drive open in My Computer
    You should only see the Word Document. Used space doesn't matter
     
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