my documents burned to dvd

By sesos
Aug 8, 2006
  1. ...and after reformatting my hard disk, I'm unable to view or copy this directory from the new dvd to my hd. I've tried to take posession in safe mode but the security tab is not available. The folder will not copy across to the new system, saying access is denied. Am I doomed?
  2. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

    Can you view the files on the DVD? Where do you get the access denied message? How did you burn the disc?
  3. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    You definetly have ap problem. once burned to disc those are read only files and it's attributes cannot be changed on the disk. it sounds like instead of burning the files in my documents you instead designated the entire folder which would have copied windows files as well.
  4. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    You're unable to view the DVD contents? That sounds like writing failed somehow, or you haven't installed proper DVD writer software (assuming we're talking about UDF, sort of drag'n'drop file system such as DirectCD).

    It's available only on NTFS volumes. DVDs aren't those.

    At which point does it say that - when trying to read the disc, or when trying to write to the hdd?

    Of course. You'll need the proper rituals now.
  5. Boogityboo04

    Boogityboo04 TS Rookie Posts: 302

    Just put the disk in a linux computer or a mac and copy the files from inside the directory.
  6. mscott00

    mscott00 TS Rookie Posts: 60

    OK, my first guess would be you cant read the DVD. install your dvd rom drivers if you havent already - then try that. If that doesnt work goto a friends house and see if they can access the drive.
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