Digital Image Recovery

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Peter, Dec 23, 2003.

  1. Peter

    Peter Guest

    I saved a number of photos to my CD-RW and when I attempted to copy
    most of them to my hard drive I get an error message: "unable to copy
    files: invalid ms-dos function." Other photos copied without any
    problem. I also attempted renamed the photos and I got the message"
    cannot rename filename : Files on this CD-ROM drive are read only. You
    cannot copy or move files over to this CD-ROM drive". I checked the
    properties (which revealed nothing unusual). I can not open those JPEG
    pictures with image viewer either, all to no avail. Any help would be
    Peter, Dec 23, 2003
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  2. In Explorer, right-click on the image filename - in the popup menu
    left-click on "properties", then uncheck the file attribute that may be set
    to "read only"

    good luck

    Brian Collingwood, Dec 23, 2003
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  3. Peter

    Paul Heslop Guest

    There's a group for stuff like this


    If you don't get a good answer here try there and good luck
    Paul Heslop, Dec 23, 2003
  4. Peter

    Cambium Guest

    You won't be able to rename files on your CD. They will
    remain read-only because your computer cannot write to the
    CD after the CD has been 'closed'. I would suggest copying
    the whole CD to a directory in your hard drive. You might
    need some utility like Copy CD that you can download a demo
    version of from the internet. When the files are on your
    computer hard drive, you should be able to rename them or
    somehow get at the data.

    Good luck
    Cambium, Dec 24, 2003
  5. Didn't Peter say it was a CD-RW? - not a CD-R

    Why wouldn't he be able to write back to it? - if he formatted ut as a
    "data" disc.

    Brian Collingwood, Dec 24, 2003
  6. Peter

    y_p_w Guest

    CD-RW's are somewhat unreliable for stuff like DirectCD
    or the like. Does Roxio still support DirectCD? I
    remember my DirectCD disc almost crapping out. Reads
    were rather unreliable, but I was able to recover most
    of the stuff I was saving on a CD-RW.

    Second - the CD-RW might have been "closed" for further
    writes, in which case it would have to be erased before
    writing to it again.
    y_p_w, Dec 24, 2003
  7. It depends on the software. With the software I now have, I have to copy
    the folder that the file is in to my hrad drive, edit the file, then copy
    the folder back to the CD-RW. The software substitutes a whole folder, but
    not a single file in a folder.
    Marvin Margoshes, Dec 24, 2003
  8. Seems very strange to me. While I'm not a computer expert, when I format
    the CD-RW as a data disc I can read and write to it just like I can to any
    other drive - hard drive - floppy - etc.

    Any software on my machine treats the CD-RW in this way - as another drive.

    Brian Collingwood, Dec 24, 2003
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