Botched Data DVD
May 21, 2005 5:53 PM Subscribe
How can I get files off an improperly finalized data DVD? (WinXP, Nero)
posted by muckster to Computers & Internet (4 answers total)
I backed up some files on a data DVD with Nero. I believe that everything burned fine but the disc wasn't properly finalized. Either way, I can't read from the disc. When I open it in Nero, I see one session with two tracks: one is 4 GB Joliet, the other has 10 KB and just says Data (mode 1). I'm not sure what that means, but Nero seems to see the files I wrote to the disc, but it won't let me finalize the DVD. (It tells me the disc is not writable.)
These are my only backups, and I really like to get the files off the DVD (provided they're really there.) Is there any utility or trick that might let me read the data?