I've had to send my computer off for repair. Having saved all my documents etc to a CD RW disk, when trying to read them on my other computer they show up as "empty folder" with nothing in them. On the broken computer they read OK. Not all folders are "empty" Broken computer is win98, this one is XP home edition. I know that items were saved, but why don't they show up on the XP mashine? Fred
The files could be hidden in your OS. Try to open the CD-RW disc again. Then, go to 'Tools', 'Folder Options' and then 'View'. Then look for the hidden files and folders tab and check 'show hidden files and folders'.
I've tried the hidden folder tip, no luck. I am using different software for the 2 drives.(Different makes of drives) I've done an experiment, tried to save a document in the so called empty folder, no luck. Then created a new folder and saved it and it's OK. Wierd. Any other ideas please
When I've finished burning a CD using DirectCD I'm given three options for finalising it. I can't remember exactly what they are, but I do know that only one of them results in a CD that can be read by ALMOST any other machine, and one of them results in a CD that can only be read by the machine that recorded it.
So, apart from the quality of CD blanks, as mentioned above, it also depends on how your software is finalising the CD.
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