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Windows 7: DVD Backup - ISO saved to root folder... can't access

27 May 2010   #1
blue skies

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
DVD Backup - ISO saved to root folder... can't access

Hello, I was trying to backup one of my DVDs to save on my hard drive as an ISO file rather than burn it to a DVD. I used DVD Shrink to create the ISO, and it was saved as C:\DVD_Video.ISO in the C drive root folder. It is definitely there, I even rewrote it, but I am unable to see it when I look at the C drive. I have "show hidden files" checked... so I'm not sure why it is not showing up. My burning program doesn't see it either. Daemon Tools can see it, but cannot mount it on the virtual drive.

At this point, I would just like to safely delete it. I rewrote the ISO file to a folder on my external hard drive, which I can access just fine.

Is the problem because it was saved directly to the root folder? How can I safely delete it?

I am a bit paranoid, as I had all my files deleted recently when I was trying to access a hidden file, and had to recover back to the factory installation.

I have never had issues like this in all the years I used XP. What is up with Windows 7 not showing certain files and folders. Am I missing something?

Thanks for any advice.


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27 May 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blue skies View Post
Hello, I was trying to backup one of my DVDs to save on my hard drive as an ISO file rather than burn it to a DVD. I used DVD Shrink to create the ISO, and it was saved as C:\DVD_Video.ISO in the C drive root folder. It is definitely there, I even rewrote it, but I am unable to see it when I look at the C drive. I have "show hidden files" checked... so I'm not sure why it is not showing up. My burning program doesn't see it either. Daemon Tools can see it, but cannot mount it on the virtual drive.

At this point, I would just like to safely delete it. I rewrote the ISO file to a folder on my external hard drive, which I can access just fine.

Is the problem because it was saved directly to the root folder? How can I safely delete it?

I am a bit paranoid, as I had all my files deleted recently when I was trying to access a hidden file, and had to recover back to the factory installation.

I have never had issues like this in all the years I used XP. What is up with Windows 7 not showing certain files and folders. Am I missing something?

Thanks for any advice.
Re-boot in safe mode(F8) and delete. If you still cant boot from dvd, hit shift F10 and in the cmd widow navigate to your desktop and delete.

Ken
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27 May 2010   #3
blue skies

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blue skies View Post
Hello, I was trying to backup one of my DVDs to save on my hard drive as an ISO file rather than burn it to a DVD. I used DVD Shrink to create the ISO, and it was saved as C:\DVD_Video.ISO in the C drive root folder. It is definitely there, I even rewrote it, but I am unable to see it when I look at the C drive. I have "show hidden files" checked... so I'm not sure why it is not showing up. My burning program doesn't see it either. Daemon Tools can see it, but cannot mount it on the virtual drive.

At this point, I would just like to safely delete it. I rewrote the ISO file to a folder on my external hard drive, which I can access just fine.

Is the problem because it was saved directly to the root folder? How can I safely delete it?

I am a bit paranoid, as I had all my files deleted recently when I was trying to access a hidden file, and had to recover back to the factory installation.

I have never had issues like this in all the years I used XP. What is up with Windows 7 not showing certain files and folders. Am I missing something?

Thanks for any advice.
Re-boot in safe mode(F8) and delete. If you still cant boot from dvd, hit shift F10 and in the cmd widow navigate to your desktop and delete.

Ken
I don't have a DVD to boot from. The computer works fine, I just want to be able to find the ISO of the video DVD so I can delete it.

Are you saying the only way I can access this saved video ISO is by re-booting in Safe Mode? Then I'll be able to access the DVD ISO file on the C drive?
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23 Jun 2010   #4
xeriser

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blue skies View Post
Hello, I was trying to backup one of my DVDs to save on my hard drive as an ISO file rather than burn it to a DVD. I used DVD Shrink to create the ISO, and it was saved as C:\DVD_Video.ISO in the C drive root folder. It is definitely there, I even rewrote it, but I am unable to see it when I look at the C drive. I have "show hidden files" checked... so I'm not sure why it is not showing up. My burning program doesn't see it either. Daemon Tools can see it, but cannot mount it on the virtual drive.

At this point, I would just like to safely delete it. I rewrote the ISO file to a folder on my external hard drive, which I can access just fine.

Is the problem because it was saved directly to the root folder? How can I safely delete it?

I am a bit paranoid, as I had all my files deleted recently when I was trying to access a hidden file, and had to recover back to the factory installation.

I have never had issues like this in all the years I used XP. What is up with Windows 7 not showing certain files and folders. Am I missing something?

Thanks for any advice.
The files that you created in the C drive are located in C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\VirtualStore

Just had the same problem myself. Hope that helps.

-Jeff
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23 Jun 2010   #5
blue skies

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xeriser View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blue skies View Post
Hello, I was trying to backup one of my DVDs to save on my hard drive as an ISO file rather than burn it to a DVD. I used DVD Shrink to create the ISO, and it was saved as C:\DVD_Video.ISO in the C drive root folder. It is definitely there, I even rewrote it, but I am unable to see it when I look at the C drive. I have "show hidden files" checked... so I'm not sure why it is not showing up. My burning program doesn't see it either. Daemon Tools can see it, but cannot mount it on the virtual drive.

At this point, I would just like to safely delete it. I rewrote the ISO file to a folder on my external hard drive, which I can access just fine.

Is the problem because it was saved directly to the root folder? How can I safely delete it?

I am a bit paranoid, as I had all my files deleted recently when I was trying to access a hidden file, and had to recover back to the factory installation.

I have never had issues like this in all the years I used XP. What is up with Windows 7 not showing certain files and folders. Am I missing something?

Thanks for any advice.
The files that you created in the C drive are located in C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\VirtualStore

Just had the same problem myself. Hope that helps.

-Jeff
Thank you very much Jeff! I actually found it there last week and forgot to update this thread. I was able to move it to my videos and can play it from there.
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