Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: CD/DVD Files Not Appearing

16 Oct 2011   #1

Win7 Ultimate 64-bit
CD/DVD Files Not Appearing

Can anyone help me decifer why my system will no longer display the contents of my CD/DVDs? I have been going through some older CD/DVD (RW) that have various files on them, zip, jpg, txt, doc etc. Looking from Explorer 'Computer' the disk will show once inserted and state it has (for example) 23.2MB free of 702MB but when I select the drive to view the contents all I see is desktop.ini and nothing else. Strange since it recognizes the media has 23.2MB free which means there is data present.

Now, I absolutely know this system showed contents at one time (like yesterday)for anything I inserted to read. I've rebooted also. I can also move the media to another machine, running Linux ;-) and it displays the contents just fine. I have tried other media that I know I have recently written (from this system) and they show exactly the same thing now one file desktop.ini and that's it. I have seen this before under W2K, WXP and now W7 but this system is brand new and much more modern hardware but never ever found a solution.

Any help/thoughts greatly appreciated. Other diag information can be provided if necessary.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit

Might be possible the discs are formatted with a version of UDF that Windows doesn't understand.

Try ISObuster to read the discs instead. CD Recovery | CD DVD Data Rescue software, featuring BD HD DVD
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 CD/DVD Files Not Appearing

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Mysterious files and folders appearing - Are they Malware?
Hi, I was looking for files on my Windows 7 desktop when I stumbled on a strange folder in my "Documents" folder. The contents looked like a dictionary had thrown up. There were 10 files and each had a random string of nouns. Attached is a screenshot. I found two similar folders in C:\ and...
System Security
MP3 Files' Length Not Appearing in Windows Explorer
I have a new SanDisk 64GB Ultra microSDSC SD class 10 TF card; formatted FAT32. I have about 400 MP3 files I want to copy from my hard drive (NTFS) to the card (FAT32), to be used in an MP3 player. I've done the copying in a few different ways (Syncback, batch file using xcopy, QDIR, Windows...
Hardware & Devices
Two Windows 7 PC's on Homegroup, Shared Files Not Appearing
I have two computers running windows 7. One is a laptop, one is a desktop. Both are connected to the same router. The desktop is direct wired via ethernet, and the laptop is wirelessly connected. I set up a homegroup and successfully connected both computers to the homegroup. If I share one...
Network & Sharing
Windows 7 & Xbox360: Delay in files appearing
When I add a file to one of the shared folders, it doesn't immediately show up on my Xbox. For instance, I can have a folder full of video files that all show up on the xbox, but if I add a new video to that directory on the computer, it won't show up on the xbox until (usually) the following day....
Media Center
Folders and files still appearing after they've been..
Every time I delete a file or folder, it still shows in the Explorer. Is there a way to change the refresh?
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 22:42.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App