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Windows 7: Reading Files on CD after burning- "Files waiting to be burned" blank

05 Jul 2013   #1

Windows 7 64-bit
Reading Files on CD after burning- "Files waiting to be burned" blank

This is driving me crazy and I know it is something very simple.

I used Windows Explorer to burn pictures to a CD. I don't have separate CD burning software since I do this so rarely.

I successfully burned the CD. When I insert the CD in another Windows 7 machine, it sees the folders and files just fine. Same thing on a Mac- sees everything just fine.

When I put the CD back in the original machine (that was used for the burning), all I see is a blank view in Windows Explorer, where it says "Drag files to this folder to add them to the disc."

If I set the folder to display hidden files and folders, all I see is the dreaded desktop.ini file.

If I go to a command prompt and type in the CD's drive letter (e: in this case) I get a message saying there is no file system on the CD.

I'm rapidly pulling my hair out on this one.

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05 Jul 2013   #2

Windows 7 64-bit

Oh, and additional information... If I do a "properties" on the CD, it shows 221 MB used, and the proper number of files and folders.
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05 Jul 2013   #3

Windows 10 Pro X64

No idea what is wrong but a simple fix would be to download free burning software like Imgburn or CDBurnerXP and use them to write a new CD.

I suspect your HP also came with other burning software that you could use.
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