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Windows 7: Copying File from Read only DVD

10 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Copying File from Read only DVD

I have a DVD which has very important file.When I try to copy them to my pc, It says that the files on the disc are read only file.Help me to copy them to my PC.If there's any software for this, then also tell me.I will buy it.

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10 Nov 2010   #2

windows 7 ultimate 64bit

if you browse or explore the disc, can you right-click the files and un-select the "read only" box in the properties menu?
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10 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

If it's a file you would open with a dedicated program, just use "Save as" as a work around.

Say there is a copy/write protected Word document or an Excel table, open it with the appr. application and use "Files/Save As" to create an unprotected copy on your harddrive.
Others than that any copy program (Robocopy) or even any explorer (Windows Explorer, Q-Dir) should copy the file of the DVD

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10 Nov 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

Can't imagine a problem like this.:) If the simple methods enumerated above fail, I would run IsoBuster free version and try my luck to extract it to the HDD. CD Recovery | CD DVD Data Rescue software, featuring BD HD DVD
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11 Nov 2010   #5


the only reason that it would be a problem would be if you are trying to move the files rather than actually copy them, or are you saying once you have them copied to the hd they are showing as read only?
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