Reading UDF CD-R disk w/XP


D

Dan

I burned a CD on my laptop using Adaptec Easy CD creator
version 4. I used the Directcd program to drag and drop
the files directly onto my cd (in a UDF v 1.5 format),
and I left the cd open so I could add more files later.
Then I tried to open the files on my pc (using my CD
rewritable drive) which doesn't have any of the Adaptec
software, and XP won't recognize the disk. I went to the
roxio web site and downloaded the "UDF reader"
(udfread_v5.1.1.213_inst.exe) and XP still will not
recognize the disk. Is there any way I can make XP read
this disk, other than by purchasing a recovery program
like IsoBuster or CDRoller (both of these programs easily
read the disk)? I don't have the Adaptec software cd,
and the roxio website seems worthless.

Anybody have a free solution? Thanks!!
 
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K

Kevin

Purchase Adaptec Easy CD Creator. That's the easy solution. How did you
get Easy CD Creator on your laptop?
 
G

Guest

Easy CD creator came w/my external cdwriter for my
laptop. I don't have the disk any more, so I was looking
for a different solution than to purchase it again.
 
J

Jim Macklin

Roxio has UDF reader free downloads. If you still have the
external drive with EZCD installed, you can download the
whole update and it should install.

Just a general question, why do so many people lose their
software and expect to get it replaced for free?


--
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But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.


| Easy CD creator came w/my external cdwriter for my
| laptop. I don't have the disk any more, so I was looking
| for a different solution than to purchase it again.
| >-----Original Message-----
| >Purchase Adaptec Easy CD Creator. That's the easy
| solution. How did you
| >get Easy CD Creator on your laptop?
| >
| >| >> I burned a CD on my laptop using Adaptec Easy CD
| creator
| >> version 4. I used the Directcd program to drag and
| drop
| >> the files directly onto my cd (in a UDF v 1.5 format),
| >> and I left the cd open so I could add more files later.
| >> Then I tried to open the files on my pc (using my CD
| >> rewritable drive) which doesn't have any of the Adaptec
| >> software, and XP won't recognize the disk. I went to
| the
| >> roxio web site and downloaded the "UDF reader"
| >> (udfread_v5.1.1.213_inst.exe) and XP still will not
| >> recognize the disk. Is there any way I can make XP
| read
| >> this disk, other than by purchasing a recovery program
| >> like IsoBuster or CDRoller (both of these programs
| easily
| >> read the disk)? I don't have the Adaptec software cd,
| >> and the roxio website seems worthless.
| >>
| >> Anybody have a free solution? Thanks!!
| >
| >
| >.
| >
 
J

John R Weiss

First, when a CD was formatted using DirectCD v3 or 4, a UDF driver was
written to the CD for upload to a different host computer, so it might be
read by the computer. So, Adaptec foresaw the situation, and provided a
solution.

Unfortunately, those versions are not compatible with XP, and any attempt to
install the driver on an XP system will cause a myriad of problems with NO
prior warning, which are solvable only via a tedious uninstall process that
is NOT covered in any SINGLE help file from Roxio. I had to use a
combination of 4 articles from Roxio and Microsoft to find the right
combination of uninstall processes, and then had to re-install my DVD/CD
burning software -- NOT Roxio!

I could find NO update on the Roxio web site from a packaged version of
EZ-CD / DirectCD v3 / 4 to a current (XP-compliant) version.

Likely you will have to find a friend without XP, load the driver on the
older OS, and copy the CD to a regular non-UDF format. Then get a current
CD/DVD app with DLA (Drive Letter Access), such as Sonic MyCD.


Jim Macklin said:
Roxio has UDF reader free downloads. If you still have the
external drive with EZCD installed, you can download the
whole update and it should install.
| Easy CD creator came w/my external cdwriter for my
| laptop. I don't have the disk any more, so I was looking
| for a different solution than to purchase it again.
 
J

Jim Macklin

Try this
http://www.roxio.com/en/support/ecdc/software_updatesv4.jhtml#udf
UDF VOLUME READER

This file is for users that do not own a copy of Easy
CD Creator and just want to read discs that have been
written in UDF.
The UDF Reader (version 5.1.1.213) is included with
DirectCD 5.1, so if you have Easy CD Creator Platinum 5.1 or
Basic version 5.11 or later you do not need to download this
file.

Enables some MultiRead CD-ROM drives to read UDF
formatted CD-RW discs (such as those written with DirectCD)
under Windows 95, 98 and 98 SE, Windows NT 4.0 SP3 or higher
and Windows 2000/XP.

Once installed, you do not need to take any special
steps to activate the UDF Reader; it is constantly active in
the background, waiting for you to mount a UDF disc. This is
a free download for the convenience of users who do not own
Easy CD Creator. However, Roxio only provides technical
support for the UDF Reader if you purchased Easy CD Creator,
and have a valid Tech Support ID (TSID) that came with the
product. If you do not have Easy CD Creator, we do not
provide technical support for this product.

download
udfread_v5.1.1.213_inst.exe -(540KB)





message | First, when a CD was formatted using DirectCD v3 or 4, a
UDF driver was
| written to the CD for upload to a different host computer,
so it might be
| read by the computer. So, Adaptec foresaw the situation,
and provided a
| solution.
|
| Unfortunately, those versions are not compatible with XP,
and any attempt to
| install the driver on an XP system will cause a myriad of
problems with NO
| prior warning, which are solvable only via a tedious
uninstall process that
| is NOT covered in any SINGLE help file from Roxio. I had
to use a
| combination of 4 articles from Roxio and Microsoft to find
the right
| combination of uninstall processes, and then had to
re-install my DVD/CD
| burning software -- NOT Roxio!
|
| I could find NO update on the Roxio web site from a
packaged version of
| EZ-CD / DirectCD v3 / 4 to a current (XP-compliant)
version.
|
| Likely you will have to find a friend without XP, load the
driver on the
| older OS, and copy the CD to a regular non-UDF format.
Then get a current
| CD/DVD app with DLA (Drive Letter Access), such as Sonic
MyCD.
|
|
| "Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm>
wrote...
| > Roxio has UDF reader free downloads. If you still have
the
| > external drive with EZCD installed, you can download the
| > whole update and it should install.
|
| >| Easy CD creator came w/my external cdwriter for my
| >| laptop. I don't have the disk any more, so I was
looking
| >| for a different solution than to purchase it again.
|
| >|>-----Original Message-----
| >|>Purchase Adaptec Easy CD Creator. That's the easy
| >|solution. How did you
| >|>get Easy CD Creator on your laptop?
|
| >|> I burned a CD on my laptop using Adaptec Easy CD
creator
| >|> version 4. I used the Directcd program to drag
anddrop
| >|> the files directly onto my cd (in a UDF v 1.5 format),
| >|> and I left the cd open so I could add more files
later.
| >|> Then I tried to open the files on my pc (using my CD
| >|> rewritable drive) which doesn't have any of the
Adaptec
| >|> software, and XP won't recognize the disk. I went to
the
| >|> roxio web site and downloaded the "UDF reader"
| >|> (udfread_v5.1.1.213_inst.exe) and XP still will not
| >|> recognize the disk. Is there any way I can make XP
read
| >|> this disk, other than by purchasing a recovery program
| >|> like IsoBuster or CDRoller (both of these programs
easily
| >|> read the disk)? I don't have the Adaptec software cd,
| >|> and the roxio website seems worthless.
|
|
 
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P

Pavel A.

Depends on whether your disk is CDRW (rewritable) or non-rewritable.
If non-rewritable, and you left it open ("ejected as is"), it will be readable
only in a compatible CDRW drive *with Roxio Drag to Disc installed*
(this is new name of DirectCD in v.6).
Probably, an UDF reader driver is not enough in this case.

CRDW disks are automatically closed on eject so they will read in
most CD drives, with UDF reader driver. On the other hand, CDRW media is more fragile
and tends to corrupt during storage...

--PA
 
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D

Dan

Pavel,

Your right on the mark w/this message, that is my exact
problem. I tring to read a CDR disc that is left open.
I download the UDF reader Jim suggest(As i mentioned in
my first post), and it doesn't work for CDR disc. By the
way Jim, I never said I wanted my software replaced. I
just said I wanted my cd drive to be able to read this
disc. I think Window XP needs to be updated w/a fix to
handle this issue. Seems stupid that a disc can't be
read for whatever reason. It's not like it's encripted!
-----Original Message-----
Depends on whether your disk is CDRW (rewritable) or non- rewritable.
If non-rewritable, and you left it open ("ejected as is"), it will be readable
only in a compatible CDRW drive *with Roxio Drag to Disc installed*
(this is new name of DirectCD in v.6).
Probably, an UDF reader driver is not enough in this case.

CRDW disks are automatically closed on eject so they will read in
most CD drives, with UDF reader driver. On the other
hand, CDRW media is more fragile
 

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