How come I cannot access photos on a CD on my new laptop?

by on November 26, 2009

Q: I accidentally reformatted a cd I was storing photos on. I was using it on my laptop with XP and then when I put it in my new laptop with vista it shows no photos but it shows the space is used. So they are there but I can’t see them. Someone said I didn’t burn them correctly. Are they gone or can I get them back somehow? Other cds can be viewed in the new laptop and I can see and add photos. I think the reformatting messed me up.


One Response to “How come I cannot access photos on a CD on my new laptop?”
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    You can try this program and see if it helps you get the data off: http://www.diskinternals.com/cd-dvd-recovery/features.shtml

    Going forward, if data is important to you, always have more than one copy. Also consider just using CD-R or DVD-R media, it’s usually a lot cheaper and you can’t reformat the disks.