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Unable to view or access movie files from CD in explorer

by frosty_pd / November 21, 2005 6:41 PM PST

Help please.
I bought my daughter an audio CD with a bonus film clip and am unable to view the film clip.When exploring d: drive, all that you can see on the CD is 4 audio tracks but nothing more.I know it's on there as I tried it at work before I got it home.I've tried updating the firmware on my Pioneer DVD 107R writer/burner but it still didn't fix it.The only bit of software I've got that will recognise the film clip is nero but it won't allow you to copy or play within nero (the options are shaded when right clicking).Has anyone got any ideas ??

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Try this
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 21, 2005 8:12 PM PST

This may not work though. I have not heard of a hidden file on a CD before.

With the CD in the drive, open up Windows Explorer and navigate to the CD. In Windows Explorer goto Tools > Folder Options, then the View tab.

Under "Hidden files and folders" select "Show hidden files and folders".

Then make sure that "Hide extensions for known file types" and "Hide protected operating system files" are not selected. (This last is probably not needed but it then lists everything).

Click Apply, then OK.

See if any more files now appear on the disk.

Good luck


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Still doesn't work
by frosty_pd / November 22, 2005 6:30 AM PST
In reply to: Try this

Thanks for the assist but still can't view the file.
It has to be software related as it can be viewed on other PC's.Maybe a windows reinstall may be the way to go.

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file extension
by linkit / November 22, 2005 3:26 PM PST
In reply to: Still doesn't work

What is the file extension on the files you are trying to play?

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