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I saved my family photos on CD. There was mostly JPG and BITMAP files.
The CD was made in Adaptec Direct 3.01c and never closed.  Right know I can not see any of this photos.   In Adaptec Direct CD Wizard windows in Media Status I have : CD-R disc with unrecognized data. Next widows let me run Scan Disc. After that the Disc Status is :
 One or more tracks on this disc are damaged . If you continue to use this disc you will probably encounter errors. It is recommended that you backup the data on the disc if possible.
  How can I recover my photos ?
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Question by:janusz
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by:jhance
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Is this on the same computer where you wrote this disk?  The Direct CD systems uses the UFS file system and this is not installed on all Windows systems by default.

You can get a copy of the UFS driver from ROXIO at:

http://www.roxio.com
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by:Kyle Schroeder
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Did you allow Adaptec Scandisk to repair the disc?  Maybe a stupid question, but you didn't specify.  If that doesn't do it, you could try a program called "IsoBuster" from http://www.ping.be/vcd/isobuster.htm and see if it can detect any of the files...Isobuster avoids the "standard" Windows file system operations, so it may work.

Another option is to try to send it out to a data recovery company, but the cost involved (likely, at least $100) might not be worth it to you.  If you want to pursue this course, visit http://www.ontrack.com/datarecovery/servicequote.asp for more information.

Good luck!

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by:Kyle Schroeder
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jhance:

I believe its the UDF file system, not UFS.

janusz:

I checked the IsoBuster website...it appears that the program does not support UDF formatted discs (directCD, inCD, etc), which unfortunately is what your disc is...

Perhaps another expert will have a solution for you other than sending to data recovery.

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by:pbessman
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You might try adding some additional file to the CD in the system you created the disk in and try closing it, but leaving the session open so you can add files as your collection grows. Have you erased all the files you used to create this disk?  Perhaps, they still live on the system you made the disk on.  

You may even want to run a search with the CD in the drive and see if you can locate any .jpg or .bmp files. At least, it would be a start for where to look.
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Yes, it is UDF and not UFS.  I always get those two acronyms mixed up.....

Anyway, it's still required to read DirectCD disks and is still at the ROXIO web site....
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