File is empty Cannot read from source

Posted on 2004-08-14
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Last Modified: 2010-04-03
Dear sir
I have copy ed my files to CD RW and wail I am copying to CD Rw I got message that say that some file cannot be copy ed and I ignored them and continue to copy and after a wail I format my computer and want to get them back but the CD say that cannot read from the source and it say that some of the file is empty, how can I get the files back , the CD RW comes with burn program but I did not install it , I have xp professional and I use copy and drop in CD .
Question by:abrahimm1
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if the burning  program said that a file cannot be copied, then it is not copied, so probably you ended up with only the filename on the CD. You can try recovering with following soft, but i doubt it will help you

http://www.webattack.com/get/cdcheck.html                  CD recovery
http://www.jufsoft.com/badcopy/download.asp                  CD Badcopy Pro


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Before formatting your hard disk, which method did you use to copy the files ? (For example, InCD, built-in Windows CD-Recording etc )

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I format my hard disk with windows XP Professional CD and restart from CD and install new installation.

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ID: 11817931
Well, Thank you sir for this wep site, I am happy because I got my files back by using the ISOBUSTER Program, and I got it from one of the questions and answer that has been stored in this site, concerns copy to CD WR, Thank you.

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