cd/dvd blank checker

Would there be any simple software that exists to check if a CD or DVD inserted is.
1. a CD or DVD
2. Blank or non blank

I have a whole box of DVDs and CDs that have not labels at all. I just want to check if they are  blank or not blanks.
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PawloAAsked:
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
You can often tell by looking at them in light.  The burned area is a different shade than the unburned area.

Otherwise, I doubt it.  But If you just put the disk in, it will either show up or not.

Tools like ISOBuster can help identify "partitions"/sessions on damaged disks.
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JakeCampbellCommented:
I agree, Windows will generally identify a disc as ready for burning, much like iTunes does with a CD. Other than that you could check under Disk Management in Windows. It should have a section for removable media and would show you if there were any successful writes.

Jake
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PawloAAuthor Commented:
yes I could do all that. I just want to separate the good (blank) dvds from the rest of the pile. I'll try the look through the DVD with a light method
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käµfm³d 👽Commented:
I agree also. If you have AutoPlay enabled and some kind of media software like WMP, then Win should prompt you as to what you would like to do with the disk. An example in Win 7:
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