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Old 12-31-2006, 03:46 PM   #1
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I have some digital photos that I burned to a cd when I was on holiday when can not be opened. I have tried in ubuntu 6.06 and Win Xp and nothing happens it just freezes. Does anyone have any idea ?
 
Old 12-31-2006, 04:55 PM   #2
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Do you really expect a helpful answer based on the serious lack of information you posted?
 
Old 12-31-2006, 05:50 PM   #3
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Apoplogies for the lack of info.
Here is some more useful info.
They were taken with a Canon EOS 350D.

All photos are 2-3 Mb (but size does not seem to be a factor).

I have tried the following to open them :-
GIMP, GQViewer, Image viewer and konqueror plus the default windows program.
 
Old 12-31-2006, 06:00 PM   #4
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Have you mounted the CD that contains these files?
 
Old 12-31-2006, 06:15 PM   #5
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try mounting the disk and see if you can access it to view the files. Could be something as simple as not being mounted or even a bad burn.
 
Old 01-01-2007, 08:03 AM   #6
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try mounting the disk and see if you can access it to view the files. Could be something as simple as not being mounted or even a bad burn.
I can see photos but not all so I guess that the disk is mounted.

When I try to copy them to disk I can copy most but for the last few photos I get :-

Code:
cp: cannot stat `/media/cdrom/DCIM/100CANON': Input/output error
PS It tooks a very long time to copy photos from this cd other cds of the same size take seconds but this takes minutes.

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Old 01-01-2007, 08:32 AM   #7
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I have some digital photos that I burned to a cd when I was on holiday when can not be opened. I have tried in ubuntu 6.06 and Win Xp and nothing happens it just freezes. Does anyone have any idea ?
Ideas...

1) You probably burned them in a different PC. Could be a bad burn.
2) You probably used different media. Could be a bad disk.
3) You probably never used a disc burned from that PC in yours before. Could be your reader just isn't fully compatible the other burner and/or its media.

That's all I could think of.
 
Old 01-01-2007, 08:55 AM   #8
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Could be your reader just isn't fully compatible the other burner and/or its media.
Yeah, that has happened to me before. My dvd reader would not copy the files i had on a backup disk, but my dvd-writer could. I could also "see" the files there, just not copy them, unless i used my dvd-wrter to read the disk.
 
Old 01-01-2007, 09:34 AM   #9
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Ideas...

1) You probably burned them in a different PC. Could be a bad burn.
2) You probably used different media. Could be a bad disk.
3) You probably never used a disc burned from that PC in yours before. Could be your reader just isn't fully compatible the other burner and/or its media.

That's all I could think of.
That is all true I burned pictures on holiday to a CD because I needed the space on my camera's memory card.
I have used 2 different PC (and operating system ubuntu and Win XP).
Is there anything else I can try or have I just lost the pictures for ever. I hope not - they were good pictures.
 
Old 01-01-2007, 09:39 AM   #10
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Have you read my post? have you tried reading it with a cd burner? or a more recent drive?
 
Old 01-01-2007, 11:12 AM   #11
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If you're able to read/copy some of them then the problem isn't with the drive being unable to read it. If that were the case you wouldn't be able to access any of them.

It sounds a lot like a bad burn or, more likely, bad medium corrupting some of the files. You could try reading it with a burner to see if you can recover them, but I wouldn't hold my breath.
 
  


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