Lost Photographs

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by JamesC, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. JamesC

    JamesC Guest


    I wonder if anyone can assist. I recently after some struggle managed to
    upgrade from Win XP Pro to Win Vista Home Premium. Prior to the upgrade I
    had stored several years worth of digital photos and short videos on DVDs. I
    have been using Fuji cameras and these were stored using the supplied Fuji
    Finepix software. I was totally panic striken when I loaded first one DVD and
    then a second into my PC only to discover that according to the PC both DVDs
    were blank. My panic receded when I reloaded both DVDs into my wife's PC,
    running Win XP Pro and the photos and videos reappeared. I am running Nero
    on both machines though that on my PC is the Vista version. I have checked
    through other DVDs of photos and these open satisfactorily except for one
    folder which is totally blank, but which heretofore did contain several
    photos. These have gone completely on both systems. Can anybody offer a
    solution so that I can get the photos back and usable with Vista? Sadly with
    the installation problems I had I have used both my free Vista technical
    support assistances.
    JamesC, Jun 22, 2007
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  2. Using what method and what file format?
    Which really tells us nothing since only people that have a Fuji
    camera would have THAT software. If it uses some propriety
    type of file format that could be the issue in that it isn't supported
    by Vista. Does this software work at all under Vista?
    Adam Albright, Jun 22, 2007
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  3. JamesC

    theclyde Guest

    then a second into my PC only to discover that according to the PC both DVDs
    Are the discs finalized?
    theclyde, Jun 22, 2007
  4. JamesC

    Lang Murphy Guest


    Let me make sure I understand the issue: you have DVD's, which have picture
    files on them, that you are trying to read in Vista. Vista cannot read them
    all? or just some of them? If just some of them, what is the common, if any,
    thread between the DVD's Vista -cannot- read... how they were burned?

    Assuming the DVD drive has not changed between when XP was installed and the
    PC was updated to Vista... (did you install a new DVD drive, iow...) have
    you checked Device Manager to see whether there's a bang (exclamation point)
    on your DVD drive or any other indications that it might not be working

    Are your Vista PC and your wife's PC connected via a network, e.g., both
    attached to a broadband router? If so, the quickest way to get the files
    from DVD to your Vista PC -may- be to copy them from DVD to your wife's PC's
    hard drive and then copy them over the network to your Vista PC. (This can
    be done even if they're -not- networked, with no chance of networking, but
    would involve purchasing a "cross-over" network cable and doing some manual
    edits to the networking setups of both PC's.)

    Lang Murphy, Jun 23, 2007
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