Viewing UDF

Discussion in 'Windows Vista File Management' started by Jan Kucera, Jul 20, 2006.

  1. Jan Kucera

    Jan Kucera Guest

    I inserted a disc into my drive and found this readme.txt on it:

    This disc uses the UDF file system.

    You are currently looking at the ISO 9660 part
    of this disc.

    To read the content of this disc you have to
    install an UDF file system reader.

    For Windows 95 please run the program 'AUTORUN.EXE'
    from the root directory of this disc.

    How can I switch to the UDF part?

    Thanks, Jan
    Jan Kucera, Jul 20, 2006
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  2. Hello Jan;

    Just a guess here, but you transferred the file to a DVD. What you are
    supposed to do is "Burn the image" to a DVD. Consult your DVD software for
    how to do this. Also, check this website for more information about using
    an unstable, incomplete operating system.
    Mark D. VandenBeg, Jul 20, 2006
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  3. This is easy. Install Windows XP SP2 on an empty system where there is no
    "Program Files", "Windows", or "Documents and Settings" directories. Look
    at the DVD. Do not install any product from Nero, Roxio, or Sonic
    Solutions - that also includes any CD and/or DVD creation software bundled
    by HP, IBM, Compaq, Dell, etc.
    David J. Craig, Jul 21, 2006
  4. Jan Kucera

    Jan Kucera Guest

    Hi Mark,
    thanks for the guess, but I didn't burn this CD-RW, I just wanted to read
    it. I expected that when Vista can write UDF it could also read or switch to
    UDF when present.

    Jan Kucera, Jul 21, 2006
  5. Jan Kucera

    Jan Kucera Guest

    You mean I cannot read it on Vista?
    Jan Kucera, Jul 21, 2006
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    Geoff Guest

    Geoff, Jul 21, 2006
  7. I was assuming this was one of the new Vista DVDs. A UDF disk created by
    Roxio's or Nero's UDF driver requires the reader be installed. They both
    use non-standard variations of UDF and are incompatible with Vista's for the
    moment. I quit using UDF for my own CDs and DVDs as it seemed to cause more
    problems than it solved.
    David J. Craig, Jul 21, 2006
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    Alan Simpson Guest

    LOL. So much for the "Universal" in UDF. Maybe Roxio and Nero should call it
    PDF, for Proprietary. (Oh wait, then Adobe might sue).
    Alan Simpson, Jul 22, 2006
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