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Read InCD EasyWrite CDRWs in Win7 ??

2cheap4retail 6,274 2,198 October 28, 2010 at 11:03 PM
How the heck do you read data CDRWs in Windows 7 (x64) that were written ("packet writing" mode) to using an old Nero InCD (version 4, I think) on Windows XP? I have a pile of CDRWs I cannot access at all from Vista or Windows 7. All they see is the installers for the old EasyWrite reader utility (for 98-XP that don't already have that capability installed).. and no actual data.

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To read InCD-formatted rewritable medias on a computer where InCD is not installed, the InCD EasyWrite Reader is required. Furthermore the InCD EasyWrite Reader enables you to add CD-MRW support to your system.

InCD EasyWrite Reader (http://www.nero.com/en/index.html#c1023204918939)

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This might work as well http://forums.techguy.org/digital...t-now.html

If the software does not run on the operating systems you have then you will have to run a virtual machine with an older OS installed to extract the data and then move it to a modern standard format. Let this be a lesson for the future. Standards exist for a reason, when you put things into a proprietary format you have to be careful that the software to extract it continues to be updated or exists as OS's evolve. If they dont then you need to transfer the files into a format which you will be able to read in the future while you still have the hardware/software to do so.
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Nothing useful or relevant in those links.

I did track down newest InCD (6.6) download off Nero's web site, but even that installed won't allow the Win 7 system to read the InCD 4-formatted discs.

The CDs are all readable (and writable) on the old Winxp system with InCD4 installed. Only the "non-UDF" portion of the CDs are visible in Vista or Win7..

I thought Vista added native support for these types of CDs?

Drives tried include HP retail box (22x non-lightscribe SATA) and Samsung (two models both SATA non-lightscribe; one was Dell OEM). Going to try an LG lightscribe one when I get a chance.
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Quote from 2cheap4retail View Post :
Nothing useful or relevant in those links.

I did track down newest InCD (6.6) download off Nero's web site, but even that installed won't allow the Win 7 system to read the InCD 4-formatted discs.

The CDs are all readable (and writable) on the old Winxp system with InCD4 installed. Only the "non-UDF" portion of the CDs are visible in Vista or Win7..

I thought Vista added native support for these types of CDs?

Drives tried include HP retail box (22x non-lightscribe SATA) and Samsung (two models both SATA non-lightscribe; one was Dell OEM). Going to try an LG lightscribe one when I get a chance.
Just a theory but would it make a difference as to whether you install the 64bit version vs 32 bit version of incd to read the old burned discs which are probably burned with the 32bit software? The link below doesn't seem to lead directly to a download but suggests perhaps a 32/64 bit versions of this. Just a thought.

http://www.microsoft.com/Windows/...&os=64-bit
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