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6.8. Retrieving the photos from mini discs created by Sony Mavica CD cameras

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6.8.1. General requirements and settings.

· CD-RW or DVD-RW drives (cd or dvd "writers") are more preferable in comparing with CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drives (cd or dvd "readers").
· You should uncheck the Detect disc insertion by Windows box under the Browser tab in the Preferences dialog before you will insert the troubled disc into the drive.

 

6.8.2. Reading mini disc that was finalized with failure on the camera.

Symptom.

The disc finalization was accidently interrupted, for example, due to the power failure.  

Troubleshooting.

· Remove any disk(s) from your computer drive(s).
· Run CDRoller.
· Click the Preferences button in the Tool Bar or select the same option from the View menu. Make sure that the Detect disc insertion by Windows is UNCHECKED on the Browser tab in the Preferences dialog. Click the OK button to close the Preferences.
· Insert the troubled disc.
· Click the Refresh button in the Tool Bar.
· Does the program recognize your disc? If not, please go to the step 6.8.3
· If you can see the disc icon in the program window, try to open the disc by left-double clicking its name. Do you get the message about unreadable root folder? If yes, try to run Scan UDF Disc from the Tools menu and go to the step 6.8.4 if the program has found the lost files.

 

6.8.3. Reading non-finalized (open) disc.

Symptom.

Disc was not finalized, you lost an access to the data due to Disk Error. You was able to view the photos earlier (prior to the disk error).

Troubleshooting.

· Remove any disk(s) from your computer drive(s).
· Run CDRoller.
· Click the Preferences button in the Tool Bar or select the same option from the View menu. Make sure that the Detect disc insertion by Windows  box is UNCHECKED on the Browser tab in the Preferences dialog. Click the OK button to close the Preferences.
· Insert the troubled disc.
· Click the Preferences again. Select Sony Mavica (O) in the Forced scan list under the UDF reader tab. Click the OK button and close the Preferences again.
· Click the Refresh button in the Tool Bar. If dialog with Step 1. Specify your scan area caption appears, try to find and recover the lost photos step-by-step, using Wizard interface. Otherwise, the program tries to find the lost files, scanning "UDF partition". Are any files found? If yes, go to the step 6.8.4.
· Note. If some pictures look like corrupted, please try to repeat the "forced scan" with the help of Sony Mavica CD. Also, this option is recommended to find mavica videos (MPEG files).

 

6.8.4. Recovering the found (indexed) files displayed in the "Lost objects detected..." window.

· Apply Recover All / Recover selected to retrieve the found files (photos) automatically.
· Select file(s) and use Rename or/and New Extension commands to re-name the indexed files to .jpg ones, and then copy them to HDD with the help of Recover selected or drag&drop operations.

 

6.8.5. Viewing found files.

To view the found photos (JPEG files), you can use View Image option. Just select a JPEG file and click the View Image in the Side Bar (left panel of the "Lost objects detected..." window).

 

6.8.6. Burning the recovered files.

To place the recovered photos onto new disc, click Burn button, select Write files and folders onto data disc in the Start Window and click the Next button.

 

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Further, using a simple "step by step" procedure, you can select a burner (computer drive), add the recovered files (photos) into your compilation and, finally, burn a new disc.

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