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Hi.

So after 8+ years, I am coming back to the backups I made using Retrospect Express 5 on Mac.

I backed up to DVD-R.

 

I put the discs in my OSX computer, and the computer said the discs were BLANK. This is obviously not true. There is definitely data on these discs. You can see it.

 

So, I went back to the original computer that i did the Retrospect Express 5 archives on. It is a 733 G4 tower that I still use for my Sonic Solutions mastering, running OS 9.1(maybe 9.2).

 

Retrospect Express 5 is still installed on the machine, and the archive sets for the DVDs I have are even still there.

 

But, when I put a DVD in the drive, the computer tells me the discs are BLANK.

 

help!

 

thanks,

jason

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'You can see it'? Does that mean that the computer(s) can see it or that you can see the demarcation line on the disc indicating that data is present?

 

Have you tried other stations? Other MACs and PCs?

 

Are the discs damaged? Warped? Kept in a hot environment?

 

Cheers.

 

Anthony

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hi,

thanks for the quick reply.

i can visibly see the lines on the discs.

the computer can't see the discs.

it thinks they are blank.

 

i've tried the discs on 2 macs and 1 pc with the same result.

 

the discs look fine. no warpage.

sometimes the room might have gotten a little warm, but all the other backups in the box are fine.

i didn't use retrospect to create those backups.

 

any other thoughts?

thanks

j

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Do you have multiple burner programs installed on the station(s)? Try uninstalling and leaving only one up.

 

Via -

 

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/itprovistaie/thread/25f5d388-bba5-4f4c-9109-bb21e70ba0be

 

Also, make sure that all drives (drivers) are updated.

 

Via -

 

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100813233250AAAadkt

 

Another suggestion is isobuster (but read everything before running...) -

 

http://www.isobuster.com/isobusterdownload.php

 

Via -

 

http://www.pcguide.com/vb/showthread.php?t=69524

 

It could be that those discs have become corrupted...I have run across that in storage media of all kinds.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Anthony

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iso buster was able to see the files,

and i was able to export them,

but Retrospect is not able to restore from the .iso files.

 

any hints on getting this to work?

 

thanks

jason

 

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