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Old 06-25-2016, 08:39 PM
 
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Hello. Found 2 old discs that I'm trying to play with windows7. Says they are DVDs but there are supposed to be pictures on them. Not sure if its a slide show or individual pictures. The discs are in good shape. But they were made way back in 2002 with idk.... windows 2000? When I put the disc in I get 3 files. AUTORUN note pad in the pad it says [autorun] open=Viewer.exe Than I got a second file EDI32.DLL And lastly I got the stupid viewer. It looks old its called ONDVD VIEWER 1.0 and it doesn't do anything for me. It says "please select drive" but I'm unable to pick anything. Yeah I dont know what to do. Maybe since this disc was made with an old computer 15 years ago I can't play it with my new computer? Whats up? THANK YOU!
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Old 06-27-2016, 03:02 PM
 
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Hello. Found 2 old discs that I'm trying to play with windows7. Says they are DVDs but there are supposed to be pictures on them. Not sure if its a slide show or individual pictures. The discs are in good shape. But they were made way back in 2002 with idk.... windows 2000? When I put the disc in I get 3 files. AUTORUN note pad in the pad it says [autorun] open=Viewer.exe Than I got a second file EDI32.DLL And lastly I got the stupid viewer. It looks old its called ONDVD VIEWER 1.0 and it doesn't do anything for me. It says "please select drive" but I'm unable to pick anything. Yeah I dont know what to do. Maybe since this disc was made with an old computer 15 years ago I can't play it with my new computer? Whats up? THANK YOU!
What computer do you have now as far as operating system and year you bought it. Some older systems may not play DVD +R and DVD -R. Newer system should play both types. You might also need a co-dec package depending on what media player you are using to try to play.

You can bypass auto run and just right click on computer > right click on the DVD drive and click on play.
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Old 06-27-2016, 03:19 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Rewritable DVDs are very quirky. I have a computer that's only a year old and when I inserted a blank DVD purchased a few years ago it won't even recognize that the DVD is in there to write to.
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Old 06-28-2016, 07:13 AM
 
Location: USA
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here's a lead for you to follow up - looks like the software was "Dazzle OnDVD"
anyone have a dazzle card reader? (about onDVD software): Accessories Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review

I believe there's some old versions on Amazon. Don't know if it will play on your Win7 computer though.
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Old 06-30-2016, 10:44 AM
 
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If it's only those three files, all you have is the viewer, not the image files. You need to explore the disks further to see if there's a directory containing images. Then look at the file extensions and tell us what it is. we can go from there.

There are few old file formats that can't be opened these days, but they do exist. I had the problem once with some old paperport scans (.max file extension IIRC). Fortunately I was able to install an old version of the paperport app on an XP machine, read them and convert them to .jpg
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Old 06-30-2016, 12:48 PM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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There's one other possibility. The image files could be hidden. How much free space is there on the CD?
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