Windows 10: Windows 10 and DVD directories

  1. Posts : 10
    Windows 10 Pro 1511
       23 Nov 2015 #1

    Windows 10 and DVD directories

    I have an issue I can't seem to find decent info about. My Win 10 laptop won't see files and folders on DVDs I burned on another box unless I make an ISO on the Win 7 machine first, and then copy it over to the Win 10 machine and "mount" the ISO.

    I even tried creating an ISO from an older DVD and then burning it to a new DVD with my Win 10 machine. I still can't use File Explorer on the new DVD. It seems Win 10 on this box won't "see" the files & folders on the DVDs unless the original DVD was burned on this machine. If it is originally burned here, then it works fine. The DVDs I burned on my other laptop using Win 7 can't be "explored" like they used to be on Win 7 and 8.

    This isn't an issue with the DVD drive. I've pretty much ruled out drivers, hardware, etc. The drive works fine for everything else. Win 10 recognizes the drive just fine and I can use the drive to create ISOs, burn discs, etc. It just won't "explore" DVDs I made somewhere else - at least not directly from the disc.

    I used to do a lot of DVD creating and editing with Win 7 & 8. The processes I've been using are significantly hampered with Win 10. It appears I'm gonna need to get "creative" with my current DVD editing & creation processes.

    Anyone else?
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  2. Ztruker's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 17134.191
       23 Nov 2015 #2

    What preogram are you using to burn the DVD? Is it closing the session?
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  3. Posts : 10
    Windows 10 Pro 1511
    Thread Starter
       23 Nov 2015 #3

    Ztruker said: View Post
    What preogram are you using to burn the DVD? Is it closing the session?
    You bring up a good point. I'll check that. Thank you!

    I mostly use Windows DVD Maker and ImgBurn for burning, though I've used others. I also use Windows Movie Maker for editing.
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  4. Ztruker's Avatar
    Posts : 6,414
    Windows 10 Pro X64 17134.191
       24 Nov 2015 #4

    I also use Imgburn and have never had a problem.
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  5. Posts : 10
    Windows 10 Pro 1511
    Thread Starter
       30 Nov 2015 #5

    Well, I checked and the sessions are DEFINITELY closed/finalized. But I think I've discovered that is not exactly, but maybe partly the issue. I say not exactly...


    1. Created a DVD on my Sanyo DVD/VCR deck. Dubbed a VCR tape to DVD and finalized the DVD.
    2. My Windows 7 Pro machine can mount the DVD and see all the files on the DVD, i.e., the Audio_TS & Video_TS folders and all the files within.
    3. I put the same physical DVD in my Windows 10 Pro machine and ... NADA ... Can't read anything on the DVD.


    1. So, I create an iso image of the DVD on my Windows 7 machine that can read the DVD.
    2. I copy that iso over to my Windows 10 machine.
    3. On the windows 10 machine I create a new DVD from the iso I just copied over.
    4. Remove and re-insert the newly Win10 created DVD.
    5. VOILA! My Windows 10 machine can now read everything on the new DVD created ON the Win10 box!

    So I try one more thing:

    1. I make another DVD on my Windows 7 machine from the iso I originally created over there.
    2. Mount the new DVD in each machine, in turn, and BOTH my machines can read all the files on it.
    3. I go back to the original DVD created on my VCR/DVD dubbing deck and re-insert into my two computers. As with my first try, Windows 7 can read it, Windows 10 cannot.

    Apparently, and this is only a guess, the method my dubbing deck utilizes to "finalize" a dvd is recognized in Windows 7 but not in Windows 10.

    Does anyone know if, or what, may have changed regarding the difference in reading DVDs created & finalized/closed on other machines? Why would 7 still work and not 10? (Anything UDF related?)

    I've seen other folks around the web complaining of VERY similar experiences. But no real solutions.


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