Dear Fellow Optical Storage Users,
I've got a problem as follows:
I burned myself a data DVD disk of about 3,73 gB of data. It was mainly photos and some stuff from my computer just from before I migrated to another PC of mine. It was like 6 months ago. Today I took out my backup DVD with a naive hope too browse through some stuff I (thought that I) backed up. Unfortunately, what I see is that my laptop sees files on the disk in a strange way. For example, I have a folder PHOTOS that contains 3 subfolders and some random files, following this pattern:
The problem is that the content of SUBFOLDERS 1,2 and 3 is not their original content that I wanted to back up. For some reason they only contain copies of files from parent folders. Actually, every subfolder of PHOTOS (and any subfolder wihthin these subfolders) contains only those files that were placed immediately within PHOTOS, following this pattern:
So the structure of folders is fine, as on the source hard drive, but their contents is as if copied/doubled/reiterated from parent folder.
I've been burning backups of my files for quite a while and it's the first time sth like this happened. My question to you is whether that might be a permanent failure (that occured during the burning process) or is it just a temporary/single problem of improper reading of the DVD by my PC. If the latter option is the case, is there any way to retrieve the data possibly not visible for my computer?
What is especially weird is that this occured only in one folder: My Pictures, copied straight from My Documents, but its all kinds of files that are doubled and tripled within subfolders structure, like .ini, .txt, or any kind of stuff. The DVD was burned with CD Burner XP.
I will appreciate any help with this issue.
All the best,