Recover deleted files on a dvd+rw?

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  1. Loves2spoon macrumors 65816

    Loves2spoon

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    Is there any free software to recover a dvd that has been deleted?

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    I didn't think it was possible to delete a DVD. :confused:
     
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    The files were deleted. Say you had a thumb drive and someone deleted your photos'. I know how to recover those but not on a dvd.
     
  4. ivnj macrumors 65816

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    dvd is not delete able unlesss you mean erasable dvd-rw.
     
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    it's a dvd-rw. if you look on the back half of it has been written.
     
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    The fact that it's been "written" on the back doesn't mean it's a RW - but let's say for sake of argument that the disc really is a DVD-RW.

    If you've erased it, and re-burned it with blank data, then it's gone. Physically, I mean. DVD's are not magnetic, so if the data has been overwritten it's really gone, unlike a magnetic medium like a hard disk or thumb drive.
     
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    It doesn't matter. Whether you have DVD-RW or DVD+RW, the basic operation is the same. Neither are DVD RAM. DVD RAM allows you to edit data on DVD much like you edit data on a hard drive. DVD±RW does not. With DVD±RW, old data must be erased if you write new data to the disc.
     

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