View Full Version : UDF reading on Win98
07-27-2004, 04:46 PM
I've got a number of CD-RW disks that I wrote to with InCD (UDF packet writing software). These disks are readable on Win2000 even if the system doesn't have a cd burner. My current system runs Win98, no longer has a burner and I'd like to know if there's any way to make it read those disks.
07-29-2004, 05:09 AM
Just in case someone else reads this looking for answers, this did the trick for me - http://www.download.com/3000-2100-10021086.html
07-29-2004, 05:15 AM
Honest question, why are you writing CDs in UDF format? Are there any advantages to it?
(I only noticed the thread after you solved your problem, I had no idea it was possible/practical to write CDs in UDF format)
UDF is the format alot of prgrams use to write to CD-RW, it lets u write to read and delete on the fly, basically windowze treats the cd-rw as a hard-disk, if a very slow one
07-29-2004, 04:29 PM
Pretty much what JJ said. As far as the user is concerned, a system with a cd or dvd burner and software like InCD will treat a rewritable cd/dvd as a hard drive or big floppy disk.
Advantages? It's just a convenient way for me to backup (or in my case, selectively backup) my files. I guess it's because I don't do an entire system backup that I found InCD to be fairly quick and painless.
07-29-2004, 04:44 PM
It's also handy for using if you want to run a selected backup run from a batch file, which can be started from Windows Scheduler or an icon on the desktop (ie. systems used by regular people who just want a 'backup' button).
07-29-2004, 07:21 PM
UDF isn't just a windows format. It's used on most dvd's to handle larger density discs.. I suggest you install adaptec's UDF reader on your cdrom..
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