DVD player/recorder external via USB port: driver


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I purchased an external DVD/CD Read Write player which attaches via USB cord (because my Windows laptops no longer come with them installed). Someone sent me a CD containing flashcards for me to print. However, while I attempted to use the drive on Windows 11, and also Windows 10 laptops, it couldn't read the data on the CD. It did show the CD and via Properties I was able to see that there really is data on the CD. I tried plugging in the device, going to Device Manager, uninstalled the device, restarted the computer. It still wasn't able to allow my laptop to access the data on the CD. I searched for a newer driver to download. I was not able to find the driver for the specific device. It is made in Africa. Specs: SKU x00298r7t ROOFUL External CD/DVD drive - carrying case NEW made in China. Email (not valid) support@rooful.com Install 5KPlayer, VLC player, etc. Contact us for more information (email addy is "not valid")
 

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Is there any error message?
Is the CD a self-burned disc or one purchased? If self-burned (by the sender) I would ask them if the disc was closed before sending it.
 

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Self burned. Since the person doesn't possess a flash drive (which I suggested he send instead) he might not know about disk closing. Personally, I have not burned a CD in so many years I don't remember what I might have put on them. I do know they were successful. Thank you for your suggestions.
 

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In my limited experience with external optical drives, no special drivers were required to access data. What format are your "flashcards" in?

The apps that you mention (5KPlayer, VLC player) are for viewing videos.
 

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I don't know. The person who was sending the stuff to me decided to just print them out and laminate them and mail them to me.
 

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As for the ODD, I have 2 [actually also a third with missing trim] and have not had to install software for them. It is possible for a BIOS setting be made to allow the OS to see them properly.
 

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Self burned. Since the person doesn't possess a flash drive (which I suggested he send instead) he might not know about disk closing. Personally, I have not burned a CD in so many years I don't remember what I might have put on them. I do know they were successful. Thank you for your suggestions.
Then chances are the disc isn’t closed so cannot be viewed on another drive. Yes burning may be successful but that doesn’t mean the files are viewable.
Flash drives are cheap these days so if the other person doesn’t have one they could either purchase one or you could send them one to use.
 

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If the person that created the disc used the "packet writing' method (e.g Nero InCD) that could be the problem. Discs burned with this method are prone to losing format and/or data. RW discs the same way, I only use "R" discs (e.g. CD-R).
 

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Did they test the cd before sending it to you? They may have sent you an expensive coaster (a cd that can't be read). The quality of optical disk has really gone down a lot.
 

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