> Im sorry to place this in this group but I cant find a suitable group,
> advice would be much appreciated.
> When I sold my old PC I archived files onto disk.
> In the past Ive always inserted the disk into my laptop and double clicked
> drive D and the folders have opened for me to select a file.
> The drive is being read because it names the disk but it wont open to
> display folders.
This often happens when the drive is unable to read a CD properly. It is
most common with burned CD's. That CD is worth trying on another drive, so
> In the left hand column of My Computer it says the disks name, but size 0
> and 0 free space
Yes, as would be expected if the CD cannot be read properly.
> Some of the files I cant open are avi or mid or rm files, but I can open
> them by loading them into media player or real player.
Perhaps the applications will access the files directly (without directory
listing). This isn't a complete paradox.
> I could open these files on my disks about 2 weeks ago, but now it wont
> let me.
I assume you could "open these files" on a different computer. If I were
you, I wouldn't worry. I would just copy the files to a computer which
reads the CD successfully and then re-burn or copy via cable or whatever
other transfer method you prefer.
> Any ideas?
> Windows XP SE
> Internet Explorer browser.
Try MS-DOS. Start -> Run... -> "cd d:", "dir"
Roy S. Schestowitz