How to Open a UDF Reader Disc

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How to Open a UDF Reader Disc
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CD-R or CD-RW discs which have been formatted using Universal Disk Format (UDF) will require the use of specific software to open and view the contents of the disc. UDF was used with the Easy CD Creator program from Roxio. If a copy of this program is no longer available, an alternative will be needed to access the data contained on the disc. This will require installing a UDF reader program on your computer system.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Instructions

    Adaptec UDF Reader

  1. 1

    Double-click the icon for your web browser to open the program. Go to the CNet download page for the Adaptec UDF Reader Driver.

  2. 2

    Click the "Download Now" link to save the file to your desktop. Double-click the "udfread_v5.1.1213_inst.exe" file and then click the "Run" button to install the software driver on your system.

  3. 3

    Click the "Yes" button to continue and install the Roxio UDF Reader. Click the "Next" button when the Setup Wizard appears. Click the "Install" button to begin.

  4. 4

    Click the "OK" button when the "UDF Reader is up to date" message appears.

    Roxio UDF Volume Reader

  1. 1

    Go to the Roxio web page for the UDF Volume Reader. Click the "Download" button to save the file to your desktop.

  2. 2

    Double-click the "updateudfreader_7.exe" file and then click the "Run" button to install the software driver on your system.

  3. 3

    Click the "Install" button when the Roxio UDFReader Drivers Update Utility window appears.

  4. 4

    Click the "Yes" button to restart your computer and complete the installation.

    Windows UDF Reader

  1. 1

    Click the link for Windows UDF reader (see Resources). Save the file to your desktop.

  2. 2

    Double-click the file to install the driver on your system.

  3. 3

    Click the "Yes" button to continue and install the UDF Reader. Click the "Next" button when the Setup Wizard appears. Click the "Install" button to begin.

  4. 4

    Click the "OK" button when the "UDF Reader is up to date" message appears.

Tips and warnings

  • Installing the UDF reader software driver allows you to open any UDF encoded CD without additional software.

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