Problem with using Windows Explorer to look at BluRay disc

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (Blu-ray issues)' started by daman, May 6, 2008.

  1. daman

    daman Member

    I use to be able to use windows explorer to directly look at a bluray disc's files and copy them. Now I cannot. When I try to access the drive, windows gives me this message:

    "Disk is not formatted. Windows cannot read from this disk. The disk might be corrupted or it could be using a format that is not compatible with windows."

    However, I can use AnyDVD HD's "Rip video DVD to harddisk" and it copies the files fine. Is there any reason why I would not be able to access the disc through explorer but able to through the ripper? The problem exists whether or not I have AnyDVD HD on or off. Is there any way to fix this?
  2. damnskippy

    damnskippy Well-Known Member

    You need to install the UDF file system driver.
  3. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    If you are running Windows XP you will need to install the Toshiba UDF 2.5 driver to allow you to view the contents of either HD or BD discs from within Windows. The way AnyDVD HD operates it can read the discs regardless of whether the OS natively supports the UDF or not. Windows Vista natively supports UDF 2.5/2.6.

    NOTE: Refer to this ( thread about installing the drivers!
    Last edited: May 6, 2008
  4. daman

    daman Member

    thanks guys!
  5. HAL64

    HAL64 Member

    hate to sound stupid but

    I have tryed installing the tosh udf 2.5 as exsplin in these thred, but just caint seem to get it to work

    when I navgate to the install folder i can only find the setup file

    I have tryed sheaching for the (thdudf.inf) file but windows caint find it

    so if soom one can help out the blu ray neebo it would realy help as I bvought mt sony reader so I could rip films not watch them on my pc

    I am runnig win xp pro

  6. xradman

    xradman New Member

    I have the same problem. It's not the problem with UDF driver, as I was able to see the drive, folder, and files fine before. Now I can't read the drive with explorer, but PowerDVD can read the show the Blu-ray movies.
  7. Adbear

    Adbear Well-Known Member

    Then that sounds like a UDF error as PowerDVD should be able to play them back as discs anyway. If you can't browse them in explorer then you haven't installed the UDF 2.5 driver
  8. xradman

    xradman New Member

    Could it be some sort of rootkit virus? This is the second time this has happened. Both times everything was working fine with explorer folder opening with decrypted folders whenever Blu-ray or HD DVD was inserted into my combo LG drive. Then this time, my computer experience BSOD with That's Entertainment II HD DVD. Slysoft AnyDVD gave a message that it was decrypting the disc and then computer reset. After that, explorer folder no longer opens with Blu-ray or HD DVD. My computer shows the Blu-ray/HD DVD combo drive as a CD drive when Blu-ray/HD DVD is inserted and you can't open the disc to see the files. PowerDVD continues to play most Blu-ray and HD DVD. I've tried re-installing AnyDVD and UDF2.5 to no avail. This has to be more common since it's happened to me twice with 2 different computers. Any ideas?
  9. mike_r

    mike_r Well-Known Member

    look in C:\Windows\Minidump for the failing driver causing your BSOD
  10. xradman

    xradman New Member

    I ran MS debugger and it concludes

    Probably caused by : AnyDVD.sys ( AnyDVD+55b1 )
  11. xradman

    xradman New Member

    I reinstalled UDF 2.5 driver again, and low and behold, the problem is fixed.:confused:
  12. mike_r

    mike_r Well-Known Member

    send your minidump to slysoft anyway.