I'm going to assume the following is due to my ignorance and thus I would like someone to explain why this happened:
I have an old CD-R that I burned a number of downloaded programs on for backup. When I do a burn like this, I usually use Nero Express and leave the project "Open", so that I can add additional files later. So, I inserted this old CD, opened Nero Express and went through the routine for making a Data CD, found the file I wanted to add and burned it successfully. BUT... when I reinserted the CD the only item showing in Explorer was this last item I had just added and the dozens of other files which were there originally weren't to be found??
So, was this possibly the result of adding this file to a CD that was "Closed"? (what is a good way to check to see if a disk is "Open" or "Closed"?) Did I not do something right when I added this file? And lastly, is there anyway to recover the original files from this CD?
See screenshot for "Disc Info" for this CD.