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I can see that the file is there and I can mount it with virtual clonedrive and play it with powerdvd: enter image description here

But windows can't find the file:

C:\>dir dead*
 Volume in drive C has no label.
 Volume Serial Number is 3EAA-B7A4

 Directory of C:\

File Not Found

C:\>

Why is Windows 7 not working?

Update

The only programs that can view the ISO are Virtual CloneDrive and DVDDecrypter. In Windows Explorer the ISO doesn't show up, but when I converted the ISo to VOBs the VOBs showed up. Can it have something to do with a vary large file in the root directory? Nah...If at all related, there are error message from DVDDecrypter when closing the ISo but that is when closing and those message are difficult to understand like "invalid data format" or likewise.

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Unmount the ISO. –  ekaj Sep 24 '12 at 5:03
    
Have you tried dir DEAD* –  soandos Sep 24 '12 at 6:40
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try "dir DEAD*.*" or "dir DEAD*.ISO" –  Cadburry Sep 24 '12 at 6:46
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@soandos: Windows is (for all general usage) case-insensitive. –  Karan Sep 24 '12 at 16:19
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does it show up if you just do a plain dir? –  Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Sep 25 '12 at 4:00

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If you're not already doing that, you could try running the same command from an elevated command prompt.

Maybe the ISO has some special permissions, and you're running Virtual CloneDrive and DVDDecrypter as an administrator, which allows them to "see" that file.

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Very interesting! I'll try this a.s.a.p. and report back. –  Niklas rtz Sep 25 '12 at 12:02

It might be due too specific attributes added to the file.

Check if dir /A dead* will pick it up.

Also you might want to try dir /A | FIND /I "DEAD"

The icon of the file seems to have a lock - this is due to specific permission setup for this file and/or ownership of it. Check this article how to get rid of it. I think this is the cause of dir failing to find this file.

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Yep, the file could be hidden but Windows could be set to show all hidden files. –  Karan Sep 24 '12 at 16:17
    
It didn't show up and doesn't in explorer either. But it does show up in DVDDecrypter which has a dialog from which a can mount and view the iso with powerdvd. Oddly enough. –  Niklas rtz Sep 25 '12 at 3:50
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The icon of the file seems to have a lock - this is due to specific permission setup for this file and/or ownership of it. Check this article how to get rid of it : howtogeek.com/howto/17117/… . i think this is the cause of dir failing to find this file. –  mnmnc Sep 25 '12 at 7:36
    
@mnmnc Thanks for all the help. It's not very necessary for me that this very file works but I want the procedure to work making it easy to backup a DVD without actually spending a disc but ripping it to ISO format. –  Niklas rtz Sep 25 '12 at 12:04

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