This could be any file but it's an .avi I burnt myself this time - so I've put the post in this forum for lack of better knowledge. Here's the problem: There's something wrong with the file as I've burned it. Windows gets right to the end of the copy process, copying it from the cd to my hard drive, and then says it's no good, can't copy it, and gives up. Leaving no part of the copy on my hard drive! Probably with various utilities I could do something with the part if I could get the part. Perhaps avifixed could work on it - but it can't work on it when it's on the cd. Does anyone know of anything that will copy parts of files from cd's (or other hard drives) in this way? I've always been annoyed by copying processes that abort at the last minute and give you nothing at all. Anyone else know this problem? Anyone know a fix? regards, abrogard.