I have used DirectCD in the past. I seldom need to view any of the old stuff I have archived using it but it comes up now and then. I have no wish to reinstall EZCD or DirectCD. I have other software that works better for my purposes and, anyway, some of the problems people report in getting EZCD to work seem well worth avoiding. I would like to read those old cds though. Does anyone know if Adaptec's UDF Reader is XP compatible or if it exists in a compatible version and, if so, where I can find it? Anything that would allow me to read packet written cds would be just as good.