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Copying pictures from Picasa on my hard drive to a disc.

by ntorraco / January 14, 2009 1:20 AM PST

I am not able to copy jpeg photos from my hard drive onto a disc in my d drive. I am told the drive is inaccessible. I think I need to format the drive, but the commands I use don't work. I was able to copy once and bring to walmart to print. But that same disc could not be read on someone else's PC--shows a blank disc. So something is wrong..anyone have an idea...appreciate any help.

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Re: copying to CD.
by Kees Bakker / January 14, 2009 3:57 AM PST

I assume your d drive is a CD or a DVD. It could be a hard disk or a USB stick also, if you don't specify it.

Well, you don't format a drive, you format a disk. In fact, you only format a rewritable disk (CD-RW), not a disk you can only write one time (CD-R).

Other things you don't tell:
- what is your OS (Windows XP SP2, SP3, Vista, Vista SP1)?
- what program do you use to burn the data (there are good ways, better ways and much worse ways)?
- if you go into Device Manager, is there any yellow exclamation mark next to the CD? Does it say (in its properties) that it's fully functional?
- can you see the files in a standard data CD (not a burned one) in My Computer?


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Copying pictures to a DVD
by ntorraco / January 26, 2009 3:08 AM PST
In reply to: Re: copying to CD.

Kees--thanks so much for your reply.

I am working on a windows xp laptop (dell). I formatted the DVD-R disc and copied using a copy command the pictures onto the disc. I can then see the pictures when I click on that drive. I did the make compatible function as the process suggested, but I still can't see the pictures on another PC-just an empty folder. I think maybe I should use something besides copy?


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