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How to copy data files, jpeg files & cd's using Vista

Both my Gateway GT5658E desktop and my Dell XPS1210 notebook came with MS Vista Home Premium.
I need help.
1. Please tell me how to copy individual files of data, .jpg, avi., mp3, etc. to a cd.
2. Does it matter if the desired copy includes a mix of data, .jpg, .avi, & mp3 or do they all need to be the same?
3. How to make a diskcopy of a CD or DVD?

Should I be able to do all these copy tasks using Vista Home Premium or do I need another program(s)? If I need other s/w, what do you suggest?
I realize this is pretty simple stuff, but I'm having trouble.
Thanks in advance for your help.

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Saving Data

In reply to: How to copy data files, jpeg files & cd's using Vista

Create a folder and simply:
Choose the item,
right click on it
choose copy
go to the folder
right click
choose paster.
You can group copy by holding down the left mouse button and moving it for a square. Grabbing an icon in the square by holding down the button after you make the selection.
Copy here if not move here.
The last I remembered, vista had a "make a cd" option. If not, then go to the multimedia program and choose the cdwriter. program A simple data cd will do.

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Burning CDs...

In reply to: How to copy data files, jpeg files & cd's using Vista

1.) Insert a blank CD into your CD/DVD burner, open (My) Computer, and double-click the CD/DVD drive. You'll be prompted to "Prepare this blank disc." After completion you can drag-and-drop or copy-and-paste files to the CD/DVD drive as you like and they will be immediately burned to disc. (Note: There is no 'erase' option for CD-R, DVD-R, and DVD+R media, so if make any/all changes to the files before sending them to that drive.)

2.) In the case of backing up files they can be a mix of any/all file types you have. This is not true, however, if you're burning a DVD movie or creating an Audio CD to be played on a standard DVD player.

3.) One way is to open the drive containing the CD/DVD, selecting all files/folders, and then copying-and-pasting them to another (recordable) CD/DVD. However, that doesn't apply to Audio CDs and DVD movies. In those cases you'll need to use a third-party program to duplicate the discs.

Hope this helps,

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