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Can't open disk with pictures on it...please help!

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    Can't open disk with pictures on it...please help!

    I am trying to open a disk that was given to me that contains pictures on it.
    When I check the disk's properties, it shows that 1/2 of the disk has information on it.
    But when I go to open it (from the COMPUTER page) nothing shows up on the screen other than a message at the top that says "Drag files to this folder to add them to the disc".
    Can anyone help me? I just want to know what I need to do to fix this so that I can open these pictures.
    I'm supposed to be doing a presentation with them for Sunday and won't be able to if I can't open the disk.
    Thanks!

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    Malke Guest

    Re: Can't open disk with pictures on it...please help!

    qgirl31 wrote:

    >
    > I am trying to open a disk that was given to me that contains pictures
    > on it.
    > When I check the disk's properties, it shows that 1/2 of the disk has
    > information on it.
    > But when I go to open it (from the COMPUTER page) nothing shows up on
    > the screen other than a message at the top that says "Drag files to this
    > folder to add them to the disc".
    > Can anyone help me? I just want to know what I need to do to fix this
    > so that I can open these pictures.
    > I'm supposed to be doing a presentation with them for Sunday and won't
    > be able to if I can't open the disk.
    > Thanks!
    >
    >
    It sounds like someone created this CD with a "drag-to-disk" type of program
    and didn't finalize the disk. Is it a CD-RW as opposed to a CD-R? The
    easiest thing would be to have the person who made the disk make you a new
    one, but this time just burn the files to a CD-R and not use a CD-RW.

    How to Troubleshoot Issues with Reading CD, CD-R, CD-RW, and DVD Discs
    http://support.microsoft.com/default...;en-us;Q321641

    CD-ROM Drive May Not Be Able to Read a UDF-Formatted Disc in Windows XP
    (same concept for Vista)
    http://support.microsoft.com/default...;EN-US;Q321640

    Malke
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    Re: Can't open disk with pictures on it...please help!

    It is actually a CD-R.
    Could it possibly be that she burned the disc using the XP platform and I have VISTA?

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    Jasper Guest

    Re: Can't open disk with pictures on it...please help!


    "qgirl31" <guest@xxxxxx-email.com> wrote in message
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    >
    > It is actually a CD-R.
    > Could it possibly be that she burned the disc using the XP platform and
    > I have VISTA?
    >
    >
    > --
    > qgirl31
    It is a bad burn or the disk was not finalized. Get another copy of it.



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      Thread Starter

    Re: Can't open disk with pictures on it...please help!

    Okay I will. Thanks so much!

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    Malke Guest

    Re: Can't open disk with pictures on it...please help!

    qgirl31 wrote:

    >
    > It is actually a CD-R.
    > Could it possibly be that she burned the disc using the XP platform and
    > I have VISTA?
    >
    >
    Jasper already answered this and I'm sure he's right. No, it isn't that you
    have Vista. If it were a CD-RW, then it would probably be because you
    didn't have a program capable of reading UDF-formatted disks. But since
    it's a CD-R, that doesn't apply.

    Malke
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