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

#1
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! :)
 
M

Malke

#2
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.aspx?scid=kb;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.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;Q321640

Malke
--
MS-MVP
Elephant Boy Computers
www.elephantboycomputers.com
Don't Panic!
 
J

Jasper

#4
"qgirl31" <guest@xxxxxx-email.com> wrote in message
news:92a42059e4deeb8e7d4d18102fba613a@xxxxxx-gateway.com...

>
> 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.
 
M

Malke

#6
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
--
MS-MVP
Elephant Boy Computers
www.elephantboycomputers.com
Don't Panic!