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Can't write pdf file to CD

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by nlt999, Jan 22, 2011.

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  1. nlt999

    nlt999 Thread Starter

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    Hi! I am using an Emachine tower desktop running Windows XP Home. I can normally copy a file from disk to CD using Windows Explorer, then write it on the CD. I am trying to create a CD backup copy of a pdf file I obtained by downloading from the internet. I can drag it from disk to the E drive (CDR/W drive), then use "write these files to CD" under the FILE tab to start the write process. It seems to run OK until near the end, then give me a message that it can't do the write for some reason. The CD is then unusable (shows 100% full in My Computer-Properties). The pdf file is 222 mb, the CD says it can hold 700 mb. I have copied the pdf file from the disk in my PC to the disk in another PC on the network with no problem. When I try to write it to CD on the other PC it gives me the same error message there. Is there some way that the originator of the pdf file could have copy-protected it that would allow copying from disk to disk, but not disk to CD??? Thanks for any help! Nick
     
  2. lunarlander

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    The pdf file may be corrupted, try downloading it again and see.
     
  3. nlt999

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    Thanks for the response! Not sure I can still download it again since it had a time-limit on it. If it were corrupted, how would I be able to view it with Adobe reader (I can), and why could I be able to copy it hard-drive to hard-drive but not to CD?? Thanks again! Nick
     
  4. seannmc

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    One idea? Install a program such as PDF Creator. Bring up your PDF file in Acrobat Reader, then "Print" it to a second PDF file. If the original file is corrupted, you might have better luck burning the second to CD.

    -Seann
     
  5. nlt999

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    Thanks for the suggestions! Solved it by getting permission to download it again and did that to a different computer. Was able to write to CD on that one. Nick
     
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