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Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by Roxierose, Oct 4, 2009.

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  1. Roxierose

    Roxierose Thread Starter

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    I have Windows XP, In "My Pictures" uder the tasks I am not giving the option to Copy my pictures to a CD. I am only able to View as a slide show, Order prints or Print pictures. When I go to the help section I shows that I should in deed have that option but I do not? Can you tell me what I need to do.
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    Roxierose
    Have a good night!
     
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  3. DoubleHelix

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    Is there a blank CD in the burner (not the CD-ROM drive)?
     
  4. Hughv

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    Select the pics you want, rt-click/Send To/CD Burner. You could also drag and drop.
     
  5. Roxierose

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    DoubleHelix, thanks for your response but my problem has nothing to do with having a cd in the driver. I am not giving the option to copy to a CD. Is there someplace else I need to go?
    Sincerely,
    Roxierose
     
  6. stantley

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    Do you have any other CD burning programs installed, like Nero or Roxio, it would be better to use one of those programs.

    The Copy to CD or drag-and-drop methods aren't very reliable.
     
  7. Hughv

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    In my Computer, rt-click this drive/properties. Under the recording tab, make sure CD Burning is enabled (This will over ride any burning program you may have installed).
    Copy to CD and drag and drop are extremely reliable methods that have never failed me or anyone I know.
     
  8. stantley

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    Well, I've helped out many people here at TSG that have had problems accessing files burned on their CD's and the methods they used were either XP's drag and drop or packet writing with other software.
     
  9. Hughv

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    Packet writing is another kettle of fish, and uses a CD-RW. It sucks, but that's not what we're talking about here.
     
  10. DarqueMist

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    I'm pretty sure that the "rules" set up for the my pictures folder in XP doesn't give that option like it does in the my music folder. Easiest way to do what it sounds like you are asking would be to right click and choose send to, then choose your CD drive.
     
  11. DoubleHelix

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    Burning to CD is a standard task listed in the Task Pane in Windows Explorer for a picture folder. If it's not listed, the problem is either that the folder type is not set to Pictures, or, as stated, the Recording tab is missing and recording to CD is not enabled for that drive.
     
  12. DarqueMist

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    DH ... I checked, it isn't listed as an option in my my pictures folder task pane (yes recording is enabled for my drive, I can access it via right click). The only time I get the option to copy to CD in the task pane is in music folders.

    edit - rooted around a bit and found if the folder only has pictures in it the copy to CD option is listed in the tasks pane. If there are any other file types it is gone, as hugh said right click/ send to drive, done will work just fine.
     
  13. Hughv

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    Select, rt-click/send to, done.
     
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