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khrob

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Using my Windows Vista machine,I recently burned several CDs with images for distribution to various family members. I'd organized the images chronologically into folders. I'm told by a couple of recipients who are Mac users that their machine doesn't recognize the CD.

Is there a compatibility problem with the file structure used by Windows with the Mac
OS? If so, is there a work-around?

I'd sent out images (JPEGs) in the past but I did not organize then into folders and they were opened with no problem.

Ideas anyone?
 
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Nope. You should be fine.
If you created standard folders, and put jpegs in the youll be good to go.
 
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I've never had that happen to me before. Once a CD is burned, it should work on any operating systems. Windows, Mac OS, Linux, etc.
 
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hm... yeah, there shouldn't be anything wrong with your cd.
if they could send you back the cd and it didn't work on your computer even, then i would get a different program to burn your cd's with. i like roxio for the pc. it gives you the option to eject the cd before you finish the burn so you can add files later. that feature is actually more compatible with mac than if you finish the cd. kinda interesting.

i'd try poking around with different burning applications for your windows pc.
 

khrob

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Thanks. A very interesting suggestion, I'll have to check that out. I'm running Windows Vista and used the CD burning app that comes with it. It gives you the option of closing or leaving it open for adding files later. Frankly, I don't recall for sure which one I chose. It might well have been to close the CD to prevent future file additions.
 
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yeah... and vista's burning program may not be the greatest anyway. i would also start with just trying out different programs. just google search for "cd burning download" or something.
 
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