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Task of copying pictures to Cd option is gone


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bettei

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This seems like a silly problem, but I have been storing my snapshots in "My Pictures" for years, so I have copied them to cd's many times from there. There used to be a command on the left side for what you wanted to do with your pictures, like copy, move,etc...and I am sure there used to be a command to click on that said "copy to CD", but it is no longer there. Then I selected the pics I wanted, and it went to a balloon in the taskbar until I was ready to burn it.

I did install another Roxio burner to the computer, because it seemed that the driver was no longer working for the one that came bundled with the XP Media edition that I have on that computer. And if I open the Roxio burner and copy pictures to that under "make a data disk", I can get those pictures on a cd, but then when I tried to take that copied picture and copy it to my new laptop with Windows 7, I get a message that windows can't open that file.

I am totally confused as to what I can do. It sure was easier to copy pictures using windows commands rather than copy with the roxio. Or am I making a mistake by burning a "data" disk with my picture I am trying to copy?

Thanks for any advice you can give me.
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I suggest you try CDBurnerXP: http://cdburnerxp.se/en/home
Making a data disc was the correct approach.

Also, you do not need to use CDs to transfer your data; why don't you try using a usb drive?
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There are quite a few free "no frills" CD burning programs.
While edge2022 likes CDBurnXP, I prefer BurnAwareFree

And, again, why not use a USB thumb drive/flash drive?
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I never thought of using a flash drive...duh for me. And I do have a working Roxio burner I purchased I can use, but I thought it was easier to do it through Xp commands. I don't suppose there is a way to get that back? I can't reinstall windows because it is bundled.
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I'm not so sure what happened to the XP commands. If you have your Windows CD, you could try running sfc /scannow and see if that will fix your problem.
As per the easiness, I would prefer using a burning program rather than XP. CDBurnerXP and BurnAware are both easy to use and fast.
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