Reading copied pictures on cd

Reading copied pictures on cd

Post by Q2hpbGwyMD » Thu, 03 Jan 2008 13:35:00


Hi, I cut and paste pictures from my hard drive the rewritable disc. It went
through the process with no problem and when i reload the disc to look
through my pictures it is showing that there is nothing on the disc? Where
have my pictures gone? Have I lost forever?
 
 
 

Reading copied pictures on cd

Post by David Web » Fri, 04 Jan 2008 22:06:54

"Cut & paste" was a bad choice. "Copy & Paste" is better. "Drag & Drop" is
recommended.

It sounds like you tried to use Windows XP built-in CD burning system. This
system does not create/burn files immediately to the drive. It's a two stage
process. Here's a quote from the tech article listed below:

[quote]
Windows XP's inbuilt CD-burning software allows you to select files and
apparently write them to the disk immediately, by dragging and dropping them to
the CD drive's icon, or by right-clicking them, taking Send To, and selecting CD
Drive x: as the destination. This gives the impression that the files are being
written to the disk right then, as in a UDF system. But this is not the case.
Doing this simply stashes up copies of these files on the hard disk, in a
"staging area" (which, by default, is in your Documents and Settings folder).

[end quote]

Maybe your images are still in the temporary queue.

Read the complete section titled as "2. THE INBUILT SYSTEM IN WINDOWS XP", for
more details.
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

 
 
 

Reading copied pictures on cd

Post by Q2hpbGwyMD » Tue, 08 Jan 2008 13:56:00

Thank you for your reply. I tried to download the Support item 320174 but it
won't let me download because I have Service Pack 1 on my system and it comes
back that the download only supports Windows XP without any service packs?
What can I do if anything, now?
 
 
 

Reading copied pictures on cd

Post by David Web » Tue, 08 Jan 2008 23:57:39

The Hotfix you selected was not designed to correct the issue that you
previously stated and it appears to apply to basic versions of Windows XP (those
that do not have any service packs installed).

Let's get back to your problem. Did you look to see if your images may still be
in the CD burning queue?

Usually, when the CD is removed from the drive before the data was burned to it,
Windows will display a warning message with multiple choices. The choices are,
delete, save, or ignore (reinstall media). Do you remember seeing this message?
If you selected save, then the images should still be in the queue.

This location can be found via Windows Explorer. It should be here:
"C:\Documents and Settings\(Your User ID)\Local Settings\Application
Data\Microsoft\CD Burning"

Check that location and post back for more info, if needed.

If they are still there, you must have removed the CD media before burning the
images to the disc


| Thank you for your reply. I tried to download the Support item 320174 but it
| won't let me download because I have Service Pack 1 on my system and it comes
| back that the download only supports Windows XP without any service packs?
| What can I do if anything, now?
|

|
| > "Cut & paste" was a bad choice. "Copy & Paste" is better. "Drag & Drop" is
| > recommended.
| >
| > It sounds like you tried to use Windows XP built-in CD burning system. This
| > system does not create/burn files immediately to the drive. It's a two stage
| > process. Here's a quote from the tech article listed below:
| >
| > [quote]
| > Windows XP's inbuilt CD-burning software allows you to select files and
| > apparently write them to the disk immediately, by dragging and dropping them
to
| > the CD drive's icon, or by right-clicking them, taking Send To, and
selecting CD
| > Drive x: as the destination. This gives the impression that the files are
being
| > written to the disk right then, as in a UDF system. But this is not the
case.
| > Doing this simply stashes up copies of these files on the hard disk, in a
| > "staging area" (which, by default, is in your Documents and Settings
folder).
| >
| > [end quote]
| >
| > Maybe your images are still in the temporary queue.
| >
| > Read the complete section titled as "2. THE INBUILT SYSTEM IN WINDOWS XP",
for
| > more details.
| > http://www.yqcomputer.com/
| >


| > > Hi, I cut and paste pictures from my hard drive the rewritable disc. It
went
| > > through the process with no problem and when i reload the disc to look
| > > through my pictures it is showing that there is nothing on the disc? Where
| > > have my pictures gone? Have I lost forever?
| >
| >
| >
 
 
 

Reading copied pictures on cd

Post by Q2hpbGwyMD » Wed, 09 Jan 2008 19:54:01

o the images are not in the drive because it actually went through the whole
burning process with ejecting the cd, automatically once it completed.
However, when I went back to view the images on the disc, the disc is showing
empty like nothing burnt on it with the whole disc space is free.


"David Webb" wrote:

 
 
 

Reading copied pictures on cd

Post by David Web » Thu, 10 Jan 2008 01:23:50

ssuming that the correct procedure was used and the target disc is truly empty,
I would then suspect a defective drive.

If you have any 3rd party software that will burn a disc, try testing your drive
with it.

If needed, there are some freeware utilities for burning. Google will show you a
few.

Try one of these:
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&sa=X&oi=spell&resnum=0&ct=result&cd=1&q=burning+software+freeware&spell=1

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