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Roxio 5 Problem


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Hello, My father is using a 98 machine and uses roxio 5 easy CD creator platinum to make his library of images on non finalised CDr discs.

 

He has a problem viewing the CDs on other computers, the files (jpegs) wont even show in the directory. If the disc is placed in an XP machine it sees it as a blank disc and asks to open a writeable CD folder.

 

How can we transfer these thousands of images off hundreds of CDs written with this Roxio software to enable them to be used on other machines?

 

 

Thanks in advance.

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How is he writing the CDs?

 

Use Creator Classic and copy the files over to that and then make sure to close the disc, then burn. That should be readable on all machines.

 

If, as I suspect, he was using the packet writing end of v5, that's where the problem arises - tell him NOT to format the disc but to use a blank, straight out of the packet, one and use Creator Classic

 

He will need to finalise for the disc to be readable on another machine - that's a given (unless the other machine is running identical softwate)

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Hello, My father is using a 98 machine and uses roxio 5 easy CD creator platinum to make his library of images on non finalised CDr discs.

 

He has a problem viewing the CDs on other computers, the files (jpegs) wont even show in the directory. If the disc is placed in an XP machine it sees it as a blank disc and asks to open a writeable CD folder.

 

How can we transfer these thousands of images off hundreds of CDs written with this Roxio software to enable them to be used on other machines?

 

 

Thanks in advance.

It sounds like he's been using Direct CD to drag and drop these files to CDRs. The "best" solution would be to take each CD to his Win98 machine, read all the files off to his HD, and then write all the files using the "Data Disc" option that doesn't use Direct CD. All the files are added to the project and then written at once. You have to use a blank, not formatted CD-R for this.

 

Another alternative would be to attach another HD, either internally or externally (USB) and copy all the files to that drive. It'll be portable, and readable when attached to any other machine.

 

Hope helps!

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Thanks very much for the replies. It seems there is no way round this problem but to finalise the CDs yes?

 

He wants to keep them open so he can add more catalogued images to the discs in future but it seems he cannot.

 

cheers.

 

You still have not told us "HOW" he is making the CD's.

 

If he is using the Data Disc method of making them (not formating the disc) then yes, he will have to finalize so that they can be read on any computer,

 

If he used the "Direct CD" method (he formated the CD) you are going to have problems.

 

The suggestion by Dave in post #3 is good advice.

 

If you cant find out "what method he used" send me a Private Message" (PM) and I will send you detailed instructions.

 

 

 

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Thanks very much for the replies. It seems there is no way round this problem but to finalise the CDs yes?

 

He wants to keep them open so he can add more catalogued images to the discs in future but it seems he cannot.

 

cheers.

If he uses the Data Disc method I mentioned above, he can keep adding sessions until the disc is full, as long as he selects the option to leave the disc open. The session will be closed, but the disc will be left open to add more. Again, this disc will be readable in any CD drive, on any computer, and he can keep adding files.

 

Hope that helps!

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