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I need to know how to get ROXIO to NOT be the default for saving anything such as data files, pics etc. Everything I save becomes a ROXIO file and cannot be viewed on any other computer unless they have media creator. I have version 9.

Appreciate the help....love the program but need to get it off as the default.

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What are the file extension of, say, the picture files? Files are opened based on the program associated with that type of file. In my case, if I double click a jpg file from Windows Explorer, the Windows Picture and Fax Viewer program opens that file. And I have Roxio Creator 2009 installed.

 

What are the file types that you see are associated with Roxio programs? What are their file extensions? What Roxio program opens up if you open each type?

 

If the extensions are dmsm, dmsd, dmsp or dmsa, among others, then those are indeed file extensions associate with certain Roxio programs.

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I need to know how to get ROXIO to NOT be the default for saving anything such as data files, pics etc. Everything I save becomes a ROXIO file and cannot be viewed on any other computer unless they have media creator. I have version 9.

Appreciate the help....love the program but need to get it off as the default.

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It sounds like you used Drag to Disc to burn. Go into msconfig, and disable it. Use Creator Classic, a program in the suite, instead. Your discs can be read on any computer, then.

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I do not drag and drop....for instance when I am doing the family's income tax on Turbo Tax and go to file and save it saves as a ROXIO file and cannot not be viewed on my other computers. Same with anything I save.

Thanks for info am going to check on extensions.

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I do not drag and drop....for instance when I am doing the family's income tax on Turbo Tax and go to file and save it saves as a ROXIO file and cannot not be viewed on my other computers. Same with anything I save.

Thanks for info am going to check on extensions.

 

 

I haven never heard of that. Go into msconfig, and uncheck all Roxio items, reboot, and see if you have the same problem.

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Back around ECDC 5, I know there was at least one finance program that used Packet-Writing for saving the files. By extension, that means it is possible the program is formatting the disc, and saving with Packet-Writing.

 

Packet-Writing may be ok for short-term things such as moving files from one computer to another when the original file is safely on the first computer, but it is highly unreliable as a form of archiving information.

 

Is there any kind of "save as" choice that would enable you to choose the format, and where to save it? If so, what options are given?

 

Lynn

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I do not drag and drop....for instance when I am doing the family's income tax on Turbo Tax and go to file and save it saves as a ROXIO file and cannot not be viewed on my other computers. Same with anything I save.

Thanks for info am going to check on extensions.

I posted questions in post #2 above.

 

When you say ROXIO file, what exactly do you mean by that? What is the file extension of the file name? If you open that file (by double clicking it from Explorer), it brings up a Roxio program?

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I posted questions in post #2 above.

 

When you say ROXIO file, what exactly do you mean by that? What is the file extension of the file name? If you open that file (by double clicking it from Explorer), it brings up a Roxio program?

I appreciate all the help that you all are trying to give me. I have not been back for awhile as dealing with some major medical stuff right now.

When I saved from Turbo Tax I would click on SAVE AS from file menu and save to my F drive. Would say that it was a tax file with tax file extension. When I put the CD back into my F drive comes up as F:ROXIO and cannot be viewed on my other computer.

I went into msconfig and I believe that ROXIO had me uncheck there the drag to disc as well as the ROXIO things there. But I still have a few ROXIO items running under the SERVICES tab under msconfig. Not sure if that makes a difference.

Just totally stumped here as I have never had this problem with a program. When I go to windows explorer and clcik on the disc drive comes up as F:Roxio but ROXio program does not open.

Thanks Again

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Altho A drive (floppy) and C drive (hard drive) are pretty much standarad, "F drive" could be any of a number of things - an Optical drive (i.e., CD or DVD burner or ROM), an internal hard drive, an external hard drive, a partition of the main hard drive, a Flash drive ...

 

Please clarify what "F drive" is.

 

Lynn

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Altho A drive (floppy) and C drive (hard drive) are pretty much standarad, "F drive" could be any of a number of things - an Optical drive (i.e., CD or DVD burner or ROM), an internal hard drive, an external hard drive, a partition of the main hard drive, a Flash drive ...

 

Please clarify what "F drive" is.

 

Lynn

F Drive is my DVD/ROM CD/RW. I have never had this problem prior to using Creator. Have always saved to that drive and was always able to view on other computer until I installed Creator.

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Either you have been using WinXP's built-in burning program, which acts like drag&drop but is in Sessions; or you have been using Packet-Writing, which is hazardous to your data.

 

Copy the data from your CD to a file somewhere on your Hard Drive. Remove the formatted disc from the drive. Make sure Drag2Disc is NOT RUNNING. Put a BLANK CD in the drive, and use WinXP's burning OR use Classic Creator and make a Data Disc.

 

Lynn

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Either you have been using WinXP's built-in burning program, which acts like drag&drop but is in Sessions; or you have been using Packet-Writing, which is hazardous to your data.

 

Copy the data from your CD to a file somewhere on your Hard Drive. Remove the formatted disc from the drive. Make sure Drag2Disc is NOT RUNNING. Put a BLANK CD in the drive, and use WinXP's burning OR use Classic Creator and make a Data Disc.

 

Lynn

Thanks Lynn....to my knowledge never have used packet-writing and not sure how to know that. Can you please tell me what WINXP's built in burning program is as I look for it in programs and cannot find it. Actually prior to the previous post I had saved that file to my hard drive in My Docs and then went back into Turbo Tax and opened it. Went to file and did save as onto new blank disc. Same thing happened. Tried to read on other computer and would not open. Put back into mine and showed again as F:ROXIO. Will try your suggestion on the WINXP if you can tell me where that is located. Drag To Disc is not checked in msconfig.

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Thanks Lynn....to my knowledge never have used packet-writing and not sure how to know that. Can you please tell me what WINXP's built in burning program is as I look for it in programs and cannot find it. Actually prior to the previous post I had saved that file to my hard drive in My Docs and then went back into Turbo Tax and opened it. Went to file and did save as onto new blank disc. Same thing happened. Tried to read on other computer and would not open. Put back into mine and showed again as F:ROXIO. Will try your suggestion on the WINXP if you can tell me where that is located. Drag To Disc is not checked in msconfig.

 

 

Did you use Creator Classic to burn those discs? If not, what program in the suite did you use?

 

Whatever it was, use Creator Classic instead.

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Did you use Creator Classic to burn those discs? If not, what program in the suite did you use?

 

Whatever it was, use Creator Classic instead.

 

I did not use any program to burn the disc....I would go to file with Turbo Tax and click on SAVE AS....the name of the person would be file name and the file type would be .tax extension. Click on save and when the disc is done burning shows up as F:ROXIO. Tried to go into Classic Creator and when I try to bring file up which is saved to my docs.......it does not show on list. I am not a computer illiterate here but this all has me stumped.

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Open 'My Computer' > right-click the burner drive > properties > recording tab - then put a check in the 'enable CD recording on this drive' box. (you can look up 'burn a disc' in WinXP's help, but mostly right-click and send it to the drive and follow the prompts)

 

Before trying to 'save' again, first put in another blank CD and use WinXP to put your files (that you saved somewhere else) onto that CD. (Don't check the box for 'make readable on all CDs'.)

 

Double-check that it's readable on any computer that has a burner drive (it won't be visible in a CD-ROM).

 

If your TurboTax can't use it at that point - time to upgrade or use a Flash drive. Too many people have lost too much data with Packet-Writing to consider it reliable.

 

Lynn

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I did not use any program to burn the disc....I would go to file with Turbo Tax and click on SAVE AS....the name of the person would be file name and the file type would be .tax extension. Click on save and when the disc is done burning shows up as F:ROXIO. Tried to go into Classic Creator and when I try to bring file up which is saved to my docs.......it does not show on list. I am not a computer illiterate here but this all has me stumped.

 

 

Here is where some information is missing. You are saving in Turbo Tax, and when you click on Save As, and give it a name, are you not saving it to a folder on your hard drive? You keep saying that when the disc is done...., and that is quite confusing.

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Here is where some information is missing. You are saving in Turbo Tax, and when you click on Save As, and give it a name, are you not saving it to a folder on your hard drive? You keep saying that when the disc is done...., and that is quite confusing.

Bruce, he does give that info - "Click on save and when the disc is done burning shows up as F:ROXIO." Remember, F is the Combo Drive. So he is NOT saving to MyDocs on a Hard Drive, it's being saved to a disc in an Optical Drive - and it would appear, as Packet-Writing. I suspect it's that vicious variant that only formats as much as is needed, making it less obvious than if it formats the entire dics at once :(

 

Lynn

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Bruce, he does give that info - "Click on save and when the disc is done burning shows up as F:ROXIO." Remember, F is the Combo Drive. So he is NOT saving to MyDocs on a Hard Drive, it's being saved to a disc in an Optical Drive - and it would appear, as Packet-Writing. I suspect it's that vicious variant that only formats as much as is needed, making it less obvious than if it formats the entire dics at once :(

 

Lynn

When I am working in the Turbo Tax program itself....it will periodically ask to be saved.....I save by going to file save as (the file name) and it is saved on hard drive initially in my docs. Eventually the problem occured when it was transferred to the CD as I do every year. So the following tax year I insert CD to tranfer all the information that is needed from previous tax year. I have been using Turbo Tax for at least 10 years and have never had this problem before installing Creator last year prior to doing taxes. I have always been able to view on other computers. Will go try what you said again Lynn and see if that helps. Appreciate both you and Bruce trying to help me out here. I guess I sure come across as the dumb blond female. But like I said have never had this problem in the past years. Trying to avoid it for this years taxes. Also forgot to mention that when I am copying to CD from hard drive I have always right clicked on file and did a send to my F drive.

Ok I opened the file in Turbo Tax and did a save as and saved to my docs. Did as you said Lynn about doing the drive and enable recording etc. Then I followed the instructions in WinXP and on the new blank disk it will not read on my other computer. When I put back into this computer opened F drive once again says F:ROXIO.

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My thoughts run in two directions.

 

Are there any changes from last year in addition to EMC 9? That is, did you add IE 7, SP3, or other major addition to WinXP? Are they any changes to the other computer which you are trying to use - including if Vista is part of the picture?

 

The other direction is prying the data out. If you run thru the menus on TurboTax, do you have any other saving options, such as a spreadsheet like Excel? can you find the .tax files using the Search function of WinXP and see if they can be opened? The step beyond that is a recovery program, but hopefully there is some way to get the info out in usable form.

 

Lynn

 

PS - if anyone else has any ideas, feel free to jump in.

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I did not use any program to burn the disc....I would go to file with Turbo Tax and click on SAVE AS....the name of the person would be file name and the file type would be .tax extension. Click on save and when the disc is done burning shows up as F:ROXIO. Tried to go into Classic Creator and when I try to bring file up which is saved to my docs.......it does not show on list. I am not a computer illiterate here but this all has me stumped.

Okay, when you do "Save As", you have the opportunity to tell it exactly where to save the file. It appears that at some point, Turbo Tax got pointed to your CD/DVD burner, so that is what is defaulting to until you tell it otherwise. The fact that this drive is an option tells me that you do indeed have Direct CD installed, so that is what is writing the file to the CD/DVD. This is the same as doing a drag-and-drop operation, and your file is being written using a packet writing application.

 

So, here's how you solve the problem. The next time you open Turbo Tax, when you go to Save As, make sure you point it to a folder on your C: drive, or some other hard drive (if you have any).

 

When you want to write your Turbo Tax file(s) to CD, first, eject any disc that is in the drive. Start ECDC 5, and select "Data Disc" with Creator Classic but make sure you don't select Direct CD. Insert a brand new, blank, not formatted disc into the drive. In ECDC 5, add your Turbo Tax file(s) to the project (the bottom half of the screen). Then click the "Burn" button. This will create a standard CD that can be read in any computer.

 

Hope that helps!

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