i can't view picture files on my picture cds

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Music, Pictures and Video' started by pcnewbie, Feb 24, 2008.

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    pcnewbie Guest

    i am new to vista....I cannot view any picture files I previously saved on cd
    roms. I do not have any problems using XP with the same disks. Help????
    pcnewbie, Feb 24, 2008
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    Bob Guest

    Error message?

    Bob, Feb 25, 2008
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    pcnewbie Guest

    no none. It tells me that there are no files on the disk. However
    properties tell otherwise.
    pcnewbie, Feb 25, 2008
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    Bob F. Guest

    Bob F., Feb 25, 2008
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    pcnewbie Guest


    pcnewbie, Feb 25, 2008
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    Bob F. Guest

    Can you see the files on the CD and just not be able to open them? Can you
    drag the files off the disk onto hard Drive space and open them. What files
    are these? JPGs? Do you have an application on your new machine set to read

    Bob F., Feb 25, 2008
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    pcnewbie Guest

    I am not able to see any files, it tells me the disk is empty. They are Jpg
    files and I am trying to open them using the explorer window and selecting
    the E:/ drive. I can't even upload the photos using picture software
    installed on my machine.

    pcnewbie, Feb 25, 2008
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    Bob F. Guest

    I just went back and checked some older disks I burned on my XP machine to
    see if they look ok on my Vista machine...they look and work fine...so, what
    did you burn these with? What application? Can you see them on another XP
    machine? This is most likely not a Vista problem but a burn and move to a
    (any) new machine problem. Need to rule that out somehow. How old are
    these files (when was the CD made?). Oh and BTW what kind of CD is this,
    CD-R, etc. and have you verified that your drive can read these. (some are

    Bob F., Feb 25, 2008
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    pcnewbie Guest

    The disks used were both CD-R and DVD-R. I burned them by copying the files
    from my C:/ drive and pasting them to my E:/ drive. I always make sure to
    close the disk. Some are just recently burned, others possibly up to 1 1/2
    yrs old.
    How do I verify what type of disks my drive will read???

    pcnewbie, Feb 25, 2008
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    Bob F. Guest

    These are the same CD's I used. I don't see any problem with the rest of
    what you said you did. Some I am now at a loss of what to tell you. I
    would think that if you can burn and read the disk back on your own machine,
    the CD's are good to use. One more thing. Is this a totally new machine,
    one you bought with Vista already installed or is it the same hardware that
    you upgraded? Can you make a disk on your Vista machine and read it on your
    XP machines, if you have that hardware available, that is. Grasping for
    straws here.

    Bob F., Feb 25, 2008
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    Edward Guest

    Use a USB stick for transferring your pics! It will spare you all the
    trouble of incomptabilty of CD R's.
    Edward, Feb 25, 2008
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    dbknox Guest

    Because of all the "quotes" I find it hard to see if in any of your
    posts if you mentioned what flavor of Vista you are running. The reason
    I ask is a friend of mine has Vista home *basic* and he is having this
    I am running Vista home *premium* and when I saw this post I had to see
    if I could see my JPG files saved from win98 using Nero and then XP
    using either drag and drop in XP and Nero. They all work fine.
    Maybe we can pinpoint this problem yet! I am sure this has got to be
    very important for all concerned. I know it would be for me.
    You are saying that you can see the pictures if you insert the CD/DVD
    in a XP machine?
    dbknox, Feb 25, 2008
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    Edward Guest

    How long will it take before we all realize that transferring files using
    CD's is old-fashioned and faulty, and we will be using USB sticks instead?
    Edward, Feb 25, 2008
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    pcnewbie Guest

    It is dell home basic that was installed on a new computer just purchased
    through Dell, and have no problem viewing the exact same cds/dvds on XP
    pcnewbie, Feb 29, 2008
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    pcnewbie Guest


    pcnewbie, Feb 29, 2008
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    pcnewbie Guest

    I just purchased my machine through Dell with Vista already installed. I
    haven't tried burning anything yet, but I will definately try. thx

    pcnewbie, Feb 29, 2008
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    Soni Guest

    Hi - Did anybody get to the bottom of this? I have EXACTLY the same
    problem as this thread starter and i am also using a Dell PC - the
    XPS420 with Vista Home Premium installed.

    I have 2 PC's, my old Packard Bell P4 running Windows XP, which i
    burned loads of our childrens photos to CDR's and RW's and used the drag
    and drop method through Windows Explorer as described by the thread
    starter and cannot view the files on my new XPS 420.

    I can view all the files from the CD's on my Packard Bell, and also our
    HP's at work, but not my Dell......

    I really want to get to the bottom of this.....as if its a problem that
    i need to take up with Dell then i would rather get to the bottom of
    this sooner rather than later.

    I have also networked the 2 PC's together and have transferred the
    files via Ethernet onto the new Dell and can view all the files without
    any problems at all.

    I would be really grateful if somebody could help me through this so i
    can establish exactly the cause of these problems that some of us are

    Kind Regards

    Soni, Jul 16, 2008
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    dbknox Guest

    I have been doing a bit of experimenting and have found that one brand
    so far ) of media doesn't seem to work when doing multi-session, I wil
    not mention the brand because I do believe that some media works bette
    on some burners then others.

    To rescue your JPG files I suggest downloading a program calle
    "Isobuster" it will extract most files from your CD/DVDs for free.
    Part of the functionality related to the UDF and HFS(+) file-systems i
    not free and needs to be paid for. This is the extraction of files tha
    come from the UDF [drag & drop software] or HFS(+) [Macintosh
    file-systems. So, all functionality is present, including scanning an
    finding of lost files, but if you actually want to extract (copy) a fil
    from the UDF or HFS file-system you need a valid registration. <<<
    See if it works for you, extract your JPGs to a folder and burn the
    again. Remember to test different media to see what works best, I us
    and recommend most Japanese media is good ( if made in Japan
    'License models for IsoBuster and Freeware vs. Shareware policy

    Hope this helps you
    dbknox, Jul 17, 2008
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