Placing all my "My Pictures file on CD

  Samuel Gee 13:25 29 Jul 2006

Hi All
Please dont think this question is too basic.I need to place all the contents of My Pictures file onto CD.Leaving a blank file to use,at present its got out of hand but I dont want to lose any of the photos etc.Thanks in anticipation,I am using XP.

  Jak_1 13:30 29 Jul 2006

Easy, just copy the contents of 'My Pictures' to cd then delete the contents after first checking that the pics have burned to the cd properly.

  SB23 14:38 29 Jul 2006

I would also suggest that you put them onto A cd-r, as last year I put about 200 pictures onto a cd-rw and lost the lot. When I needed to access the pictures again, for some reason the disc was unreadable.
I posted on the forum, and a few have had similar problems with cd-rw.

  Stuartli 15:15 29 Jul 2006

CD-RW disks have a very much lower reflectivity level than CD-Rs and many optical drives may have problems reading them.

Samuel Gee

You can create as many folders/sub folders as you wish in My Pictures - you don't have to leave a sub-folder (or file as you appear to term it) empty to add new pix files.

If you use a CD-R in multisession mode you can keep adding new pix files until the disk is full (make a second copy as well for obvious reasons); you then start a new disk in multisession mode.

  Gongoozler 15:34 29 Jul 2006

The procedure I use is to make copies to CD-RW as a backup for the pictures I have stored on my hard drive in a folder I call "My Photos", until I have about 700M. I then copy the contents of the hard drive folder to two CD-R disks, before moving them to an archive folder on my hard drive and emptying the "My Photos" folder. This is because even CD-R disks deteriorate. I check the disks periodically, and if I should find one corrupted then I have the other to make a duplicate. I agree that instead of CD-RW I could use multisession CD-R, but old habits die hard ;-).

  Samuel Gee 19:09 29 Jul 2006

Hi,Thank you all I will read and digest.The problem I get is it wont write a disc ,the message comes up Reduce the size by 700 mb as its to large ! How do you know how big your total "My Pictures" is ?

  johnnyrocker 19:18 29 Jul 2006

edit/select all and in the left hand side you should see a total number and size.


  Gongoozler 20:23 29 Jul 2006

The method I use is to right click on the folder and select "Properties". The box then tells me the size of the folder and how many pictures. I also know that the pictures from my 3.2Mp camera average 800K each.

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