I have a cd-r with photos recorded by a Vista laptop which I cannot transfer to my XP desktop. Are the different OS incompatable? Or is there another reason for failure? Can someone please advise? Rgds Braiman
Not quite sure what you mean by "recorded by a Vista laptop which I cannot transfer to my XP desktop." Most photos taken with a digital camera are in jpeg format (suffix.jpg) and can be viewed in Vista and XP. You can "drag" the pictures from your CD drive on your XP machine that you want (typically My Documents/My Pictures) or to your desktop if you want, or to any other folder. You should also be able to view them on your CD-R by right clicking the CD drive and use Open or Preview.
If you really want to know the suffix that your photos have been recorded with open just about any window, click on Tools, Folder Options, View and untick the box that says "Hide extensions for known file types." When you refresh the folder you will see the file extensions and that will tell you if your pictures are jpegs or some other format.
To clairify my query, my grandaughter has wedding photos on her laptop which has Vista OS, she recorded them on to a cd-r and gave it to me to view on my desktop which has XP OS, when I place the cd in the drive and click on my computer nothing happens. It would appear that my equipment is not recognising the cd. this made me wonder if items recorded via Vista are not compatable with XP. Or is it possible that the laptop recording did not work, I will try to get in touch with her to check this possibility. I did try unchecking "hide extentionsfor known file types" but no luck there I am gratefull for all you quick responses thank you all. I will report after I get in touch with my granddaughter many thanks Braiman
I have tried the microsoft autoplay fix, nothing apparently wrong, have been in touch with grandaughter who promises to bring phots to me , in the meantime i shall try the cd -r (it is a cd-r not dvd)on another PC similar to mine which should resolve whether it is a cd problem or a pc problem. once again thank you all for your advice it is much appreciated. When I resolve(if)the problem i will report. Braiman