Moving files from a floppy to a cd

  User-394903 02:00 19 Apr 2008

Morning all,
I have a floppy disc with jpg images of ships on that I want to put onto a cd. My pc is a HP Pavilion running Win XP SP2 and is about 2 years old with an external 'A' drive (when needed) which is connected via a usb port on the front of the m/c. In my computer I double click the 'A' drive to open it. Then holding down the ctrl key I hi-light the images I want to move, then right click. A drop down appears, but there is no 'E' drive there to move the files to. On my m/c the drive I want move the images to is ReWriteable.
I wont be online till about mid-day, but any ideas will be much appreciated.

  User-394903 02:20 19 Apr 2008

oops, I should also have added that clicking start-> all programs-> accessories-> windows explorer then try to drag over to 'E' a message appears that say E:\ is not accessible.Incorrect function.

  brundle 03:12 19 Apr 2008

With a blank disc in the drive, either right click after selecting all the files from the floppy, select SendTo, then the drive letter.

Copy all the files from the floppy to a temporary folder on the desktop, then send them to the CD.

The latter is the method I recommend, a floppy cant be read as fast as a CD can be written.

Make sure the built-in CD burning feature is enabled. click here

  Diemmess 09:07 19 Apr 2008

I'd go with brundle's idea of a temporary folder.
This will allow any editing, name changing or other indexing in sub folders, while still keeping the original files unchanged.

  User-394903 13:02 19 Apr 2008

Thank you guys, mainly brundle. The 'click here' sorted it out. Another problem sorted by PCA.

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