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Solved: Saving NEED HELP - copying jpeg files result in quicktime files - how to stop

Q: Solved: Saving NEED HELP - copying jpeg files result in quicktime files - how to stop

I have a PC with Windows XP SP2. Also have an IPOD and its software loaded on the computer.

When I reansfer files from my Nikon camera SD card (they start as jpeg files), the automatically are converted to Quicktime files.

I have no problem opening them with MS Office Picture Manager or picture viewer.

Problem is when I want to share with friends and email them and they cannot open them.

How do I stop my computer from changing file extensions (type) when I copy jpegs to my hard drive.

If I can find out how to stop the changes, then I need to go and convert extsting files back to jpeg (several years of pictures).


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op. sys is windows 98...I often move pictures from my documents folder to microsoft word. by clicking on the target,clicking on edit and copy. then I go to my word document and click paste.
Lately,this doesnt work. All I get when I paste is the outline (or frame)of the item I'm trying to copy.
I think i may have disabled something.Any ideas?

A:copying jpeg files to microsoft word

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Can anyone help me with a strange problem with Photoshop? If I scan a photo into Photoshop I can't save it as a jpeg due to an error message popping up. I thought I had cracked it when I carried out a repair install of Windows XP but after a couple of days the same thing started happening again.
I have reloaded the software for both scanner and photoshop but with no improvement.

A:saving files in jpeg format in Photoshop

What is the JPEG associated with in the tools option?

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I tried to search before asking but every time I search "copy files to cd" or "save files to cd" I get an error because it says my search keywords were below 4 characters.

I'm using XP Home and want to be able to save files created in WordPad straight to a CD.

Right now I'm:
1. Saving the file in My Documents.
2. Opening My Computer
3. Navigating to the file I want to copy. Then, under File and Folder Tasks, clicking Copy this file.
4. In the Copy Items dialog box, clicking the CD drive and then Copy.
5. In My Computer, double-clicking the CD drive.
6. Under CD Writing Tasks, clicking Write these files to CD.

Is there a faster way to do this using a limited account?


A:Copying/saving Files To Cd

if you are asking if you can directly save to cdrom ie 'burn to cd' I don't one can but it would be simplier just to dragdrop between two open folders on your desktop 'my documents' and 'cdrom drive' as in

frist put my 'document folder' icon on desktop

runbox command
- press keyboard buttons: winkey + r
- paste this in slot: desk.cpl @0,0
- press: enter
- click button: customise desktop
(desktop window opens)
- click box: my documents
(just under 'desktop icons in blue)
- click: OK
(closes window)
- click: apply
- click: OK

then make a desktop shortcut to cdrom drive
- press keyboard button: winkey + e
- click to highlight: cdromdrive
- dragdrop cdromdrive to desktop
(that chreates the shortcut on desktop)


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Hi everyone I have a:
*Kingston Data Traveler mini

Problem: Every time i add/install/copy a new file to the usb it copies the folders and adds different files as shown in here..:

But no matter how much I delete them... They keep coming back D:D:
What should i do???

A:USB Virus, how do you stop files from copying itself?????

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This has happened to me on at least three very different computers (all running windows XP, all updates and patches) with several different DVD from different sources (most “verified” when written) so it must be something in the OS or a common feature of drivers and not particular failure on a single system. My guess is that most people don’t encounter this problem because most people don’t routinely attempt to copy gigabytes of data from data DVD’s in one operation.

I will open a data DVD and attempt to copy all 5 gig of data (or a sizeable chunk of it) to folder on the hard drive. The DVD will spin and the “Copying” window will open and will show progress for several minutes. Then, the DVD will spin down and stop. The “Copying” progress bar will be somewhere on the middle and the Copying window will remain open but no more copying takes place. If I am very patient and do nothing for several minutes (3-5 min) the DVD MAY spin up again and copying may resume (or it may not and will simply remain “stuck”).

This only happens when I am copying a large chunk of data. If the DVD data is broken into say 20 folders and I copy each folder individually, then it probably won’t occur.

I’ve recently noticed that this is more likely to happen when the copy operation is overwriting an existing folder.

Has anyone else experienced this kind of behavior or have any clue?

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A:Why does my DVD drive stop in the middle of copying files?

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I need help. I'm a fairly experienced computer user. I currently own a Dell laptop (got it cheap, I'm a student). I already had XP Home installed on it. However, I am now trying to install XP Professional SP2. I chose to do a fresh install rather than upgrading (may have been my first mistake, but there's no going back now). With the disk in the drive it rebooted, initialized, and began the installation process. I chose to install on the same partition as XP Home (since it was the only one available), opting to over-write/delete the current installation. The installer began copying the necessary files, but about 1/3 of the way through it stopped being able to copy any of the files. Even if I skipped one, the next wouldn't be able to copy either. I've tried restarting the process and everything. And now neither OS will load.

Not being an expert, I'd think it's because it filled that partition and can't copy any more new files on to it. But if this is the case, why did this happen? And is there any way to resolve it? Or if that's not the case, does anybody know what the issue is?

If you need any more info from me or have any questions, please feel free to ask. I'll be online all night to troubleshoot this. And to clear up any confusion, I'm currently using a different laptop (not my own) to be on here right now. Thank you in advance to anybody who can help me out.

A:Replacing XP Home with XP Pro: Files stop copying

No I don't think this is a case of your hardrive partition being "full". It was overwriting, right ?

For the sake of discussion, how large is the partition, and how much free space was on it prior to the new install. I think XP would have warned you if space was an issue anyways.

My guess is that you have one or more of the common causes:

Hard Drive errors
Dirty Installation CD
defective CD-ROM drive

Did you prep the drive prior to the new install ?

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I need help. I'm a somewhat experienced computer user. I currently own a Dell laptop (got it cheap, I'm a student). I already had XP Home installed on it. However, I am now trying to install XP Professional SP2. I chose to do a fresh install rather than upgrading (may have been my first mistake, but there's no going back now). With the disk in the drive it rebooted, initialized, and began the installation process. I chose to install on the same partition as XP Home (since it was the only one available), opting to over-write/delete the current installation. The installer began copying the necessary files, but about 1/3 of the way through it stopped being able to copy any of the files. Even if I skipped one, the next wouldn't be able to copy either. I've tried restarting the process and everything. And now neither OS will load.

Not being an expert, I'd think it's because it filled that partition and can't copy any more new files on to it. But if this is the case, why did this happen? And is there any way to resolve it? Or if that's not the case, does anybody know what the issue is?

If you need any more info from me or have any questions, please feel free to ask. I'll be online all night to troubleshoot this. And to clear up any confusion, I'm currently using a different laptop (not my own) to be on here right now. Thank you in advance to anybody who can help me out.

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Can someone tell me how to stop files from saving to:
C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5

And how can i delete the existing files?
I can't open the directory with explorer becouse it freezes becouse of the large size (250 Gb).
I already tried with cmd but it says access denied..


I'm sorry if I repeat my self, but i couldn't find a methode jet or non of them fixed the problem..

A:How to stop files from saving to Content.IE5

Welcome to the Seven Forums.
Go to Start > Control Panel > Internet Options
Once the Window named Internet Properties comes up
...select the tab named General
(if it is not already selected)
...look for the section named Browsing History
...click on the button named Delete...

A new window named Delete Browsing History should popup. Be sure that there is a check mark by the items that you want to delete & then press the button named Delete. Another window should popup showing info on what is being deleted.

After the deletions complete...
...return to the section named Browsing History
...click on the button named Settings...
...reduce the value of Disk space to use to 8MB.
...click on OK to exit this Settings window
...click on OK to exit the Internet Properties window.

I do not think that there is a way to prevent IE from saving temp files, but this might also be of interest to you:
Internet Explorer - Empty Temporary Internet Files folder when closed

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Another question straight from the depths of my ignorance. I am going to reformat my hard drive again this coming Friday, why Friday?, you ask. Beacuse that will give me the weekend to try to get things going again, The question: I have just copied Program Files form the to be formatted drive to another hard drive on the system. Will I be able to install programs from the transferred Program Files onto the reformatted disk? For example, will I be able to install Zone Alarm or AVG to the newly formatted disk before I make an internet connection?

A:Solved: Copying and installing files from Program Files

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before i update to windows seven my recovery was not full now it full i deleted the back and now i want it to stop saving all of my files like pictures, video, program file, etc

A:how to make recovery stop saving all my files

The easiest way I can think of to do that is to create a new data partition and save your pictures, videos, documents there, instead of on your C partition. The installed program files have to stay with your C partition. After that you can create system images of just your OS and installed programs. I would still advise that you backup your other data as well, preferably on an external HDD, or DVD.

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Hi Everyone,

I've read a lot about the "virtues" of the W7 Virtual Store methodology, etc. However, I have a key application that cannot work if files are not saved in its native folder. So W7 saving everything in the virtual store is a non-viable state of affairs for me.

Does anyone know how to stop this happening? I know it can be done because someone set my machine up to stop this happening when new (for this exact reason). However, it seems that adding the service pack 1 has restored the W7 default to save everything in the virtual store.

Learning to live with virtual store is NOT an option - I need to stop these files being saved there.

Thank you in advance for any help with this.

A:How do I stop W7 from saving files in the Virtual Store?

Simple answer: Disable UAC or change the permission setting for the respective program's folder to "Authenticated Users: F, Users: F"

Why you shouldn't do it:
Virtual Store is for compatibilty. I don't believe you when you say "it cannot work if files are not saved in its native folder." Why? Because your program cannot tell the difference between its native folder and Virtual Store. The program sees the files in VirtualStore as if they were in its native Program Files folder. If its a more intrusive program, as if they were in the /Windows folder.

That's the simple answer/s. If you want more detail, see

Windows Vista File and Registry Virtualisation - Richard's Weblog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs
New UAC Technologies for Windows Vista

Yes, your registry has a VirtualStore too. Never noticed your program getting bothered with it? Because you probably didn't know it existed.

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interesting, had some virus,adware problems that I think I corrected and in the meantime have lost the ability to open pictures as jpegs. Can open them using Paint though. any thoughts?


A:Solved: can't open jpeg files

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I have a bunch of jpeg files and I wanna make ONE pdf file that combines all of those images...
Is there a free software to do that?

A:Solved: How to combine many jpeg files into pdf?

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I am still getting used to Windows XP's search feature. With my old Windows 98, if I simply put ".jpeg" in the top search line (with Local Hard drive for my choice of "look in"), the results would be hundreds of .jpeg files. And when I try it with XP there are only 8 .jpeg files listed.......when I know there are hundreds on my computer ? I am looking for a picture that I know I have, but not sure where it is and I don't recall the name I had it listed as.
I also tried searching for .ico files just to see if that worked and it did, however, It listed a lot of .ico files, but not all of them.

A:Solved: How do I search for ALL .jpeg files?

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A friend has a digital camera but no computer.

I copied his photo's to my laptop and then burnt a disk for him, but he tells me that it (the disk) doesn't play on his dvd player
I tried it on my own dvd player and it works fine.

Is there another way of burning these photo's to disk that he can then veiw?

A:Solved: JPEG files on disk won't play on dvd player..

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In the last day, I'm experiencing problems browsing pictures (mainly jpegs) in My Pictures. When I open the subfolders in that folder, thumbnails are slow to load. Even if the view is set to 'details', the mini icons against the file name build very slowly. This wasn't happening until yesterday when I loaded some images to a subfolder in My Pictutes from a CD.

If I try to navigate away from the folder, my computer freezes.

I have tried deleting all the pictures I loaded yesterday and have defrag'd, but still getting the slow behaviour.

Running Windows XP.


Any thoughts?

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This is probably a really obvious one-but I cant play avi. files in Quicktime.Error message comes up that quicktime is missing software thats not available on quicktime. Only get awful sound with no picture. Says something about required compressor not being found. Do I need to download something to make them play-or can I change it to .mpg? Im running Mac OSX 10.3.4.

I appeal to your higher powers...

appreciate anything back.

A:Solved: Cannot play .avi files in Quicktime

Try downloading VideoLan for the mac. Or Mplayer. It should play pretty much anything.


Play DivX with Quicktime DivX codecs either from divx.com or from 3ivx.com(version 4.0 PR, slightly faster than divx.com codec). Both are available for OS9 and OSX.** There is a bug in the AVI file format which results in Quicktime not playing correctly MP3 sound in a DivX movie. To correct this problem, run your DivX files into Divx Doctor II first.

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I was looking for some files from different folders in a computer so I searched for it using normal windows search and the result has come around 1000 files.

Now when I try to copy all these files and paste it in an external usb, it could not copy because most of the file names are same(though in different paths). Also, I'm not able to check the total sizes of the results.

I wonder then how I can copy all these 1000 files into my usb.

My OS is win xp professional

A:[SOLVED] how to copy all search result files into an USB (even if file names are same

Hello comonforall,

One laborious way to do this would be to temporarily rename them; for instance, if the file is called "Help", rename it to "Help(1)"; then when transferred to their final location, remove the numbers and brackets.

Incidently, what files are you trying to move? If they belong to the Windows XP Operating System; then, transferring them will be useless, because they will not in another location other than the one that they were originally installed.

Post back with the file names.

Kind Regards,

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I have a problem with a program not saving preset data. Possibly due to harlink extenstion with only one piece of software.

I use symbolic hardlinks on my system but I do not know if the following has any bearing on the issue with the software I am using.

The software is a plugin that works within a host digital audio workstation software (Steinberg Cubase and plugin Soundtoys V5) and uses presets for different settings.

All software is legit and registered. I have contacted the developer regarding the issue with no resolve so trying here as the issue may largely be to do with windows.

The associate plugin has been installed with admin permissions and the host DAW software is run with full administrative rights. I have double checked that there are no hardlink main or subfolders used in the installation path for the plugin software.

All other 3rd party plugins work fine when saving presets and using symbolic links of which there's about 60+ 3rd party plugins installed using the main host system, however this particular software is not saving correctly.

It will save the preset name as a zero byte file and reports unable to save at location.

All other plugins work fine even when using symbolic links when saving preset data.

The issue may have been to do with a previous install of the soundtoys software as a phantom install directory is being created during the installation

E:\Users\Public\Documents\Soundtoys\Soundtoys 5

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A:Data files not saving correctly [File names but zero byte files]

If you can select the save location, try saving to a different folder or on your desktop. It could be access right issue. I would find the specific folder, right-click on it, select Properties and then click the Security tab. To make sure there is no access restriction, I would add the user Everyone and give him (as well all the others) full access, just in case.

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I am seeking a Graphics Application that Can Make "Special" JPEG files (for .epub ebooks).

Hello and thanks in advance.

I have been learning how to make ebooks in the new .epub format.

I have only one step to go in order to complete the ebook: I need to create a cover image that will work in the desktop ebook reader, Stanza. I have tried and failed to make JPEG files that work, using Photoshop (on boot-camp the Windows side of a Mac) and the (Mac) shareware products Acorn and ImageWell. These make JPEGS of course, but the JPEGS do not work in the ebook reading software.

There are sample .epub ebooks available for people like me, learning how to make the books. I took a jpeg from one of those samples, and inserted it into my ebook -- and it worked perfectly. So there are some jpegs that work, and others that do not.

I need to find a graphics editor (for Mac or Windows) that can make the jpegs that work. Or, an application that can save my jpegs (that don't work) into another kind of jpeg that does work.

I have made a zipped file, and sent it to Box.net, containing 5 jpeg files. Some work and some do not. If anyone has the interest to investigate further, they can download the files and look.

Here is the download link (I promise there is nothing harmful in this zipped file: just the jpegs):

The files inside the zipped folder are:

1. 001-yes-summer.jpg Yes, it works. This is a jpeg of an older version of the c... Read more

A:Solved: Very Difficult Question about JPEG files (for epub format ebooks)

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hi... got a used dell inspiron 2400(dimension) for $65 off of craigslist. it has a wd drive (150-200gb?) and xp and it works.
my old computer is an hp pavilion, with a wd caviar 320gb hd with xp pro sp2. i want to use the larger drive on the dell as master.

what i was thinking, is that i can put the small drive as slave on the hp, copy my files to it, see if they work on the dell, then format the large drive, put it as master on the dell, and reinstall xp. then, slave the small drive to copy over the files again.

if there's a better way, please let me know. i'm using the large drive on hp pavilion until i can find a reliable way to transfer files.

btw, i would also like to know if there's a trick to get the copied files working smoothly with a fresh xp.

A:copying files to another drive, format 1st, then replace files

If the goal is simply to use the larger drive as a boot drive on the other system...seems to me that simply deleting everything on the larger drive...then cloning the smaller drive to it...then replacing smaller with larger...accomplishes that.

Once convinced that the clone waas successful and boots, then I would delete everything on the smaller drive and re-partition it, using it for storage capacity.

There are various programs to do this sort of cloning, including EASEUS Partition Master Home Edition freeware. - http://www.partition-tool.com/personal.htm . As with any program...read the instructions for use before attempting to use.


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if i have a file that i would like to copy to say 3 or 4 other folders, is there a way to send it to all of them at once, instead of how i do it now one folder at a time.

thanking you in advance

A:Solved: copying files

Is it always the same 3-4 folders you are copying files to?

If so, you could use SendTo feature and add those folders there.

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I'm using IE11, Microsoft Excel 2010. 

I'm trying to upload a xlsx file using <input type="file">.

once I browse the file in IE,I open the file in excel app and make some changes, after saving the file a temp file will be created in same directory as my xlsx file. 

Temp file will be deleted once I close IE.

I try same process with Chrome and Microsoft edge but there is no temp file.
Can anyone confirm that IE11 hold on to the file?


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My digital camera takes photos in the jpeg file format. If I save the photo as a tiff file on my computer, resave as tiff during all editing process, and then save to jpeg to print or email have I lost quality? I understand that editing and resaving in jpeg format lessens quality.

A:jpeg files to tiff files

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I am running Windows Vista and Excel from Office 2000. I have previously had no issues creating, editing and saving Excel files. I have recently started sharing files from my desktop which is running Windows Vista and Office 2007. However, the files that I am having issues with saving were initially created on the laptop where the issues are occuring. I can open the shared Excel files with no problem and make changes. When I save the files however, I get this message, "Your changes could not be saved to 'file name.xls but were saved to a temporary document named 'D6C73000'. Close the existing document, then open the temporary document and save it under a new name." I can open, edit and save changes made to Word documents in the same shared folder structure. Can anyone please explain why this is happening and what I can do to stop it?

A:Excel Files not saving and creating temp files

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OK after 2 weeks with Vista I'm begining to get annoyed.....
How can I move or copy files to another location without using the drag and drop method?

Previous OS's had little icons on the top bar for moving or copying, do these icons exist in Vista in some hidden spot?


A:Solved: Copying/Moving files

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Hi all! I have a bit of a problem, copying files to my CD-ROM in order to burn them! For some reason, I'm encountering a problem that gives me this massage "Windows encountered a problem when trying to copy this folder. What you want Windows to do?"! I hit retry and the same thing! How do I copy this program, from my hard drive, to the CD-ROM to burn it? I downloaded this program! Is it possible somehow??

A:Solved: Problem copying files!

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I'm a first time poster looking for some advice.

Here's the situation:

I have two computers used for business that have a common folder named business. At one point, the files in this folder on each machine were identical (when I added the second computer I just copied the business folder from one machine to the other). Each computer is used independently and new files are saved under each computer's folder.

I then decided each month to reconcile the drives so they have all the same files. To do this, I copied each computer's folder to an external drive, then combined the files into another folder, overwriting files with the same name. I then copied the newly created "combined folder" to each machines hard drive. However, I noticed that the new "combined folder" was roughly equal to twice the size of each of the original folders even though identical files were suposedly overwritten. (I had only added maybe 100 small excel and pdf files to each computer and there is no way the file sized should have more than doubled).

After some research, I realized the folders were set as "read-only" and the identical files may not have been overwritten. Is this a possible explanation for the now huge drive space used? (Also the new folder with twice the space used up looks identical to the old one except for the 200 or so small files added. It doesn't show multiple copies of the same file).

Sorry for the long post. TIA
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A:Solved: Help! problem copying files

Hmm, did you turn on reveal hidden files and see if there's a bunch of extra files there? Or maybe one or more large hidden files? If you open a window on the consolidated folder, and select just your visible data files and right click/properties, does it indicate they are the same size (or very close at least) as the same properties check on one or both of the unconsolidated folders?

What you're looking to do is just keep digging until you find the difference show up in a properties check (or if you just see some big extra hidden file, etc.) and keep eliminating sets of files or folders until you pinpoint the difference.

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I am having a problem getting erd commander to work on a laptop. It is not repairing the operating system. I just want to save some data and then I will reinstall Windows Vista (or Windows 7).

I am booting erd commander from a CD and it laods fine. Is there a way with erd commander that I can plug in a usb thumb drive and back up all of my files to the thumb drive? How can I do this?



A:[SOLVED] Copying Files At A Dos Prompt

I'm not sure how to do this with ERD Commander but there are other tools that will work.

One option is a BartPE boot disk:
Bart's Preinstalled Environment (BartPE) bootable live windows CD/DVD

Another option is a Linux Live CD or something like Symantec Ghost.

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I'm currently writing a script to copy files from 3 Windows 2003 Server VM's, zipping them up and the off loading them to the host OS (another windows 2003 server).

I have the script all ready to go. Theres no issue copying files between the VM's but I cannot copy to the Host machine. It has to do with the fact that to copy to the host you need to login.

Is there a way to do this in a script form?

I've written the script in python and commands are being done by calling them directly to the os.

IE files are copied using the dos copy command.

*edit* just hadnt set up the permissions on the source directory properly.

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Isn't there a program directly on windows that lets you do this? A few months ago I put my resume ( microsoft works document ) onto a cd. Now I went to do it again and the only way I could figure out was with Sonic data module. But the last time I don't think I used Sonic because I remember after I burned the files to a cd, everytime I would log back on my computer a little notification would pop up in the bottom right hand corner reminding me there were files ready to be burned. This is bugging me. In fact, last time I think I remember just dragging and dropping the files I burned using windows.

A:Solved: Saving Files to a cd?

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is it possible to save .doc files to a CD-R? i tried and it kept saying windows inconctored an error

any suggestions?

A:Solved: Saving .doc files to CD

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I have a rather large HD and thanks to my son who has been messing with my PC I am now the proud owner of the slowest computer in the world, that either scares me to death with the blue screen or just takes a millenium to load.I don't know what he has been doing, or deleting or clicking on but I have to do a total redo. I have allot of files I want to save that are too large to put on CD and since I have another HD on this same computer is there a way that I can clean it. (it is an old one I was getting files off to put on my new HD). I used a special utility for that but since this old HD still has residual files on it from Windows XP, etc, I need to get rid of that and just prepare the HD for file storage only, right? If so, how do I go about doing that?
I have searched the net and get everything but what I want answered. LOL Maybe you can give me better luck since the option I am after is clearly going to be seen by a A PERSON, and hopefully replied to by a person. Thanks.

A:Solved: Saving files on other HD

Ok, just to recap, you want to move all your personal data onto a second hard drive that's already in the computer. But first you want to remove all the current files that are on it?

To clean it, the best option would be to simply format it. Open My Computer, Right click the drive you want to clean, choose format, then choose the proper format option that you want, and click ok.

Once it's done you should be able to just Copy/Paste, or Click/Drag your files to the newly formated drive.

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I was using Google searching for an image. I found what I wanted and clicked save file as and wanted to save it into my memory stick. The screen came up but there was no button on the screen for me to click.
I took a screen shot.
I have tried to send it with this I hope it works.
I would appreciate some help please

A:Solved: Saving Files

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Well, I can't get anyone on here to help me with my crashed computer, so can ANYONE at least tell me where I can find step-by-step instructions on how to hook up my hard drive to another computer and salvage (unbelievably important life or death medical/financial/scanner/photo) files. I'm no MS cert. tech, but I do know my way around a computer- sort of- (I learn what I need & then a month later it's/i'm obsolete, y'know)

The system is an old HP running XPpro I put a .... Seagate... I believe, HD in it when the HP died ( a week out of warrranty). An unknown virus trashed the OS in it, so I bought an old junker & got it up & running, just to have something to run the HD into.

I have never tried to salvage data from another computer HD before, and I need to know what sort of connections I need, what to plug to, etc. I'm trying to save several text/photo file folders from desktop and (very important) the image files from my scanners "Paper Port" program.

Thanks - all comments/help desperately appriciated - I can't even post a resume till I get this fixed!

A:Solved: need HOW-TO re: saving files from HD after

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I'm trying to load xp pro on a machine using two seperate, brand new hard drives and each time it had failed at the very beginning during the "copying files" phase.

I have also tried two seperate xp pro disks...................

I wrote the files it is missing down....and sure as heck cant find it now......

is this a hardware issue?

A:Xp Pro Load......copying Files......missing Some Files...


It could be hardware related, but hust to be sure, pick a Hardrive and reformat it completely and try ind instal XP on one HDD.

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I tried doing this. Example.... game files/data from my XPdocs on C: to my win7 docs on D:.... couldnt do it, just gave me a chime, no dialogue box or anything. Also tried to move a file from my desktop to either mydocs or to program files folder, same thing. After that, even took ownership of all affected folders/files, ones being moved and destination folder. Still the same.

Question: is there some type of security setting i am missing? anyone else test this? I have moved files to mydocs before, and now i cant move anything to there.... has me confused now. Nothing special about a file or folder i am trying to move, permissions ect.

Tried both cut and paste, and copy, same problem either way. No protected files/folders involved

A:copying files to mydocs or program files

I can extract a zip/rar to mydocs or program files, but not manually just cut/paste or copy files to there... not just mydocs, but music folder, pictures... anywhere now it seems.... am able to save a downloaded file to those locations. confused

[edit] only recent app installations include powerISO, cod2 and Qtracker (game browser) since this problem has started. Dont think any of those should have affected or caused this problem. Also, yes, i am admin

[edit2] Well, not just mydocs or program files folders affected, its any drive/folder that i try to copy/paste cut/paste to another location

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Hi all,
I have had an error on a HDD, the machine was in a constant reboot loop and no matter of fixing would enable windows to boot. a chkdsk in another PC just runs for 48+ hours. I am getting error after error after error of bad FAT and file location blocks (suspoect the disk is on it way out) however the user has a steam directory of approx 700+gb, and is obivously keen not to have to download it all again. I have tried to copy and paste but it appears to take the cut command, but when I try to paste it to another disk, nothing happens (other than the ghosted cut folder icon returning normal). no file copy happens or anything.
to be honest I am not that bothered in recovering it more interested to know what the fault could be? is it a permissions issue? i have set the folder to "everyone" but i am getting the age old "you do not have permission" error. I have tried to recover some small picture files from the disk as well, and although these seemed to copy they all copied over at 4096b and arent shwoing which leadds me to suggest this disks FAT has got its boobies in a tangle?

A:[SOLVED] strange issue copying files

Boot from a Linux Live CD/USB and then copy the file to another drive.A Live CD/DVD or USB flash drive contains a complete bootable computer operating system (OS). When you boot a computer from it, the OS loads into, and then runs from memory instead of a hard drive. This allows you to run an OS without installing it or making any changes to a computer's current configuration.

To create one, download an ISO file containing the OS you want to use, (such as Ubuntu, Slax or Zorin), then use something like ISO Recorder to burn it to a CD/DVD or USB key.

Now boot your computer from this disc/key and your computer will be running that OS instead of the one on its hard drive.

When you're done, simply reboot your PC from the hard drive.

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I am currently trying to use the instructions from Gizmo's site to create a Bootable cd with an image of my current clean install and have all my files and other users doicuments and favorites on the disc. One of the first things I am supposed to do is copy a .iso file G_D Partion Maker to a blank Cd. Every time I try and copy the downloaded file I get the error messege that the file is not a Win32/ application and won't work. I have tried it with 3 differant partition software programs and all of them say the same thing, what should I do to correct the problem?

A:Solved: Problem Copying Partioner files to cd

You need to burn the .iso to a blank cd with burning software that can handle a .iso file such as Nero or Imgburn (which is free). A .iso file is an image file of a complete cd.

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Hello there,
My wife's laptop died recently--there was a power supply issue, a burning smell, nothing good. The hard drive seems to be fine, though, so I bought a USB-to-IDE adaptor to copy over the files onto my desktop. The laptop had XP; desktop has Vista.

Everything worked fine, and I could access all of the files on the hard drive, except for the ones in her user folder (c:/documents and settings/purvi). When I try to open this folder, it says "You don't currently have permission to access this folder. Click Continue to access folder." I do so, and nothing seems to happen--I can hear a lot of hard drive activity in the desktop, but the folder never opens. Copying it also fails (it just sits there not copying). It did manage to copy some hidden files (ntuser.dat, the Application Data folder, etc.), but none of the stuff that on the desktop, in the My Documents folder, etc. It also claims the folder has nothing in it (even though I was able to copy some hidden files out of it).

Do you think this is a vista problem? If I tried to copy to another XP computer, might I have better luck? It's not the end of the world if we lose these files, but there are some personal things we'd like to keep.

Any idea how to see these files? Maybe there's a way to temporarily boot my desktop from the external laptop hard drive?

Any advice would be thoroughly appreciated...thank you so much!


A:Solved: Copying files from our old hard drive

I've run into that once... don't quite remember the sequence of commands but try the following...

First make sure you are logged in your desktop as an administrator

- Right click the (c:/documents and settings/purvi) folder and choose (properties)
- Click the (security) tab
- Click the (Advanced) Button
- You will be in the (permissions) tab. a list of users might appear, click the user you are logged in as
- Click (Edit)
- Choose the user again,
* click (add) and type (administrators) then (OK)
* or click (edit) and choose (allow) to all... Verify...

You should have full control over the folder and should be able to copy it's contents.

Hope this helps

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I am having trouble copying files using Windows Explorer (XP SP2)

I have a digital photo frame and want to display the photos in date order

I copied 500 jpg files from various directories on my hard drive to a temp directory and sorted them by “Date Photo Taken”. Using Explorer’s bulk rename facility I renamed the files Xxxxx (101), Xxxxx (102) etc to Xxxxx (500). I then copied these to a SanDisk Ultra II photo card.

However when I put the photo card into the photo frame, the display was not in the correct order. It started at file 132 up to 500 then 101 to 131. I then deleted all the files on the SanDisk and tried again several times. It never put 101 first but the starting file was always different. I also tried a Sony MemoryStick Pro with the same result

I then tried copying the files to another directory on my hard drive. It is difficult to read the display counter accurately cause it goes so fast but I could tell that it didn’t start at 101 and after file 500 it stared at 101.

So why does Explorer do this and what is the solution?

A:Solved: File order copying files

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Hi Guys,

I am a first time user of powershell and thought that someone on this forum might be able to help me out. Please be gentle.

Basically what I am looking to do is copy a specific file when it exists in our drop zone or has been modified. I hear you mocking me already, but please hold off until you read the rest.

Unfortunately the process I am developing is an interim solution where we are migrating from one server to another, yet still need the data stored permanently on the old one. In the "new world" we will have a landing zone which data gets FTP'd to, we will pick this data up, rename it and stick it in a new location. This process is set in stone, so the idea of my code is to copy the data from our existing FTP location to our new landing zone and let the pre-established scheduled job do the rename and move. Once the new server is fully established and the files will be FTP'd to this location anyway, so all I have to do is turn the jobs I am developing off and the rest will take care of itself.

Firstly I thought that I could use the mirror function in Robocopy. From my understanding however (please correct me if I am wrong), Robocopy compares the file on the old server to the file on the new server and if there has been a change in either the modified date or the size of the file then the job copies the file. Obviously the flaw here is that by the time the job runs again (scheduled every 1hr) then the file will have been moved to it's ... Read more

A:Solved: Powershell - Copying Files When They Are Modified

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Hello everyone,

I have the weirdest problem and no matter what I do, it doesn't go away!
Whenever I copy some files over USB (from USB or SATA to USB), some of them are copied corrupted...
I have changed my main-board (both Asus P5W DH Deluxe), used different USB hosts from USB 2.0 to USB 3.0 & on-board to Express Card.
Installed a hotfix from Microsoft for NVidia main boards (which attempts to solve USB HDD problems).
Re-installed Windows but still no luck! My files get corrupted during transfer.
Even disabled my Antivirus but still the problem exists...

My specs:
Asus P5W DH Deluxe MB
Intel Core 2 Quad - Q6600
Asus Geforce 8800 GTS
Windows 7 - x64 SP1

Please tell me any solutions you might have, this problem is killing me and I don't know how to solve it.

Thanks in advance!

A:[SOLVED] [URGENT] Files getting corrupted while copying over USB...

When installing drivers have you installed the chipset drivers? And did you install the chipset drivers first before any other drivers?
Go to Asus to find the right chipset drivers and all other drivers
Graphics, and audio.

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I wish to take my Laptop to a relations house to import Videos and Photo's of my Great Grandson. The files are on a hard drive which my Grandson will be bringing from his house to the said house. I have connected my Laptop to my desktop as a trial. When I connect a USB cable to both Computers, I get no message to say the Desktop has found new hardware, is this because my Desktop is XP and Laptop is Vista? The Computer I will be copying the files from at my relations house is Vista like my Laptop. The reason I wish to use my Laptop for the transfer, is because I do not have a Flash drive with enough capacity for the Videos and photo's. Your help as ever will be most apprciated.

A:Solved: Copying files from Desktop to Laptop

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How do i save files as .jpg's and .gifs!!!

i take a screenshot, go into MS-Paint and its only got the option to save as .bmp's and for some reason i was able to save files as .jpgs in there before.


A:(Solved) SAVING FILES AS .jpg & .gif, HELP ASAP!

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