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Tech help on Powerpoint and copying file to CD

I emailed a PowerPoint file from work to home. Sved the document in my documents on the hard drive. Trying to copy/save to a CD-R.

Do I need a CD-RW? I get error that there is no disc in drive E (CD drive).

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You don't necessarily need a CD-RW, but you do need to make sure that the CD-R you're trying to use has not been "closed". Of course, CD-RWs will only work if your CD burner supports them. Are you trying to use a new CD-R or one with data already on it?


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You will need to use a new CD to write it to. You can't reuse most CD-Rs as they get locked once the initial write happens.

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I think I may need to clean the drive. It definitely is not reading the CDs.

Got it taken care of though by emailing the file to a colleague who will load it on their laptop.

Thanks. I'll dig into this Tuesday after I get back from San Diego



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For next time, you should switch to a pen drive. Plugs right into your USB port and then clips to your key ring. I can't tell you how many CD-Rs I've thrown out over the years. All that shiny crap in a landfill can't be good for mother earth.

You can get good sized a pen drive for about 30 bucks and you can reuse it until you lose it.

BTW, did you have music or video inserted into your presentation? If you did, you'll need to included that in your email to your partner. Otherwise, your presentation will be missing it.

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No music. Thought about the USB memory drive. Time to invest in one. I think all the dust from the construction may have gotten into the drive and it needs to be cleaned or something else.



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I emailed a PowerPoint file from work to home. Sved the document in my documents on the hard drive. Trying to copy/save to a CD-R.

Do I need a CD-RW? I get error that there is no disc in drive E (CD drive).

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For CD-R, you "burn" this, its not like saving a file directly to it.
Don't know if you have any buring software so below is from the general help files hope it helps, its a bit clucky. [try the "SEND to" and select the CD drive, it may lanuch the CD copy wizard] MN

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To copy files and folders to a CD
Insert a blank, writable CD into the CD recorder.

Open My Computer.

Click the files or folders you want to copy to the CD. To select more than one file, hold down the CTRL key while you click the files you want.

Then, under File and Folder Tasks, click Copy this file, Copy this folder, or Copy the selected items.

In the Copy Items dialog box, click the CD recording drive, and then click Copy.

In My Computer, double-click the CD recording drive. Windows displays a temporary area where the files are held before they are copied to the CD. Verify that the files and folders that you intend to copy to the CD appear under Files Ready to be Written to the CD.

Under CD Writing Tasks, click Write these files to CD. Windows displays the CD Writing Wizard. Follow the instructions in the wizard.
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To open My Computer, click Start, and then click My Computer.
Do not copy more files to the CD than it will hold. Standard CDs hold up to 650 megabytes (MB). High-capacity CDs hold up to 850 MB.

Be sure that you have enough disk space on your hard disk to store the temporary files that are created during the CD writing process. For a standard CD, Windows reserves up to 700 MB of the available free space. For a high-capacity CD, Windows reserves up to 1 gigabyte (GB) of the available free space.

After you copy files or folders to the CD, it is useful to view the CD to confirm that the files are copied. For more information, click Related Topics.
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Then there are 'UDF packet drivers'. They, basicly, setup your CD-RW disk as a regular ol drive. Lets apps like Word, Quickbooks, etc write directly to the CD-RW as if it were just another drive.

Yea - there's a bit more to it - gotta format the CD, etc - but it is an option.

Nero's InCD is one of many out there. InCD is included with their full CD/DVD suite - I don't think you can get it by itself.

I think Roxio's suite has one as well.

However, I gotta second the USB 'jump/pen' drive suggestion. I use 2, 1GB drives daily - they're wonderful, easy to use and depending on your usage, likely cheaper over time.

Then there's setting up a personal SCP server ......

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That depends on the burner software you're using. Mine will let me close the CD-R several ways, one of which is to close be read on CD-ROM drives, but I can reopen the CD to write more data to it. Roxio EasyCD Creator 5.0

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