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Anonymous
September 6, 2005 10:45:01 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

I am trying to copy files and folders to a CD. Windows XP Help tells me to
highlight the files and folders I want to copy, then use the Files and
Folders Tasks command to copy the selected items to the CD. I don't have
this command on my Menu bar, and can't find it, or Pictures Tasks anywhere!
Can anyone help me with this? Is there a file I can download, or reinstall
from the Windows XP CD?

Also, am I using the correct kind of CD? I'm using CD-R.

Thanking everyone in advance.

Spikeybear86

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Anonymous
September 7, 2005 12:50:53 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

1. Open XP's "Help and Support Center".
2. Type: CD RECORDING in the Search box, hit ENTER.
3. Click on "Copy files and folders to a CD".

Description of CD-R and CD-RW recording in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;279157

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Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

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"Spikeybear86" wrote:

| I am trying to copy files and folders to a CD. Windows XP Help tells me to
| highlight the files and folders I want to copy, then use the Files and
| Folders Tasks command to copy the selected items to the CD. I don't have
| this command on my Menu bar, and can't find it, or Pictures Tasks anywhere!
| Can anyone help me with this? Is there a file I can download, or reinstall
| from the Windows XP CD?
|
| Also, am I using the correct kind of CD? I'm using CD-R.
|
| Thanking everyone in advance.
|
| Spikeybear86
Anonymous
September 7, 2005 2:11:48 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Hi,

Is there a third party CD recording program (Nero, Roxio, or other)
installed? If so, then you should be using it to write to disk rather than
the native WinXP writing software. What you are seeing is common when other
programs are installed, as they disable the native imapi burning service, so
the options in explorer are not available.

If no other software is installed, click start/run and type cmd, then click
ok. From the prompt, run:

net start imapi

This should start the necessary burning service. You can run services.msc
and set this service to startup automatically if it is disabled, however do
not do this if other burning software is installed. By design, this service
should be disabled to prevent conflict if other software is on the system.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Spikeybear86" <Spikeybear86@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:949BD6A8-C517-49B5-9248-785DD7A1AE54@microsoft.com...
>I am trying to copy files and folders to a CD. Windows XP Help tells me to
> highlight the files and folders I want to copy, then use the Files and
> Folders Tasks command to copy the selected items to the CD. I don't have
> this command on my Menu bar, and can't find it, or Pictures Tasks
> anywhere!
> Can anyone help me with this? Is there a file I can download, or
> reinstall
> from the Windows XP CD?
>
> Also, am I using the correct kind of CD? I'm using CD-R.
>
> Thanking everyone in advance.
>
> Spikeybear86
!