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September 2, 2005 3:18:33 AM

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Before my hard drive failed some files were copied to a CD-R disk with Roxio
CD Creator 5.01 Basic. Attempts to open these files or copy them to a new
HD has failed. Some error messages have indicated that the files are "Read
Only". Others have suggested trying to open them with the program that
created them. (Mostly MS Works spreadsheets and Word).

Anyone know how I might open or copy these files to the new HD?

Fred

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Anonymous
September 2, 2005 3:18:34 AM

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"Fred" <fredkr@verizon.net> wrote in message
news:D %LRe.8009$__1.4505@trnddc07...
> Before my hard drive failed some files were copied to a CD-R disk with
> Roxio CD Creator 5.01 Basic. Attempts to open these files or copy them to
> a new HD has failed. Some error messages have indicated that the files
> are "Read Only". Others have suggested trying to open them with the
> program that created them. (Mostly MS Works spreadsheets and Word).
>
> Anyone know how I might open or copy these files to the new HD?
>
> Fred
>
Install the same version of Roxio.
Anonymous
September 2, 2005 3:18:34 AM

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Files burnt to a CD-R are always read only.

Did you copy the files to CD using Easy CD Creator or Direct CD? If the
later then you may not have closed the CD.

Do as the OP sugested and reinstall the Roxio suite.
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Anonymous
September 2, 2005 3:18:34 AM

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You do realize that Roxio CD Creator 6.0 was the first "official" version
that was compatible with Windows XP. If you used version 5.0, you had to
install numerous updates to make it compatible. You mention Roxio CD Creator
5.01 Basic. The latest/last version (obtained by installing the Roxio
updates) of CD Creator 5.0, was version 5.3.5.10. This latest version WAS
compatible. This could be the cause of your problems! Your files may be
damaged/destroyed because you didn't have the updates for Roxio.

Anyway, install the same program, Roxio CD Creator 5.01 Basic (with ALL the
updates please), on the new operating system (if it was the operating system
drive that failed). Then you should be able to get at those files. You could
also install the current version 7.5.

This problem also may occur because the CD was not closed out, but left
open - waiting for additional files to be added to the CD. Without Roxio
installed, you may not be able to see those existing files. It can also
occur if the CD was not closed out "to be able to be used in ANY
computer/device".

There are various eject options, when using Roxio, and it is up to the user
to chose the correct one for his purposes.

--
Regards,

Richard Urban
Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User

Quote from: George Ankner
"If you knew as much as you thought you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!"

"Fred" <fredkr@verizon.net> wrote in message
news:D %LRe.8009$__1.4505@trnddc07...
> Before my hard drive failed some files were copied to a CD-R disk with
> Roxio CD Creator 5.01 Basic. Attempts to open these files or copy them to
> a new HD has failed. Some error messages have indicated that the files
> are "Read Only". Others have suggested trying to open them with the
> program that created them. (Mostly MS Works spreadsheets and Word).
>
> Anyone know how I might open or copy these files to the new HD?
>
> Fred
>
Anonymous
September 2, 2005 3:18:34 AM

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Apart from Richards excellent advise also see if you have those files set to Read Only in their Properties. If you do then remove the Read Only checkmark.

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"Fred" <fredkr@verizon.net> wrote in message news:D %LRe.8009$__1.4505@trnddc07...
> Before my hard drive failed some files were copied to a CD-R disk with Roxio
> CD Creator 5.01 Basic. Attempts to open these files or copy them to a new
> HD has failed. Some error messages have indicated that the files are "Read
> Only". Others have suggested trying to open them with the program that
> created them. (Mostly MS Works spreadsheets and Word).
>
> Anyone know how I might open or copy these files to the new HD?
>
> Fred
>
>
Anonymous
September 2, 2005 6:49:06 AM

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Fred wrote:
>
> Before my hard drive failed some files were copied to a CD-R disk with Roxio
> CD Creator 5.01 Basic. Attempts to open these files or copy them to a new
> HD has failed. Some error messages have indicated that the files are "Read
> Only". Others have suggested trying to open them with the program that
> created them. (Mostly MS Works spreadsheets and Word).

Files burned to a cd are read only. Often, after copying them back to
your hard drive after a crash and you use the cd to put your data back,
you have to remove the read only attribute to use the files.

>
> Anyone know how I might open or copy these files to the new HD?
>
> Fred

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Anonymous
September 2, 2005 7:15:12 AM

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Fred Wrote:
> Before my hard drive failed some files were copied to a CD-R disk with
> Roxio
> CD Creator 5.01 Basic. Attempts to open these files or copy them to a
> new
> HD has failed. Some error messages have indicated that the files are
> "Read
> Only". Others have suggested trying to open them with the program
> that
> created them. (Mostly MS Works spreadsheets and Word).
>
> Anyone know how I might open or copy these files to the new HD?
>
> Fred

Select the files, right click, properties, uncheck the Read Only
attribute. Hope that works.


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Evolution54
September 2, 2005 10:23:14 PM

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I actually used Roxio Easy CD Creator 5.1 (not 5.01) Basic. This came with
my Dell computer which had WinXP on it. Are you saying that these files on
the CD are likely to be recovered if I get the latest version of Roxio? I
have been able to print and copy some of the files after using Roxio 5.1 to
repair the CD, but I end up with the message that it can't be repaired.

Thanks for your help, Fred

"Richard Urban [MVP]" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:uvsn5P1rFHA.908@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> You do realize that Roxio CD Creator 6.0 was the first "official" version
> that was compatible with Windows XP. If you used version 5.0, you had to
> install numerous updates to make it compatible. You mention Roxio CD
> Creator 5.01 Basic. The latest/last version (obtained by installing the
> Roxio updates) of CD Creator 5.0, was version 5.3.5.10. This latest
> version WAS compatible. This could be the cause of your problems! Your
> files may be damaged/destroyed because you didn't have the updates for
> Roxio.
>
> Anyway, install the same program, Roxio CD Creator 5.01 Basic (with ALL
> the updates please), on the new operating system (if it was the operating
> system drive that failed). Then you should be able to get at those files.
> You could also install the current version 7.5.
>
> This problem also may occur because the CD was not closed out, but left
> open - waiting for additional files to be added to the CD. Without Roxio
> installed, you may not be able to see those existing files. It can also
> occur if the CD was not closed out "to be able to be used in ANY
> computer/device".
>
> There are various eject options, when using Roxio, and it is up to the
> user to chose the correct one for his purposes.
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Richard Urban
> Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
>
> Quote from: George Ankner
> "If you knew as much as you thought you know,
> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!"
>
> "Fred" <fredkr@verizon.net> wrote in message
> news:D %LRe.8009$__1.4505@trnddc07...
>> Before my hard drive failed some files were copied to a CD-R disk with
>> Roxio CD Creator 5.01 Basic. Attempts to open these files or copy them
>> to a new HD has failed. Some error messages have indicated that the
>> files are "Read Only". Others have suggested trying to open them with
>> the program that created them. (Mostly MS Works spreadsheets and Word).
>>
>> Anyone know how I might open or copy these files to the new HD?
>>
>> Fred
>>
>
>
Anonymous
September 2, 2005 11:39:01 PM

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You have nothing to lose by updating Roxio 5 to the latest version as I
mentioned. Then, open a CD. If you see the files, eject the CD so as to be
usable in any computer. If you don't see the files, consider the burn didn't
work.

--
Regards,

Richard Urban
Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User

Quote from: George Ankner
"If you knew as much as you thought you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!"

"Fred" <fredkr@verizon.net> wrote in message news:mM0Se.41$9q4.5@trnddc08...
>I actually used Roxio Easy CD Creator 5.1 (not 5.01) Basic. This came with
>my Dell computer which had WinXP on it. Are you saying that these files on
>the CD are likely to be recovered if I get the latest version of Roxio? I
>have been able to print and copy some of the files after using Roxio 5.1 to
>repair the CD, but I end up with the message that it can't be repaired.
>
> Thanks for your help, Fred
>
> "Richard Urban [MVP]" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in
> message news:uvsn5P1rFHA.908@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> You do realize that Roxio CD Creator 6.0 was the first "official" version
>> that was compatible with Windows XP. If you used version 5.0, you had to
>> install numerous updates to make it compatible. You mention Roxio CD
>> Creator 5.01 Basic. The latest/last version (obtained by installing the
>> Roxio updates) of CD Creator 5.0, was version 5.3.5.10. This latest
>> version WAS compatible. This could be the cause of your problems! Your
>> files may be damaged/destroyed because you didn't have the updates for
>> Roxio.
>>
>> Anyway, install the same program, Roxio CD Creator 5.01 Basic (with ALL
>> the updates please), on the new operating system (if it was the operating
>> system drive that failed). Then you should be able to get at those files.
>> You could also install the current version 7.5.
>>
>> This problem also may occur because the CD was not closed out, but left
>> open - waiting for additional files to be added to the CD. Without Roxio
>> installed, you may not be able to see those existing files. It can also
>> occur if the CD was not closed out "to be able to be used in ANY
>> computer/device".
>>
>> There are various eject options, when using Roxio, and it is up to the
>> user to chose the correct one for his purposes.
>>
>> --
>> Regards,
>>
>> Richard Urban
>> Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
>>
>> Quote from: George Ankner
>> "If you knew as much as you thought you know,
>> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!"
>>
>> "Fred" <fredkr@verizon.net> wrote in message
>> news:D %LRe.8009$__1.4505@trnddc07...
>>> Before my hard drive failed some files were copied to a CD-R disk with
>>> Roxio CD Creator 5.01 Basic. Attempts to open these files or copy them
>>> to a new HD has failed. Some error messages have indicated that the
>>> files are "Read Only". Others have suggested trying to open them with
>>> the program that created them. (Mostly MS Works spreadsheets and Word).
>>>
>>> Anyone know how I might open or copy these files to the new HD?
>>>
>>> Fred
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
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