Sorry to ask such a basic question - but how to copy?
I want to transfer some files from my computer used for business over to a friend's computer.
I plan on making a series of CD's - and now I have the first CD filled almost totally to capacity.
But there is a little notice that the Files are waiting to be copied to the CD. What do I do to make the files actually become written to the CD?
PS I am using a Windows XP Sony. Since installing the Terra Bakup system, (Memeo) a while back, I haven't done copying in over eighteen months and don't remember a thing about it.
When Windows says you have "files waiting to be copied", you let Windows do the copying! So EITHER Windows is just alerting you to the fact that you have files and have NOT copied them yet to the CD, OR.. what may have been copied so far filled a first disk, and you need to insert a second disk to finish copying what is still left waiting to be copied. I'm not sure which.
Ideally, what you need to do before you ever got to this point is to figure out the total capacity of the disk you are copying to, and the total size of the files you are copying, usually these days, in Gigabytes, (billions of bytes).
I cannot remember how the Windows XP operating system works for copying, what it might simply be telling you is that it has surveyed the number of gigabytes in the files you wish to copy and is "ready" to actually burn those files onto the CD.
But if you bought 50 or 100 CD's for copying, EXPERIMENT, see what happens if you let Windows copy to that first CD, and tell you that either it actually DID the copying, or that it didn't finish copying all the files onto one CD and needs you to insert a SECOND CD to finish the job.
Hope this helps. Don't be afraid to EXPERIMENT and maybe not do it right the first time, We learn by doing. Most likely you will either find out what Windows means by being ready, or will simply waste one or two CD's before you figure it all out.
In the future, survey your files' total size BEFORE you decide how much or how little to copy onto a CD.
Usually, as I remember, Windows had a way of allowing you to make multiple copies of one single CD, and that might be the message you are seeing.
This link might also be helpful, and refers to XP and copying photo's to CD
And calculating if what I want it to copy will fit.
But I did get it all sorted out. And thanks.
Could be faster and cheaper. A 32GB USB drive = a bunch of CD's (if they contain 600-700MB of data)
What are you trying to prove? That you can post more coded comments than even muti-billion dollar corporations before you were even born.
I don't think we need your UN-helpful comments here..........perhaps a forum of arrogant, rich Republicans fits you better to get appreciated for your never helpful posts.
...to you. I haven't had the occasion to encounter anyone not abbreviation savvy. HTH = hope this helps.
Why would you think I'm trying to prove something?
BTW, welcome to DU. (that means "by the way"
Copying lays out a lot of details and tells it all in a clear fashion, where it says "Click on the write to CD" - I don't have anyway of clicking on that. If I click on those words, I don't end up copying. Wish I could take a screen shot - but that program doesn't work on my Sony.
In any event - thanks for this URL.
...clickable "write to CD" is in the menu under "File". Let me get to my XP box and I'll check and get back to you.
I am very stressed about life today (LAck of spiked eggnog probably And without people holding my hand (so to speak) I wouldn't have figured this out.
Device "G" (ie the CD port)
Once I enlarged it, to full screen size, I saw on the far left that I could indeed click a "Write these files to the disk" group of words, and VOILA, as they say in France - the files got copied.