I made picture cds that now say read only. Ho

September 10, 2010 at 08:00:54
Specs: Windows 7, 8 GB
I made cd's (on CD-R) from all of the pictures on my computer beforre buying a new computer. Now I'm trying to download the pictures into my new computer and want to make changes (ie. cropping, editing, etc.). It is saying that they are Read Only discs. What happened and how can I get my pictures back! Have I lost them all for good?

My old computer had Windows XP and this new one is Windows 7

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September 10, 2010 at 12:15:28
Of course they are read only, you put them on a CD. if you want to edit them you will have to move them back to your hard drive, then turn off the read only attribute.

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September 10, 2010 at 17:42:12
Thanks for your help! How do I turn off the read only once I put them on my hard drive?

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September 12, 2010 at 17:31:02
Ok once you get them back on your hard drive, right click on the file/s and click on properties. You will see a check mark next to the read only option. Remove the checkmark and click the ok button. You can select multiple file at once by holding down the CTRL key on your keyboard and clicking on the files you want to select.

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September 13, 2010 at 09:06:24
You are just so kind to take your time to answer my questions. It's pretty obvious that I know nothing when it comes to this stuff. You have taken away the stress of feeling that I lost my pictures!

Thanks you just doesn't see enough for all you've done!

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September 13, 2010 at 16:00:10
You're welcome Alison, glad I could help.

The other good part about this is you have non-destructible versions of the pictures stored on a CD so if something goes wrong while you are editing the ones on your hard drive, you always have the originals to fall back on. Happy editing!

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September 13, 2010 at 16:04:42
You're so right! Thanks again for your kindness!

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