Solved How to save setup files from printer cd-rom to flash drive?

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February 8, 2019 at 17:14:28
Specs: Windows 10, 4 gb
I bought a Canon MFC recently. Because Setup CD-Rom(s) get dysfunctional due of scratches, spots etc. over a period of time, Is it possible to COPY all Setup files from it to flash drive OR micro SD memory card? If Yes!

Please write the procedure step-by-step or mention a related link.


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February 8, 2019 at 17:57:40
If it's just drivers you want, then you should be able to download them directly to a flash drive from Canon's website.

If you want the entire contents of the CD, then just insert the CD (but don't allow it to install drivers or software again), and open the CD with Windows Explorer, press Ctrl+A to select all files/folders, select copy from the toolbar, then open the flash drive (which has to be larger than the CD---a 1GB drive will be fine), and select paste from the toolbar. Make note if any of the files refuse to copy.

Here's a link to further discuss:

Also be advised that flash drives/memory cards are also not indestructible. They can fail at any time after a given number of read/writes....

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February 8, 2019 at 20:44:49
Just burn a copy of the CD and store it for the future after verifying the copy. Use the original to re-install, should it become necessary.

I always burn a copy of any software on CD or DVD and use the copy for installation, saving the original for the future. This method has served me for many years and is much cheaper than dedicating a flash drive to the task. You won't inadvertently use the flash drive for something else because there is no label on it.

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February 9, 2019 at 06:48:24
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"CD-Rom(s) get dysfunctional due of scratches, spots etc."

I can see that happening to music CDs that get used often, but how often is a drivers CD used? After the initial installation, there's little reason for it to be taken out of its case (or sleeve) again. You can copy the entire contents of the disc to a folder on the HDD, or make a backup copy of the disc, or copy the contents of the disc to other media, or just download the drivers from Canon if/when they are needed. The drivers at the Canon site will be the most current available; the drivers on the disc will become outdated the minute Canon releases an update.

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