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Trying to put some manuals on a CD, seems simple enough, just drag and drop and seems to work until I take it out and try in in my laptop, it appears blank. Now when I put it back in my desktop it shows up but if I click on it I get a message that says "could not display" the location is not in a folder. What do I do?
 

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Watchin' people try to avoid Winderz be like :popcorn:
 

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Format the DVD/CD as a Read/Write Data disk, same as we have to do for Windows.....


I use Copy / Paste, Drag 'n Drop has always been an experiment for me....

it is NOT reliable.


Why not use a USB stick instead, one hell of a lot easier.
 

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Format the DVD/CD as a Read/Write Data disk, same as we have to do for Windows.....


I use Copy / Paste, Drag 'n Drop has always been an experiment for me....

it is NOT reliable.


Why not use a USB stick instead, one hell of a lot easier.
It doesn't give me an the option, read/wright and wants to format it as a USB stick. Tried copy/paste, same thing. I have discs, don't have a spare stick.
 

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I have a stack of CD/R discs and I can't get any of them to work, just pitched them in the trash last night.


using only DVDs now, and USB sticks.
for DATA, I prefer USB sticks or drives.
 

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DVDs have to be closed out correctly or they won't work on other machines. And sometimes that procedure is tricky. That's why I asked, even though you had stated it was a CD in the first post.

CDs are usually much easier to work with.

I know nothing of Linus but I'd try to: Assign it a folder and save it in that folder. Then save that folder on the CD.
 

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I have a stack of CD/R discs and I can't get any of them to work, just pitched them in the trash last night.


using only DVDs now, and USB sticks.
for DATA, I prefer USB sticks or drives.
I have had some of these not work but it always says "insert a writable CD in the drive" but that was with windows. This one shows to be there.
 

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It sounds like you are creating Symbolic Links instead of copying the actual file. Depending on the linux flavor and the GUI drag and drop can have weird effects. Try using Copy and Paste instead.
 

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jpay42;5843301Try using Copy and Paste instead.[/QUOTE said:
Read post #6.
 

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It doesn't give me an the option, read/wright and wants to format it as a USB stick. Tried copy/paste, same thing. I have discs, don't have a spare stick.
Ok, sorry, reading too fast. I would say try formating in read/write mode as a USB Stick. (Formatting is platform independent, USB is just the suggested use for the fat32 format.)
 

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Trying to put some manuals on a CD, seems simple enough, just drag and drop and seems to work until I take it out and try in in my laptop, it appears blank. Now when I put it back in my desktop it shows up but if I click on it I get a message that says "could not display" the location is not in a folder. What do I do?

Did you forget to write the disc ?



CDR is non re writable have to "close the session" (by burning files to disc)



I think what you did was by drag drop you set the template for files to write to disc but forgot to write them.(burn them)
 

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or, the CD only has links to the original location of the files on your computer.

all too easy to do.
I never, Drag and Drop, it is totally unreliable just for the reason I state.

I tag the files, then "Burn to DATA" and close session
 
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