Mac DVDR can't be read on PC

lukerees83

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 21, 2012
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London
Hi all,

I burnt a DVDR of photos on my mac and apparently if you put punctuation like a slash in the folder names it sends windows doolally!

I burnt folders containing only jpegs with my Mac and put a slash in the folder names (e.g. "Folders/Activities" was one of them.)

Now my client can't open on PC and it says the folders are empty. How can he solve this and read them on a PC?

Many thanks.
 

bax2003

macrumors 6502a
Dec 25, 2011
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Serbia
I dont know from which app did you burn, but whatch for disc format: you need PC (joliet), Mac + PC, UDF or ISO9660 standard. Dont burn discs in HFS format for PC use.

Be careful, some older DVD readers cant read UDF.
 

lukerees83

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 21, 2012
17
0
London
It's sorted now. Burnt with regular burn folder from desktop but it appears the PC was XP-based. Windows 7 opened it ok.
 

goMac

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I burnt a DVDR of photos on my mac and apparently if you put punctuation like a slash in the folder names it sends windows doolally!
Yeah, Windows doesn't like that very much. :-\ Sounds like a Windows XP bug.