Mac DVDR can't be read on PC

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  1. lukerees83 macrumors newbie

    lukerees83

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    #1
    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.
     
  2. bax2003 macrumors 6502a

    bax2003

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    #2
    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.
     
  3. MyMac1976 macrumors 6502

    MyMac1976

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  4. lukerees83 thread starter macrumors newbie

    lukerees83

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    #4
    It's sorted now. Burnt with regular burn folder from desktop but it appears the PC was XP-based. Windows 7 opened it ok.
     
  5. goMac macrumors 603

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    Yeah, Windows doesn't like that very much. :-\ Sounds like a Windows XP bug.
     

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