Viewing Windows picture cd on Mac

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  1. gadgetdad macrumors 6502a

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    I have a writeable CD with jpegs on it. It was created on a windows machine. When I place the CD in my macbook pro it mounts on the desktop. I open it and its an empty folder. I tried viewing in Parrells running XP and same thing, empty folder. Placed the cd into a windows machine and the files are there and viewable.

    What am I missing?
    Thank you in advance for your help.
     
  2. nadyne macrumors 6502a

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    It's possible that whoever created the CD on their Windows computer didn't finish the disc. Finishing the disc is how you tell the CD that you're not going to write any more data on it. Not finishing it usually means that a computer other than the one that started writing the disc can't read it.
     
  3. gadgetdad thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I am able to view the pictures on other XP machines. Just not my Macbook Pro.
     
  4. Peace macrumors Core

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    Could be a proprietary Windows format slide show thingy.:confused:
     
  5. gadgetdad thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Nope, jpegs. It just doesnt make sence.
     
  6. gadgetdad thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I ended up uploading them to a usb drive and dl them to the mac, works better than that crappy xp cd stuff. I wish everyone just used macs, my world would work better.:apple:
     

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