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Old 12-18-00, 05:33 PM
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I'm going home for semester break later this week, and there are quite a few files on my computer here at school that I would like to take home with me, namely Windows Media files and RealVideo files. Is there a way to burn them to a CD-R or something, and how could I do that? Or, is there any other way to do it? Thanks.
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If you have some floppy disks you can find a free file splitter and split up those files and put them on several floppy disks. Then you put the files back together on your other computer.
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Thanks, I'll try that.
Old 12-18-00, 08:16 PM
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If they are large files, the floppies might take an extremely long time. A similar but faster way is to use an external CDR or Zip and copy the files. If you don't have either one, I guess you could rent (don't know if that's possible) or borrow one from someone.
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quote:<HR>Originally posted by rewap:
If they are large files, the floppies might take an extremely long time. A similar but faster way is to use an external CDR or Zip and copy the files. If you don't have either one, I guess you could rent (don't know if that's possible) or borrow one from someone.
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I have a CD-RW installed in my tower. Does it have to be an external one, or would that work? Thanks.
Old 12-18-00, 09:30 PM
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Tower at home or school? It has to be on the computer where the files are.
Old 12-18-00, 11:10 PM
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quote:<HR>Originally posted by rewap:
Tower at home or school? It has to be on the computer where the files are.
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School. Don't have one at home.
Old 12-19-00, 12:40 AM
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You're set then. Just grab some CDR(W)s and burn away. As long as your cdrom at home can read burnt discs, you should be fine. And unless your cdrom is dirt old, it should read the cds fine. Happy holidays
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quote:<HR>Originally posted by rewap:
You're set then. Just grab some CDR(W)s and burn away. As long as your cdrom at home can read burnt discs, you should be fine. And unless your cdrom is dirt old, it should read the cds fine. Happy holidays
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Thanks, happy holidays to you, too.



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Use a CD-R. Most CD-ROM drives cannot read CD-RWs.
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quote:<HR>Originally posted by shaun3000:
Use a CD-R. Most CD-ROM drives cannot read CD-RWs.
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Thanks for the advice, Shaun. All I have is CD-R's though, so I don't have to worry about that.

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