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    Copying files from Read-only dvd?

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    Question Copying files from Read-only dvd?
    Hi

    Someone has put some files on a dvd for me but when i'v got to copy them to my laptop it says i can't because i don't have permission

    i'v tried the "get info" way but i can't change it through there
    i'v tried search and tried doing the mount disk utility way but half way through it says something about input/output error

    so no luck so far

    Is there anyway i can get these files off the cd??


    Thankyouu
    Nicole

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    Copying files from Read-only dvd?
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    You can not change permissions on files that are stored on a DVD or CD as they are locked into read only. (The entire device is read only.) However, you should be able to copy or drag and drop the files to your desktop. There may be something wrong with them - perhaps corruption.

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    Possibly you don't have permission for where you're trying to copy them TO?

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    Copying files from Read-only dvd?

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    i'v tried copying them to my desktop/documents, it just says some of the files cannot be copied becuase i don't have permission

    i'm on the admin account

    its just a file thats got a game in (sims 3) and then theres some videos n stuff


    so even though the cd is protected i should really be able to just drag them to my desktop? :S


    P.s thanks for everyones replies

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    Quote Originally Posted by xNicolex8 View Post
    i'v tried copying them to my desktop/documents, it just says some of the files cannot be copied becuase i don't have permission

    i'm on the admin account

    its just a file thats got a game in (sims 3) and then theres some videos n stuff


    so even though the cd is protected i should really be able to just drag them to my desktop? :S


    P.s thanks for everyones replies

    this is commonly referred to as "putting your foot in it"
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    Copying files from Read-only dvd?

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    noono

    my friend made a backup of some of my games ages ago as i have a habit of not putting them back in the case and loosing them

    and i'v got and lost it, but i don't have that computer anymore my cousin has it

    iv not put my foot in it lol i can post a picture of the sims case tomorrow if you don't believe me

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    Copying files from Read-only dvd?

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    actually only takes a second so heres my lonely case...




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    Copying files from Read-only dvd?
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    haha okay. we trust you however its a grey area of the law.

    some people are of the belief that you are legally allowed to backup your games, as you paid for them and they are legally yours. fair use and all that

    however, bypassing the copy protection is illegal, meaning to get the backup you actually break the law in the process. haha, isnt it all just completely messed up?
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    Copying files from Read-only dvd?

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    haha =]


    ohhright.. yeah, silly =/

    well i guess i should learn to put things back proply in the first place
    the amount of games i'v lost you would i'd have learnt by now

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