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Windows 7: How do you view the contents/folder of the CD in 7

28 Mar 2010   #1
billy7777

vista
 
 
How do you view the contents/folder of the CD in 7

Quick question...

(FYI.... I do NOT have windows 7 - thats why I am asking this question)

In "Vista" you could click on START then MYCOMPUTER then RIGHT-click on the CD Drive and a menu would come up with the option to "Explore" so you can "browse" the folders and files on the cd.

But in Windows 7... when you Right-click there is no longer the option to "Explore" - what is the equivalent to "browse" the folders and directories on the CD.

Is it just "Open" ?

(I know in Vista if you just try to double click on the CD Drive it trys to to the auto-play)


Thank you.


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28 Mar 2010   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello billy7777, welcome to Seven Forums!


Insert the disk and click "open folder to view ... " in the box that opens.

How do you view the contents/folder of the CD in 7-capture.jpg


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28 Mar 2010   #3
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by billy7777 View Post
But in Windows 7... when you Right-click there is no longer the option to "Explore" - what is the equivalent to "browse" the folders and directories on the CD.

Is it just "Open" ?
It is just "Open", in Windows Vista "Explore" and "Open" where one in the same. The "Explore" option was a relic from the Windows XP days. In Windows XP, if you used "Explore" you would get the file tree, versus "Open" you would have the default task pane. This distinction was dissolved in Windows Vista.
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28 Mar 2010   #4
billy7777

vista
 
 

Thank you for your quick response...

I suggested that too (to a customer using windows 7 with my product- trying to show her how to browse the cd for bonus materials)... but she mentioned that didnt work - perhaps her autoplay is off?

can you right click on the cd and simply select OPEN - will that open the file/folder browser window so you can browse all the files on the cd?
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28 Mar 2010   #5
billy7777

vista
 
 

just noticed your post... logicearth.... thanks!
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28 Mar 2010   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Here's what you get when you right click the drive.

How do you view the contents/folder of the CD in 7-capture.jpg


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08 May 2010   #7
Hannibal001

windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Try right click -open in new window
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