How to View Pictures on a Computer From a CD

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Typical CD drive

The convenience of digital images have changed the way we take, keep and view pictures. It is not uncommon to be offered a photo CD when developing pictures at your local photo center. These CDs allow you to easily view pictures on your computer and keep a backup in case your prints are lost or damaged.

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Step 1

Insert the photo disc into your computer's CD/DVD drive.

Open your CD/DVD drive and insert your photo CD. Wait a few seconds for your disc to load.

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Step 2

Click on "My Computer."

Access your Start menu and click on "Computer" or "My Computer," depending on your operating system.

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Step 3

Find your CD drive on your computer.

Locate your CD drive. The CD drive is usually designated by "E". Double-click on the drive to access the CD.

Step 4

View your pictures.

Open your "Pictures" or "Photos" folder to view your pictures. From this menu you can transfer the photos to you computer.

Tip

If you have trouble accessing your CD, clean the CD, then try again.

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