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.


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.


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.



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