How to View Pictures on a Computer From a CD

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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Typical CD drive

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

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Insert the photo disc into your computer's CD/DVD drive.
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Click on "My Computer."

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

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Find your CD drive on your computer.

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

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View your pictures.

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