Question by Kristen A: Question about a Compressed Folder downloaded from a CD?
I’m taking an online film class, and my textbook came with a CD-ROM filled with video that I have to edit. I put the CD into my computer, and it started up.
The instructions the book came with said that the video files were compressed (little zippered folder) and that I would have to uncompress them. I tried to do so, but during that time, I switched files, I think…
What I mean is, the first time I put it on my desktop, it was a zipper folder. Then, I clicked buttons (because I didn’t know how to uncompress) and it was no longer a zipper folder (the file was called Windows Explorer, i think), and now it is Windows Media Player.
After learning all I had to do in the first place was click “extract files,” I remember seeing that option in the beginning, before I changed the main file. I’ve clicked “open with…” and have browsed for Windows Explorer, but it is nowhere to be found.
Now I can’t open my video files!!
Does anyone know how to reset the CD-ROM?
I have to edit this and turn it in today!
I put the CD-ROM into my laptop, and it worked, giving the impression that my other computer has saved the CD’s files differently.
It’s kind of weird though, because when I take the CD out and put it back IN to my first computer, it looks like I saved the new file to my CD, even though it pops up like it’s supposed to on the laptop.
Answer by jigry: www.j-bros.us
you cannot save over file in the cd unless it is rewritable which i don’t think is your case. just put in the cd go to my computer click the cd rom icon and open it copy the files to some location you know. then if it is zipped file you can download win rar from the link below. install it. after that is done. right click you file and click extract file here. you should be able to unzip it.
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