Posted 23 February 2005 - 03:34 PM
Well, it all sounds quite confusing, but I think we can do what you want.
First, you can choose as many files as you want to copy at once. You don't have to do them one at a time. I'm not really sure how or why you're "sending" the contents of the CD to your My Documents folder. You can put them there if you want to, but you can also make a folder anywhere on your hard drive.
To create a folder, open Windows Explorer (Windows Key and E key at the same time). Then on the left pane, click on your C: drive. The contents of C: will appear in the right pane. Put your cursor in an empty space and right click. Choose "New" and wait while the list opens, then choose "folder." A new folder will appear and you can now name it something besides "New Folder" - call it something you can remember, like "Install Files." Then, in the left pane, find the CD where your driver disk is. Click on that and the driver files should show up on the right side of the window. You can then go up to the Edit tab in Explorer and choose "Select All" or you can choose which ones you want by holding down the control key (CTRL) and clicking on only the ones you want. Then choose "Copy" and navigate to the new folder you created. Choose Paste from the menu bar and all the files you chose will appear in your new folder.
If you now wish to make a copy of the contents of this folder, you can easily put them into your burning software. You do have burning software?
Another way to make a copy of this disk is to simply use your burning software and choose "Make an Exact Copy" if that choice is available. If you play around with this you should be able to become quite proficient at making copies of data, including personal data such as favorites and files that you don't want to lose.
DO NOT simply copy files onto the C: folder. There are some important files already there and you want to leave those alone.
Files that are copied to a CD-R will be read-only. If you have data of your own, such as Word files or Word Perfect files, and you copy them back to your hard drive from a CD, you will have to change their attributes from "read-only" to "archive" before you can edit them (although you can view them just fine). To do this, right-click on the file, choose properties, then uncheck "read-only" and check "archive" instead.
Does this help?
It would also be helpful if you mention which kind of burning software you have, if any. Then someone who uses it could give pointers.