Viewing Photos on DVD

Dear Computer Lady,

I am trying to copy my entire Windows Live Photo Gallery to DVD for archiving.

However, what I get on the DVD is a list of dates for the pictures. I can click on the dates to open the pictures but, I would really like to to see the rows of small images, 7 across each line, as they appear on the WLPG page. That makes browsing or looking for particular photos so much more convenient. I just don’t know how to do that.

My computer skills are rather rudimentary. My OS is Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit.

Thank you so much for your help. You are a life saver!

Dear Peter,

What you need to do is change the view in File Explorer (or Windows Explorer) when you are looking at the DVD.

Here is how to do that:

1. Insert your DVD with photos on it, and open File explorer to view the contents of the DVD.

2. Click “View” in the ribbon at the top of the window.

3. Click “Medium Icons” or any other view you wish to change to that view.

Since you are viewing the files on a DVD, it might take a few seconds for the icons to load, but once they do, you should be able to easily look for the photos you desire.



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