OK, here’s the deal with these files. They were on a CDRom. So I had to rip the CD in order to extract the files within (so as to upload them online). One would need to reverse what I had done in order to revert these files back into a functional CDRom again. Just as if were store bought.
All the necessary files are in one folder (so they can be used to be made into an operational CDRom – complete with menu). The folder had to be compressed. If I had not compressed the folder into a Zip folder, I would have had to upload 396 individual files. And anyone wanting to upload them, would have had to download 396 individual files.
Anyway, for those who want to undertake this endeavor, there are two easy options below.
Note: See videos below
After downloading the folder linked above (or below if you’re at the download page), unzip the Zip folder using a free ‘unzipper’ … (7-Zip) (Download Here) (short 7-zip instructional below) (This step is used for either option)
Zipped (231MB) – Unzipped (291MB)
After unzipping, the files will be in one folder. You can either view the files individually or use the CDRom.exe file and view them as a CDRom (images below). (you’ll see what I mean after unzipping and when browsing the files)
Click this icon:
And this will popup:
And you can maneuver around the menu as if it were a CD. But, NOT all on the menu will function. And when you get to one of the things that will not function, you will see this:
But don’t worry, because you have all the individual files, and you will still be able to view them. For example, the button I clicked to get to the above, it contained one image and one text, and even though it didn’t show from the menu, what’s missing are in the folder’s files. So just click on the proper image and/or text (you’ll know which is which by the name/type) and you can view it. You will see what I mean once you download the folder and browse around, it‘s not as difficult as it seems.
Use the free program ImgBurn to revert the files contained within the folder back into the original CDRom (see video below). Place a blank CDRom (not a DVD) inside your burner and open ImgBurn, and then simply drop all the files from within the folder inside the ImgBurn box and click “burn.” And in 3-4-5 minutes (or so) you will have a functioning CDRom just like the one I took these files from. And everything will function properly then. (See ImgBurn video below.)
In the unzipped folder there are forty-two PDF files and five MP3 files. These are not original with the CDRom, I added them, (but they can still be dropped into the ImgBurn box as that program will use only the files it needs). I also converted the PDF files (from HTML) for easier viewing. And I converted five wav. files into MP3. Again, for ease of listening should one want to add them to a MP3 capable phone, iPod, tablet, MP3 player etc. These files can be deleted and are not necessary for CD operation. But might as well keep them. And do NOT delete anything else if you want the CDRom to work – either if you make a real CDRom or use the ‘mount command’ (computer) CD.
Bottom Line; When using ImgBurn, just drag and drop everything from the folder inside the ImgBurn box, that program doesn’t care, again, it will use only the files it needs.
Below, the main menu (after the CDRom had been put back together)
How to open Zip folders using free 7-Zip program
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