Here is the situation. Some time ago my Harddrive crashed lucky for me (at the time) I saved some files on to another harddrive. Later when I fixed my computer and put together another computer with XP. without much thought I decided to burn all my files from the HD onto a few CD-R's. I put in the HD into the box set as a slave, turn the computer on and walk away. When I come back I realized what had just happened. I put the HD (that came from a 98 box) into the XP box and it formated the HD. I lost everything, pictures, programs, important documents, etc.... The most important thing was the family pictures. Although at the time that wasnt that big of a deal. I use to have a website, for family. A few weeks before all this happened I backed up the website onto a cd-r. Here is the problem. Last night I decided I wanted to see some of these pictures. I put the disk in the computer and it wont read. I put it in other computers, laptops and the same. I thought maybe I can copy the files while in DOS, I just need to copy them onto the HD. While doing this I get "CDR101: Not ready reading drive E", no big deal I just hit retry and it copies a few more and again the same message. sometimes it copies the whole folder. My problem is, is there a way I can copy a folder and get everything in there copied too. When I copy a folder I only get whats in the ffolder minus Sub directories. Is there a command that can allow me to do that? All I'm using is a:copy E:\"file name" *.* c:\"file name" or e:\"file name">copy *.* c:\"file name" Then I go into subdirectories and do the same. Any way to make this faster?