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Windows 7's CD Burning "wizard"


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#1 drwmbt

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 10:55 AM

Here is a screen shot i get when i double click a blank cd/dvd in the drive.

Attached File  burn_disc.jpg   55.28KB   11 downloads

 

I have been forced to make discs in option 1 and the discs do not act like usb drives, unless you have to format your usb drive each time you want to add/remove a file from it.

 

What exactly is windows doing to the discs because on CDRW's the 700mb disc gets reduced down to like 554 megs and other weird things.


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Posted 13 March 2013 - 07:20 PM

Are you saying that you can't see files on CDRW disk?

I'm not 100% sure what your question is.


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#3 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 06:59 PM

Hi,

 

Why not just use the second option 'With a CD/DVD player' ?  All this means is that the disc is finalised or closed and the disc is read only. You can still read / access data files on the disc from the player in your computer and copy them to a hard drive if you wish to edit the files.

 

It's a long time since I used re-writable discs since I buy blank CDs for 11p each and DVDs for 15p, but from memory, to re-write to a disc meant losing all the existing data on it since essentially you are re-melting the surface !  If you have a number of files in a collection and you want to change one, an updated version perhaps, use a memory stick. If you are wanting to archive data, or ship large quantities of data around, use discs.

 

Another admission - I have never used the built in disc burner in Windows. For simple straightforward tasks I use Free Easy Burner, and more complex ones, Nero.

 

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