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backup dvd

by cllc4u / May 29, 2005 9:00 PM PDT

I backed up my files to dvd using the send to option for windows xp. Now I can't read the dvd. it shows no files but the dvd is full.

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There have been many posts with the same problem
by glb613 / May 29, 2005 9:26 PM PDT
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When saving your data, it is best to use your DVD or CD burning program to create a disk. Select the folders where your data is stored and burn it to a DVD. You can use a non-formatted DVD-RW and add data as needed. I would recommend you also make a permanant copy on a DVD-R. Formatted DVD-RWs or CD-RWs tend to have problems with reading the data later on or by other machines. I'd suggest you make another copy and see if the problem continues.

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Backing up DVD
by Themisive / May 29, 2005 10:32 PM PDT

Remember, formatted DVD-RWs or CD-RWs don't have the same capacity as the DVD-R or CD-R, I tend to backup directly to the DVD-R or CD-R, then use that as an archive when needed; also the RW process cannot always be depended on.

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The things I use.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 29, 2005 11:32 PM PDT
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In short I never use RW media as a drive letter for recording. I use CDR/W or DVDR/W recording software such as above to assure capability.


Sometimes to reclaim what's on such a disk. I offer no support for this, but note it since some find it useful.


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