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cd burning folder or file cache

by ab46 / July 21, 2007 12:50 PM PDT

I am having a strange problem with windows xp service pack 2. When I burn a cd-rom using easy-cd creator or windows xp burning software the cd behaves illogically. If I use the search function and search for files on the cd-rom drive the files have a path of
c:\...\cd burning\filename.mp3. If you "open containing folder" it opens the cd burning folder and shows all the files as if they were in that folder
but they are not actually there.

If I eject the cd and put in a blank one and open the cd-rom in my computer the old cd shows up as still in the drive. I have disabled the removable media library service and this does not help.

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The XP CD burning software has "issues."
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 21, 2007 10:57 PM PDT

So many that I can't write it works anymore. See the bugs and what we know about it at

Now go get CDBURNERXP which will peacefully coexist with your other burning software. It's free. Does that work OK?


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more info
by ab46 / July 22, 2007 5:36 AM PDT

Yes, I learned the key is to disable cd burning for the drive. That makes all the strange behavior disappear.

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