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Chek a burned CD for free space

by ha_ros / August 22, 2004 8:39 PM PDT

Please let me know how to do it
Thanks,
Harry

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Re: Chek a burned CD for free space
by TONI H / August 22, 2004 8:47 PM PDT

You should be able to put the cd into the drive, right click that drive letter and choose Properties (in My Computer) and it will tell you 'free space' and 'used space'.

TONI

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Re: Chek a burned CD for free space
by ha_ros / August 23, 2004 1:19 AM PDT

Thanks,but it doesn't seem real to me because:
I burned on a900MB CD-R about 100 files, pictures, video clips etc.
Check results:Used space-290MB Free space-0 ?!?
Once,after a few sessions free space was--0
MAybe I'm missing something..
Thanks again,
Harry

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All you'll ever need to know...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 23, 2004 1:27 AM PDT
http://www.cdrfaq.org/

The short answer is that a CDR, once closed can't be added to. As such, free space is zero.

Bob
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Re: All you'll ever need to know...
by ha_ros / August 23, 2004 10:52 PM PDT

OK,
Thanks

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Re: Chek a burned CD for free space
by Yew / August 22, 2004 9:51 PM PDT

If a disc has been "finalized" then there's nothing you can do to add more data to it. If it's a pressed CD (i.e. those AOL CDs you get sometimes) as opposed to a burned CD, then there's also nothing you can do to add more data to it.

Otherwise, another option is to use a burning program such as Nero or Easy CD Creator which will autodetect the capacity of the disc.

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Re: Chek a burned CD for free space
by ha_ros / August 23, 2004 10:46 PM PDT

Thanks,
I got the point

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