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help backing up data to dvd

by weaim2pleez / May 26, 2008 5:50 AM PDT

hey all, i have a dvd-rw drive and would like to backup my data to the dvd but not sure what I need to do so...anyone recommend some basic software that will just simply copy the files i want to the dvd? thanks

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Re: backing up data to DVD
by Kees Bakker / May 26, 2008 6:34 AM PDT

The most important thing is a burning program. Most dvd-rw drives come with one (like the OEM version of Nero). If yours didn't download another one from www.cdburnerxp.se.

Then find out how to make a "data dvd" in the particular program you've chosen and use that knowledge to burn the data you want to backup. It takes some getting-used-to (but what doesn't), but once you've mastered it it's not really more difficult than copying in Windows Explorer. Although a few steps more.

Kees

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dvd backup
by weaim2pleez / May 26, 2008 6:48 AM PDT

ok i have tried but it says something about disk not ready or is not formatted

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That means ...
by Kees Bakker / May 26, 2008 6:54 AM PDT
In reply to: dvd backup

a. You don't do it the right way (which is with one the burning programs I mentioned)
b. Your burner is defective.
c. The dvd-r or dvd-rw you use is defective.

Your post doesn't have enough information to decide which one applies. Maybe tell more on (a) how exactly you did it, and (b) what exactly the message is.

Kees

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Not necessarily...
by John.Wilkinson / May 26, 2008 9:26 AM PDT
In reply to: That means ...

Depending on the burning application and mode used, +/-RW discs may have to be formatted, in their entirety, before their first use. The name of the burning software being used and the exact error message are, however, critical.

John

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