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Un-finalised CDs

by frank owusu / March 27, 2007 2:36 PM PDT

I've several Cds on which I was occasionally adding data, so I hadn't yet finalised them. Unfortunately, my computer has died and had to be replaced. Is there anything I can do to access these CDs without access to the original machine??

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Are you having problem?
by ahtoi / March 27, 2007 5:07 PM PDT
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You still have the program ? that should be all you need. Give it a try.

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by jackson dougless / March 27, 2007 11:40 PM PDT
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If you burned them as normal CDs, most drives made within the last 5-6 years shouldn't have a problem reading it. Some older drives from around the dawn of the home CD burner might.

If you used one of those packet writing, or "CD as a floppy", programs you will need either the full program installed or a special reader program. This issue with compatibility, plus the additional fatigue it places on the disc, are two of the biggest reasons I strongly recommend people NOT use these programs.

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Un-finalised Cds
by frank owusu / March 28, 2007 3:48 PM PDT
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Files were simply "dragged and dropped" onto the disc as a means of temporary storage for use later (fyi, I am using Windows XP SP2). Since I wanted to add similar files on a regular basis, I didn't intend to finalise the discs untill they were full. As a result, the disc could be read by the creating computer but cannot by any other. My understanding is that they must be finalised to be read by any other machine / CD player. Both my current machines are both less than a year old, so age is not an issue.

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(NT) Tell what software program was used to burn the cd's
by Stan Chambers / March 28, 2007 4:41 PM PDT
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