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Backing Up Files

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by kmjaemo, Jul 9, 2008.

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  1. kmjaemo

    kmjaemo Thread Starter

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    Okay, I got a whole mess of avi. files in my computer.
    I think they're clogging up too much space, so I want to... back them up. then delete the original files.

    I'm having trouble however.

    First of all, I don't know which type of cd I should use, Dvd-r, Dvd+r, dvd r/rw etc.

    A best buy lady "reccomended" me to buy dvd-r... I don't know the drawbacks of it.

    So I tried burning my avi files into the dvd r with nero, and it refused to.

    so my questions are...

    1. Which type of cd should i use?

    2. Is dvd-r like... bad? Can you, when needed, copy the files in that backup cd into my computer?

    3. In order to burn to dvd-r, do I have to change its video format? Cuz nero didn't accept avi, so I was wondering if I had to change file format.

    4. Oh ya, now that I remember... I think Nero said something about the disk required is Dvd r/rw? I'm not sure... any suggestions?

    I'll post anything up here if needed, such as the exact wordings of Nero's error message, etc.
     
  2. MysticEyes

    MysticEyes Banned

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    Open up Nero Express and choose DATA DVD and add your files (any type) until full then burn.
     
  3. Noyb

    Noyb Trusted Advisor

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    Your DVD burner may only write to a DVD+R .. Not DVD-R
    Some older computers/burners had this restriction.
     
  4. DoubleHelix

    DoubleHelix Banned

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    A backup by definition is a second copy. There's certainly risk involved in having only one copy of a file regardless of where it's stored (hard drive versus DVD). If this data is important, make at least two copies of everything.
     
  5. vicks

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    You mention cds and dvds. Does your computer have a dvd burner or just a cd burner:?
    vicks
     
  6. kmjaemo

    kmjaemo Thread Starter

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    Thanks everyone, I found a solution...

    1. burn data to dvd with nero

    2. (when i delete files, and I need them in the future) I put the cd in, and copy the whole cd's contents onto desktop

    Thanks a lot! (y)
     
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