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Backing up music as a "data" disk instead of a "audio" disk? Possible?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by 8dalejr.fan, Apr 22, 2006.

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  1. 8dalejr.fan

    8dalejr.fan Thread Starter

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    I have almost 2 Gb of music on my computer that I'd hate to lose. And hate to have to rebuy or redownload too.

    So what I'm wondering is... can I back up all that music on 3-4 700mb disks as a data disk instead of making a 70 minute music disk?

    I have Sonic RecordNow that I use for music burning and data backup. I'm just wondering if it is possible to back up 1/3 of it in a folder as a data disk, and do the same for the other parts.

    Possible? Would this work?

    It would make much more sense to have 4 disks that although you could not PLAY them in a CD player as the songs would be stored in a folder on it, to just be able to copy them out onto another computer instead of making 20+ audio CD's.

    Would my idea work? Help me out guys...
     
  2. valis

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    definitely. I've got 30+ gigs of music that I so hate to lose that I've backed it all up to dvd media, and keep it offsite, along with other important stuff.

    It's all data anyhow.

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    just to continue, that dvd data that I've backed up, I've also created a singles compilation that is 8 gigs (I got the dl dvd burner) and listen to that at work, neatly bypassing the 'no streaming audio' rule some bean counter put in place.

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  4. Old Rich

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    You can use the native XP CD burning feature to copy as data . . HIghlight as many files as will fit on one cd . . Right click on the file(s) . . select send to . . then select your cd/rw drive . . you will get a popup that tells you that you have files to be written to cd . . click in that box and flollow the yellow brick road to burn the files
     
  5. 8dalejr.fan

    8dalejr.fan Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the replies! :) I'm probably going to find some time tomorrow or Monday to do that.

    And congrats on your 4,000th post simpswr. :)(y)
     
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    Hey . . I didn't notice that . . ( guess now it's gone )
     
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