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Backing-up

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by gottadance4, Jan 19, 2009.

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  1. gottadance4

    gottadance4 Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    Last month I made back-up copies of my files, I had 3 cd's. Today I wanted to update the cd's. When I went into backup & restore program, I selected backup, and inserted disk 1, instead of it updating the info, it asked me for blank cd's. The backup took all day!!!! and when I inserted disk #6, it stops, says it's not formatted and that was it. I need some how to's concerning backing up. Thanks :eek:
     
  2. DoubleHelix

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    If the CDs aren't rewritable, they can't be reused.
     
  3. gottadance4

    gottadance4 Thread Starter

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    Thank's, I wish I would have know that before I wasted all these cd's! What brand should I be looking for? Can I find them at Wal-Mart?
     
  4. bluraycus

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    CD-RW CD+RW or DVD-RW DVD+RW DL (Dual Layer) Theses are the recordable media to use to backup. The (RW) stands for rewritable. DVD+or-RW's are 4.7GB's of storage, but the DVD+or-RWs also come in Dual layer which can store up to 8.5GB's. I'm sure most commonly used are CD+or-RW or DVD+or-RW's. Yes you can pick these discs up at walmart.

    Hope this helps :)
    Bluraycus
     
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    In order to rewrite over existing files on optical disks, they have to be formatted in a certain way first. The combination of using rewritable disks and the special formatting can lead to unstable disks and an unreliable backup set.
     
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