Backup to DVD disc problem

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enomis

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When I try to backup Money File to my DVD disc, I receive this msg. "This file is set to read only. Try again with adifferent file name"
There must be a simple answer to fix this but am apparently not thinking very well.
OS Win 7
Thanks for any help you can offer. :):eek:
 

Triple6

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Unless you've formatted the DVD it won't work directly from Money or any other program, and even then it doesn't always work. You could burn the file using Windows Explorer or a CD\DVD burning program though.

There's a different solution that's better though; CD's and DVD's are falling out of favor for backups, pretty much everyone now backs up to USB sticks and USB Hard Drives. You can directly save/backup from any program to a USB device.
 

enomis

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Thank you for your reply.......in my old XP Os, I was able to backup my Money file and each time I made a change to the Money file I could then again backup the file with the updated info. That's what I want to do now and am not able too. If I use a USB stick instead, will I be able to keep updating it as I was doing with a disc?
 

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USB devices are always read and write capable, as many times as you want.

On your XP you must have had a packet writing program that formatted the discs to be able to do that, maybe something like Roxio Drag & Drop.
 

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Again, thank you so much for your replies..........guess I'll giveup and take your suggestion and use USP stick.........am a stubborn old cuss but your solution sounds a lot less frustrating. Appreciate your help.
 
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