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burning pictures to dvd+rw disc

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  1. cranlady

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    I burned a folder of pictures to a disc and now want to burn another folder to the disc and my computer won't let me. I have a Toshiba laptop with a vista operating system. Any help would be appreciated.
    Linda
     
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    your software has probably finalised the DVD - so it can work on any DVD Player

    What software did you use to burn

    if you are planning to keep the images on the DVD as a backup - I would recommend you do NOT use RW disks - they are really only for temporary storage
     
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    Software??? It would be software that came with the laptop. As you can tell I'm not very knowledgable about this sort of thing. I can burn folders of pictures to a disc but only once.
    I cannot add additional folders of pics. I have to use a new disc. Is this normal?
    The discs I am using are Sony DVD+RW. What sort of discs should I be using? I also want to put camcorder videos on some discs.
    thanks
    ~L
     
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    What windows version are you using , XP, Vista, Windows 7
    whats the make and model of the laptop
    There can be various software supplied for you to use, Roxio/Nero/etc or can you can just use the native windows facility
    the trick will be to look for a setting for multi-session or finalising
    If you finalise a dvd then that stops any more data being put on the disk and enables it to played on any other device - if you don't finalise and use multi-session , then you can keep adding files /folders onto the DVD - but may only be able to use on the PC the DVD was created on

    The Sony DVD+RW are fine to use - but if you are expecting to put the files onto the DVD and keep them as backup storage , I would recommend DVD+R
    these can only be written onto once - and are more permanent then DVD-RW - also cannot be accidentally erased
     
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    Toshiba Satellite L300
    3GB
    Vista Home Premium with service pack 2 installed
    Do I need to buy additional software?
    thanks
     
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