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can't get data from multi session cd-rw

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by jas_LBC, Dec 27, 2001.

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  1. jas_LBC

    jas_LBC Thread Starter

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    i have two questions actually. One, what are file types of extension "swp", the whole file is win386.swp and it is really big. What is it, i tried opening it, but I don't know what it is associated with.

    Second, everytime I try to copy music or movie files from a cd-r or rw that has multiple sessions to the hard drive there is a fatal error. What is the cause? is there a cure?
     
  2. slipe

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    SWP files are your Windows swap file or virtual memory. There probably isn’t anything in the file as it doesn’t shrink to zero when it is empty. You can set the size yourself, but unless you are short of HD space it is better just left alone. I keep mine on another partition to keep my boot drive small.

    An entertainment player will see only the first session on a multi-session CD but I see no reason you can’t copy them from the burned CD to your computer. If you can see all of the files on the CD and the size is correct I would guess they are corrupted. The best I can suggest is to try a better brand of blank CD or record at a slower speed.

    If your burner software doesn’t have a check utility you can download CD Check to make sure the recorded copy is the same as the original. It is free for personal use: http://fusion.zejn.si/
     
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    Another thought is that you might be formatting the discs. Packet writing does not seem to like audio and video. Be more specific about how you are setting up the multi-session.
     
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    i used easy cd creator and set the option to finish session, but leave cd open
     
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