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Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by pbockler, Jan 24, 2006.

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  1. pbockler

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    I used to backup my files on floppy disks. Right now, neither of my computers have a floppy drive, so I want to backup on disks. One of the things I backup are my preschool lesson plans and information. The other I want to backup are photos from my digital camera. I can get the files from my computer to a disk. However, when I want to add more files, I can't even though I'm using rewritable disks that have been formatted. I don't want to use a new disk everytime I want to backup a file. I just want to add it to an existing disk that isn't full. I know I'm doing something wrong, but don't know what. I wish I could go back to using floppys and wonder if a zip drive would be my answer.

    Thanks for helping!
     
  2. D0C_Hol1d@y

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    Do you have a CD burner on 1 of the 2?
     
  3. pbockler

    pbockler Thread Starter

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    Yes, the computer I use most of the time has a DVD drive and CD-ROM drive.
     
  4. JohnWill

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    I suggest you use a standard CD burning application and burn multi-session disks. These will allow you to add stuff later, and will be more reliable than packet writing formats like DirectCD or INCD. If you tell us exactly what burning software you use, we can probably guide you through the process of setting multi-session.
     
  5. pbockler

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    I am using Windows XP when I am burning data. When I am viewing the list of files that I want to back up, I just use the option on the left in the window I am in that says something like burn files to a disk. Is there other software that would work better?
     
  6. JohnWill

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    I'd take a look at one of these free packages and see if you like them better.

    DeepBurner

    CDburnerXP
     
  7. pbockler

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    Great! I'll do that. Thank you!
     
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