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formatting a cd

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by Rosie1949, Apr 7, 2003.

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  1. Rosie1949

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    I have a CD writer plus. I was told in order to transfer data to a cd, I need to format my cd. Can you tell me how to do this. I went to cd creator but didn't find any info on formatting.

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    Rosie
     
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  3. slipe

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    You do NOT format a CD to write to it with EZ CD Creator.

    You can copy a CD by choosing “Copy” from the opening wizard. You can copy an audio or program CD with the copy function unless it is copy protected. Most games and a very few audio CDs are copy protected.

    If you select “Audio” from the wizard you can compile favorites from multiple audio CDs or record MP3s from the computer so they can be played as a normal audio CD in a CD player.

    If you select “Data” from the wizard you can record anything from the hard drive. You can set the software to close the session but leave the CD open and add more sessions. If you record MP3 files as data they remain MP3 files and are not converted to audio.

    There is another program called DirectCD that usually loads with EZCD. To use that you have to format the CD. You should have a DirectCD icon in your system tray that you would use to open DirectCD and format the CD. You can format either a CDR or CDRW disc. If you use RW you can erase or overwrite individual entries. You can not record audio with DirectCD.

    Once the CD is formatted you record by dragging stuff to the drive in Windows Explorer.

    As a general rule never trust anything to a RW written with DirectCD that you don’t have another source for. It is easy to lose data.
     
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