He's attempting to use CD-R media, which is write-once media! Formatting would be your one write.Originally posted by flrman1:
If you want to drag & drop files directly to a CD the CD must be formatted first. In Easy CD Creator you accomplish this using Direct CD. In Nero it is INCD.
I think I agree with johnwill. You can't format the CD-R media, you have to just write on them with the help of a burner software like Nero, EasyCDCreator, etc. CD-R will not work in the same way as a floppy. You can't just use cut-copy-paste with them (as yet ).He's attempting to use CD-R media, which is write-once media! Formatting would be your one write.
First let me point out that I am not trying to be argumentative here guys. Just want to make sure we understand each other. Not that it seems to matter much to the thread starter as he seems to have disappeared.Originally posted by richsamtor1:
iam trying to put some files from the c drive on the cd but i get nothing, i receive a message e/is not accessible what is going wrong.do i have the wrong type of cd thank you for any help
I do it all the time with Direct CD using Easy CD Creator. When I format a CD-R I can leave the CD open if it is not full and continue to write to it until it is full. You can drag and drop or copy and paste to it. I just finished doing both copy and paste and drag and drop to a formatted CD-R that already had files on it.You can't format the CD-R media
Thats not what formatting is buddy. Formatting is what we used to do to floppy disks - go through the entire media, erase it or put it in order for further writing. If we do that to a CD-R, you will not be able to write to it. What you are actually doing is starting a multi-session CD and not close it till it is full. You are not formatting it.I agree with JohnWill that formatting a CD with Direct CD is write once in that it is not rewriteable. But I totally disagree with AbvAvgUser.
quote:You can't format the CD-R media
I do it all the time with Direct CD using Easy CD Creator. When I format a CD-R I can leave the CD open if it is not full and continue to write to it until it is full. You can drag and drop or copy and paste to it. I just finished doing both copy and paste and drag and drop to a formatted CD-R that already had files on it.
Adaptec/Roxio calls it formatting. DirectCD is unique in that it can packet write to CDR. Originally there was only CDR and Adaptec had the only software to write to it. The packet writing had to write to CDR. When RW came out they came up with a new system of packet writing but still called it UDF. The garus all thought it should have a different name because it was different, but Adaptec continued with UDF for both.Thats not what formatting is buddy
Not so. You cant format a CDR in the same way you format a RW the packet writing software wont do it. It is a completely different type of formatting that takes very little space on the CD unlike formatting RW. It is much more space efficient than multi-session with mastering software.Of course you can format the CD-R media. But what I meant is that if you do, you sacrifice on its capacity to hold data.
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