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  1. richsamtor1

    richsamtor1 Thread Starter

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    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
     
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    You might start with the Operating system, the software you're using to write the CD, etc. It sounds like you think that you can drag-n-drop to a CD-R, which doesn't work.
     
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    thanks johnwill,i guess iam barking up the wrong tree , what i am looking to do is the same that i do with a floppy copy pictures that i have in c drive and other material from other programs like excel word i hope you can sent me in the right direction.thank again
     
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    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.
     
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    He's attempting to use CD-R media, which is write-once media! Formatting would be your one write. :rolleyes:
     
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    johnwill said ...


    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 :rolleyes: ).
     
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    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.


    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.
    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.
     
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    Another point I would like to make is that I see no mention at all of CD-RW's in richsamtor1's original post. This is the entry in the sublect line.
     
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    iwant to thank everybody for all their time and help. what i found out is that i must first start out with buying a [cdwriter program]and iam going to try and figure what is next, so i can download files and pictures thanks again
     
  11. Flrman1

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    You're quite welcome.

    I guess we were all assuming you had a CD -R/RW drive. You definitely can't do it without one.

    Just come back here when you you get one if you need help. This is the best place on the net to get tech support. There are a lot of very knowledgeable people here ( they know a lot more than I do) who are ready and willing to share it with you. I personally have learned a great deal here.
     
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    flrman1 earlier said ...


    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.

    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. Then what is its use :rolleyes:
     
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    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.

    Not so. You can’t format a CDR in the same way you format a RW – the packet writing software won’t 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.

    The CDR packet writing is a lot like multi-session but you can drag/paste to the drive in Windows Explorer just like you do with RW. To set it up you open DirectCD and format the CDR, which is very quick and doesn’t take much space. Whenever the formatted disc is in the drive DirectCD is active and you can just drag stuff to the drive. You close out writing sessions before you eject the CD or shut down. You can close out the CD in Joliet when you are finished so it can be read in any computer. The sessions only take about 7Mb of housekeeping space rather than 15Mb for multi-session with mastering software. The data is secure once it is closed out. It is actually a very good system and it is surprising more people don’t use it.

    By the time everybody else got into packet writing RW was available so they didn’t bother with CDR.
     
  14. AbvAvgUser

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    From the language of your post it suggests that you are somewhat of an authority on the subject. Well, what I say is from pure common sense and not from any authoritative source. So may be you are right technically, but my common sense knowledge seems to make more sense to my layman PC mind. ;)
     
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