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Data Files Appear According To Size - How Can I Change This?

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I have six data files to burn to DVD. I have numbered them, one thru six. But when I put them in Toast Titanium 12 they appear in the window according to the SIZE of the files, NOT according to the NUMBER which appears ahead of the title, like this "1) Prelude".

I have tried everything and can't overcome this problem. HELP!

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Is a parenthesis a valid file name character? Not sure. Otherwise I cannot think of any reason it isn't ordered alphanumerically.

Edited by tsantee

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To clarify: I did not use a parenthesis. I listed the titles as follows 1) Prelude, 2) Intermezzo, 3) Toccata and so on. But I see that Toast rearranges the sequence based on the size of the files! If I click on the word size, the titles will be listed in ascending size or descending size. This fact is never mentioned anywhere that I can find! Does

this mean there is no way to have the files listed in the order in which they should go (e.g., the movements of a sonata should appear in a specific order)? By the way, the first time I put the files in Toast, I did so without using numbers at all - I added the numbers hoping that would force them to appear in numerical order.

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Since you can sort on size by clicking on the column header have you verified that clicking on the column header in the file name column doesn't do the same thing? I'm not a Toast user, being on the PC side, but those options exist in Creator for sorting based on name or size. Also, what does it matter what "order" you see the files in when you write them to disc? I don't believe that's a guarantee that that's the actual order they'll be written to the disc.

 

And in Windows, when you look at the contents of a disc after it's written, you can sort by name, by date, by size... it doesn't matter what the actual order/position on the disc is, it's a random access device. Is the Apple OS that different in this respect?

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I just realized, the only time position on a CD is important, is for an Audio CD. Looking at your list of file names, are you creating a Data CD, or an Audio CD?

 

Again, speaking from the "Windows" side, in an Audio CD (Music Disc Creator), you can drag the file names up and down to change the order in which they are written to the CD.

 

Is that relevant at all?

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Hi, and thanks. It never occurred to me to click on the heading NAME, but that arranges the titles the way I want them to appear on the DVD! Maybe because I have a Mac? (Yes, I'm making a DVD of DATA files - recorded at 24 bits and 96 kHz.) MANY THANKS! I figured it had to be something simple!!!

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So again though, you'll have the same options after the disc is written, to sort by name, or by size.

 

The sort option chosen when you're viewing the files prior to writing them does not, I'm quite sure, indicate the actual order that they'll be written to the disc.

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