I just came back from purchasing Easy CD & DVD with the Windows 7 logo on it. I installed it, and checked for updates (it found none) and then proceeded to open a previous Creator Classic *.rcl project file.
The file opened (although it took probably 20 times longer to stop showing the hour glass cursor symbol before I could use the Creator Classic dialog) but when I went to the File menu looking for the Validate option, I found it missing! Why would the Roxio programmers do something stupid and remove a useful function from a prior version? Don't these people ever use their own software in a real world? In any case, I later discovered that when you click the BURN button and commit to a burn, CC10 THEN attempts to validate the project (again, this is stupid, and should be something that can be performed before committing to a burn). In any case, all of this is minor nit-picking compared to the next shock. About 30% of the files in the project were discovered "not to be found" by EZCD&DVD CC10.
Not to be found?! The files in question are plain as day on the hard drive, exactly where they were before I upgraded to Windows 7. The files are on drive D, in the same folders, with the same file names they had. I had a drive D before the new PC upgrade, and after the upgrade the same drive D existed (a second hard drive) with the very same folder/file structure. I mirror the new 2nd hard drive from the old hard drive. So I knew the CC10 software message was totally bogus and flawed.
In investigating further, Roxio Easy CD & DVD Creator Classic 10 has a very serious bug, in that, many of the files that were shown as files on the old PC (using the very same *.RCL file) are showing up as FOLDERS (not files) using Create Classic 10! And then for the files that the burn process said it could not find...when I highlight those files in the CC10 interface (the bottom pane) and right mouse click > Properties, you can see the CC10 is royally screwed up. The path for these "not to be found files" in my *.RCL project are screwed up. What was d:\path1 in the original RCL file on the old PC shows up as d:\path4 when the RCL file is opened in CC10 on the new PC. One 'cannot be found' file's "From" properties shows the "From" path for one of the other "cannot be found" files and vice versa. No wonder the burn process can't find so many files... the "From" paths are mixed up and scrambled between all the "cannot be found" files. Yet if I go to my old XP PC, running CC6.2, and highlight one of the supposed "missing files" and right mouse click > Properties on it, I see the correct "From" path listed.
So in short, CC10 screws up the "From" paths on about 30% of the files in a RCL project file created with CC6.2.
Is this a known bug?
I have little faith that Roxio cares or has a solution.