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Recording to a CD while keeping previous recordings


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Well, James, I think that I got it to work. I recorded data to a DVD and then reinserted the disk and followed your instructions. I added nothing new to the DVD before the second burning, so I presume that is the reason why I come up with the exact same content on the second burning as I had with the first burning. I did click Import Data from an appendable disc, etc.

 

I will keep playing around with it untilI become comfortable with the process.

 

Again, thank you for your help.

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So is it a CD or a DVD you are trying to burn to?

What are you trying to burn to the disc? Data, video, audio?

What program(s) in the suite have you tried doing this with?

What is your OS?

 

Thanks for your response.

 

I have Windows XP Professional. I am using Easy Media Creator 9 Suite. I want to record text data and Excel spreadsheets to a DVD. I have used the Create a Data Disk program to record to CDs. But when I do this, everything on the CD is erased before the data is recorded.

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First it sounds like you are using RW media. RW media is not stable for long term storage. If your data is important, use R media.

 

You want to use Classic for Data project. To be able to write multiple sessions, you must clear the checkmark by Read Only. (after you click Burn, it under the Advanced Options)

 

To add more to the disc, start Classic and insert the disc. After it reads it, Import Previous Sessions. Then you can add more to the disc while retaining what was already on there.

 

I suggest you add a Folder to the project and put your new files into that Folder. This will prevent it from overwriting existing files. For archiving I use folder names like 4-1-07, 4-5-07, 4-12-07, etc.

 

Keep a close eye on the available space and don't push it too close. I always leave 100mb to 300mb open when I stop using the disc.

 

With Session writing you can "delete" a file or folder but the space it used is never recovered. Also each session write uses an extra 10mb or so of disc space for overhead.

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I would like to make succesive recordings to a DVD without recording over what is presently on the DVD disk. How do I do this? I had notes on this but they were lost.

 

Thank you.

So is it a CD or a DVD you are trying to burn to?

What are you trying to burn to the disc? Data, video, audio?

What program(s) in the suite have you tried doing this with?

What is your OS?

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First it sounds like you are using RW media. RW media is not stable for long term storage. If your data is important, use R media.

 

You want to use Classic for Data project. To be able to write multiple sessions, you must clear the checkmark by Read Only. (after you click Burn, it under the Advanced Options)

 

To add more to the disc, start Classic and insert the disc. After it reads it, Import Previous Sessions. Then you can add more to the disc while retaining what was already on there.

 

I suggest you add a Folder to the project and put your new files into that Folder. This will prevent it from overwriting existing files. For archiving I use folder names like 4-1-07, 4-5-07, 4-12-07, etc.

 

Keep a close eye on the available space and don't push it too close. I always leave 100mb to 300mb open when I stop using the disc.

 

With Session writing you can "delete" a file or folder but the space it used is never recovered. Also each session write uses an extra 10mb or so of disc space for overhead.

 

Thanks, James, for your comprehensive response.

 

I have been usinging RW. I will switch to R media for my more important data.

 

I will follow your suggestions for writing multiple sessions.

 

 

Again, thank you.

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First it sounds like you are using RW media. RW media is not stable for long term storage. If your data is important, use R media.

 

You want to use Classic for Data project. To be able to write multiple sessions, you must clear the checkmark by Read Only. (after you click Burn, it under the Advanced Options)

 

To add more to the disc, start Classic and insert the disc. After it reads it, Import Previous Sessions. Then you can add more to the disc while retaining what was already on there.

 

I suggest you add a Folder to the project and put your new files into that Folder. This will prevent it from overwriting existing files. For archiving I use folder names like 4-1-07, 4-5-07, 4-12-07, etc.

 

Keep a close eye on the available space and don't push it too close. I always leave 100mb to 300mb open when I stop using the disc.

 

With Session writing you can "delete" a file or folder but the space it used is never recovered. Also each session write uses an extra 10mb or so of disc space for overhead.

 

James, I do have this question: If I am using R media, how can I burn multiple sessions on the disc? I thought that you burn one session and that's it.

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