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Dragging documents folder to a data disk


Timk

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Using OEM version that came with vista on laptop i just bought. I'm creating a data disk.....I drag the documents folder from windows explorer to ECD9 and I get an error (one or more of your selected files could not be added to the project). I Click OK and the documents folder is there but only 8 folders and a few files are there. There are actually about 20 folders and about 30 plus files. OK i figure somethings wrong. I try again. This time instead of dragging the documents folder, I drag every folder and file inside the documents folder and i get no error and they all show up in ECD9. Now what's the problem here? I want to drag the whole documents folder and not get any errors. Easier for me to find every thing on this disk when I make it. I downloaded NTI CD&DVD maker and that has no problems. But I paid for this product and I expect it to work. thanks for any help

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I am using creator basic. Why can I add all of the files and folders in the documents folders and all is fine, but I can't just add the whole document folder? This has got to be a bug in the program and one I can't live with.

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Sheesh, this thing really sucks. To burn 4 gb it takes 25 minutes. A 4x disk yet it will only burn it at about 2.5x. NTI works and burns in 14 minutes compared to Roxio's 25 minutes. And to top it off I wrote up a ticket to roxio on the problems, 5 days now and no response. What a piece of junkware.

You have an OEM version, take your problems to the OEM provider as they are responsible for support, not Roxio!

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And another thing. What folders are there after dragging the 'documents' folder, it adds a 'my music' folder even though there isn't one. This thing isn't vista ready and it shipped with my vista notebook.

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You have an OEM version, take your problems to the OEM provider as they are responsible for support, not Roxio!

 

Thanks but it's easier to just uninstall the thing? Thanks for your help though.

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Timk: Never seen a My Documents folder that didn't have a My Music folder in it??? I seem to recall that even if deleted, it returns.

 

In Classic, before you start to add anything, check File – Project Properties, Exclude File Types tab and clear all. Likewise remove the checkmarks by 'Exclude all hidden files' and 'Exclude all system files'.

 

See if that makes any difference?

 

What make of laptop do you have? There are some differences in OEM versions vs. Retail but I would not think this is something that was deliberately left out!

 

Also curious, my, My Documents folder requires 26 DVD's! How many will yours need?

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Timk: Never seen a My Documents folder that didn't have a My Music folder in it??? I seem to recall that even if deleted, it returns.

 

In Classic, before you start to add anything, check File – Project Properties, Exclude File Types tab and clear all. Likewise remove the checkmarks by 'Exclude all hidden files' and 'Exclude all system files'.

 

See if that makes any difference?

 

What make of laptop do you have? There are some differences in OEM versions vs. Retail but I would not think this is something that was deliberately left out!

 

Also curious, my, My Documents folder requires 26 DVD's! How many will yours need?

 

Hi James,

If you have vista you will notice that it arranges things differently than XP. XP has a 'My Pictures' 'My videos' and 'my Music' folder inside the 'My documents' folder. However Vista has things arranged under the owners name. In my case the documents folder is located in C:\Users\Tim\Documents and the music folder in C:\Users\Tim\Music and so on. So there is no music folder in the documents folder. So when i drag the documents folder to the project there shouldn't be a music folder but alas with Creator basic it will add it. So obviously this was programmed for XP and isn't vista ready in my opinion. Also this version must be different as there is no project properties under the file menu. Under about it says it's version 9.0.551.

 

Thx,

Tim

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When you do a select all and set that for burning it will do just that. If it's adding a folder, then that folder is either there or linked in some way.

 

No program is capable of going off and hunting for something unless it believes the folder or file is actually there

 

Check the folder attributes and see if there is a link or something (it may he a hidden file or folder) because it seems to suggest that there is something there that isn't apparently visible

 

Or better still, just to prove or disprove - use the built-in DVD session writing in Vista and see if that does the same thing

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Using OEM version that came with vista on laptop i just bought. I'm creating a data disk.....I drag the documents folder from windows explorer to ECD9 and I get an error (one or more of your selected files could not be added to the project). I Click OK and the documents folder is there but only 8 folders and a few files are there. There are actually about 20 folders and about 30 plus files. OK i figure somethings wrong. I try again. This time instead of dragging the documents folder, I drag every folder and file inside the documents folder and i get no error and they all show up in ECD9. Now what's the problem here? I want to drag the whole documents folder and not get any errors. Easier for me to find every thing on this disk when I make it. I downloaded NTI CD&DVD maker and that has no problems. But I paid for this product and I expect it to work. thanks for any help

 

 

What program are you using in the EMC 9 suite? Try Creator Classic.

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First off I agree with Bruce's suggestion.

 

But something that you might not know as far as your suggestion that some of the files will not transfer. If you are transferring any photos you have in a certain folder and you can look at them using the Thumb Nail option, there is always a file named "THUMBS.DB" that will not transfer. And usually all the error you get is that there is a file that will not transfer. That's usually the thumbs.db file.

 

One other thought is that when you have a folder that has many multiple sub-folders, there is a limit as to how amny of these sub-folders the program will allow. I am not sure what that number is but maybe someone else can assist in that.

 

Frank...

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Sheesh, this thing really sucks. To burn 4 gb it takes 25 minutes. A 4x disk yet it will only burn it at about 2.5x. NTI works and burns in 14 minutes compared to Roxio's 25 minutes. And to top it off I wrote up a ticket to roxio on the problems, 5 days now and no response. What a piece of junkware.

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