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I seeem to be noticing a weird deal with my DVD +RW discs. Whenever I burn one, the disc is no longer available to rewrite or delete files or add to the disc. Which ROXIO "feature" do I need to set in order to maintain burning control over my rewritable discs ?

 

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I seeem to be noticing a weird deal with my DVD +RW discs. Whenever I burn one, the disc is no longer available to rewrite or delete files or add to the disc. Which ROXIO "feature" do I need to set in order to maintain burning control over my rewritable discs ?

 

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The Type of media has absolutely nothing to do with it!

 

How you Author the media does.

 

Open your Help files and look or Adding more Data to a disc.

 

This is optical media and has its' own rules. Anything you might know about magnetic media is useless.

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Curve is correct about D2D and Windows Explorer.

 

When D2D was running you had certain Right Click context options in Explorer such as 'Send To Drag to Disc', 'Format' and some others.

 

But while you may not have hit the wall yet, understand that D2D was a Packet Writer and like all packet writers it is the least reliable form of burning ever devised!!!

 

In the years I have been here, we have had One question on losing data with Standard Data Authored media using Classic.

 

Questions about loses with packet writing are in the hundreds or even low thousand! And very few ever got anything back!

 

So the question becomes, how "useful" is it to you to be able to lose all of your data?

 

 

James,

Thanks for your update. Unfortunately I didn't read your response before I posted a similar question in the "Usability" thread. Maybe I'll go pull it. Help me out here again, I do notice I don't even seem to have "formatting" option from My Computer on a rewritable disc now. Would you say that was normal ? Did WIN XP not have those disc handling abilities natively ? It sure doesn't seem as convenient to manage files from Explorer now.

 

Since I've finally been able to get EMC10 on, Windows Explorer does not like Roxio Creator Classic created discs. Roxio locks Explorer out of using any disc space on rewritable discs which might be available. Any RW disc you deleted files (discs with no files now) from using CC, Explorer will not recognize. Other programs like WORD or EXCEL will not write to Roxio created RW discs.

 

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Curve

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Any RW disc you deleted files (discs with no files now) from using CC, Explorer will not recognize. Other programs like WORD or EXCEL will not write to Roxio created RW discs.
You need to understand the difference between the discs you are creating and what you used to create using Drag to Disc. THEY ARE NOT THE SAMETHING.

 

Word and Excel have NO DISC WRITING ABILITY and never have. Drag to Disc is a packet writing app that is always running in the back ground which allows WINDOWS to treat a CD or DVD like a huge floppy. This 'feature' would let ANY Windows application to write to that disc. The disc would have to be prepared for use using a special format. Drag to Disc was removed from EMC 10 because packet writing is now built into Vista. If you have WinXP, you will need to keep the earlier version of EMC installed to continue to use this feature.

 

When you use Creator Classic to 'erase' a DVD RW, then it is totally BLANK. There is nothing on it. NADA, ZIP... therefore Explorer will not recognize the disc.

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Gary has pretty well covered it.

 

You are dealing with Optical media here and it is not Magnetic media. The only thing the 2 have in common is that both are Round!

 

You have to learn the rules of Optical media and work within them. Storage systems work the way the rules are set up, not the way you would like them to work

 

Packet writing was the only system every tried to try to make a disc act like magnetic media.

 

Optical media was never intended to act like magnetic media thus the voodoo needed to make a packet writer work was doomed from the start. Regardless of where some try to lay the blame, the record is clear, pw fails at a rate of hundreds to 1 when compared to an Authored Data Disc.

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OK Gotcha, thanks for the lesson.

 

Well, so Vista is doing authored data or packet writing ?

 

I had some bumps with Drag-to-Disc on occasion, but the percentage of success and the convenience, were easily tolerated in my experience.

 

I've never had illusions or delusions about rules and reality. Don't put that on me, dude. I'll take my illusions and delusions intentionally, thank you very much ! That's the only real way to enjoy them, man.

 

What's the point of unknowingly getting caught up in one ? ;)

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My previous version of EMC was 7.XXX. With that version an applet called Drag-to-Disc, interfaced with Windows Explorer. Is EMC 10 no longer capabe of being useful in the Explorer file management environment ?

 

Drag-to-Disc never interfaced with Windows Explorer. Drag-to-Disc has been dropped from EMC 10.

 

I don't understand what you mean by "Is EMC 10 no longer capabe of being useful in the Explorer file management environment".

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Drag-to-Disc never interfaced with Windows Explorer. Drag-to-Disc has been dropped from EMC 10.

 

I don't understand what you mean by "Is EMC 10 no longer capabe of being useful in the Explorer file management environment".

 

Well, perhaps your right it may not have interface with Explorer. But previous to the install of EMC 10 I could drag and drop files and delete files from rewritable media in Explorer. I can no longer do that. As a matter of fact anything I've put on a rewritable disc with Roxio will not allow deletion, formatting or addition of other files. The error messages says the disc is read only. I did not apply this setting when burning the disc and it is not set in this fashion.

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Curve is correct about D2D and Windows Explorer.

 

When D2D was running you had certain Right Click context options in Explorer such as 'Send To Drag to Disc', 'Format' and some others.

 

But while you may not have hit the wall yet, understand that D2D was a Packet Writer and like all packet writers it is the least reliable form of burning ever devised!!!

 

In the years I have been here, we have had One question on losing data with Standard Data Authored media using Classic.

 

Questions about loses with packet writing are in the hundreds or even low thousand! And very few ever got anything back!

 

So the question becomes, how "useful" is it to you to be able to lose all of your data?

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