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Can I Burn To Nero Created Cds?


terrycashin

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I have several data CDs created with Nero. I backup shareware, pictures, etc. on these. With Nero I could add files as and when I needed, until the disk filled. Further, I could delete files from regular CD-R (Sure I lost the space!)

 

My question is: Is there a way to continue adding to these CDs using anything in this Suite?

 

I did try the Data Disk function, but it ejected my CD and asked for a fresh new one. I also tried Drag and Drop, but it thinks that the CD is write-protected.

 

(I need a quick answer, because I intend to return this software if it requires me to re-copy everything into some sort of proprietory format.)

 

Thanks

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Thanks for the response. Not sure what the difference between packet writing and session writing is? (And, Yes, I was using Nero's InCD -- did you know that it no longer installs by default? Took me an hour to figure out that one!)

 

Regardless, I can't use drag-to-disk because my CDs frequently have to have folders (about one half of my shareware has a file called setup.exe, etc.!)

 

I was able to use Classic Creator to copy files to my Nero created CD--but it has a klutzy interface--and it's name suggests that this is old technology added for compatibility with prior versions. Not very reassuring.

 

I suspect that Roxio and Nero have gone down the same road. i.e. Copying data to CDs is passe, they focus on video, mp3, hdtv, etc. Unfortunately, Nero does a poor job of these and their software is bloated and unstable. (I cannot uninstall the last version -- even using their SPECIAL uninstall tools!) But, it looks as if Roxio is not the answer either.

 

Ah well, fortunately Costco is pretty good at returning opened software.

 

Sorry, Roxio -- I need to keep looking!

 

 

 

 

FYI

 

 

Read this:

 

http://forums.support.roxio.com/index.php?showtopic=802

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Not sure what the difference between packet writing and session writing is? (And, Yes, I was using Nero's InCD -- did you know that it no longer installs by default? Took me an hour to figure out that one!)

Regardless, I can't use drag-to-disk because my CDs frequently have to have folders (about one half of my shareware has a file called setup.exe, etc.!)

I was able to use Classic Creator to copy files to my Nero created CD--but it has a klutzy interface--and it's name suggests that this is old technology added for compatibility with prior versions. Not very reassuring.

 

I suspect that Roxio and Nero have gone down the same road. i.e. Copying data to CDs is passe, they focus on video, mp3, hdtv, etc. Unfortunately, Nero does a poor job of these and their software is bloated and unstable. (I cannot uninstall the last version -- even using their SPECIAL uninstall tools!) But, it looks as if Roxio is not the answer either.

Ah well, fortunately Costco is pretty good at returning opened software.

 

Sorry, Roxio -- I need to keep looking!

 

You mention shareware has a file called setup.exe your computer could be waited down with malware and spyware, that nothing will install or uninstall correctly.

 

Your problems seem to be a lack of understanding the software and its functions, with no interest in learning.

 

cdanteek

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I think if you would go into the help files from the Home app and check under data discs-adding data that you would see how you can make a data disc,leave it open and add files to it later.The difference is you cannot drag files to an icon to add them and the disc is not formatted before hand.This is different from Drag to Disc or InCD as these have to have the disc formatted before use.It's a proprietary formatting and is why you can't use a disc from one on the other.

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Thank you for your insight. Not sure why some people get off by putting down others. Ah well.

 

FYI I am a (retired) software developer. I started with Roxio when it was EZCD Creator and switched to Nero shortly afterwards. I decided to try Roxio again because it was getting some pretty good reviews.

 

My question -- Can I use Roxio to add files to a CD created by Nero is NOT covered in the documentation so it seemed reasonable to me to ask that question here. Apparently not.

The question is now academic. I returned Roxio to the store and will persist with Nero. Thanks to those who tried to help.

 

Incidentally my computer is scanned regularly for spyware, malware, viruses -- so I'm afraid that the basis for your diagnosis is wrong!

 

Interchangeability between packet writers is nearly non-existent! It is often hard enough to get 2 PC using the same packet writer software to work.

 

Packet writers are not reliable and thus it is recommended they only be used to transfer files between 2 PCs when no other means exists. They should never be used for any kind of backup or archiving.

 

If you were able to write files from Classic to "Nero created CD", I can assure you that that CD was written as CDFS with Sessions and not InCD. Once a CD is formatted for packet writing, no other program will work with them.

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Thanks for the response. Not sure what the difference between packet writing and session writing is? (And, Yes, I was using Nero's InCD -- did you know that it no longer installs by default? Took me an hour to figure out that one!)

 

Regardless, I can't use drag-to-disk because my CDs frequently have to have folders (about one half of my shareware has a file called setup.exe, etc.!)

 

I was able to use Classic Creator to copy files to my Nero created CD--but it has a klutzy interface--and it's name suggests that this is old technology added for compatibility with prior versions. Not very reassuring.

 

I suspect that Roxio and Nero have gone down the same road. i.e. Copying data to CDs is passe, they focus on video, mp3, hdtv, etc. Unfortunately, Nero does a poor job of these and their software is bloated and unstable. (I cannot uninstall the last version -- even using their SPECIAL uninstall tools!) But, it looks as if Roxio is not the answer either.

 

Ah well, fortunately Costco is pretty good at returning opened software.

 

Sorry, Roxio -- I need to keep looking!

I don't understand why you say can't use Drag-to-Disc. D2D will let you drag a folder to the formatted disc. Now, you very well may not be able to use the discs formatted with InCD, but that shouldn't be a big issue since blank discs cost pennies apiece. The concept of packet writing (InCD, D2D, etc.) is that it allows you to use your CD like a "giant floppy," and when all works right, it's terrifically handy, but it's also the type of technology that has a tendency to break and cause you to lose access to all of your data until you get special recovery programs.

 

Creator Classic does session writing. That is, you tell it all the files (folders, etc.) that you want to put on the disc, and it writes them all in one session, which is the format standard, commercially pressed disc uses. Don't let the "classic" description fool you, it's still the same standard used for all commercially pressed discs today. It's the most reliable way to write discs.

 

Basic CD writing using Creator Classic to write a Data CD is a strong point of EMC 8. As you've noted, all the "new" stuff is for video and audio preparation work, but the basic writing tools are very good. That's why they're a "classic".

 

Hope that helps!

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Thank you for your insight. Not sure why some people get off by putting down others. Ah well.

 

FYI I am a (retired) software developer. I started with Roxio when it was EZCD Creator and switched to Nero shortly afterwards. I decided to try Roxio again because it was getting some pretty good reviews.

 

My question -- Can I use Roxio to add files to a CD created by Nero is NOT covered in the documentation so it seemed reasonable to me to ask that question here. Apparently not.

The question is now academic. I returned Roxio to the store and will persist with Nero. Thanks to those who tried to help.

 

Incidentally my computer is scanned regularly for spyware, malware, viruses -- so I'm afraid that the basis for your diagnosis is wrong!

 

A retired software developer should be aware of the help menu as tbrewst suggested.

That would of explained the packet writing software difference, with other apps.

 

I doubt Nero includes a section in there help files, about writing to a Roxio disc.

 

Not sure why some people get off by putting down others.

I said Your problems seem to be a lack of understanding the software and its functions, with no interest in learning.

 

You made this statement,

 

I suspect that Roxio and Nero have gone down the same road. i.e. Copying data to CDs is passé, they focus on video, mp3, hdtv, etc. Unfortunately, Nero does a poor job of these and their software is bloated and unstable. (I cannot uninstall the last version -- even using their SPECIAL uninstall tools!) But, it looks as if Roxio is not the answer either.

 

I have several versions of Roxio and Nero on different systems, and burn data to cd's and dvd's in the correct data projects with no issues.

 

Direct CD, Drag to Disc, and In CD are not installed on my systems.

 

cdanteek

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Your problems seem to be a lack of understanding the software and its functions, with no interest in learning.

 

cdanteek

 

 

Thank you for your insight. Not sure why some people get off by putting down others. Ah well.

 

FYI I am a (retired) software developer. I started with Roxio when it was EZCD Creator and switched to Nero shortly afterwards. I decided to try Roxio again because it was getting some pretty good reviews.

 

My question -- Can I use Roxio to add files to a CD created by Nero is NOT covered in the documentation so it seemed reasonable to me to ask that question here. Apparently not.

 

 

The question is now academic. I returned Roxio to the store and will persist with Nero. Thanks to those who tried to help.

 

Incidentally my computer is scanned regularly for spyware, malware, viruses -- so I'm afraid that the basis for your diagnosis is wrong!

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Sounds like you might have made those discs with InCD from Nero.If you did then they were formatted by Nero.I would think that Drag to Disc won't recognize the Nero formatting.Packet writing software is not a good idea to use for any kind of long term storage.It's ok for short term moving of files but shouldn't be used for long term storage.You'd be better off using a session based disc to add files.

All said I don't think you'll be able to add files to the Nero discs with Roxio.If the discs were finalized then you should be able to retrieve the data but not add to it.

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Thanks for the response. Not sure what the difference between packet writing and session writing is? (And, Yes, I was using Nero's InCD -- did you know that it no longer installs by default? Took me an hour to figure out that one!)

 

Regardless, I can't use drag-to-disk because my CDs frequently have to have folders (about one half of my shareware has a file called setup.exe, etc.!)

 

I was able to use Classic Creator to copy files to my Nero created CD--but it has a klutzy interface--and it's name suggests that this is old technology added for compatibility with prior versions. Not very reassuring.

 

I suspect that Roxio and Nero have gone down the same road. i.e. Copying data to CDs is passe, they focus on video, mp3, hdtv, etc. Unfortunately, Nero does a poor job of these and their software is bloated and unstable. (I cannot uninstall the last version -- even using their SPECIAL uninstall tools!) But, it looks as if Roxio is not the answer either.

 

Ah well, fortunately Costco is pretty good at returning opened software.

 

Sorry, Roxio -- I need to keep looking!

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