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I have 7.5 version...How do I burn a disc in the creator classic mode (of jpegs for instance) while leaving the disc "open" so I can add more files later? I dont see any options that allow me to do so...and when I just burn it anyway I cant add more later:

 

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please help, thanks!

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Good suggestion Lynn.

 

Also make sure that after you burn the first set of files and go back to burn another set (multi-session type) DO NOT place the second set of files to the project until AFTER you have done the "Import Data from an Appendable Disc" thing and see all of them entered just like it looked in the first burn set. Otherwise that button will be greyed out and will not be available for use.

 

Stay with it. You will get it working right. I don't think it would help to re-install the program. It's probably some simple little step you are missing.

 

Frank..........

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Thanks, redwagon, for your answer to carcky in March

I was having the same problem and you have now solved it for me. I am grateful to you.

clinmar :)

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I just went through a test proceedure to see exactly what steps I took to do a multi-session record using jpeg files using a standard CD-R disk (700MB).

 

Opened Roxio and clicked on "Copy Files To Disc" from the main opening menu.

From the upper split screen "Select source" I dragged and dropped several jpeg file to the lower screen " Data Disc Project-Untitled". Clicked on the "Burn" Icon on the right side of the lower screen. After burning that disk I made sure that I had a good burn by looking at the files I had just burned.

Then I placed the disk back in the drive and again opened up the "Copy Files To Disc" program.

 

Then BEFORE adding any other files, click on the Icon on the lowewr split screen (2nd Icon to the left of the burn Icon) "Import Data From an Appendable Disc". (Now you should see the "Balloon" that was mentioned).When doing that, all of the files in your first burn will be added to this 2nd burn and look just like when you burned the first project.

 

Now, after all the first burn files have been added, add additional files to this same project and click on the Burn Icon again. That should do it.

 

Sorry for such a detailed post, but sometimes one will miss a small step along the way which will scuddle your project.

 

Frank.....

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Good suggestion Lynn.

 

Also make sure that after you burn the first set of files and go back to burn another set (multi-session type) DO NOT place the second set of files to the project until AFTER you have done the "Import Data from an Appendable Disc" thing and see all of them entered just like it looked in the first burn set. Otherwise that button will be greyed out and will not be available for use.

 

Stay with it. You will get it working right. I don't think it would help to re-install the program. It's probably some simple little step you are missing.

 

Frank..........

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I just went through a test proceedure to see exactly what steps I took to do a multi-session record using jpeg files using a standard CD-R disk (700MB).

 

Opened Roxio and clicked on "Copy Files To Disc" from the main opening menu.

From the upper split screen "Select source" I dragged and dropped several jpeg file to the lower screen " Data Disc Project-Untitled". Clicked on the "Burn" Icon on the right side of the lower screen. After burning that disk I made sure that I had a good burn by looking at the files I had just burned.

Then I placed the disk back in the drive and again opened up the "Copy Files To Disc" program.

 

Then BEFORE adding any other files, click on the Icon on the lowewr split screen (2nd Icon to the left of the burn Icon) "Import Data From an Appendable Disc". (Now you should see the "Balloon" that was mentioned).When doing that, all of the files in your first burn will be added to this 2nd burn and look just like when you burned the first project.

 

Now, after all the first burn files have been added, add additional files to this same project and click on the Burn Icon again. That should do it.

 

Sorry for such a detailed post, but sometimes one will miss a small step along the way which will scuddle your project.

 

Frank.....

 

thank you so much redwagon for your detailed and thoughtful post..thats exactly what I was looking for...I shall try your exact procedure when I get home from work this evening. I was going to creator classic instead of "copy files to disc" (though doesnt that bring you to C.C. anyway?)..Anyway, its that #$^@ "import disc" button I was looking for, hopefully this will fix my problems. Thanks to all for the help and I'll let you know what happens :)

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I have 7.5 version...How do I burn a disc in the creator classic mode (of jpegs for instance) while leaving the disc "open" so I can add more files later? I dont see any options that allow me to do so...and when I just burn it anyway I cant add more later:

 

 

please help, thanks!

 

The way you have it shown in your attachment, will allow you to add more, later. If you put a check in the box that says Read-Only, it will close the disk so that you can't add anymore in the future. Leave that box unchecked, and you can add more, later.

 

BTW, there are no dumb questions.

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thanks for the quick reply but when I do it that way and put the disc back in and try to add files and burn with creator classic it pops up with a window saying "please insert blank disc." Since posting this thread I have been able to bypass it with the "drag to disc" utility (default settings) and it lets me add more files later (after ejecting the disc and reinserting it). I tried multiple times with creator classic and no luck. Maybe there is someplace I need to tell creator classic that it is not a blank disc?

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thanks for the quick reply but when I do it that way and put the disc back in and try to add files and burn with creator classic it pops up with a window saying "please insert blank disc." Since posting this thread I have been able to bypass it with the "drag to disc" utility (default settings) and it lets me add more files later (after ejecting the disc and reinserting it). I tried multiple times with creator classic and no luck. Maybe there is someplace I need to tell creator classic that it is not a blank disc?

 

Don't use Drag to Disc for anything, or you will more than likely, lose that data sometime down the line. Drag to Disc, and other similar packet writing software programs are good for immediate transfer of files from one computer to another. They are not good for permanent backup.

 

Now, with Creator Classic, if you have the DVD in your drive, you should get a balloon when you open Creator Classic, asking you if you want to import the last session. If you do not, something is wrong with the disc.

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Don't use Drag to Disc for anything, or you will more than likely, lose that data sometime down the line. Drag to Disc, and other similar packet writing software programs are good for immediate transfer of files from one computer to another. They are not good for permanent backup.

 

Now, with Creator Classic, if you have the DVD in your drive, you should get a balloon when you open Creator Classic, asking you if you want to import the last session. If you do not, something is wrong with the disc.

 

something must be weird then because i dont get any balloon...tried multiple times, shutting down roxio etc. I think I'll just try nero...Thank you very much for your help anyway.

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You're absolutely correct carcky. It does take you to the exact same place. I have just got into the habit of using the top menu rather than the lower one for that particular program. I agree about finding that little icon that imports all the first burn files for you. Unless you place your cursor over it, one would probably not know what it's for.

 

Good luck and I'm glad I could help, especially if it solves your problem.

 

Frank.......

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thanks for the quick reply but when I do it that way and put the disc back in and try to add files and burn with creator classic it pops up with a window saying "please insert blank disc." Since posting this thread I have been able to bypass it with the "drag to disc" utility (default settings) and it lets me add more files later (after ejecting the disc and reinserting it). I tried multiple times with creator classic and no luck. Maybe there is someplace I need to tell creator classic that it is not a blank disc?

Did you perhaps format the CD with Drag to Disc before trying to use it with Creator Classic? Creator CLassic I believe will reject such a CD as a non-blank

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Did you perhaps format the CD with Drag to Disc before trying to use it with Creator Classic? Creator CLassic I believe will reject such a CD as a non-blank

 

no, I tried with a fresh disc multiple times (without drag-to-disc). Thanks for the reply.

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uggh...that dang button is "greyed out" and I cant click it. Tried re-inserting the disc, etc...maybe its the media I am using, who knows...I guess I'll look for some other discs and try that...I'm developing quite the coaster selection, lol.

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uggh...that dang button is "greyed out" and I cant click it. Tried re-inserting the disc, etc...maybe its the media I am using, who knows...I guess I'll look for some other discs and try that...I'm developing quite the coaster selection, lol.

I'd suggest you invest in a couple of RW discs to experiment with - they can be erased and re-used until it come out the way you want it. Then burn to R media.

 

Just don't use RW media for long-term storage, because all it will do long-term is permantly lose the data.

 

Lynn

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There must be something else wrong as the attachment submitted sure looks good the way the selections are set and not using D2D and using a brand new disk that has not be formatted. I have done the same example with my 7.5 adding jpeg files and can add other files on the same disk at a later date.

 

Frank.......

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