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Hello! I'm new here, and don't know anything abt computers per se. I can follow the directions for troubleshooting, however, so here goes:

 

I have an older version of Sonic RecordNow! (version 7.3) I have two drives on my computer (Dell Dimension 3000) and have used it to burn DVD's.

 

In most instances, I've had to put the dvd info on the hard drive, and then transfer to disc. My problem is that I can't locate the files and delete them. I checked the drive, clicked on Windows folder, gone in and clicked on the Temp folder, but the files weren't there.

 

I need to find and erase these temp files in order to burn more dvd's. Can anyone help?

 

Second problem: Since there are two drives in my computer, I have been able to just burn dvd's from one disc to another, without having to burn the file to the hard drive first. I've tried to do that, but can't seem to make it work. Any thoughts?

 

Thanks for any suggestions/help!

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If they are temp files you should be able to go to Start,Search and search for *.tmp.This will show you all the tmp files on your computer and you can delete them from that screen.

If they have some other file extension,say .mpg then you can search for that also.

 

If you go DVD drive to DVD drive then all you can do is copy.If you go Hard drive to DVD drive then you can burn.If you're only going to use part of a DVD then you'd have to import that part and that would involve storing it temp on your hard drive.

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If they are temp files you should be able to go to Start,Search and search for *.tmp.This will show you all the tmp files on your computer and you can delete them from that screen.

If they have some other file extension,say .mpg then you can search for that also.

 

If you go DVD drive to DVD drive then all you can do is copy.If you go Hard drive to DVD drive then you can burn.If you're only going to use part of a DVD then you'd have to import that part and that would involve storing it temp on your hard drive.

 

Terry, thanks so much for the information. It really helped! I can't get the dvd to dvd 'copy' to work. Any thoughts?

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All you should really have to do is set the drives correctly,Source and Destination.As long as the Destination drive is a burner and not just a ROM drive then it should work.

Just use blank discs,don't try and format anything.

What happens when you try and copy and it doesn't work?Do you get any kind of message?

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All you should really have to do is set the drives correctly,Source and Destination.As long as the Destination drive is a burner and not just a ROM drive then it should work.

Just use blank discs,don't try and format anything.

What happens when you try and copy and it doesn't work?Do you get any kind of message?

 

Hey Terry! Thanks again for the help. I was able to copy a dvd once befor using this method. This time, however, it didn't work. The message that I keep getting is to put in a blank disc. (that's from the destination drive) I tried to configure it different ways: changing the 'source' and 'destination' designations, but nothing works. I've even uninstalled and re-installed the Roxio software TWICE, but it won't work.

 

Anyway, I was able to copy the dvd's by first burning to the hard drive, then to disc. Before you posted your information, I used the search function, and after scratching my head and trying several different things, finally found the files and deleted them.

 

Your way would've worked, I'm sure, so I'll make note of it, and use it next time I try this. Thanks so much for your suggestions. Take Care!

 

Lene

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Hello,

 

I was reading the string of information and i am having the same problem. The only thing is that i have deleted all .tmp files and look for the other type you mentioned. I don't suppose you know what the extensions are for the temp swap files that are created when you copy a DVD? I was copying from DVD to DVD and my filespace just vanished. I am attempting to see if there is a swap files / temp file but i am not sure where it is saved and what it is called ......... as i have cleared out the .tmp and it has made no difference.

 

If you have any suggestions they'd be greatly appreciate.

 

Thanks

Confused-08 :unsure:

 

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Hello Confused-08,

 

Since you are having the same problem, you are also using Sonic RecordNow! version 7.3.

 

On my system using RecordNow! 7.3 in XP the temporary files are stored in

C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\Application Data\Sonic\RecordNow!, and they're stored as RN!(x).TMP, where %username% is my account name on my computer, and (x) varies between copying tasks or the number of file pieces required to store the DVD or CD I'm copying.

 

These temporary files should be auto-deleted when the job is finished, but if that doesn't happen that should be where they are. You may find the \Application Data\ folder in your Windows is hidden by your system, and if that is so you will need to tell Windows Explorer to 'Show hidden files and folders' in Tools > Folder Options > View > Advanced Settings if you want to see in that file path.

 

Regards,

Brendon

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Hi Brendon,

 

Thank you so much - by an uncanny twist of fate i decided to defrag my HDD and it gave me an error at the end of the session telling me exactly where the files were ......... exactly as you said in your post :) I think the moral of the story is if you have hidden files you wont find any temp files in the directory.

 

Thanks again for all your help

:)

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