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Hi guys,

 

I have Easy CD and DVD Burner and have created data discs for all the data files I want to back up.

How do I quickly put them on the new machine? From the old one I can load the data disc into the Data Disc pane.

I thought I'd be able to drag and drop back from the pane to Windows Explorer on my old machine but can't.

 

Once I back it up, I want to make sure I can move it back. My preference is the data disc approach rather

than the back and restore.

 

Am I missing something obvious?

 

Mike

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There are 2 distintly different methods and recovery or restore are different for both :huh:

 

Backup: is done using either the Backup Drive or the Backup files program from the data and Backup tab.

 

post-39730-057028000 1317208319.jpg

 

Any disc made with these 2 MUST use the program on those discs to restore!

 

In your case, with a new PC, you would only want to back up using the Backup Files...

 

With this there is also some question as to whether the version you have will run on your new OS :o

 

Probably a better choice would be to use Creator Classic, located under the same tab.

 

Do Not use the Disc Spanning method in it but use it to create a Closed Data Disc of those files you wish to save and copy over to your PC.

 

Then you simply use Windows Explorer to copy from the discs to your new PC ;)

 

Having said all that, there may be an easier way! Windows actually makes it pretty easy, but it depends on what you have (OS) and what you are going to...

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There are 2 distintly different methods and recovery or restore are different for both :huh:

 

Backup: is done using either the Backup Drive or the Backup files program from the data and Backup tab.

 

post-39730-057028000 1317208319.jpg

 

Any disc made with these 2 MUST use the program on those discs to restore!

 

In your case, with a new PC, you would only want to back up using the Backup Files...

 

With this there is also some question as to whether the version you have will run on your new OS :o

 

Probably a better choice would be to use Creator Classic, located under the same tab.

 

Do Not use the Disc Spanning method in it but use it to create a Closed Data Disc of those files you wish to save and copy over to your PC.

 

Then you simply use Windows Explorer to copy from the discs to your new PC ;)

 

Having said all that, there may be an easier way! Windows actually makes it pretty easy, but it depends on what you have (OS) and what you are going to...

 

Thanks DG,

 

It's not a new PC. I'm just upgrading to Windows 7 from XP Pro 2008 Service Pack 2

 

I have 5 folders I want to back up and they are on different drives: C, D, E, F and G.

 

The BackOnTracked looked like what I wanted, but I can only backup one folder location at a time, unlike the

Data Disc functionality where I can drag and drop. A lot of my problems, in my opinion, are not so much

PC related but I just don't use CD and DVD burners that much.

 

I tried the Windows backup under System tools but after choosing my folders got:

The backup file name could not be used.

 

H:\GWebsites.bkf (H is my DVD drive)

 

Please ensure it is a valid path, and that you have sufficient access.

 

I put a blank Read and Writable DVD in my PC, what's it complaining about?

 

After I posted my topic I was able to get the data on my DVD's with the Data Disc functionality but

when I tried to copy it back from my DVD to the hard drive, I ended up waiting more than 6 minutes

looking at a modal window saying Copying .... (Preparing to copy files) Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

 

Thanks for your help, assistance and any feedback.

 

Mike

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Thanks DG,

 

It's not a new PC. I'm just upgrading to Windows 7 from XP Pro 2008 Service Pack 2

 

I have 5 folders I want to back up and they are on different drives: C, D, E, F and G.

 

The BackOnTracked looked like what I wanted, but I can only backup one folder location at a time, unlike the

Data Disc functionality where I can drag and drop. A lot of my problems, in my opinion, are not so much

PC related but I just don't use CD and DVD burners that much.

 

I tried the Windows backup under System tools but after choosing my folders got:

The backup file name could not be used.

 

H:\GWebsites.bkf (H is my DVD drive)

 

Please ensure it is a valid path, and that you have sufficient access.

 

I put a blank Read and Writable DVD in my PC, what's it complaining about?

 

After I posted my topic I was able to get the data on my DVD's with the Data Disc functionality but

when I tried to copy it back from my DVD to the hard drive, I ended up waiting more than 6 minutes

looking at a modal window saying Copying .... (Preparing to copy files) Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

 

Thanks for your help, assistance and any feedback.

 

Mike

 

Its getting confusing, please explain

 

In post #1 you say "I have Easy CD and DVD Burner and have created data discs for all the data files I want to back up."

 

First, tell us what exact version you have....go here http://forums.suppor...on-do-you-have/ ?.

 

Then, tell us which specific application in that version you used to create the disc's you burned and what O/S you used (xp/w7) ?.

 

In post #3 you say "I have 5 folders I want to back up and they are on different drives: C, D, E, F and G" !!!!!!!!!

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Its getting confusing, please explain

 

In post #1 you say "I have Easy CD and DVD Burner and have created data discs for all the data files I want to back up."

 

First, tell us what exact version you have....go here http://forums.suppor...on-do-you-have/ ?.

 

Then, tell us which specific application in that version you used to create the disc's you burned and what O/S you used (xp/w7) ?.

 

In post #3 you say "I have 5 folders I want to back up and they are on different drives: C, D, E, F and G" !!!!!!!!!

 

Hi ogdens,

 

Sorry for the confusion.

 

I have Windows XP Prof. 2002 Service Pack 3 and

 

Easy CD and DVD Burning Home

Version: 10.3.104

Build: 101B04A, ECD

Serial Number: x x x x x x x

Copyright: Sonic Solutions 2007

 

On post #3, my only point was when you use the **Backup files** (which uses BackOnTrack functionality) under the **Data and Backup Guide** you can only back up one folder at a time, unlike the **Data Disc** where you can back up multiple folders by dragging and dropping them in the window pane.

 

My current hard disk is partitioned into 5 different logical drives. I only meant to suggest having the drag and drop functionality in the *Data Disc* portion of the program, also in the BackOnTrack part of the program under the **Backup files** under the **Data and Backup Guide**

 

Otherwise, if I use the BackOnTrack functionality it appears I can only backup one folder per one DVD-RW.

 

Doesn't make much sense, unless I'm missing something.

 

Maybe I don't appreciate the different purposes each area serves?

 

Is this more clear?

 

Mike

 

 

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Hi ogdens,

 

Sorry for the confusion.

 

I have Windows XP Prof. 2002 Service Pack 3 and

 

Easy CD and DVD Burning Home

Version: 10.3.104

Build: 101B04A, ECD

Serial Number: x x x x x x x

Copyright: Sonic Solutions 2007

 

On post #3, my only point was when you use the **Backup files** (which uses BackOnTrack functionality) under the **Data and Backup Guide** you can only back up one folder at a time, unlike the **Data Disc** where you can back up multiple folders by dragging and dropping them in the window pane.

 

My current hard disk is partitioned into 5 different logical drives. I only meant to suggest having the drag and drop functionality in the *Data Disc* portion of the program, also in the BackOnTrack part of the program under the **Backup files** under the **Data and Backup Guide**

 

Otherwise, if I use the BackOnTrack functionality it appears I can only backup one folder per one DVD-RW.

 

Doesn't make much sense, unless I'm missing something.

 

Maybe I don't appreciate the different purposes each area serves?

 

Is this more clear?

 

Mike

 

 

Edit to remove serial #

 

Hi Ogdens,

 

I just discovered the Creator Clasic portion of the program. This was what I was looking for ... I hope : )

I just bought this software a day ago so still have to figure it out.

 

Thanks!

 

Mike from AskACatholic.com and HelpersOfTheHolySouls.com

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Personally, if it were my PC....

 

I would add a new HDD and install Win7 on that drive.

 

Then install all the Programs that I intend to use on the Win7 drive (good time to do some house cleaning)

 

Then simply run the Windows Easy Transfer from XP and then in Win7.

 

No burning required and it will do a better job than you and I do :lol:

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