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I have always burned music and downloaded YouTube videos onto CD-RW. When the disc gets nearly fill a pop-up asks if I want to finalize and make readable only. That is fine but often I have a disc of videos and not enough room to add another but it isn't really full and I can't find any way of finalizing it. I have Roxio Creator Classic 9. I would appreciate any feedback as I don't want to have to convert everything and burn onto DVD.

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I have always burned music and downloaded YouTube videos onto CD-RW. When the disc gets nearly fill a pop-up asks if I want to finalize and make readable only. That is fine but often I have a disc of videos and not enough room to add another but it isn't really full and I can't find any way of finalizing it. I have Roxio Creator Classic 9. I would appreciate any feedback as I don't want to have to convert everything and burn onto DVD.

 

Easy Media Creator 9 included Drag to Disc (D2D) and has this icon.

 

Is this what pops up?

 

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I do not use Drag-To-Disc. I only use Roxio Easy Media Creator 9 to burn media and fimes to CD-RW. I prefer it and as Roxio can be a bit touchy on my system (I believe program incompatibilities) I uninstalled D-D. When a CD-RW is full I get the option to make Read-only, but not if it isn't full, and in some cases I would like to finalize. often I have dance clips and not enough room to add another but the program isn't recognizsing that I cannot add any other clip. Will I have to reinstall Drag to Disc to get this option?

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You used Creator Classic adding sessions making a multi session CD?

 

Will I have to reinstall Drag to Disc to get this option?

 

No, I would advise not using it!

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Kaiwyn,

 

I've been trying with Roxio Creator Classic 9 for some time today, and I can't get it to show me a pop up offering to close the disc - not even when there was only 11MB of free space left on the CDRW. Are you talking about this Burn Setup dialog box which opens up when you click the Burn icon?

 

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The Burn Setup Dialog box should show in Creator Classic every time you hit the Burn icon - regardless of the free space left on the CDRW. It does on mine.

 

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If this isn't the way you've been doing it, try the above method. It should do what you are wanting.

 

Regards,

Brendon

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Sorry..Did you mean not use Roxio creator Classic, or not use Drag to Disk?

 

I always found Drag to Disk a bit of a nuisance so I just uninstall it. So if I used Drag to Disc with my CD-RW it would ask me at the end of each session if I wanted to finalize?

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Sorry..Did you mean not use Roxio creator Classic, or not use Drag to Disk?

 

I always found Drag to Disk a bit of a nuisance so I just uninstall it. So if I used Drag to Disc with my CD-RW it would ask me at the end of each session if I wanted to finalize?

 

I asked if you used Creator classic, a question!

 

I advised you to not use Drag to Disc!

 

Did you completely miss reading Brendon's post #5?

 

Seems he posted a fix for your problem.

 

Why not try it and respond to his post?

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OMG! What an idiot I am! Thank you Guru! I never noticed the Burn Options!!!!! I will spend the rest of the day finalizing! Thank you!

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You're not an idiot. It's just things have got more complicated as the Roxio suites got more features.

 

Now please be aware that the Burn Options are there to set your routine burning parameters. That option finalizes the disc during its final burn.

 

If you have discs you want to close without burning anything more onto them, use the Tools > Finalize Disc button from the home screen. This one looks more like what you're wanting at the moment.

 

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Regards,

Brendon

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