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(Solved) - Backing up files to dvd-rw

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nell
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Hi folks. For the first time I have been trying to back up some of my files to dvd-rw, and while I can back up one file with no probs. when I go to put another file on the dvd I get the message "Windows does not support this format. To use this disc,choose task "Erase this cd-rw " which will format the disc so that Windows can use it".
On a normal memory stick loads of files can be transferred, why can I only put 1 file on a dvd? Wonder what I am not doing right?
I am using Windows XP sp3.
Would welcome advice.
Thanks

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Create a Multisession Disc:
http://mp3.about.com/od/tutori.....n-Disc.htm

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nell
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Many thanks for that raphoenix, I have had a look at the link you gave and seems to be just the job. Will download and fiddle with it later.

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Here is another FREE Simple Tool you might want.

This does NOT install but burns ISO files directly from desktop in all editions of Windows.

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/.....sofile.htm

Another Better Free Program but NOT simple.
This is imgburn however it has the looongest tutorials on the net because all of the features.
http://pcsupport.about.com/gi/.....gburn.com/
Click Top Bar Download Tab

imgburn Guides:
http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?showtopic=6392
http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?showtopic=6232

I use this Free Program to Burn Bootable USB Sticks.
Has been updated for Windows 8.
NO installation necessary.
Rufus
http://rufus.akeo.ie/
Never Fails. :) :)

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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ImgBurn is good,
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto.....h-imgburn/
A lot of us here use it.

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Xhi
Xhi
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What could be simpler than imgburn? Name iso file, select drive, hit write.

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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OH, read the Guides I posted for Reference above.

imgburn is a hugely complicated program if one wants to lean about burning.

In fact the Guides are very out dated now because the program has been updated so frequently.

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Xhi
Xhi
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If you don't read the guides and want a newbie to make an iso disk it could not be simpler. I thought it simple, have not read the guides and am blissfully happy.

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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The First one I posted doesn't even have to be installed.
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/.....sofile.htm
It's really too simple because you can't even erase a R/W.

I've always used imgburn and am happy also. :)

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nell
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I never realised there were so many permutations. Just as I was getting to the end of reading the links supplied initially by raphoenix there are loads more. Why don't computer manufacturers put one on the machine initially? maybe they do on some, after all it is possible to burn one file, ( in my case anyway), and only one file before having to install a new prog. I really must have a simple tool and anyway what I want to do is relatively basic, as not having any expertise with computers. Think I will go for imgburn. Many thanks for all the input, I am a lot wiser.

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nell
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Just been to download IMG burn on the File Hippo site, but a warning from WOT flashed up saying that the site koyetesoft,com was dangerous,etc. Suppose as others have done it must be ok, unless it has just recently happened to this site. Have tried it twice just to check it but same thing. Is it ok to go ahead? Would appreciate guidance from those better informed than me.
Nell

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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koyetesoft.com is a completely different site to FileHippo. So I don't know how you are getting that.
http://www.filehippo.com/download_imgburn/

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nell
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That is strange, I was on Filehippo site,anyway have followed your link above, and downloaded IMG straightaway no problems.
Now going to put it to the test a bit later. Meantime many thanks for reverting on that issue. Nell

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StringJunky
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nell

There was probably a link to the site overlaid on the Filehippo site which you clicked. Anyway, on entering the url to go there my computer rejected it because it's listed in my Hosts file as a dodgy site.

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nell
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Mission accomplished. Super programme and I love the somewhat informal comments about being an ostrich etc when choosing yes/no option. I was given a start when having successfully finishing my programme a loud jingle played which is surprising when not expecting it - a bit like Ryan Air when they land on play the hunting horn jingle. Must turn the computer sound down next time.
Thanks to all, great stuff.
Nell

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StringJunky
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That jingle will get you every time Nell! :) I don't know how many times I've sworn with the 'B' word! Definitely one of the must-have programs.

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nell
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Hi StringJunky, that jingle does wake you out of your reverie after watching things intently for some time, no doubt in future I shall be using the same 'B' word as you.!!!!!

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