Can't view files on CDR

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  1. Jon_Are

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    I'm trying to back up my data before I mess around with reinstalling my OS.

    Twice I've written a collection of photos from my hard drive onto a CDR, and have been unable to view them on the disc each time.

    When I load the burned CD and click on the 'D' drive in My Computer, it shows "FREE SPACE: 440MB" and "TOTAL SIZE: 440MB".

    This makes no sense to me; why would my free space be the same amount as the total size?

    My major concern is that none of the files that I copied to the disc appear in the 'D' window within My Computer. I believe they were copied properly, and I believe they are on the disc. I just cannot see them and therefore would not be able to access them if I need to re-install them onto the hard drive.

    I used Nero software (which works fine for me for burning audio CDs, etc.). All indications during the process were that it was working fine.

    Thanks,

    Jon
     
  2. Rob Gillespie

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    Jon,
    When writing the disc, make sure you 'finalise' it. In Nero you'll need to enable the 'No Multisession' option.

    Most rom drives now should be able to read multi-session discs, but it sounds like your can't.
     
  3. Jon_Are

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    Rob - I can't find the NO MULTISESSION option; can you point me there?

    My drive is fairly new, and I would think it would be able to read multi-session discs. It's a Lite-On 40x12x48x.

    In any case, the second disc I burned was a single session; I got the same results.

    I believe the disc was finalized - it ejected it and sucked it back in as well.

    Can anyone explain the 440MB shown for both FREE SPACE and TOTAL SIZE?

    Thanks,

    Jon
     
  4. Jon_Are

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    OK...I just tried opening the disc, and now all the files appear there, just as they should.

    Ya gotta love computers.

    Jon
     
  5. Rob Gillespie

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    When you create a new CD-ROM in Nero, tick the box for No Multisession and under the 'Burn' tab tick the one for Finalize Disc.
     

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