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Old 10-01-2012, 08:58 AM
 
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I'm using windows xp and since it doesn't recognize dvd-r's for use on burning stuff to I'm using 'free easy burner' program. It allows me to save my computer files, documents, photos, etc to dvd-rw BUT when I try to add additional files or anything to same dvd-rw it erases everything that was previously on disc before writing new stuff on it. Any tips on how to add to dvd-rw without losing previously stored files?
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:19 AM
 
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Why not just buy a thumb drive and copy the data to it? They are extremely cheap right now. You're dealing with an extremely old DVD drive that probably wants dvd+r vs dvd-r.
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:32 AM
 
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I'm using windows xp and since it doesn't recognize dvd-r's for use on burning stuff to I'm using 'free easy burner' program. It allows me to save my computer files, documents, photos, etc to dvd-rw BUT when I try to add additional files or anything to same dvd-rw it erases everything that was previously on disc before writing new stuff on it. Any tips on how to add to dvd-rw without losing previously stored files?
When you burn the DVD is there an option to leave the DVD open for more sessions?

I don't understand why your version of Windows XP won't allow you to burn CD's/DVD's.....

http://www.cvm.ncsu.edu/cr/howto/How...0with%20XP.htm

-or-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfFjDkKnYFk

And heed what Pruz says about the DVD type...
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:14 PM
 
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As others mentioned, you have to leave the media open (do not close the session) on the CD-R, DVD-R or DVD+R type media. If you close the sessions (this is typically an option most if not all media burner software offer then you cannot add to that media again.

To always have the capability to add any time or be able to erase whatever is on the media and re-write to it, you will need to use CD-RW or DVD-/+RW type media where RW stands for Re-Writable.

Here are 2 of me favorite free media burning software if you needed one:

The Official ImgBurn Website

cdrtfe - open source CD/DVD burning program (cdrtools/Mode2CDMaker/VCDImager Frontend/GUI)
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Old 10-02-2012, 01:34 PM
 
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