Computer help forum: Copying files to a DVD-R

by: thevoiceofzeke August 3, 2008 5:36 PM PDT

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Copying files to a DVD-R

by thevoiceofzeke - 8/3/08 5:36 PM

Hey,

I'm having some trouble copying files to DVD-R discs. I want to reinstall my OS (Windows XP), so I'm backing up all my important program files, music, school stuff, etc.

I used iTunes to save all 20gigs of my music as data files on three separate discs, but when I try copying files from my desktop I get an error message: "Windows has encountered a problem while trying to copy this folder/file."

I got this message when I attempted to click and drag folders, and when I used right click > send to > DVD-RW Drive (D:). I don't know what's wrong, and without an external hard drive I don't know what to do at this point.

Thanks,

Zeke

P.S. One odd thing I noticed is that (D:) is listed as DVD-RW when I don't have one of my DVD-R discs in the drive, but when there is a blank disc in and I go through the same process, it's just listed as CD Drive. Why would that be?

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