Solved how to format a CDR

April 6, 2017 at 15:45:31
Specs: Windows 10
How do I change the disc size in the format menu to format a CDR.
Thr format menu gives one option of less than 100 MB when the CDR is 702 MB

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April 6, 2017 at 15:58:40
one doesn't format cdr; that happens during the recording process. cdr are record once disks.

cdrw one can format, but again it's generally done automatically during recording process. cdrw are reusable/rerecordable.

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April 6, 2017 at 17:02:55
Windows 10 requires me to format the CDR.

It won't let me format at a reasonable disc size hence my question.


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April 6, 2017 at 17:21:20
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You can format it for multi sessions but I wouldn't recommend it, I've seen multi-session discs get corrupt and you don't see older sessions when you burn a new one.

What is it you are trying to accomplish? You can use regular burning software such as Roxio, Nero, or CD Burner XP. You are really better off using dedicated burning software instead of the built in crap that comes with Windows.

Here's a good free burner, free of adds, malware, etc.

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April 6, 2017 at 17:49:40
I am trying to save my photos to DCR in the same way I did in Windows 10 in May and December last year, in Windows 10 File Manager.

You recommend a few alternatives which I will try.

Thank you.

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April 6, 2017 at 21:51:29
I've never liked using the burner in Windows, give CD burner XP a try, I think you will be much happier using that. Much more control and it won't ask to format your CD first.

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April 6, 2017 at 23:29:53
I have loaded Nero version and on loading it recommended upgrading to the latest Nero, which I did at a cost of about 75 AUD.
Now after burning my CD Windows File Explorer reads the CD as "Files waiting to be burned" even though the burn is complete!
Are they really burned to the CD?

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April 7, 2017 at 09:33:45
The files waiting to be burned message is coming from the built-in burning software in Windows. You can ignore the message, they have been burned if you burned them properly in Nero.

To get rid of the message, right click on CD drive in Explorer, and select "Delete Temporary Files".

PS. Nero was a good choice, I've been using it for years.

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April 7, 2017 at 11:33:26
View the link below which explains how you can use a CDR in Windows 10 to act like a USB thumb drive.

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April 7, 2017 at 13:22:49
OtH... that's a very interesting item... Pity there isn't a similar option for win-7 and win-8x... Many thanks for posting it here.

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April 7, 2017 at 13:54:15

If I am not mistaken the same process works in Windows 7 if using the Windows burning package. See the link below.

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