How do I format a CD-R in Win 10? Won't open file.

April 24, 2016 at 15:57:58
Specs: Windows 10
Just installed Win 10. Then I wanted to burn a talk to a cd. I inserted disc into D: drive and system tells me it can't open the disc. I must format disc it first but it will not allow disc to be formatted.

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#1
April 24, 2016 at 16:14:38
Usually you don't need to format either cdr/cdrw likewise dvdr/rw

It will happen automatically when you record information on it.

You need to use burner software utility, and being familiar with win-10, I'm not sure if it includes a burner utility or not. Likewise which of the many freebie bruners work in win-10.

Others more across win-10 will likely advise you re' burner utilities.


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#2
April 24, 2016 at 19:54:44
Here's a free CD burning program thats free, has no malware or advertizing with it.
https://cdburnerxp.se/en/home

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#3
April 25, 2016 at 05:22:40
The program suggested in #2 is very good, simple to use and works fine in Windows 10.

You only need to format if you are using the disc like a flash drive and this is usually the province of re-writeable discs (RW) rather than CD-R.

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#4
April 25, 2016 at 17:51:29
It does not recognize the discs. We know the drive works because we use it play CDs and DVDs. We have loaded software using it. We have not tried playing anything on it since installing Win 10. That is our next step. I strongly suspect the problem is in Win 10. Not very happy with the new OS right now.

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#5
April 26, 2016 at 03:34:33
Try the program suggested at #2. At the very least it might prove something.

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#6
April 30, 2016 at 17:50:59
Already did that. Ended up removing Win 10 and went back to Win 7. Win 10 caused problems in other programs as well, some of which were absolutely necessary. At this point I could not and would not recommend Win 10 for anybody on any machine other than maybe a tablet used for play only. Caused too many headaches with programs needed for serious work.

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#7
April 30, 2016 at 18:07:52
Experiences vary widely. I've found it a bit glitchy generally but otherwise able to handle serious programs. Most likely a clean install yields the best results.

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#8
May 1, 2016 at 23:10:49
Before you can burn files to a CD, DVD, or Blu‑ray Disc, the disc must first be prepared using a process called formatting. There are several ways to format a disc. Your choice of format determines which computers and other devices will be able to read the disc.

Insert a recordable or rewritable disc into your computer's CD, DVD, or Blu‑ray Disc burner.

In the AutoPlay dialog box that appears, click Burn files to disc using Windows Explorer.

Type a name for your disc in the Disc title box.

Click one of the following formatting options:

Like a USB flash drive

The disc will use the Live File System format.

With a CD/DVD player

The disc will use the Mastered format.

Click Next to prepare the disc.

Now you can burn files to your disc using whichever method you selected. For more information about burning a CD or DVD, see Burn a CD or DVD in Windows Explorer.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-in/...

Check on the above link for the details see Burn a CD or DVD in Windows Explorer.

Regards,
John Ryan | Tech Support
https://www.clouddesktoponline.com


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#9
May 2, 2016 at 06:59:36
When using a CD or DVD like a flash drive (as you go) it has to be formatted before hand, usually the province of re-writeable discs such as CD-RW or DVD-RW. When creating a CD or DVD using a CD-R or DVD-R they are usually automatically formatted as you go along.

What type of discs are you trying?

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