Solved When I have added the File to be burned in Nero Essentials.

April 15, 2015 at 03:39:14
Specs: Windows 7
I don't know what to enter in the file name. If I enter the file I wish to Burn it says it can't find it but the photos are already added. Also can I use DVD+R discs?

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April 17, 2015 at 07:53:48
Just for info, for CD-RW you can use them directly from Windows after formatting. You just copy/paste and so forth as if they are floppy disks. If you have Nero it usually takes over that function but the procedure is identical - very easy. You don't format CD-R.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#1
April 15, 2015 at 13:22:02
Your explanation is a tad brief so I'm not 100% sure what you are doing and where.

If you are using a CD-RW you should be able to do it without Nero. For instance you could copy/paste the required file onto the disk (via the drive that shows in "Computer"). There are many other ways including "send to" or "drag and drop".

If you are using a CD-R with Nero then you have to browse for the file in the Nero Window. If you just type a file name in it won't have any idea where to find it.

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#2
April 16, 2015 at 06:21:00
Thanks - I managed to burn the disc but it then said Windows couldn't read the disc. In the disc properties it says it is full but shows zero bytes. I have also had a message which says I must format the disc but I don't know how to do this.

thanks Derek. when I R click on disk drive it doesn't give me he format option. It gives me that for my other Removable disk which is accessed via a USB. I have both CD-R and DVD+R. I never had to format them in XP.

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April 16, 2015 at 08:58:49
If it is a re-writeable CD-RW then you do have to format it first. You put the CD in the drive, go to it in "Computer" then right click it and there should be a format option. It doesn't take too long.

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#4
April 16, 2015 at 09:24:46
Would you consider dumping Nero Essentials & replacing it with something that actually works?

https://cdburnerxp.se/en/home


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#5
April 17, 2015 at 07:06:03
Possibly but having purchased this I would like to MAKE IT WORK!

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April 17, 2015 at 07:53:48
✔ Best Answer
Just for info, for CD-RW you can use them directly from Windows after formatting. You just copy/paste and so forth as if they are floppy disks. If you have Nero it usually takes over that function but the procedure is identical - very easy. You don't format CD-R.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#7
April 17, 2015 at 08:08:32
the problem now is that I don't get the format option in my Disk Drive.. I get the burn process which says it is completed but the disk is still blank.

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#8
April 17, 2015 at 08:39:42
CD-RW disks don't need to be formatted unless you want to use the UDF format which allows to add and remove files from the disk much like a USB thumb drive would work. You can use a CW-RW disc just like a normal write once disk without having to format it. CD-R disks do not have the format option. There is no +R or +RW for CD's, that is on DVD discs

One problem you might be running into is sometimes if you don't finalize the disc, some systems or readers have problems reading the disc. Try burning a test disc and make sure you select the finalize option. Then try reading the disc. And for some reason you may need to remove and re-insert the disc in the burner after you burn the disc to read it.

If you don't finalize the disc (either CD-R or CD-RW non formatted), you can burn to it multiple times. This is know as session burning. Every time you burn more data to the disc, it create a new session. I do not recommend burning this way though, it is not very stable and quite often writing a new session will cause the previous sessions to become unreadable. With the low cost of discs these days, the burn once and finalize option is the best way to go. And again, if you don't finalize the disc, many readers have problems reading them.

On the discs you've already burned try a program called IsoBuster to read them. Threre is a free version available that will do just fine.
http://www.isobuster.com/

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#9
April 17, 2015 at 09:28:48
"There is no +R or +RW for CD's"
Yes, my goof, have edited out my +R references to CD's in the above posts.

And yes, you are not forced to use Format for CD-RW's - it's just a handy UDF option available in Windows, Nero and probably others.

Thanks.

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#10
April 17, 2015 at 09:46:46
Derek Success at last . Many thanks for your help.

Bonniecumbria


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#11
April 17, 2015 at 09:58:22
Good to hear it and thanks for popping back to let us know. As I said, that is a handy option for slipping files onto CD-RW but not the only way to crack the nut. You cannot use it for creating audio disks to play on older domestic players, although I would always use CD-R for that anyway as they are more reliable.

Read #8 from THX 1138 as there is some good information there for the future.

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#12
April 19, 2015 at 03:58:42
Best Answer was a mixture of Derek's answers. As an almost Octogenarian I'm not very computer literate. I thought I had selected Best Answer already!

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#13
April 19, 2015 at 09:04:10
I see you apparently have it figured out, but I'm curious about this statement: "having purchased this I would like to MAKE IT WORK!". Does that mean you paid for Nero Essentials? I hope not, because it's a free program.

http://nero-essentials.en.uptodown....


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#14
April 19, 2015 at 09:37:24
I found that out AFTER PURCHASING!!! It was less than £ 20 so could have been worse.. Remember i am pretty ancient. Thanks for your concern.

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