can't transfer docs from cd/rw



Victoria
07-10-2005, 12:47 AM
I did wordprocessing work on my laptop computer and wrote the documents to my
cd/rw. I want to open those documents on the cd/rw on my pc at work so they
can be saved. When I insert the disk - it shows the disk is empty. When I
put the disk back in my laptop, all the documents and files will open. I am
obviosly doing something wrong....but don't know what? Please help.

Bruce Chambers
07-10-2005, 12:47 AM
Victoria wrote:
> I did wordprocessing work on my laptop computer and wrote the documents to my
> cd/rw. I want to open those documents on the cd/rw on my pc at work so they
> can be saved. When I insert the disk - it shows the disk is empty. When I
> put the disk back in my laptop, all the documents and files will open. I am
> obviosly doing something wrong....but don't know what? Please help.


The rewritable CD won't be usable/readable on computers other than the
one on which it was created until you choose to finalize or close the
session it.

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Bruce Chambers

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Malke
07-10-2005, 12:47 AM
Victoria wrote:

> I did wordprocessing work on my laptop computer and wrote the
> documents to my
> cd/rw. I want to open those documents on the cd/rw on my pc at work
> so they
> can be saved. When I insert the disk - it shows the disk is empty.
> When I
> put the disk back in my laptop, all the documents and files will open.
> I am
> obviosly doing something wrong....but don't know what? Please help.

You are having the problem because you used packet writing software to
make the cd-rw at home. The same packet writing software (or a UDP
viewer from Nero or Roxio) must be installed on the computer at work in
order to read the cd-rw. This is one of the reasons packet writing
software isn't recommended for complete portability. Get a UDP viewer
or install the same packet writing software on the work machine.

Malke
--
Elephant Boy Computers
www.elephantboycomputers.com
"Don't Panic!"
MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User

Victoria
07-10-2005, 12:47 AM
So if I review the contents of the cd on my laptop, how do I end the
session?? The only options under the CD Writing Tasks menu is to write files
to cd or erase the cd.

"Bruce Chambers" wrote:

> Victoria wrote:
> > I did wordprocessing work on my laptop computer and wrote the documents to my
> > cd/rw. I want to open those documents on the cd/rw on my pc at work so they
> > can be saved. When I insert the disk - it shows the disk is empty. When I
> > put the disk back in my laptop, all the documents and files will open. I am
> > obviosly doing something wrong....but don't know what? Please help.
>
>
> The rewritable CD won't be usable/readable on computers other than the
> one on which it was created until you choose to finalize or close the
> session it.
>
> --
>
> Bruce Chambers
>
> Help us help you:
> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
>
> You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having
> both at once. - RAH
>

Victoria
07-10-2005, 12:47 AM
The laptop is supposed to have a program to make discs compatible with other
systems. The instructions say to open My Computer, right click on the cd/rw
drive, and click Make Compatible. Unfortunately there is no Make Compatible
in the shortcut menu for me to click. It is DLA--is that what you were
talking about when you said 'The same packet writing software (or a UDP
viewer from Nero or Roxio)'? Boy, do I feel inadequate, sigh.

"Malke" wrote:

> Victoria wrote:
>
> > I did wordprocessing work on my laptop computer and wrote the
> > documents to my
> > cd/rw. I want to open those documents on the cd/rw on my pc at work
> > so they
> > can be saved. When I insert the disk - it shows the disk is empty.
> > When I
> > put the disk back in my laptop, all the documents and files will open.
> > I am
> > obviosly doing something wrong....but don't know what? Please help.
>
> You are having the problem because you used packet writing software to
> make the cd-rw at home. The same packet writing software (or a UDP
> viewer from Nero or Roxio) must be installed on the computer at work in
> order to read the cd-rw. This is one of the reasons packet writing
> software isn't recommended for complete portability. Get a UDP viewer
> or install the same packet writing software on the work machine.
>
> Malke
> --
> Elephant Boy Computers
> www.elephantboycomputers.com
> "Don't Panic!"
> MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
>

Victoria
07-10-2005, 12:47 AM
I'm loading Nero onto my laptop and hopefully I won't have this problem
again. Thanks so much for your help.

"Victoria" wrote:

> The laptop is supposed to have a program to make discs compatible with other
> systems. The instructions say to open My Computer, right click on the cd/rw
> drive, and click Make Compatible. Unfortunately there is no Make Compatible
> in the shortcut menu for me to click. It is DLA--is that what you were
> talking about when you said 'The same packet writing software (or a UDP
> viewer from Nero or Roxio)'? Boy, do I feel inadequate, sigh.
>
> "Malke" wrote:
>
> > Victoria wrote:
> >
> > > I did wordprocessing work on my laptop computer and wrote the
> > > documents to my
> > > cd/rw. I want to open those documents on the cd/rw on my pc at work
> > > so they
> > > can be saved. When I insert the disk - it shows the disk is empty.
> > > When I
> > > put the disk back in my laptop, all the documents and files will open.
> > > I am
> > > obviosly doing something wrong....but don't know what? Please help.
> >
> > You are having the problem because you used packet writing software to
> > make the cd-rw at home. The same packet writing software (or a UDP
> > viewer from Nero or Roxio) must be installed on the computer at work in
> > order to read the cd-rw. This is one of the reasons packet writing
> > software isn't recommended for complete portability. Get a UDP viewer
> > or install the same packet writing software on the work machine.
> >
> > Malke
> > --
> > Elephant Boy Computers
> > www.elephantboycomputers.com
> > "Don't Panic!"
> > MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
> >

07-10-2005, 12:47 AM
try veiwing it through windows explorer. right click on the start tab,
choose explore. scrol out to your cd folder and see if you can veiw it
their. make sure your cd drive is compatible with the cd type and speed.

peace :-)



"Victoria" <Victoria@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:D5DE2050-70B7-4BDA-99A3-3C2FA083E481@microsoft.com...
> The laptop is supposed to have a program to make discs compatible with
> other
> systems. The instructions say to open My Computer, right click on the
> cd/rw
> drive, and click Make Compatible. Unfortunately there is no Make
> Compatible
> in the shortcut menu for me to click. It is DLA--is that what you were
> talking about when you said 'The same packet writing software (or a UDP
> viewer from Nero or Roxio)'? Boy, do I feel inadequate, sigh.
>
> "Malke" wrote:
>
>> Victoria wrote:
>>
>> > I did wordprocessing work on my laptop computer and wrote the
>> > documents to my
>> > cd/rw. I want to open those documents on the cd/rw on my pc at work
>> > so they
>> > can be saved. When I insert the disk - it shows the disk is empty.
>> > When I
>> > put the disk back in my laptop, all the documents and files will open.
>> > I am
>> > obviosly doing something wrong....but don't know what? Please help.
>>
>> You are having the problem because you used packet writing software to
>> make the cd-rw at home. The same packet writing software (or a UDP
>> viewer from Nero or Roxio) must be installed on the computer at work in
>> order to read the cd-rw. This is one of the reasons packet writing
>> software isn't recommended for complete portability. Get a UDP viewer
>> or install the same packet writing software on the work machine.
>>
>> Malke
>> --
>> Elephant Boy Computers
>> www.elephantboycomputers.com
>> "Don't Panic!"
>> MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
>>

Yves Leclerc
07-10-2005, 12:47 AM
If you want to use the CD-RW as a "big diskette", then Nero IS NOT WHAT YOU
NEED. Look at InCD or Roxio Drag To CD.


"Victoria" <Victoria@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:0D5552E2-792F-4C36-8248-953AEE087E1B@microsoft.com...
> I'm loading Nero onto my laptop and hopefully I won't have this problem
> again. Thanks so much for your help.
>
> "Victoria" wrote:
>
>> The laptop is supposed to have a program to make discs compatible with
>> other
>> systems. The instructions say to open My Computer, right click on the
>> cd/rw
>> drive, and click Make Compatible. Unfortunately there is no Make
>> Compatible
>> in the shortcut menu for me to click. It is DLA--is that what you were
>> talking about when you said 'The same packet writing software (or a UDP
>> viewer from Nero or Roxio)'? Boy, do I feel inadequate, sigh.
>>
>> "Malke" wrote:
>>
>> > Victoria wrote:
>> >
>> > > I did wordprocessing work on my laptop computer and wrote the
>> > > documents to my
>> > > cd/rw. I want to open those documents on the cd/rw on my pc at work
>> > > so they
>> > > can be saved. When I insert the disk - it shows the disk is empty.
>> > > When I
>> > > put the disk back in my laptop, all the documents and files will
>> > > open.
>> > > I am
>> > > obviosly doing something wrong....but don't know what? Please help.
>> >
>> > You are having the problem because you used packet writing software to
>> > make the cd-rw at home. The same packet writing software (or a UDP
>> > viewer from Nero or Roxio) must be installed on the computer at work in
>> > order to read the cd-rw. This is one of the reasons packet writing
>> > software isn't recommended for complete portability. Get a UDP viewer
>> > or install the same packet writing software on the work machine.
>> >
>> > Malke
>> > --
>> > Elephant Boy Computers
>> > www.elephantboycomputers.com
>> > "Don't Panic!"
>> > MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
>> >

Ken Blake
07-10-2005, 12:47 AM
In news:uAayH8uYFHA.1224@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl,
Yves Leclerc <yleclercNOSPAM@maysys.com> typed:

> If you want to use the CD-RW as a "big diskette", then Nero IS
> NOT
> WHAT YOU NEED. Look at InCD or Roxio Drag To CD.


A strange statement, considering that InCD is a component of
Nero.

--
Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
Please reply to the newsgroup

Malke
07-10-2005, 12:47 AM
wsingletary@sbsway.com wrote:

> try veiwing it through windows explorer. right click on the start tab,
> choose explore. scrol out to your cd folder and see if you can veiw it
> their. make sure your cd drive is compatible with the cd type and
> speed.

That won't work - the issue is as described in the previous posts.
Victoria, you don't have to install InCD (which I don't personally like
although I like Nero). Here is a link to the free viewer:

http://www.nero.com/en/Support_Tools_InCD_4_Reader.html

Malke
--
Elephant Boy Computers
www.elephantboycomputers.com
"Don't Panic!"
MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User

NobodyMan
07-10-2005, 12:47 AM
On Fri, 27 May 2005 09:44:53 -0600, Bruce Chambers
<bchambers@h0tmail.c0m> wrote:

>Victoria wrote:
>> I did wordprocessing work on my laptop computer and wrote the documents to my
>> cd/rw. I want to open those documents on the cd/rw on my pc at work so they
>> can be saved. When I insert the disk - it shows the disk is empty. When I
>> put the disk back in my laptop, all the documents and files will open. I am
>> obviosly doing something wrong....but don't know what? Please help.
>
>
> The rewritable CD won't be usable/readable on computers other than the
>one on which it was created until you choose to finalize or close the
>session it.

The OP may also be sticking the CDRW in a drive that can't read a
CDRW, like a CDROM or an older CDR drive.


can't transfer docs from cd/rw