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BRasmussen
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Denmark
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Posted - August 28 2011 :  16:41:53  Show Profile
Why shut i formate a dvd disk? all what i want to doo is back up my files on dvd disks but i can not becouse my software tell mee to formate my dvd disk (Not RWs) , please help

Nick
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United Kingdom
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Posted - August 28 2011 :  18:29:25  Show Profile
Hi

Thanks for your post.

To backup to DVD media the discs need to be formatted first using the Windows Vista/7 'Live File System'. This happens automatically during the backup process.

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Nick - Macrium Support

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BRasmussen
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Denmark
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Posted - August 29 2011 :  19:32:01  Show Profile
Ok my system are 64 bit Windows Home Premium, the mashine ise a Asus N61JV,the DVD burner ise a intern
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BRasmussen
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Denmark
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Posted - August 29 2011 :  19:34:35  Show Profile
I thanks for the ansver, but the formatting runs and runs and doo nothing
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Nick
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United Kingdom
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Posted - August 29 2011 :  20:04:00  Show Profile
Hi

Thanks for getting back. Can you right click on the DVD in Windows Explorer and select 'Format'. Does this complete successfully?

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Nick - Macrium Support

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BRasmussen
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Denmark
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Posted - August 30 2011 :  09:07:19  Show Profile
Thanks it does the trick, but why,i backup tons of files in other software, and never have i to formate a dvd, in the old days when i used floppydisk its was normal to do this but in the year 2011? lol
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Nick
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United Kingdom
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Posted - August 30 2011 :  09:41:15  Show Profile
Hi

Formatting is only required once. The advantage of formatting the media is that it can be re-written and files can be added and erased like a regular disk. This can't be done if the media is 'mastered'.

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Nick - Macrium Support

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