Trouble re-writing to CD-RW

I have a Yamaha CRW3200EZ. I am trying to burn a copy of my "My Pictures" folder onto a CD-RW disc so that I can just update my backup copy (without having to burn a completely new CD-R) every time I get new pics.

The problem I'm having is that after I burn the disc, (using Nero) the disc becomes unreadable by my Yamaha drive! However, it is recognized perfectly by my CD-ROM drive (Mitsumi FX4820) and is able to be browsed without a hitch! What gives?

Basically, once the CD-RW is written, it becomes useless as a CD-RW; it's just like a CD-R! (just more $$)

Ideally, all I want to do is write the files to a CD-RW in CDFS format, and when it's time to update, erase the disc and re-write. I figured it would be better than wasting a CD-R every time!

I don't want to use a UDF format (in case I take it somewhere to show someone) because it won't be able to be read by everyone.

Can't you just write to a CD-RW disc just like you can to a CD-R disc?

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  1. Anyone? Please?

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  2. what you need to understand it starts in the center every time copping to cdrw so you create folder and copy from cd to folder than put new photo's in folder and then copy back to cdrw
  3. Thanks for the reply. I see what you're saying, but the problem I'm having is that once I write the folder to the disc using Nero, my CD writer won't read the disc again, thereby preventing me from being able to write to it ever again. I can't even erase it. My other CD-ROM can read it though. Messed up, eh?

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  4. When you enter Nero again, can you goto the Recorder menu & select "Choose Recorder"? See if your drive has been selected, & not "Image Recorder".

    Otherwise the only other thing I can think of is that maybe the medium isn't exactly compatible with your RW drive :(. Tried any other disc brands?

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  5. Yeah, I'm able to select the drive without a problem. If I try to use "medium info" it tells me that there is no disk in the drive or the drive is not ready.

    Maybe you're right about the meida not being compatable. I guess I'll run over to Best Buy and try a new brand. I'm using TDK now.

    Thanks. I'll let you know what happens.

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  6. Tried old memorex CD-RW's... No dice. Will try others.

    Any other ideas guys?

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  7. Quote:
    I don't want to use a UDF format (in case I take it somewhere to show someone) because it won't be able to be read by everyone.

    Actually, it can be read in any Windows OS since it also contains UDF Reader software when you first format the CDRW by InCD (with InCD 3 and later). You'd be better off using InCD instead of Nero.

    :smile: Good or Bad have no meaning at all, depends on what your point of view is.
  8. Quote:
    The problem I'm having is that after I burn the disc, (using Nero) the disc becomes unreadable by my Yamaha drive! However, it is recognized perfectly by my CD-ROM drive (Mitsumi FX4820) and is able to be browsed without a hitch! What gives?

    I have similar problem with CDRW disc after a few times rewritting by Nero, the disc becomes useless (cannot reformat to use as CDRW anymore). BTW, I have Yamaha CRW-F1E.

    :smile: Good or Bad have no meaning at all, depends on what your point of view is.
  9. Wow, I didn't realize that. That's pretty cool though. That was always the problem with UDF; you could back-up on your own PC, but as soon as you take it somewhere to show someone, they couldn't read it! But I guess I will have to try out the new version of InCD.

    Thanks for the suggestion.

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  10. I wonder if it's a Yamaha thing? Too bad because I have no other complaints about that drive. Frustrating...

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