"Doc Jones" <DocJones@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> In an article dated July 14, 2003, we are told that the XP backup utility
> will not back up directly to a CD-RW disk.
> Question: Is this still correct? If so, it seems odd.
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A. XP can write data to CD-RW, but not directly from NTBackup. However, you
can place backup files in the XP CD-RW write subsystem's spooler, which
effectively writes the data directly to CD-RW. To add files to the spooler,
perform the following steps:
Start NTBackup (go to Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools, and click
Select the Backup tab.
Select the files that you want to back up to CD-RW.
Select File for the type of "Backup destination."
Enter the following file location:
C:\documents and settings\<user name>\Local Settings\
Application Data\Microsoft\CD Burning\Backup.bkf
If you aren't sure what the <user name> variable needs to be, go to a
command prompt and type
echo %userprofile% to check your %userprofile% environment setting.
After you specify the location of your files in the CD-RW cache, right-click
the "CD write" icon in Windows Explorer and select "Write these files to CD"
to write the backup files to CD-RW.
Make sure the size of your backup doesn't exceed the capacity of your