I have just moved from W98Se to XP Pro.
My PC is a stand alone unit. I am the only user (administrator). I have a MS-6533XG-L mobo, 2.8GHz P4 533, 512MB Corsair DDR333, WD1200JB Ide hdd (F drive) a CD-RW (D) and CD-ROM (E) 20Gb Seagate ide (C).
All running fine. I'm trying to Backupn to my CD-RW (D) drive. I have "D" in the drive list available but I continually get message "Invalid file name "D:\Backup.bkf"
I have checked the Security Permissions.
How do I get XP to write my selected files to the D drive?
Rusty Roo
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  1. How are you writing to the cdrw? (What software are you using or are you trying to use the built in xp crap...) Sounds like you need to use Nero or some other burning software.

    Read this first: Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 324129 <A HREF=";[LN];kbjump" target="_new">;[LN];kbjump</A>

    This is what i have found on the net Ref : -URl <A HREF="" target="_new"></A>

    Windows XP’s inbuilt CD-burning software allows you to select files and apparently write them to the disk immediately, by dragging and dropping them to the CD drive’s icon, or by right-clicking them, taking Send To, and selecting CD Drive x: as the destination. This gives the impression that the files are being written to the disk right then, as in a UDF system. But this is not the case. Doing this simply stashes up copies of these files on the hard disk, in a “staging area” (which, by default, is in your Documents and Settings folder).

    They are only written to the CD when you take an explicit action. This may be:

    right-click on the drive’s icon and take Write files to CD; or,
    open a window on the drive and take Write Files to CD in the Folder actions to be seen in the bar on the left of the window.

    In either case, all the files you previously selected are then written out to the CD as a single track — in the ISO manner — and the disk is ejected.

    When you put such a disk back in the drive, it will be opened in an Explorer window, which will show the existing files, under a heading “Files Currently on the CD,” and may also have a section at the top entitled “Files Ready to be Written to the CD.” This will show any files you have setup for writing since last a session was written, and is a place you can add more files to by dragging and dropping. If you thus add a file whose name matches one already on the CD, only the new one will be seen subsequently. This appears to be a means of replacing a file; though the space occupied by the original is not released, so the disk fills up.

    So the Windows XP inbuilt software is really a system most suitable for preparing straightforward data CDs on CD-R. It is not one which allows a CD-RW to be used as a backing store on which individual files can be updated, and it will not work as an output destination for backup programs and other software that simply attempts to write to it directly as if it were a hard disk. Nor will it make a direct copy of a CD. And, because of the overhead for a TOC in each session, it is not suitable for updating a small volume of files on a regular basis.

    :cool: <font color=blue> I know nothing that is why i am here at THG!</font color=blue>
  2. When using the backup wizard, do not specifiy the location to the d:\ ... instead.... BAck it up to another drive and once complete , burn that file with the drag and rop feature as explained above...

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    MSI R9800 Pro 128
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    80Gb WD </font color=green>

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