Types of CD
There are two types of CD; CD-R and CD-RW.
A CD-R is a plain CD that you can write to using a CD burner. You can write to it several time, but it cannot be used as you would a floppy disc. Once it is full, you cannot erase it and use it again.
A CD-RW is a rewritable disc that, once it is formatted using a "Packet Writer", can be used as a floppy, and can be erased and used again.
Backing up files to a CD-RW
For direct backups from BK6, you must use the CD-RW.
Before attempting the backup, the CD must be formatted.
To do this, you must have a "Packet Writer", meaning a program that prepares and is active in doing the backup.
Packet Writers are a part of any CD Burning program, although they work separately from the main.
Prassi has abCD
Nero has InCD
Roxio/Easy CD Creater has DirectCD
Direct backup to CD-RW Nero
When the "Packet Writer" programs are installed, an icon is placed in your Taskbar, generally a tiny disc.
You can click on that icon for the menu, and you're given options.
Backing up files to a CD-R.
This method can also be used to backup your BK5 data files. (Or any files)
Using Nero Burning, insert blank CD-R into drive.
Open Nero. Nero includes a Wizard to assist in selections.
Click Help, Open Wizard.
Wizard has choices on each page.
Now a page opens similar to Windows Explorer, except that it has 4 panes across.
Look into the upper button bar, choose Burn. Your data files will be written into the folder that you chose. When restoring files to the BK folder, they must have the arributes changed from "read only." To do this, access the CD from Windows Explorer. Copy the files from the File Name to a temporary folder on C: drive. Then click on Edit, Select all. Then click on file, Properties. Click off the "Read Only" attribute. When restoring choose the temp folder to receive from.
For more information about CD, look at CD-Recordable FAQ (Andy McFadden's)
Orign : 10 Mar 2003 Eunice B. Kirkman