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Writing to a DVD

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    Writing to a DVD


    I was attempting to copy some files to my DVD. I selected them and chose "Send to" and selected my DVD drive. I now got a window saying, "Files ready to be written to the DVD".

    (1) How do I get it to write the files.
    (2) If I wanted to cancel the operation how do I do that?

    I must be missing something, but I can't for the life of me figure it out. The help screen is NOT very helpful.

    Every time I put a blank DVD in the drive it comes up with that same message and I can't seem to be able to get rid of it.


    Please help me!!!!!

    Thank you.

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    dvds


    I get the message in the attached picture.
    I click it & things proceed.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    more pictures


    I did as you did & got the first popup above.
    Followed the prompts & the folder I chose was burned with success.
    I chose to burn as usb drive so it could be erased or added to.
    Hated to waste a dvd just testing this.
    See numbered pictures of prompts & actions:
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    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    you need to click on manage in the top toolbar area to continue burning, i did not complete the burn and just hit eject and it has yet to say i had file waiting to be burnt, hope this is what you are looking for .good luck

    2) If I wanted to cancel the operation how do I do that?

    when i put the disk back in and went to the dvd icon in mycomputer [i don't have auto detect dvd set ],and it said i had file waiting to be burnt and it showed the files i just deleted the files it listed
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  5. #5

    Writing to a DVD


    If I had only clicked "manage". How stupid of me. Thank you all, very much.
    BTW can you recommend a manual so I can bone up on Windows 8?


    Thanks again, Guys.
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    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by KentBailey View Post
    can you recommend a manual so I can bone up on Windows 8?

    Thanks again, Guys.
    your welcome ,
    when i want to know something i use google.com or i go to windows 8 start screen and just type in , HELP, click on help support ,lots of info in there,also the 2 links in my signature
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  7. #7


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    This forum is a good learners manual.
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  8. #8


    Thanks, again. I found "Windows 8 - The Missing Manual" which is pretty good!
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