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Forgot to Finalize Disk

Hi there -- I just burned a few DVDs using the DVR-520H, and stupidly forgot to finalize the disks.  Is there anyway to use a laptop / software to finalize the disks, or do I have to use the DVR?  (I just left on a business trip for a couple of months, so I will be without the DVR for awhile, which is why I'm asking.)

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  • sailor1st Mar 27, 2009

    I have the same problem with my Pioneer DVD Recorder cannot finalise don`t matter what I do. It`s never finalised ever since I bought it new. I have finalised dvd before recording also finalised a new dvd after recording. The pioneer in my opinion is a waste of time. The experts say "I could be using the wrong DVDs or the machine wants looking at". Not much help.

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Well nero 8 contais a finalize utility you can use to finalize it.

antoer method is to retrieve the data via certin software and then bur it back off one such program is CD RECOVERY TOOL BOX (dont worry it does dvd's as well) http://www.recoverytoolbox.com/cd.html

although its for damaged and unreadible disc it will retrieve the video from unfinalized disc as well.. I used it many taimes and it works perfectly

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