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I have recently been using dvdshrink 3.2 to backup some of my kids dvds..I am nearly almost computer illiterate so been trying to figure out how to use it. A friend recently downloaded dvdfab because dvdshrink was unable to backup a certain dvd and now my dvdshrink wont save files where it used to. it says drive isnt big enough but its the same size it has always been? sorry if this isnt enoug information im not sure really what to write to explain the problem. if you could help it would be great!!!

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Everytime you copy a DVD it stores that DVD image on your drive, usually 4GB+. If you have room to save these files that is fine, you can always make another copy by using the "Open Files" button on DVDShrink.

It sounds like you HDD is getting full of these temporary files. In DVDS you click "Open Disc" and it does a quick scan. Then "Backup" and it does a full read/write to this temporary location (target files). Then it ejects disc and you insert a blank one.

If this sound familiar, when you click "Backup" there will be two drop down selections, one source (top) and one target or destination (bottom). The destination path (ie c:\movies\temp\<movie name> is where these files are located,

Navigate to that folder and you should see several folders of the movies you have backed up. Once you have made the back up, the movie folders are safe to delete.

If you need more info let me know,


PS Between DVDShrink and DVDFab, I just use which ever one reads the disc. There is no major difference.

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