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I am probably doing something wrong. I want to use a DVD RW to store data but it seems the MS Media center is all I have. Is there a way to use these types of removable storage like a CD-RW? Could I need another program? I would like to go to Windows Explorer and be able to open a file stored on a DVD RW. I have a Philips DVD -RW SDVD8441 drive in a Gateway MX6455 laptop. Thanks in advance for you help!

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  • cbhome Aug 28, 2008

    The suggestion to use Nero appears to work out. Of course, I have a lot to learn about the ins and oust of the program. Initially I was able to store some data and remove it from my hard drive which was the primary aim. Thanks C B Bonham

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Yes you need another program.

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    I am going to walk you through burning a DVD rewritable today. After inserting the DVD into your system and choosing open finder as your default action, you will see an icon on your desktop for the DVD. The DVD rewritable holds much more space than regular CD writable or CD rewritable disks. DVDRW holds 4.7 gigabytes of information and it is great for burning home movies and backing up your system. The advantage to a rewritable disk is that it allows you to constantly update the information and the contents on your disk as well as you can burn your disk for one time use and then completely write over whatever you had on there before and to format a rewritable DVD after you burned content. Open your finder window for your hard drive and click on the application. From here you can access the utilities folder which has a lot of useful system utilities including the disk utility. The disk utility will show you your DVD and your list of media and clicking on that brings up a lot of different options. One of those is erase and you can use the erase option to quickly and safely remove all the information from your DVD rewritable media

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    go to this link for more help with proper step by step directions.



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You can use programs like Nero to burn data onto a disc such as a CD-RW. Since you already have a DVD burner you can even use a DVD-RW to burn your data

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