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Backup/Burner Programs Not Working


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Cabranth

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Hello.

I just got a new PC a couple of days ago. I've been trying to use Backup software to transfer some of my unique files from my old PC to the new one. I have tried using the Nero Back It Up which is on both my PCs, as well as a freeware program I downloaded called GenieSoft Backup Manager.

About 3/4 of my attempts however have ended in failure. The problems I have encountered are: The program tries to burn a file on too few CDs (tries to use 2 when it obviously needs 3). The Restore process fails (don't know why, the CD being restored to the new PC just stops and I get an error message saying restore failed).

I have been using Memorex High Speed CD-RWs with 700mb space. I have been making sure the CDs were erased before each of my attempts to Backup/Restore.

I know I can do this with a direct connection, but I don't have the cable to do it. Unless there's absolutely no way to fix this trouble I'm having I'm not going out and spending more money I don't have to get one.

Thx.
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Instead of using a backup/restore program, have you tried simply putting all the files you want to transfer into a single folder, then burning all the files in that folder to a CD. I realise you won't get any compression that way so you'll need more discs, but if it works it's worth it. I would aslo use CD-R not CD-RW as they are less reliable, and CD-Rs are now cheap enough to make CD-RW uneccessary.

It may also be a good time to invest in a DVD burner since you would then probably get all the files on one disc.
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Hi.

Thanks for the response, pip22.

Are you saying that I can just "burn" my stuff to CDs without the Backup program? Do I just use a "burn a Data CD" function, then when I put the CDs in the new PC select "Copy" from the menu for the CDs? How exactly?

I do have a CD/DVD drive, what difference does that make for how I can do this stuff?

I'm sorry but buying anything else right now is not an option till I have determined I can't fix my problems with what I have. I know it sounds cheap, but I'm so far in debt because of this new PC that $5 is a fortune to me right now, and I have no budget for "extras" till I repay the loan I took out. I also don't want to buy single-write-only CDs because I'm not backing anything up for archives, I'm just trying to put files from my old PC on my new one.

Thx.
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