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Windows 7: Copy CD to CD or DVD to DVD

30 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Copy CD to CD or DVD to DVD

Like many others on this forum I have had a hard time finding a simple program to copy non-copy protected discs.

I thought I had found what I was looking for when I read a thread similar to this one which promoted CDBurnerXP. I downloaded it and proceeded to copy a (driver) CD from Drive R: to Drive S:. I set up the Source and Target. I used "Copy or grab disc". I ticked "Finalize disc". It went through its paces as though everything was working properly, but when I looked at the contents of the target disc it was blank.

It did copy to the HDD and then to the blank CD.

These are new drives that I have verified reading and writing.

Why am I not getting a useable copy of the disc?

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30 Aug 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

Just finished copying CD to CD using CDBurnerXP. Contents of both CDs checked. No problems.

Copy CD to CD or DVD to DVD-cdburnerxp.jpg

Obviously, there is nothing wrong with the program.

So recheck that both your drives can really write. Use a different quality media, try and then post a screenshot like above.( You may use CD-RW for the trial)

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30 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

Many would use something reliable like ImgBurn
Disk -> ISO -> Disk(s)
verify on
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31 Aug 2011   #4
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit

+1 for ImgBurn. Even though I have Nero, I now use this all the time. I am surprised that they still provide it for FREE.
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31 Aug 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

I've given up on CDBurnerXP.

I did copy a couple of discs using Imgburn but it is more complicated than I had hoped for.
1. I read a disc and it created TWO files, not an .ISO--name.bin and name.cue. For the Write it was a toss-up which to use.
2. Another disc did create an .ISO. That was okay. But when I looked at the disc contents there was an additional file--"Files ready to be written to the disc(1) - Desktop.ini. Whats with that?
3. It doesn't seem to have persistence. It wants to write to R: not S:. (Maybe that is a setting I need to adjust.)
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01 Sep 2011   #6

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

ImgBurn will want to default to
Music CDs : .bin, .cue files
Pure data (software) : .ISO
Video DVD: .ISO, .MDS (not with copyright protection)

I my experience you have to overide ImgBurn not to get the correct format.
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