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Can I finalize a data CD without adding any more files?

Postby audiodrome on Mon Jun 12, 2006 7:34 pm

Is this possible with Nero 5?

Also is there any harm in leaving a data CD unfinalized?
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Postby audiodrome on Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:34 pm

If I choose "No Multisession," is that the same as finalizing?
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Postby burninfool on Mon Jun 12, 2006 10:12 pm

audiodrome wrote:If I choose "No Multisession," is that the same as finalizing?


Yes.
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Postby TCAS on Tue Jun 13, 2006 1:58 am

You can finalised disc at any completetion of writing stage.
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Postby CCampbell on Tue Jun 13, 2006 3:56 pm

No Multisession does not equal 'Finalizing' a CD/DVD.

If you do not finalize a CD, it does not affect the ability of devices to read the disc, such as CD-ROMs,DVD-ROMs, DVD Recorders, etc.

Only when you fail to close a session does it affect playback, as CD-ROM and DVD-ROM drives would not be able to read the disc. And Nero will always close a session, there is not option to leave a session open in Nero.

To close a CD or DVD without adding data, you must choose 'Continue Multiession'.

If you choose 'Start Multisession' or 'No Multisession' Nero will not allow a burn to begin unless you add data. And any data you had already written to the disc would be inaccesable as well, so 9 times out of 10 you would not wish to do this.

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Postby audiodrome on Wed Jun 14, 2006 8:24 am

So if my data CDRs were all set up for "no multisession," then I have nothing to worry about, even if they might not have all been finalized - I can just leave them as is, correct?
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Postby CCampbell on Wed Jun 14, 2006 12:51 pm

That depends on what you are trying to accomplish.

The disc will always be readable on any CD or DVD-Rom drive. And only the data you had last written to the disc will be seen when you insert the disc.
(Though you could use our Nero MultiSession Mounter to mount the previous sessions so you can access them from Windows Explorer, among other ways there are to retreived the data.)

There is definately nothing wrong with doing all your writes on a CD in Non-Multisession mode.

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Postby audiodrome on Wed Jun 14, 2006 9:37 pm

Thanks for the info
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