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Can't copy WIN98 files to XP using CD

By yarwak1 ·
WIN98 & XP successfully initialize CDs, however:

WIN98 to XP - Data files written on WIN98 system. XP recognizes CD as mounted, but XP Windows Explorer sees the CD as empty.

XP to WIN98 - Data files written on XP system. WIN98 recognizes CD as mounted, Windows Explorer sees the XP files on the CD, lets me copy them to the HD, but will not let me copy a WIN98 file to the CD. It gives me a Windows Error Copying File message saying access denied that the CD is either full or write protected.

One site I went to suggested an MS patch for CD problems, but an attempt to install it produced a msg that the patch was already installed.

Advice would be appreciated....

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by aholbrook In reply to Can't copy WIN98 files to ...

check to see if they are two different file systems.
win 98 = fat32
xp could be fat 32 or ntfs

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by TheChas In reply to Can't copy WIN98 files to ...

Are these CD-R disks, or CD-RW disks?

For CD-RW disks, you need to have the SAME recording software on both PCs in order to transfer files.

The built-in CD software on XP is based on Roxio Easy CD Creator / DirectCD.

If you are using Easy CD Creator prior to version 5, or a different program on your W98 system, that is the root problem.

You need to either install Easy CD version 6 on the W98 system, or install the same revision of Nero or any other CD software on both PCs.

Then, you will need to format your RW disks using the new software.

I have no problems transferring files using CD-RW disks. However, I have Easy CD Creator 5 and the latest patches from Roxio installed on both my XP and W98 systems.


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by Juergen Hartl In reply to Can't copy WIN98 files to ...

What File system are you using on the CD-R?

If you are using a UDF system I agree with the answers above.
UDF you can use the cd like a harddrive.
Also make sure you are wrintg the files to CD - XP stores the files to be written to CD in a temporary location, but they show up when you open the CD-Drive in explorer.
If you are using CDFS - "normal" CD file system - it sould not make any difference what program you use to burn the CDs.
If you use CDFS are you creating Multi-session CDs - Yes, close the session.

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