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Backups to CD-RW in XP

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I was given the task of backing up files to a CD-RW drive. When I tried to go directly to the drive, the backup software would not recognize the drive. I ended up pointing to C:Documents and Settings\%currentuser%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\CDBurn. When a file or folder is placed into this folder XP detects that there are files ready to burn to the CD-RW and lets the user know that the files are ready to burn. The user then clicks on "Copy Files to CD."

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This was first published in April 2003

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