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    I burn audio files successfully using Toast, but when I try to make back-up data CD's (of files/folders on my hard drive) using Toast, it doesn't work for me.

    I should be able to drag and drop files and/or folders from my hard drive into Toast and burn a data CD, right? But when I put the CD back in my burner or CD-ROM to access the files/folders, neither drive recognizes the CD or contents. My CD-ROM spits the disc back out, my burner does nothing - no disc icon or message shows up (in either burner or CD-ROM).

    What am I doing wrong?

    Thanks!

    Tom

    p.s. Mac OS 9.1, Toast Titanium, EZQuest Boa CD burner, Apple 24X CD-ROM, XLR8 G3/400 (7300)

    [This message has been edited by Thomas (edited 11 March 2003).]

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    Are you verifying the discs after you burn 'em?

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    Are you moving the files to the "data" area - or the "CD/mp3" area to burn? - Randy

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    Yes, I do go thru the "verify" process after burning the CD.

    When I open Toast, I first select the "data" icon and then I drag the folder (or files, whichever the case may be) into the area specified in the Toast window. I then burn, verify, and eject. Then, no matter which drive I put the newly burned CD in (either the CD burner or my Mac's CD-ROM) nothing happens.

    Maybe I should try different burn speeds just to see what happens? Maybe burning slower will yield different (better) results?

    Confused,

    Tom

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    Update:

    I just burned a CD at a slower speed (10x instead of 32x) and chose "MAC OS Extended" (instead of MAC OS CD) from the data pop-up box in Toast - and after I burned it and put it in CD-ROM, it was recognized! Yippee!

    Now, is it the slower speed or the disc selection responsible for the success?

    Tom

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    Make sure that the media you are using supports faster burn speeds, too.

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