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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2005 6:11 pm    Post subject: partitioning cd-r's Reply with quote

hello, i'm a relative newbie to macs, but really like my mini. had it since may.

my question: when i try to save a file to a cd-r, i can save the first file, but appleworks won't let me save another-says cd is full. is there a partition operation i need to perform, or??? Confused Confused Confused i tried cd-rws, but didn't have any better luck. saves fine to hard drive, and it sounds funny, since i started with a commodore 64, but the standard hard drive 40 gig is not that big i wanted to clutter it up with journalling.

thanks for any help, and happy labor day!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2005 9:18 pm    Post subject: Re: partitioning cd-r's Reply with quote

raindrop wrote:
hello, i'm a relative newbie to macs, but really like my mini. had it since may.

my question: when i try to save a file to a cd-r, i can save the first file, but appleworks won't let me save another-says cd is full. is there a partition operation i need to perform, or??? Confused Confused Confused i tried cd-rws, but didn't have any better luck. saves fine to hard drive, and it sounds funny, since i started with a commodore 64, but the standard hard drive 40 gig is not that big i wanted to clutter it up with journalling.

thanks for any help, and happy labor day!

CD-R is one time wirte only as soon as the CD is closed You cant write on it any more.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2005 10:52 pm    Post subject: partitioning cd-r's Reply with quote

right. so, if i save one small file to a cd-r, does that mean i cannot save anymore? i know that a cd-r has a lot of storage on it, so i guess what i want to do then is to journal maybe three months worth, and then save to a cd-r and number and date it. would that work? i can't see having a one page (printed) file be the only file on a cd, y'know? if a cd-r will store enough data for 11 or 12 song downloads, it ought to store 3 months of my journals, cause that is only 90 pages or so of print. makes me wonder why anyone would buy cd-r's except for music downloads.....i'm still used to the 3.5 floppys...lol.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2005 11:20 pm    Post subject: Re: partitioning cd-r's Reply with quote

raindrop wrote:
right. so, if i save one small file to a cd-r, does that mean i cannot save anymore? i know that a cd-r has a lot of storage on it, so i guess what i want to do then is to journal maybe three months worth, and then save to a cd-r and number and date it. would that work? i can't see having a one page (printed) file be the only file on a cd, y'know? if a cd-r will store enough data for 11 or 12 song downloads, it ought to store 3 months of my journals, cause that is only 90 pages or so of print. makes me wonder why anyone would buy cd-r's except for music downloads.....i'm still used to the 3.5 floppys...lol.

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Just wait until you have enough files to make it worth while. Text files dont even take up that much space on your HD
You might be intrested in a USB Thumb Drive
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2005 11:27 am    Post subject: Re: partitioning cd-r's Reply with quote

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right. so, if i save one small file to a cd-r, does that mean i cannot save anymore?

At work (using Windows), we burn CDs but leave them "open", which allows us to come back later and add more files.

Apple's gotta have a way to do this too.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2005 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When it is open you cant read them. thumb drive is the way to go
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2005 11:48 am    Post subject: saving to cd-r's Reply with quote

thumb drive=one of those little flash drives that plug into a usb port? the ones i have seen in ads are about 75 bucks. i suppose price depends on size; i would want one that was approximately the size of a cd-r if i went that route. you are right-the text files don't take up much space on the hard drive; if i can only record once to the cd-r, then i will monitor the file size on my text file, and when it reaches just under 700 mg, i will drop it onto a cd-r. i don't think i will be buying more cd-r's-i bought 50 from best buy, and i bet they last me the rest of my life for text unless i step on them in the dark......Smile i really appreciate the knowledge!
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2005 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought a 1gb USB drive for 59.00, I keep a few things on it, like quicken, my address book, etc. With a 40gb drive I'd not worry about your journals filling it up - 40gb is a lot of text.
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