unable to back-up to a DVD+RW that I have been using before.

I can use files on the disk and i can write to the disk with file explorer. I can backup to a USB device. I formatted a new disk and could not use it for back up. Get the error message unable to use CD.

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  • splasher
    splasher SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
    I don't have a solution, but I am wondering, do you use multiple DVD+RW discs and rotate between them?
    If not, you do realize what happens if it goes bad, ALL of your recent backups are gone.
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  • I am retired from IBM programming development for 30 years and i still don't trust computers. I back up to the DVD and a USB memory stick. I just backed the data to a CD-R and it worked fine. But when i did it to a new DVD-RW i got the same old message "Quicken cannot back up to this CD" I can restore a file from my regular DVD-RW/
  • splasher
    splasher SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
    Once again, not an answer, but I wonder if it is a difference between the pluses and minuses (in the DVD type) and the way that Quicken reacts to them?
    -splasher  using Q since 1996 -  Subscription  -  Win10
    -also older versions as needed for testing
    -Questions? Check out the  Quicken Windows FAQ list
  • My main point is that i have been using the disk for at least 3 years. If something is wrong with the disk then the problem should go away with a new disk. If there is something wrong with the drive the problem should stay,
  • GeorgeD
    GeorgeD Member
    Here's what worked for me. I did not pre-format the DVD-R. I put it in the drive as it is right out of the box and ran the backup in Quicken. Backed up without a problem. When I pre-formatted the DVD I got the "cannot backup to this cd" message.
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