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    DVD reading

    Hi,
    I'm using Nero 5.5 to make backups to DVD. I do this regularly from the same directories until the DVD is filled.
    I want to read some data from a previous update. How do I go about this? Do I need some extra software or can I do it with what I've got?
    Thanks for your help

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    Re: DVD reading

    Since you are backing up from the same directories, are you overwriting a previous copy? If so, then previous data is not available. When you have updated files that have been previously saved you need to backup to different media if you want each backup to be available.

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    Re: DVD reading

    Usually a backup program has (and requires) its own restore program, but if the backup was simply copying the files over to the DVD, you probably can access the files from Windows Explorer.

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    Re: DVD reading

    Edited by Bigaldoc to add URL code.[/i] See the Quick Guide or 1-Click TagPanel.

    Nah, I knew you were all wrong ;-) <img src=/S/aflame.gif border=0 alt=aflame width=16 height=16>
    I found this software: http://www.cdroller.com/htm/selector.htm
    It does exactly what I was after.
    The information (previous sessions) are all there. Even Nero displays the sessions, it just doesn't show the data in the session. But here's a way.
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    Re: DVD reading

    As you can see, I edited your post to fix the URL in order to possibly assist another Lounger in the future. I hope your software find works out for you, but it really wasn't necessary to "blow-torch" a couple of guys in the process. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: DVD reading

    I suspect everyone else interpreted your question as I did, that you were asking how to restore the *last* backup, since I've never used a backup app that doesn't allow reviewing previous sessions. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>
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    Re: DVD reading

    Oh I see.
    I am just using standard Ner 5.5. I think it does quite a good job as a backup tool; it's fast, finds changed files quickly and reliably and I haven't had any reliability problems. The CDs or DVDs it creates I can read anywhere.
    But for looking at previous backups sessions by itself it's no good.
    Perhaps I should look at some other backup tool? Is there one that everyone swears by?
    Thanks for your help.
    Peter

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    Re: DVD reading

    I don't know about personal backup software, but business software tends to create a huge catalog on the hard drive so you can find stuff from earlier backup sessions without having to load all the tapes and comb through them. While there is a trade-off in disk usage, you might look for this feature.

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    Re: DVD reading. Nero can do it

    I haven't tried it yet, but it seems that Nero do have some software that can access data from an earlier session on a multi session disk. To quote their supprt person:
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    Use the Multimounter and after finalizing you can see all files.

    There are two versions of the Multimounter:
    For Windows 2000 and XP please download Multimounter_2k_XP.zip.
    For Windows 98, 98SE and ME please download Multimounter_9x.zip.
    You can download both files from
    http://www.nero.com/us/631940720275822.html
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    Hope this helps anyone else trying to do what I'm doing.
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    Re: DVD reading. Nero can do it

    Nero's website tutorials are a bit unclear as to which version each tutorial relates to , but if <A target="_blank" HREF=ftp://ftp6.nero.com/Support_doc/PDF-Backup/RestoreBackupOriginalLocation.pdf>this tutorial</A> is for 5.5, pages 4 - 7 seem to state you can select a backup file and drill down to a folder and specifc file to restore through Nero's own software.
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