I've formatted (full not quick) a CD-RW. I add files to it, they write and I can access them later. But when I close down, come back, they're gone. Also, I get a message sometimes that the disk isn't formatted, but I went through the formatting process. I'm afraid to put anything on a CD now for fear I'll lose data. Any advice?
Yes, I was just using the disc for "working files"; not valuable stuff but still it's a little odd that the files just disappear. Also, it's as if the computer doesn't "remember" that it was formatted. The disc label gets lost also.
When I put a CD-RW disk in that has been formatted with Roxio's DirectCD, my PC doesn't recognize it and won't even allow me to eject the CD unless I launch the DirectCD software before inserting the CD, or put the software on the CD when it is created. The default Windows setup doesn't recognize the format.