I was trying to find the easiest way to make simple backups on Win/XP when I discovered that the DOS XCOPY command will apparently run in a Command Prompt window. So I made a batch file that copied a folder (with a bunch of subfolders and files) to my CD-RW drive. It seemed to work, but when I took the disk to my Windows/ME machine it wouldn't read it. Then I took the disk back to my Win/XP machine and it only found one subfolder when I had written a half a dozen of them. Both machines gave a message that said that the disk had an error, but this is a relatively new disk that I had just formatted on the XP machine last week so I suspect that something else is going on. Finally, when I was using the CD-RW drive on the XP machine last week, it gave me an option called "Make Disk Compatible" when I got done, but it didn't give me that option today after the XCOPY. SOOO, does anybody know what's going on here?
1. Is XCOPY supposed to work on a CD-RW drive on WIN/XP? or is there some reason why it won't?
2. I'll try another disk tomorrow just in case it really is a read error. But if I get the same result, what other explanations could there be for this error?
Thanks for any response.