Further Back-up help required

  23790954 18:06 23 Apr 2007

I have both Acronis True Image 9, and Genie Home Back-up software installed on my computer. Having posted several messages recently re back-up, the one thing I cannot fathom out is this:-
Is there any way possible, when I transfer data from a PC to DVD, as back-up material, that I can actually put the DVD into the computer DVD player, and view the complete contents of the DVD without restoring it onto the system. I have spent all day today attempting to do this, but I have not found this possible, without actually restoring it on the system at the time.
I would like to place the DVD disc into the DVD player and actually read the complete contents of the disc.
Thanks again for any help given.

  Pineman100 18:13 23 Apr 2007

Do you mean you want to read the folder and file names, or every word of every file?

The former are easily checkable in My Computer. Click Start>My Computer, and you'll find your DVD drive listed under Devices with Removable Storage. Double-click on the drive icon and all the files/folders will be listed.

To open any of the files, double-click on it and its associated software will open. The file will then open.

I hope that's what you meant.

  pj123 14:53 24 Apr 2007

I don't think you can.

That's why I don't do a "backup" of my personal files and folders. I use Nero and just drag and drop to DVD/CD as required.

That way I can read from the DVD/CD and also just copy them back to my HDD if I need to.

My main System disk C: is also not "backed up" but is "cloned" to another (same size) hard disk, using xxclone from click here

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