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  1. I have a folder (around 15 GB) containing sub-folders and many files that I would like to burn to 4.7 GB DVD-Rs with ImgBurn.

    Are there any utilities that will automatically split this folder by creating copies locally into separate folders of 4.7 GB chunks, which I can then manually burn to DVD-R with ImgBurn?

    Ideally, something that is free, actively supported and preserves the folders/files "as is".



  2. It's always written but the creation date can't be after the modified or last access date/time (and there's code in place to ensure that can't happen).


    Would that fit with the files you're seeing issues with?


    If you enable the 'Allow Non-Compliant File Creation Dates' option on the Advanced -> Restrictions -> UDF tab, the program will behave differently.


    Maybe you'll find this thread useful?




    Many thanks for this useful explanation - it perfectly explains the created date/time behaviour of files (and folders) on my discs.  I wasn't aware this functionality was present and by design.  But now I know what to expect and why it happens, I'm happy leaving it as is, knowing my disc is compliant to the UDF standards.  :)

  3. Yes. Not all file systems support those time stamps. Sometimes the OS will make it up based on values from other fields.


    Could there be a possiblity that there is a bug in ImgBurn, where in some cases the creation date/time for a file is sometimes not written out to the disc when UDF 2.01 is used?

  4. Yes. Not all file systems support those time stamps. Sometimes the OS will make it up based on values from other fields.


    I thought that if UDF 2.01 was used, then the created date/time would be the same on the CD-R as the source file on the hard drive?


    I looked at a DVD-R I burned using the same settings, and some files have the created date/time preserved, whereas other files on the same disc have the created date/time shown as the modified date/time.  So the behaviour does not seem to be consistent?

  5. I made a data CD-R with ImgBurn, using ISO9660, Joliet and UDF 2.01.  With each file on the disc, the created date/time shows the same as the modified date/time.  Is this correct?

    This is not the case with the files I have on my hard drive (that I burnt to CD-R).  I have "Use File Date & Time Selected".  I am using Windows XP SP 3.


    Thanks for making ImgBurn, it is much appreciated.

  6. If an ISO file is burned to a DVD-R, then recreated as an ISO from the DVD-R, will the new ISO file be exactly the same as the original?


    Here is what I did:


    1) Downloaded Linix Mint ISO from http://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=106.

    2) Checked the MD5 hash for this file was same as given on the Linux Mint site (using WinMD5Free from http://www.winmd5.com) - it was.

    3) The ISO was burnt to DVD-R using ImgBurn

    4) Later, I recreated the ISO (just as a test) on the hard drive from the DVD-R, using ImgBurn.


    I found that the ISO created with ImgBurn in step 4 was different to the ISO I download in step 1 (MD5 hash values are totally different).  Could you please advise is this normal?  Why should both files be different, if the ImgBurn ISO was effectively created from the downloaded ISO (via the DVD-R)?



  7. I made a data DVD-R with ImgBurn, using ISO9660 and UDF. With each file on the disc, the created date/time shows the same as the modified date/time. Is this correct?


    This is not the case with the files I have on my hard drive (that I copied to DVD-R). I have "Use File Date & Time Selected".

  8. Assume I go to "Write files/folders to disc" and add a folder with "Browse for a folder...". Is there any way to specify folders and files to be excluded?


    For example, is it possible to say "Add all folders and files from C:\Internet Downloads\, but exclude the file Large_File.zip that is in there."?

  9. ImgBurn was able to show the media code for some Sony DVD-Rs I have. However, I tried it with a couple of different brands of CD-Rs (Kodak and Tesco) and it did not show any media code. Is it that all CD-Rs don't have media codes, or just some CD-Rs?


    If a disc does not have a media code, then how does ImgBurn determine what the maximum write speed would be for that particular media?

  10. I notice DVD-R discs I have burnt in the past with Nero 7 Essentials use ISO9660 and Joliet. However, ImgBurn defaults to ISO9660 and UDF. Could you please advise which of these would be best to use for general burning of files for backup, or should I choose a different one?

  11. Under Advanced->Dates->Folder/File Dates, does this setting effect the Created stamp and/or the Modified stamp?


    In the past when copying files to some anther drive, the created date is normally set to the date/time the copy occurred and the actual modified date copied from the file. Is this how ImgBurn works?


    Also, when burning discs and the the source files are on a NTFS formatted device, will the time stamps be accurately preserved on the burnt disc? Considering issues such as Daylight Savings Time, Time Zones, differences in filing systems etc. e.g. If a file was created at 10:01am on the hard drive and burnt to a DVD-R, will it show as 10:01am on the burnt disc?

  12. I used ImgBurn to create an image of a multi-session DVD-R I created (originally burnt with Nero 7 Essentials). Two issues I noticed:


    1) After it has got to 100%, it was still working for several minutes before the operation was finally completed. What would be going on at that point?


    2) The resultant .bin file file was 7.62GB! Could you please advise why is the file so large, as the disc is only 4.7GB capacity (and then not entirely full)?


    I verified the source disc successfully with ImgBurn and can access files on the disc fine.

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