1.    07 Sep 2016 #1
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Posts : 233
    Windows 10 Pro 1511

    Looking for a program

    Is there a program to check if a compilation of files (to burn on cd or dvd) will fill the disk to its maximum, if I make a too large compilation, the burning program will "say" it is too much, then have to start removing files and try again to burn.
    If I remove too much, then some disk space remains not used.
    Hope I made myself clear.
    Thanks for answers.
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  2.    07 Sep 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Crewe Cheshire
    Posts : 1,618
    windows 10

    Nearly all writing software will do that Nero is one of the best ad let's you over burn
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  3.    07 Sep 2016 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Forever West
    Posts : 4,081
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint

    In File Explorer [and Windows Explorer in earlier versions of Windows] I Select all the files desired then carefully right-click in the middle of the selection and click Properties, gives a total size. Then I compare that to the capacity of the disc to be used, just under 700MB for a CD-R and about 4.2GB for a DVD-R or DVD+R. The RW discs may take a bit less due to formatting, etc. If I have too much data selected I get to make the choice of what to leave out for use in another disc.
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  4.    07 Sep 2016 #4

    CDBurnerXP will do this and all similar burners will show you a graphical representation of space usage.
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  5.    07 Sep 2016 #5
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Covington, Louisiana
    Posts : 746
    Windows 10 1703 Pro 64

    I have used the free CDBurnerXP and it has a graft at the bottom showing how much space is being used and how much is left.

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  6.    07 Sep 2016 #6
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Maribor, Slovenia
    Posts : 9,946
    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)

    Another user of CDburnerXP, but it has been awhile since I last used it.

    Please be aware, that Opencandy is bundled with some version from developer site. At least it used to be.
    So I recommend download from Softpedia or Ninite. Better yet, use Unchecky.

    You can read review of free CD-DVD burner software at Techsupportalert (Gizmo site). Used to be my favorite...

    Instead of Ninite service (guarantee clean software) you could also use Chocolatey service. Kari made great tutorial for it.
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