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Author Topic: IDEA : sort files within folder/subfolder for later burning on DVD  (Read 5765 times)

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Hi,

I am looking for a simple program - preferably freeware - that does the following : I have a folder that holds all my downloaded software installers, currently around 6GB.  I'd like to burn them on a set of single layer DVD, without being zipped, and if possible, burn newly downloaded files on the space available on the last DVD, or on a next DVD.  I have tried several commercial backup programs : Genie Backup, Backup4all 3 and 4, Titan Backup, they either lack this function or have nasty bugs.  The closest think I can find is a Mac freeware : http://photography.s...eant.org/dvdspanner/.

I also tried Ignition from KC Software, which doesn't seem to work, and also includes a nasty adware (whose installation can be optionnally stopped).

Thanks !
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« Last Edit: April 09, 2009, 04:35:28 AM by MerleOne »

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Re: IDEA : sort files within folder/subfolder for later burning on DVD
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2009, 04:19:23 AM »
Hehehe...I was just about to suggest that.

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Re: IDEA : sort files within folder/subfolder for later burning on DVD
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2009, 04:36:44 AM »
Thanks both !  I'll try it and let you know.
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Re: IDEA : sort files within folder/subfolder for later burning on DVD
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2009, 04:44:11 AM »
Also check out SizeMe (mentioned before on the forums but can't find the thread)

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Re: IDEA : sort files within folder/subfolder for later burning on DVD
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2009, 05:00:56 AM »
Also check out SizeMe (mentioned before on the forums but can't find the thread)

SizeMe seems the closest to what I want so far, because I can use an external burning software (Nero).  But it's just the start of the evaluation...  Thanks !

Update on 2009-04-10 : I will definitely go with SizeMe, because of the possibility of drag'n'dropping the optimized structure to any DVD burning program.  Ignition, which I finally saw how to use, requires VSO's copy2DVD, not free.

Thanks all !
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« Last Edit: April 10, 2009, 04:05:31 PM by MerleOne »

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Re: IDEA : sort files within folder/subfolder for later burning on DVD
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2009, 10:49:36 PM »
Here's a list of few more programs to sort a directory before burning to a cd/dvd:

Directory Splitter - http://www.softpedia...ctory-Splitter.shtml

File Sift - http://www.charlesbr...dt.com/filesift.html

CD Creator - http://www.afterdawn..._tools/cdcreator.cfm

HardLink - http://photo.net/dig...arkroom-forum/00Etbl

Mikessplitdir - http://www.cogit.net...ps/mikessplitdir.exe

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Re: IDEA : sort files within folder/subfolder for later burning on DVD
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2009, 10:50:23 AM »
Thanks for sharing this. The first 4 have a way of doing this that I like less than SizeMe : they move files or create hardlinks (a lesser problem). SizeMe doesn't change the structure to be burned.  I have yet to try the last one.
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Re: IDEA : sort files within folder/subfolder for later burning on DVD
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2009, 09:08:01 AM »
Original hardlink hasn't been UNICODE-aware (and it is strange, because it was one little step to), so I slightly adjust it and put here.
It needs other VC's dlls than original: mfc71u.dll and msvcr71.dll.