Finalize DVD-R

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I want to finalize old DVD-R discs. I had success with DVD+R discss with the simple command in discinfo in Nero, but not with DVD-R. How to do this if possible?
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Hi Tryggve Hell-

I apologize for not responding to your thread earlier but I had a long list of things to do yesterday, unrelated to Nero.

In general, when you burn a DVD-R or DVD+R disc, it is automatically finalized unless you specify a multisession disc. Why do you find it necessary to finalize these disc?
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Hi Wither

These DVD:s were recorded on a Philps recorder that broke down. At that time some of my recorded DVD:s had not been finalized, When I now try to play them on my new LG recorder it does not work as expected. I try to finalize them now in my PC and was successful with the DVD+R discs using the Nero software, but not with the DVD-R discs. I have tried to add a short file to them as I have seen recommended, but I have not been able to do this.
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Can you access the files on the discs via Windows Explorer? If so, would you post a screenshot that shows the content of a disc? I don't know what kind of disc the Philips recorder created.
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Where can I find Windows Explorer? Sorry I am not so familiar with my PC.
I sending this mail from Sweden, so we can have differences in time to be aware of. I also have got an advice to change to another PC with another DVD- player?
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If you're using Win 8x, it's called File Explorer.

I'll assume you have a desktop. Click on the microsoft logo (Start button) in the lower left hand side of the screen and select either My Computer or Computer. When that opens, you should see your disc drive. Double click on it and it should open a disc in the drive.

This is what mine looks like in Vista. I have 3 disc drives.

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hi Tryggve Helll,

It will actually depend on how your recorder recorded this DVD-R.

With Nero Video you can finalize a DVD-VR/-VFR (video mode)/+VR/+R or DVD+RW disc with videos.
The option can be found under Tools > Finalize Disc menu entry.

Best regards,
NeroUser
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My question was geared to finding out if what you mentioned is what he has.
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I have got some information by using Google. One way is to burn a short file to the disc and then finalize the disc. Another wave is to copy the disc completely to new disc and finalize the new disc. I have tried the first method by not succeeded to add a file. I do not think I can save my discs. I shall now take a break with this topic

Bye for now.
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Hi Nerouser

I have used a trial version of Nero 2014 for my work with my discs, Do you think that Nero Video is a better for my work. The trial versions have perhaps not complete tools either?
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Did you try what NeroUser suggested in Nero Video? Open Nero Video, Click on Tools, Finalize Disc.

Are you able to do what I requested in regards to getting a snapshot of what's on the disc?
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I do not have the Nero Video software for the moment only Nero Burning ROM ( I said Nero 2014 before, which was wrong.)

I cannot get information on an unfinalized DVD-R as you asked for. It seems as the PC considers the disc as blank. In the Disc info mode in my Nero Burning ROM trial version it says that the sessions are open.

A correct DVD-R shows files Video_TS, Video_TS.BUP, Video_TS.IFO and files as VTS_01_0;BUP, VTS_01_0.INF, VTS_01_1 and VTS_01_2
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I had a feeling this is the situation. thanks for the information.

A correct DVD-R shows what you said if it was burned as a DVD-Video. However, it may been been burned as an Editable DVD as described by NeroUser.

Open Burning Rom and select DVD-ROM (UDF). Click on New. Click on View and select Browsers. The equivalent of Windows Explorer should should up and show all the drives on your system. If you click on your optical drive with one of your discs in it, does it show any files or folders?
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Yes I see the files but burn now is ghosted out?
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This is an old thread on finalizing a disc. it sounds like you have a different problem. Please start a new thread and provide more details about your problem.
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Hi
The answer is no.

The only answer I get is in the Disc info mode in Nero Burning ROM, which says:

Dvd-sessiom
The session is open
Trace 01: 0 31 744 KB unknown (mode 1)
Trace 02: 15888 4 330 080KB (mode )
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Hi Tryggve,

You can try either the Nero Video 2014 trial version or the Nero 2014 trial version.

Best regards,
NeroUser
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Hi NeroUser

I have now downloaded a trial version for Nero Video 2014. I now need some advice to handle this software to finalize my DVD-R,

Best Regards
Tryggve Hell
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As I mentioned earlier, With a disc in your drive, open Nero Video. In the opening screen, click on Tools. Select Finalize disc.
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Sorry. It does not work.
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Download the trial version of Recode 2014 and install it. When you open it, select Import DVD Structure. Click on the drive with one of your discs in it. Does it display the type of folder on the disc? If it does, a screenshot would be helpful.
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There is no trial version of Recode 2014. I do not know if it is worth buying Recode.
I have already two versions on trial.Are there other trial versions of Nero software equivalent to Recode?
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Whoops! You're correct. Sorry about that.

The best I can tell you is to download\install the Nero 2014 trial version. I don't know if you can install it with the other trial versions installed.
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I am now back after the weekend and have the Nero 2014 version. When I use the Nereo Recode part it says: could not find any correct DVD-structure. I think we are close to giving up this topic.
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I am back after the weekend and have the Nero 2014 version. When I tried in the Recode part as you suggested the answer is: Could not find any correct DVD-structure. I think we are close to give up this problem.
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One more thing to try which is something you mentioned earlier-

Open Nero Express Select Copy, Copy Disc. Try to copy one of your discs. If it works, is it finalized?

Please note that you can send an e-mail to tech support at techsupport@nero.com on this issue.
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I have done as you said. When reading the disc an error message came up: unrepairable reading error in block 0:2.0. I pressed on the button "Ignore that". The copying process was however stopped.
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Pick a couple more at random and try it. If that doesn't work, open the Rescue Agent. Let it do a fast scan to see it can recover the files.
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Sorry. It did not work.