View Full Version : DirectCD

08-12-2002, 01:17 PM
I used to have a program called DirectCD which allowed me to use Windows Explorer to easily just drag files from their places onto the CD, just like i would copy and paste any file from anywhere.

It was a lot easier than using some program like HP-CD Writer or Nero or something like that, because I could work with the files on the cd just like i did any other files on the hard drive when moving them from directory to directory.

When I moved from Win95 to WinXP way back last year, DirectCD stopped working. Even when I reinstall it, it does not work.

Therefore I have been forced to revert to other, less flexible programs to make cd's.

HP CD-Writer is probably the worst because it continously fails to make cd's.

I just recently got CloneCD, which is an excellent program, but it only copies cd's, it does not have the ability to create a cd from files on your hd, unless that file is a cd image file from a cd you are trying to copy.

So anyways, does anyone here have DirectCD? Do you know if there is an update I can download somewhere that will enable it to work under WinXP? Because I really would like this program....it is my favorite program to make cd's with unless I am making a music cd. If I am making a music cd, I like Easy CD Creator....unfortunately that also was rendered useless with the upgrade to XP, so I must revert to the horrible HP CD-Writer software.

Anyways, so anyone know of any downloads I can get to update my DirectCD to work with XP?

08-12-2002, 01:39 PM
My cdrw is a HP and it came with the same system.....worked under 95/98 but choked on 2k.......

When upgrading I went to the HP website and downloaded new versions of the software...

I think the newer versions were written by Veritas.......and they were free to download (about 7MB each)

I downloaded 2 of the programs........."Record Now" which is a bog standard CDRW program...and "Drive Letter Access" (DLA) which does the same as your DirectCD....

IMHO...these programs are beeter than the ones that shipped with my drive (I think those were written by Adaptec).....DLA is simpler to use.......

08-12-2002, 07:13 PM
I have a CD-RW, but it always crashes in the middle of writing to the CD (95% of the time), so I just gave up with it.

08-12-2002, 08:38 PM
DirectCD comes with Easy CD Creator, does it not? If it does, you need version 5, along with a patch from http://www.roxio.com/

08-13-2002, 09:37 AM
that HP DLA program works great. thanks Fordy.

08-14-2002, 10:57 AM
It's now called Roxio. If you have an HP burner however than HP drivers should work.