Sharing a CD-R

By Silverhand ยท 5 replies
Aug 14, 2004
  1. Hello everyone :)

    I would like to know if it is possible to share a CD writer on my network.

    I have two pc's, both running WinXP Home. Only one of them has a CD writer and I am wanting to copy backup music files from the pc that doesn't have the burner to the one that does.

    I can see the CD-R drive on my network and it is set to shared but when I try to actually access it I get an error message saying something like "\\name\e is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this resource...Incorrect function."

    Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks :)
  2. Goalie

    Goalie TS Booster Posts: 616

    You can share data from a drive. If you put a data CD in the burner (already written), when you try to access the drive you'll see the files (fancy that).

    To the best of my knowledge, you can't share the burning capability as such, though.
  3. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Maniac Posts: 2,244

    there is a way to do this but not like you are wanting(as far as I know) but you can go to the machine with the burner and burn files from elsewhere on the network from shared directories.
  4. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Yes you can.
    Download "Nero Net" that allows you to burn CD's over a network.
    look here:
  5. Goalie

    Goalie TS Booster Posts: 616

    I stand (happily) corrected.
  6. Silverhand

    Silverhand TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Great Realblackstuff! Thanks ever so much :)

    Thanks also for the other feedback Goalie and Stormbringer :)
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