DVD---R/RW; Files from last back up show up on New DVD disk

I just backed up 4 folders full of files to one 4.7GB DVD.  When I put in a New DVD, to file new folders, the 4 folders from the first DVD show up, and I can open the files in them.  What is Happening here? and how can I prevent this?

TIA,

Jess
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sunray_2003Commented:
What OS is this ?

Once removing the DVD in which you wrote the files, can you open MY computer and then refresh that page and then insert the new DVD and see what happens ?

How exactly are you viewing the files in the DVD ?

SR
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JessPAuthor Commented:
OS is XP PRO.

I refreshed with no DVD in the drive and I can still access the folders.  Anyother ideas?  the DVD is the E Drive.
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sunray_2003Commented:
after removing the DVD that you had written , can you go into my computer and still see anything ?

are you sure the DVD that you are inserting second is blank ?

can you test that in another computer ?
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JessPAuthor Commented:
It should be blank, I can't test it no other DVD Drives available.  AT minimum, it should not have the exact same files that I put on the first disk.
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improveyourpcCommented:
JessP
 Are you sure your not actually accessing a temporary directory that your burning software may have used? May be a dumb question, but I had to ask :)
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JessPAuthor Commented:
Where would that TEMP DIR be, I cut and pasted from an External Drive right to DVD?
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JessPAuthor Commented:
When I click on the Empty DVD-RW E:  the files show up.
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improveyourpcCommented:
The temp directory depends on the software you are using to burn the files. Have you tried disconnecting the external drive and restarting your pc without it attached?
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JessPAuthor Commented:
The temp directory depends on the software you are using to burn the files. Have you tried disconnecting the external drive and restarting your pc without it attached?


WHAT What this Show?
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improveyourpcCommented:
JessP,

"Where would that TEMP DIR be, I cut and pasted from an External Drive right to DVD?" I assumed from this post that you were accessing these files from a secondary external drive. If this is the case, I was suggesting disconnecting the external drive temporarily (rebooting once into windows without it attached) to see if your problem would clear. I only suggest this due to the fact that the data you are seeing has to be cached somewhere if you keep seeing it.
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JessPAuthor Commented:
Thanks improve, I will give it a try today.
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JessPAuthor Commented:
It was the TEMP DIR--thanks, I fixed it
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improveyourpcCommented:
Your welcome! Glad we could help!
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