Files ready to be written to disk?

I have two dvd r/w drives. If I put an empty dvd or cd into either of them I am met with "Files Ready to Be Written to the Disc" and it lists many files. Some of these files are years old and have nothing to do with the task at hand. How do I configure my PC to show only what is on my disc when inserted? I am simply trying to drag many photos from dvd drive G to dvd drive H without interference.
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Paul SauvéConnect With a Mentor RetiredCommented:
in Windows Explorer, please go here: C:\Users\'USER NAME'\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Burn and you should find a folder called Temporary Burn Folder.

open it and delete all the files...
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Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
this will also work (%userprofile% is called an environment variable):
 %userprofile%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Burn
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THANKS HEAPS EXPERTS!
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Need-a-ClueRESEARCHERAuthor Commented:
THANKS
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Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
do you plan to close the question, or do you still have problems with this?
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Need-a-ClueRESEARCHERAuthor Commented:
Hello Paul,

I cannot find the Temporary Burn Folder.
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Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
what version of windows do you have on your PC?
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Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
in any case, right-click on one of the files you see in the "Files Ready to Be Written to the Disc" list and select Properties

you should see the entry Location. let the cursor rest over the location and you will see the exact path to the Burn folder.
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Need-a-ClueRESEARCHERAuthor Commented:
I did get to the folder "BURN", but it shows empty. To clarify, when I click on "H" the drive with a blank CD it then shows the "files ready to be burnt". Where do I go to from here?
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Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
i think that they are 'ghost' files from previous 'burns'

simply select the files and delete them―that should take care of the problem
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Anonymous 4AreasonCommented:
If Microsoft went through all the trouble of creating these nagging balloons and so-called session folder for the purpose of burning, the least Microsoft could've done was input an additional explanation inside the same balloon or another mouse-over, once the Windows Explorer folder opens after clicking the balloon, which further explains that these particular files are just copies of the original simply cached in this location, and that deleting these files does not delete the originals.

Better yet, Microsoft could've certainly created a pop-up option asking the user if they would like to discard these files from the cache if they no longer wish to burn them.

Just another one Microsoft's insidious yet unnecessary quirks that they could've easily solved during before bringing the OS to market. Which again, only proves just how little Microsoft actually cares about end users.

I'm so sick of Microsoft's nonsense and lack of proper attention to things like this. They call themselves software engineers and yet with the hundreds of thousands of employees Microsoft has, they expect us to believe that they couldn't have addressed these types of issues prior to OS inception?!-------Palease!

Whatever happened to the Windows mantra ("This is my PC simplified")?

If non-engineer end users can pick up on these types of problems as soon as they're encountered, then why should we believe that multiple teams of system engineers, whom work day in and day out for this monopoly of a company, could not reach the same conclusion?!

Oh wait, I know why-------because Microsoft's CEO didn't want it on the company agenda because he truly doesn't give a crap about it's end-user base, despite Microsoft's often-touted hoopla to the contrary!
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Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
@Anonymous 4Areason
try mac or android OSs
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