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How to Resume Burning a Set of Image Files with BINGBURN

If you ever encounter system, hardware, or other problems while burning a set of image files using BINGBURN, you don't have to begin burning the whole set of files from the first disc. BINGBURN lets you pick up where you left off. That is, BINGBURN can resume operation on any image file and/or CD-R/RW or DVD-R/RW disc specified.

To use this feature, first note that whether you have created your image files with BootIt NG, Image for Windows, Image for Linux, or Image for DOS, the image files were named in the following order of creation:

.IMG
.001
.002
.003
[etc.]

In order for BINGBURN to begin burning anywhere but on the first image file and/or disc, you need to specify both the image file extension number (the "Start File", as seen on the BINGBURN interface) and the disc number (the "Vol"). For example, if you had been burning one image file per disc and you wanted to pick up on the third disc, you would use "Start File: 2" and "Vol: 3". This is because (presumably) you had already burned these discs:

.IMG Disc 1 Already burned
.001 Disc 2 Already burned
.002 Disc 3 Picking up here (Start File 2, Vol 3)

As another example, if you had been burning two image files per disc and you wanted to pick up on the fourth disc, you would use "Start File: 6" and "Vol: 4":

.IMG .001 Disc 1 Already burned
.002 .003 Disc 2 Already burned
.004 .005 Disc 3 Already burned
.006 .007 Disc 4 Picking up here (Start File 6, Vol 4)

If you use this feature of BINGBURN, you are advised to check the disc contents afterward (to ensure that everything is as it should be). You should see the correct image filename(s) in the root directory of the disc (in the examples above, that would be "[image name].002" on disc 3, and "[image name].006 and [image name].007" on disc 4, respectively). You should also go back one disc in the set, to ensure continuity.


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