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    blank disk doesn't appear on the desktop
    I want to back up documents on to CD-RW but when I insert a blank disk, it doesn't appear on the desktop, so how can find it in the system? I'm using Panther with my iBook G4 which is nearly three years old.

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    You should be able to access the disc via Disk Utility.
    Once there you can format it and prepare it for accepting data.
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    Thanks for this suggestion. I tried it, but there isn't any menu option for formatting the disk. And it's telling me that the disk is not writable. I got the same result with a CD-R as with the CD-RW.
    DavidPV

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    Can you access it through Finder?
    Check the finder preferences to make sure you have set to show CDs etc on the desktop and the finder side bar.
    S
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    Thanks - I figured it out now. I went into system preferences and changed the setting for there for what to do with CDs.

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