Hi everybody, When I started to periodically copy selected images from the second internal disk, where they first reside, to DVD+R (as an additional safety measure) I was not aware that the DVDs should be closed (finalized). I went the default Roxio Easy Media Creator Basic way, which makes the disk appendable. Lately, I learned from this forum that the rescue TI environement requires DVDs to be finalized. I checked the archives stored on my appendable DVDs from rescue environement and they pass. Also went through the Recovery Wizard all the way down to Proceed, again without any error showing up. But I didn't carry out the restore proper, since these images are rather old and I have no spare hard disk for experimentation. On one of these appendable DVDs I now performed the "add files" routine, importing existing image files without really adding any, but this time selecting the option to close the disk when burning again. Seems to work, athough no difference is to be observed when I overview the image from rescue environment. Or from Windows Explorer, for that matter. My question is: should I perform this closing (finalizing) in the above described way, or am I in danger of ruining my milestone images? With all the confusion about various DVD burning techniques and without any experience from music or video, I'm plain uncertain. Thanks.