For some reason I can't reply to the already started thread. Sorry about repeating the question here. The original question asks how to emulate a CD-R drive. I'm running into the same problem: I have a Sony Vaio which has a "Recovery Wizard" for backing up. However, when I launch it it expects you to have [bold]nine[/bold] blank CD-Rs available. I back up pretty regularly and rather continuously rewrite CD-RW's, I'd rather back up to a remote HDD. I've used tried DiskJuggler and it doesn't seem to have what I'm looking for. Are there any recommendations for a Virtual CD-R/W out there? Something that can be written to by something other than the CD-R emulating software?