Unable to delete file on CD-RW



marvo
07-10-2005, 12:40 AM
Running XP & I save files on a CD-RW. When I tried to delete
a file on the CD I got an error messae saying that the file
was read protected. How can I delete that file.
thanks .......marvo

Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers
07-10-2005, 12:40 AM
Hi,

You can only selectively delete files on a CDRW if you wrote them with UDF
(packet writing) software. You cannot do this with the native burning
utility. You can only erase the whole disk.

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Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"marvo" <marvonospam@spamcop.net> wrote in message
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> Running XP & I save files on a CD-RW. When I tried to delete
> a file on the CD I got an error messae saying that the file
> was read protected. How can I delete that file.
> thanks .......marvo
>
>

Rock
07-10-2005, 12:40 AM
marvo wrote:

> Running XP & I save files on a CD-RW. When I tried to delete
> a file on the CD I got an error messae saying that the file
> was read protected. How can I delete that file.
> thanks .......marvo
>
>

In addition to Rick's reply see this excellent primer on using CDR/RW in
XP by the late Alex Nichol, MVP: http://aumha.org/win5/a/xpcd.htm

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Rock
MS MVP Windows - Shell/User

NobodyMan
07-10-2005, 12:43 AM
On Sun, 22 May 2005 19:53:49 -0400, "marvo" <marvonospam@spamcop.net>
wrote:

>Running XP & I save files on a CD-RW. When I tried to delete
>a file on the CD I got an error messae saying that the file
>was read protected. How can I delete that file.
>thanks .......marvo
>
Using XP tools, you CAN'T delete a single file from a CDRW. You must
erase the entire CDRW.

If you want a file-by-file type CDRW, where you can add/delete files
at will, then you need to get a third-party packet writing program.
The big players in that game are Roxio and Nero.

Yves Leclerc
07-10-2005, 12:43 AM
Roxio has Drag to Disk (DirectCD).
Ahead (makers of Nero) has InCD.

"NobodyMan" <none@none.net> wrote in message
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> On Sun, 22 May 2005 19:53:49 -0400, "marvo" <marvonospam@spamcop.net>
> wrote:
>
>>Running XP & I save files on a CD-RW. When I tried to delete
>>a file on the CD I got an error messae saying that the file
>>was read protected. How can I delete that file.
>>thanks .......marvo
>>
> Using XP tools, you CAN'T delete a single file from a CDRW. You must
> erase the entire CDRW.
>
> If you want a file-by-file type CDRW, where you can add/delete files
> at will, then you need to get a third-party packet writing program.
> The big players in that game are Roxio and Nero.
>


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