Removing write protection from dvd-r Tags: DVD Writers Write Protection Format Storage Last response: November 18, 2009 12:59 AM in Storage Share jcruz November 17, 2009 4:24:18 PM i recorded some files into a DVD-R which i would like now to erase. i cannot format the disk because it says write-protected. how can i remove the write protection? More about : removing write protection dvd r_manic a b G Storage November 18, 2009 12:59:26 AM Errr I think you're confused. DVD-RWs are the only DVDs that are rewritable. DVD-Rs are write-once, read-many only. While DVD-RWs are write-many, read-many. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !