Has anyone found a way to get rid of the read only attribute on a dvd/cd? The purpose of trying to put Outlook archive email on a DVD to save space on a server or PC is wasted since you can't change the read only. While it serves as a backup for the email, having to copy it back to your desktop or server to read the email is both time consuming and defeats the original purpose.
For me, Outlook (2003) will let me read Email in folders that are read-only. What happens if you try to open archived Email from a DVD?
As emerald wrote, once you write to the dvd/cd, it's fixed. That's how they work. If you need to read and write, buy a Flash drive (and make a backup copy; there are a lot of messages about failed Flash devices on the forums).
Thanks for the advice. I have over 100 people that use Outlook 2007, so I can't afford to buy them all sticks. Also, storage is limited on thier PCs, so I have the archives on the network. What I decided to do is purchase a USB DVD+RW portable to put each users archive files on. Once copied, I'll simply give them the DVD/RW disk and tell them to keep it in a safe place. If they need to view the archived email, they can check out the portable USB DVD+RW drive to read if from their pc. Then I can delete their archive from the server.