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"Di" <Di@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> When I try to copy to a cd, a message will come up that the disk is
> protected and I can't write to it again. I have just tried to copy
> from a cd
> to a cd-rw and the disc is now write protected, making it useless as I
> to delete things off it and write new things onto it. I have found
> that not finalizing the cd allows me to continue writing to it but
> with some
> copying it doesn't ask. How do I remove the write protection from the
> cd-rewritable disc?
Copy the files off the CD into a temp directory on your hard drive.
Erase the CD-R[W] media. Write the files back onto the CD-R[W] media
but this time do NOT finalize the session so you can add subsequent
sessions to mark files as deleted (the TOC in the new session marks the
old file as deleted but that doesn't physically remove the file but
instead just removes access to it).
If you want the CD-RW (must be writable) to act like a big floppy, you
need to get CD burning software that supports UDF (universal data
format) packet writing, like InCD from Nero or DirectCD from Easy CD
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