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can i alter read only files that are on a cd-r?

by candice99usa / October 17, 2007 8:44 AM PDT

I'm helping a friend do a second edition of a book of poetry they had published and the copy i'm editing is on a cd-r so i won't ruin the original. This is a copy of the first edition. Everytime I make changes to it it says "read only" and won't save it. I know zero about computers I'm a writer. I'm in the middle of a move and my computer is out of commission and I'm currently using the public library computer to work on it can you help me? I tried copying the material and pasting it into Word and altering it but it still won't and I tried saving it to a floppy from the cd-r but no luck 911! I have to finish this by Nov 1.

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No way
by PKsteven / October 17, 2007 8:59 AM PDT

Once on CD-r , it's there. You can't change the files on a CD-r. You need to copy the file to your hard drive and work with it then.


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thank you paul
by candice99usa / October 17, 2007 9:09 AM PDT
In reply to: No way

thank you for replying to my question. I was afraid of that. I wish there were some neat little trick to fix it. This feels like mission impossible. thank you anyway...

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by PKsteven / October 17, 2007 9:50 AM PDT
In reply to: thank you paul

if you have a USB device as a thumbdrive, you can alter files that way and then save them to the USB device. Plus it's easier to manage and carry than a CD.


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Do a file "Save As" where you choose another
by VAPCMD / October 17, 2007 9:56 AM PDT
In reply to: thank you paul

drive, another location.... or other media to SAVE the edited version of the file.

Then you could send as an e-mail attachment.


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