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by jrlawr / March 28, 2005 3:16 AM PST

Is it possible to delete files from a CD-RW disk?

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CD-RW files
by jcrobso / March 28, 2005 3:17 AM PST
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YES! Just delete them. John

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by jrlawr / March 29, 2005 3:58 AM PST
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John, wish it were that easy. No can do on my system

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Jr, Yes ....But It Depends On How You Want It Done
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / March 28, 2005 3:25 AM PST
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Depending on the software that is installed on your computer and the type of burning process that was used to create the disk, you can either "erase" the entire CD-RW contents, or if the disk was "formatted" using a packet-writing program, the files can be deleted individually in much the same manner as a floppy disk.

If you want to delete individual files, you'll need the same packet writing software installed on your computer as was used to create the disk. If you want to erase the disk entirely, most current CD burning software include that ability.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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by jrlawr / March 29, 2005 4:01 AM PST

Grif
I used Roxio CD Creator to copy the files. But it won't let me erase individual files. I can erase the entire disk.

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Jr, If That's The Case, Then You Created...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / March 29, 2005 5:46 AM PST
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..the CD-RW data disk and "closed" the session..The best way to proceed, should you decide to save the data, is to create a new folder on your desktop, copy the entire CD to the new folder, then erase the disk.

Edit any files or folders from the new folder and then reburn the disk. If you'd like to use the packet writing "Drag to Disk" or "DirectCD" program within Easy CD Creator, place the erased disk in the drive, then "format" the drive from within "Drag to Disk" or "DirectCD" depending on which version of ECDC you are using. AFter it's formatted, you can copy and paste, or drag and drop the data from the new folder to your disk. Formatting of the disk will reduce the amount of space available on the disk.

ONE IMPORTANT NOTE: Formatted disks are NOT as reliable as a standard "data disk" burn..If you're going to use the disk for permanent backup, I recommend using the Data disk burn from within Easy CD Creator.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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