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DVD-RW Discs

by tonkin384 / July 1, 2009 8:26 AM PDT

Should'nt I be able to add to a dvd-rw disc after it's been
writen to?
I can do it with cd-rw discs.
Thanks for any help.
LeRoy

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Not always.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 1, 2009 8:34 AM PDT
In reply to: DVD-RW Discs

It depends on the software used. What are you using? And if it's Windows Vista, my answer is "don't count on that."
Bob

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What I Do
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / July 2, 2009 2:02 AM PDT
In reply to: DVD-RW Discs

Copy all of the data from the DVD-RW disc to a folder on your desktop. Once that's done, add the extra data to the new folder. Next, remove the attributes of the folder and all it's contents so it's not "read only". Next, erase the DVD-RW disc using the burning software you have on your computer.. And finally, reburn the disc using a traditional finalized burn which closes the disc and prevents the addition of any more data..

This type of disc is much more reliable for backup purposes than using packet writing software (format for copy/paste, etc_. Although it takes a little more time to recreate the finalized disc, it's generally a better way to assure retrievable data.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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DVD-RW Discs
by tonkin384 / July 7, 2009 8:02 AM PDT
In reply to: What I Do

Thanks Bob and Grif for abswering my question.
I'm using Sonic and windows xp that came with the Computer.
Grif, how do I change the files from read only?
LeRoy

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After Copying The Files To A Folder On The Desktop...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / July 7, 2009 9:50 AM PDT
In reply to: DVD-RW Discs

After creating a new folder on your desktop and copying all of the CD files to the new folder, RIGHT click on the folder, choose "Properties", then UNCHECK the "Read Only" box, then click on "Apply".. A popup window will ask you whether you want to apply the changes to the "Folder only" or the entire "Apply changes to this Folder, Subfolder, and files".. Choose the second option so that everything, Folders, subfolders, and files will be changed inside the new folder.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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