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I want to save Excel files to a CD-RW disc. In doing so, the files saved as Read-only. When trying to change the attributes, an error msg tells me an error has occured and gives me options to ignore or cancel. In most cases, the change is only temporary. I know that I can save to a different media and have no problem. How can I save to a CD-RW in a read /write configuration?

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Be aware that while InCD or DLA will do this...

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It requires same version software on all machines that will use this.

Bob

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Normally, and seen from a Windows point of view, files on a cd-rw can't be edited or updated.

As Bob says, you need special software to do it. The 'usual' way (if I may say so) is editing files on a hard disk (or a USB-stick, or a diskette). And burn them to CD-RW only for archiving or transport. If you want to do something with files from a CD-RW, just copy them to the hard disk (or USB-stick, or diskette), remove the read-only attribute, and go ahead.

People wanting to use a CD-RW like a hard-disk better buy a larger (or a second) hard disk. It's much faster, and much more reliable than such special software.

Kees

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Let me highlight that word "]reliable"

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The CDRW as a disk drive failed for us all but once or twice in a year but you can imagine what a disaster that was.

Even though it worked 99.99% of the time, it's that remaining .01% that made our office eject such a feature.

Bob

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