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janny_c.
13-12-04, 10:12
Is there a way to delete a writen file/s on a CD that I can burn stuff too?
Like for example, I have a rw burner and a cd that I can copy stuff to. I copied some stuff....but some of it later on I don't need and i want space on my Cd, so how do I delete those files from that CD??

Bokkie
13-12-04, 11:40
janny, you may delete whole CD content only (all files from the CD)

[ 13. December 2004, 11:41: Message edited by: Bokkie ]

janny_c.
13-12-04, 21:58
I don't understand. Does that mean I can only delete everrything and not specific things?

Neteru
13-12-04, 22:15
For CD-RW yes. Unless you format the disc to be used as drag and drop with a utility like Direct CD from roxio (but that won't save what you already have on there. Simply copy what you want to keep to your pc, then format the disk using the said utility (or another) and drag and drop what you want to it. From then on you can delete individual files from the disk. This is of course using the disk as a data disk. You can't do this for an audio cd.

janny_c.
13-12-04, 22:45
When I try to delete, it says it's a read-only file, and this message appears

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v489/janettesbox/Miscellaneous/deletemessage.jpg

What do I do now?

Mark Garcia
13-12-04, 22:55
I don't know much of this, but I think there are DVD-RW that can do that. DVD-RAM they are called. :confused:

Joseph
13-12-04, 22:55
My Computer / CD-drive.
Doubleclick CD-drive icon.
Click File / "Delete all the files on this disk" .

Joseph
13-12-04, 22:57
Don't select the files on the cd. Just choose: "delete all files on this cd".

Joseph
13-12-04, 22:59
Sorry. I translated from dutch. It will be 'erase all files" rather than delete. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/whistle.gif

janny_c.
13-12-04, 23:09
More specific please? :D
I put the (burned) Cd, click CD-drive.....and then what? There is no erase files or anytihng and it still want' delete because it's READ-ONLY. How do I "UNreadit"......

Neteru
13-12-04, 23:28
When you click the CD drive it opens an explorer window showing you the files on disk. On the left pane of that window is a box at the top CD Writing Tasks. If you have it minimised, click on the arrow to the right of the text and you will see Erase this CD-RW.

Joseph
14-12-04, 00:43
It is either this way:

http://joseph.tombraiderforums.com/Images/erasecdrw-1.gif

or this way:

http://joseph.tombraiderforums.com/Images/erasecdrw-2.gif

I just put the cd-rw in the drive and closed the tray.
The above window automatically came up. (If this doesn't happen, doubleclick on the icon of your cd-drive, in "This Computer")
On the left pane we see 'common tasks'. It is either there, where you choose the task "Erase all the files on this cd-rw",
or you click File / "Erase all the files on this cd-rw"

This is only possible with a CD-RW. And you can only erase ALL files.

[ 14. December 2004, 00:50: Message edited by: joseph ]

janny_c.
14-12-04, 08:35
Originally posted by joseph:
http://joseph.tombraiderforums.com/Images/erasecdrw-1.gif
On the left pane we see 'common tasks'. It is either there, where you choose the task "Erase all the files on this cd-rw",
or you click File / "Erase all the files on this cd-rw"

This is only possible with a CD-RW. And you can only erase ALL files.But that's the thing. So I put Cd in E: drive right (?), and then click the thing, this appears
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v489/janettesbox/Miscellaneous/cantdelete.jpg
Even when I put it in Cd-RW drive, it's the same thing..and no bin. Whys?

[ 14. December 2004, 08:36: Message edited by: janny_c. ]

Neteru
14-12-04, 08:41
Right click the drive and select Properties. Check the Recording tab and verify that 'Enable CD recording on this drive' is ticked.

[ 14. December 2004, 08:42: Message edited by: Neteru ]

SpArKy
14-12-04, 10:54
I am not sure if it has been mentioned ihavent read the whole thread, what Net says above is correct, and the CD itself has to be a CD-RW also, it should say that on the CD.

janny_c.
14-12-04, 10:59
It is checked...but no luck. How about Nero. I have nero. Can I delete it from there since plan a didn't do anything?

[ 14. December 2004, 11:01: Message edited by: janny_c. ]

SpArKy
14-12-04, 11:04
Originally posted by janny_c.:
It is checked...but no luck. How about Nero. I have nero. Can I delete it from there since plan a didn't do anything?It is possible, there is an erase feature, but that will wipe the CD clean.

You need to check if the CD is RW or not, if it is not, the files will just be read only, and i dont think you can delete them, its not like a floppy disk, unless its CD-RW.

SpArKy
14-12-04, 11:17
Studying the screen shots above i dont think your CD is RW, as windows itself refers to the CD as a "CD" not "CD-RW" as i think it usually does.

As i am at College at present i cannot check but i will have a look later after i sign on for the first time ever :eek:

Joseph
14-12-04, 15:29
Sparky: nice try, but this is what it says on my CD-RW disc:

http://joseph.tombraiderforums.com/Images/erasecdrw-3.gif

janny: i am curious if Nero recognises it as a cd-rw disc. Because from your details i read that there is 0 bytes free space left. I should say then that it is full, but your "Details" says 'Total size: 3.04 MB'. Knowing that a CD-RW disc has a capacity of 650 MB, i think your CD-RW disc is damaged, or Windows cannot give the right information about what is on it because it does not read it right.
First check with another cd-rw disc, burn a few files on it, and see if the cd-burner does its job normally, and reads it normally and Windows recognises the information correctly.
It is possible that this only happens with this only cd-rw disc, in which case you know the disc is killed.