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Changing cd's " read only " status so i can delete things on it

By lotus_triangle
May 23, 2006
  1. Hi, this maybe an easy question for people here to answer, but for a guy like me who's not that experienced with computers its complicated to me...

    I want to use some computer cd's here for putting some new software on them. they are already full with other software some other guy put on it. but i want to delete his stuff on the cd so i can add my own. every time i try to delete it tells me that its " read only " status and because of this i am unable to delete things on the cd.

    my question is, is it possible to delete the stuff on the cd or change the read only status so i can free up some space on it enabling me to do so? Thanks in advance.
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    The only cd`s you can overwrite, are cd-rw`s. All you need to do, is format them and you have a blank cd again.

    If the cd`s in question are just ordinary cdr`s, there is nothing you can do.

    Regards Howard :)
  3. mp44

    mp44 TS Rookie

    if the cd was burnt in multisession you would be able to burn more things onto it
  4. lotus_triangle

    lotus_triangle TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    thanks yeah, they are the regular cdr's so i guess i can't get rid of the stuff on them. thanks for answering
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