How do I bypass dvd write protection and format?

By joshuamays ยท 4 replies
Apr 27, 2010
  1. i have some old movies burned to dvds. When trying to format the dvd it says that it is write protected. how do i bypass the write protection in order to format the disk so that i may save new files? the disks are GQ DVD+R 4.75GB 8X. theres also an RW on the disk (re-writeable?). im not too familiar with what exactly this type of dvd has to offer.
  2. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184

    If you see +R or -R then the DVD is write ONCE!

    If you see +RW or -RW then the DVD is re-writable

    So GQ DVD+R 4.75GB 8X would mean it's write once media (so if you already burned movies to it, you can not write to it again)

    so i don't know where you're seeing RW????
  3. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,186   +469

    Yes, if it was rewritable, it would say GQ DVD+RW 4.75GB 8X.
  4. joshuamays

    joshuamays TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 137

    yeah, i guess the RW is just some type of logo? oh well. yeah ur right. 1 time burn. thx
  5. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    Yeh I got confused by this once on some brand I hadn't used before, for some reason there was a little logo on them that says RW even though they were not.

    Personally I only use Sony DVD-R or +R.
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