Is there a way to delete or amend read only files in windows XP? If so, can I have easy step by step instructions please. The file I want to delete is on a DVD RW, it's saying it's read only and won't let me erase it.
Missed the reference to DVD RW, however I thought the who;e point behind RW stuff was that you could write/delete at will. I've just tried the above method with a CD/RW, right click and a properties window opens. If I then mark a file as 'read only' it won't delete, if I uncheck it, it will??
CD/DVD RWs if formatted first (with InCD or DirectCD) can be used like a hard drive/floppy, & files/folders can be freely added/deleted upto the formatted disks' capacity. The only trouble with this 'packet writing' is that data storage can be unreliable at times, but creating multisession disks (click here) are much better (if not as quick). G
WinXP's own burning utility packet writes but single deletes. So to wipe part of a CD-RW or DVD-RW, DVD-RAM, etc. you need to copy (as opposed to move) the files that you want to keep, then erase the disc.