How to work with a CD R?

  markdavid 11:40 11 Oct 2006

I need to work with a CD-R with Microsoft Access data on it. The message r"ead-only file" keeps coming up when I try to change data. How can I get to work with the CD? Do I need to put it onto my hard drive? If so, how? I have Access on my pc, but can only read the CD on it.
Please can you help?

  HondaMan 12:34 11 Oct 2006

Copy the file to your computer.
Right click it and deselect the "read only" property / attribute

When files are written to CD/DVD they are always copied as "Read-Only".

  BRYNIT 12:40 11 Oct 2006

The file on CD-R disk can not be altered you can only alter files saved on a formatted CD-RW disk using a program like Nero InCD.

If you open the file do the changes. When you want to save the changes sellect File/save as and save it to your hard drive.

  markdavid 13:32 11 Oct 2006

Thanks HondaMan. I know this is basic stuff, but you have solved my problem very easily.
Many thanks to you and to Brynit.


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