opening read only files on disk

  Qsand 20:02 13 Apr 2006
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Does anyone know of a way to open read only files on cd disk so that it is possible to edit text without erasing ,editing and then copying the text again.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:06 13 Apr 2006

You cannot edit a file on a CD R disk,

if the disk is a cd RW then will work as if a hard drive.
to make file editable , right click select proerties. th un tick read only box

  bluto1 22:20 13 Apr 2006

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  woodchip 22:27 13 Apr 2006

You have to first copy the file to your Hard Drive, then right click the file\Properties and change from read only to Archive.

When you burn files to CD or DVD it changes them to Read Only you can change these in batches. if you want to know how just say

  Qsand 08:44 14 Apr 2006

Thanks for the tip, but when I clicked file\properties and removed the read only tick on a cd RW I get'error applying attributes' with ignore (highlighted) ignore all and retry. I remove tick, click ignore and then get 'access denied' I have tried every combination but wind up back at square one! So now mistified.

  woodchip 10:18 14 Apr 2006

You cannot do it on the CDRW you can only do that when the file is on the Hard Drive

  woodchip 10:19 14 Apr 2006

You cannot do it on the CDRW you can only do that when the file is on the Hard Drive

PS you would then have to resave to CDRW

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