Question about CDRW and DVDRW

  suburban train 11:15 03 Dec 2006

Hi All

When using CDRWs and DVDRWs is there a way you can delete files stored on there?

I know you can add more data and make it finalised but never tried to delete from it.

Can anyone help?

  mole44 11:19 03 Dec 2006

just format the disk,or just right click on what you want to delete then delete it

  Terry Brown 11:26 03 Dec 2006

You are better off using a program like Nero 6 or 7 for DVD work as windows is restricted to CD burn.
(Correct me if I am wrong)

  Fellsider 11:40 03 Dec 2006

If you use InCD (within Nero) to format the disk, you can use it like any other drive, deleting single items as you wish.

  Totally-braindead 12:31 03 Dec 2006

I don't use either of them as I found they would become corrupt too easily. I use multisession CDRs for most things. Don't copy things you cannot replace onto rewritable disks is my advice.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:39 03 Dec 2006

CDRWs and DVDRWs have to use the UDF format click here to allow them to be true rewritable.

  Pineman100 12:49 03 Dec 2006

I agree with Totally-braindead. Rewritable optical disks are unreliable, and shouldn't be used for valuable data. Writable-only disks are so cheap that isn't worth the risk.

  suburban train 13:07 03 Dec 2006

thank you for your responses, it may have been seemed a silly question but if you dont know you dont know!

  Totally-braindead 13:09 03 Dec 2006

Its not a silly question and by all means carry on using RW disks if you wish but do not store anything on them you cannot replace.

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