win XP file backup with CDRW

  Kegsy 20:25 12 Nov 2004
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I back up my files onto CDRW's using the built in WIN XP software. Trouble is it wont let me delete individual files when I want to replace them with an updated file, it tells me that the file is read only and cannot be deleted. It will however let me delete the whole disc. How can I delete individual files?

  Jeffers22 20:33 12 Nov 2004

By getting a proper burning proggie like nero would be my guess.

  Kegsy 12:04 13 Nov 2004

has anyone else had problems with this

  GroupFC 21:51 13 Nov 2004

I don't think you can! - If I back up to CDRW using the XP cd writer I always delete the whole CD and then select all the files I want to back up again.

  josie mayhem 22:08 13 Nov 2004

I assum that you mean in the same fashion as you would with a floppy?

No you can't, all you can do is either add new files if you have room at the end of the last burning, or completley reformat the whole disk.

sadly Nero or other burning program will not change this, it's the way the media works.

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