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23-Sep-2005, 03:04 PM #1
Question CDFS Vs UDF on CD-RW?
What are the technical differences and practical use of the these two file formats? I want to constantly burn then delete small files and folders on CD-RW. When I use the "copy to" function with XP it uses the CDFS - which is easy to use - but doesn't allow me to delete/erase the file/folder on the disc. A message pops up saying that it is read only and that I can only copy files over it - not erase it. How do I copy over a specific file/folder?

UDF which takes forever to format and used 200MB of space just for the formatting process, allows deleting of files but is very impracticable. I used the Sonic burner program which came with my Dell Insp 6000.
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What are the technical differences and practical use of the these two file formats? I want to constantly burn then delete small files and folders on CD-RW. When I use the "copy to" function with XP it uses the CDFS - which is easy to use - but doesn't allow me to delete/erase the file/folder on the disc. A message pops up saying that it is read only and that I can only copy files over it - not erase it. How do I copy over a specific file/folder?

UDF which takes forever to format and used 200MB of space just for the formatting process, allows deleting of files but is very impracticable. I used the Sonic burner program which came with my Dell Insp 6000.
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29-Oct-2005, 10:20 AM #3
I think you pretty much summed up the differences between the two formats.

FWIW, I wouldn't use CD-RW media for anything important that you want to keep for any length of time.

For what you're describing, an external USB 2.0 disk would probably be ideal.
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29-Oct-2005, 12:04 PM #4
John,

Thanks,

The reason I use CD-RW's, is because I have to tranfer data to a computer that has 1st edition Win 98 - which does not recognize USB devices.
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Treat the UDF as a giant floppy, with the security considerations of TEMPORARY transfer.
After a lot of use, reformat.
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