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09-May-2008, 03:08 AM #1
Remove Write Protection From CD-RW.
Can anyone please tell me how to remove the write protection from a CD-RW?
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09-May-2008, 05:20 AM #2
try this please

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Copy the files off the CD into a temp directory on your hard drive.
Erase the CD-R[W] media. Write the files back onto the CD-R[W] media
but this time do NOT finalize the session so you can add subsequent
sessions to mark files as deleted (the TOC in the new session marks the
old file as deleted but that doesn't physically remove the file but
instead just removes access to it).

If you want the CD-RW (must be writable) to act like a big floppy, you
need to get CD burning software that supports UDF (universal data
format) packet writing, like InCD from Nero or DirectCD from Easy CD
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09-May-2008, 01:24 PM #3
Hello Blackmirror. I was actually using a CD-RW which I have previously erased and I was trying to export my desktop email address book to the CD ready to install on a laptop (not yet networked). As soon as I try to export, I get the Write Protected message. I have not had this trouble before and if I try to add data from Windows Explorer to the CD using Pinnacle Instant CD/DVD, I do not get the error message. Any ideas please? Brian
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