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change READ ONLY disk

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by doowle, Dec 22, 2004.

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  1. doowle

    doowle Thread Starter

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    how can or can I change a floppy disk from "READ ONlY" to one that I can read and write to? I am runnning windows 98.
     
  2. MFDnNC

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    There is a sliding tab in the corner of the floppy move it so that the hole is closed
     
  3. Dan O

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    Diskettes have two holes at the bottom of them, which controls read-only. If both are opened it's write protected. To unprotect it slide the tab to cover one of the openings.
     
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    you need to cover the (if looking at bottom) the right side... actually the only side that has the slidey thing
     
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    thank you but I failed to tell you that I was refering to a cd-r disk
     
  7. junker39

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    You cannot change a cd from read only because it is not posible to change what's written on the disk. Once it's burned to the disc, it's there permanately. If it was a cd-rw, yes, it could be set up to change things.
     
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    Or you would have had to make it a Multi-session CD when you first started. Then you could keep adding to it until the space was used up.
     
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    Well that's a big difference from a CD-R :D:D:D:D But Triple6 and Junker are correct. CD-Rs are write once (essentially read only). You can set the CD-R to keep storing files until the CD is full by using 'Keep CD open' or something similar. If you want to write a small amount of files on a CD-R and then *lock* it (as in no more files can be added) then choose Finalize Disc or Close Disk. I don't know CD-RWs that much because I use CD-Rs more often so I know Triple would be right about CD-RWs
     
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