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DW-RW Disks

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Richard Baldwin, Sep 17, 2009.

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  1. Richard Baldwin

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    I recently purchased a pack of RW- CDs. It came w/o any directions. My question is, "what do I do when a CD is full?" Is there some routine which restores a CD-RW's ability to again store data? Thank you for kind replies to this conundrum !
     
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    Whatever CD/DVD burning program you use should have an option to "Erase Disc".

    That will delete everything on the disc and then you can re-use it.
     
  3. kev1952

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    The difference between R and RW disks is that the RW's are (as the name suggests) Re-Writable. How you use them is up to you as there are many different reasons to use rewritable media. When the disk is full you obviously can't write any more data to it. If you don't want the data on the disk then you can use your favourite disk authoring software (I use Nero) and delete files from it or re-format it. For disks that you don't want/need to erase you are better using +/-R disks instead. +/-RW disks are great for testing and backup purposes where you want to be able to add.change data on them.

    Just look at your +/-RW's as another form of removable media, much like a flash drive. Good for temporary storage but not the best for permanent archiving.
     
  4. Richard Baldwin

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    Thank you indeed for this essential information. I am much obliged !
    Sincerely Richard Baldwin
     
  5. Richard Baldwin

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    It took me quite some time to guess how to reply and Thank you for your very kind reply to my question ! Sincere Thanks !
    Richard Baldwin
     
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