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Grrrr! Can't access file from CD-R(W)

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by npnight13, Apr 28, 2004.

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  1. npnight13

    npnight13 Thread Starter

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    I'm trying to help someone out with this - because I don't have this problem with my computer at home! ;)

    I have tried reading posts from other people but I still don't understand.

    I am trying to copy a file from the hard drive onto the CD-R(W), every time I try to access the file from the CD I get the 'cannot open because it exists as a Read-Only file. Please make the file Read-Writable and then try opening it again' message. I tried to get into the properties but it won't let me change it from Read-Only.

    I tried using Nero (don't know which version, but it came with the HP desktop) and I get the same message. I used the wizard and it doesn't give me a choice of changing the property.

    To originally save the file from hard drive to cd, I went into My Computer, copied the file to E:, clicked on E: then it shows up under "Files Ready to be Written to the CD" and then I clicked "Write these files to CD" under CD Writing Tasks.

    Thanks in advance for any tips/advice! :D
     
  2. rude

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    Try to access the file from the Admin account or safemode.
     
  3. npnight13

    npnight13 Thread Starter

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    Thank you rude, come to find out that the file we were trying to open is a QuickBooks files, and you cannot open it directly from the CD, instead we had to burn it to the CD, then drag/copy it to the desktop, and THEN it worked. As long as the file got saved - it's good to go ;o)
    THANKS AGAIN :)
     
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