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Solved: Windows XP SP1-Burning data to a cd, try to add some data and it says read only--hel

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  1. xfile47

    xfile47 Thread Starter

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    I have done this a hundred times or more, What am I doing wrong. I was showing a friend how to burn some data onto a cd. she had a word document and followed my directions and it got burned on fine. I told her how if she wanted to add some info or deleted something from it she could just pull it up and make the changes and then click the red X in the right hand corner and would ask her if she wanted to save the changes I told her to click yes and it would save them and that was that. However, it keeps coming back that it cannot save the changes cause it is read only. If you right click on it > properties> it says read only and won't let you change it, I always use to change the data I burnt. What am I doing different? Please help
     
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    If this file is still on the CD then you can not make changes to it. If the file were copied to the desktop then you can make changes to it. If i'm reading your post correctly.
     
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    I could have sworn the way I always did it was--
    I would burn a word document to a cd or say 3 or 4 of them and a couple of programs or whatever. Then is I wanted to add some infomation to one of the word documents I would just put the disc in, go to my computer, doubleclick the E drive, when the cd came up and showed the files I would doubleclick on the word document I wanted to add something or delete somethng from and it would open in word on the computer. Then I would add a line or two or delete a line or two and then just click the red x in the upper right corner and it would ask me if I wanted to save the changes and I would say yes and it would close the document and the changes were made. I can''t ever remember copying it back onto the computer then making the changes and then burning it again. I must be going crazy cause I could swear I have always done it that way.
     
  4. kiwiguy

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    CDs are not a "read-write" media (never have been) unless you use a program such as InCD or DirectCD and a CD-RW disk. Then they become read/write, but highly unreliable (never rely on data saved in that manner, in my experience).

    In normal circumstances a CD-RW allows data to be written (and more data added in multisession use) and allows the disk to be totally erased for re-use (Hence they are CD-ReWritables).

    They are not like a floppy disk or a hard drive in operation.
     
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    But them if you wanted to you could save a word doc to the cd-r and if you wanted to change something you could copy back to the computer>change whatever you wanted> then burn back to cd as a 2nd copy or rewrite. Thanks, I will marked this solved.
     
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