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Write protection


bamamusikman

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I have put some files on a CD-RW with Roxio 5 and Roxio 7. I have had no problems reading or writing with either program. I am now using Roxio 9. I can read the files OK, but if I try to add a file or delete a file, I get a message saying the CD is write protected. We have two other computers with older versions of Roxio, and the CDs will work fine, reading and writing on them. How do I remove write protection, or convince Roxio 9 that the CD is not write protected. Thanks Jim.

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Thanks again for your help. It is not even backward compatible to Roxio 7. I have Adaptec 4 deluxe, and Roxio 5,6,7,8.&9. I had no problems with 4 threogh 7. 8 wouldn't burn a DVD consistantly, (sometimes it would work, usually not) which was the reason I bought 9. 9 works fine on DVD burning, and photos etc., but the D2D bugs me. I have another question about 9. How can I add text to the storyboard before burning a DVD? When I click on the icon that is on the storyboard, or click on "add text" it gives me a block with a blinking curser, but when I type on the keyboard, nothing happens. Thanks. Jim.

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As far as I know, discs formatted for D2D under v9 are readable and accessible in older versions - but not vice versa. You could try pulling the files off, re-formatting and then re-writing in v9 and see if the older versions can read them and access the discs.

 

However, to be absolutely honest, using D2D for file storage is about as reliable as an igloo on the Sahara - it is THE most unreliable method going and a good way to lose data, especially on rewritable discs. This applies equally to InCD, DLA and anything else that uses packet writing

 

Far better to use a USB flash drive for shifting data anyway.

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I have put some files on a CD-RW with Roxio 5 and Roxio 7. I have had no problems reading or writing with either program. I am now using Roxio 9. I can read the files OK, but if I try to add a file or delete a file, I get a message saying the CD is write protected. We have two other computers with older versions of Roxio, and the CDs will work fine, reading and writing on them. How do I remove write protection, or convince Roxio 9 that the CD is not write protected. Thanks Jim.

Sice I posted the above, I have discovered that if I burn the files to CD with Roxio 9 drag to disk, they will not open on the older versions of Roxio either. I guess I will have to keep two sets of CDs, one for Roxio 4 through 7, and another for Roxio 9. The reason I don't want to use a flash drive, is that I am using these CDs for storage of information. I need to be able to add information to the files periodically. For example, I am using one to keep up with income from two sources. When the monthly amounts change, I need to be able to add this information to the file. If the file was made with Roxio 4 through 7, I can read it with Roxio 9, but I can't write new info to it, or delete from it. If the file was made with Roxio 9, it won't even open with the older versions. I can't believe that Roxio did this on purpose. Is there no way to add info to a CD made with Roxio 4, 5, or 7, when I am using Roxio 9 drag to disk?

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You need to format the disc in 9 - then the earlier versions will be able to write to it. However, I doubt if it will be backward compatible as far back as ECD4

 

However - if you are using D2D for storage, you're staring at a potential disaster. It is THE most unreliable storage system going - you will lose everything at some stage. A lot of people have already found that out the hard way.

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