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EMC 7.5 Formats Data Disk As Read Only


billyeins

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Just installed a new DVD Writer. Tried formatting a new CD-RW disk to be used as a Data Disk using EMC 7.5 and somehow got one formatted but it is Read Only. Am a newby to burning disks so am not too good at it. Surely there must be a way to Format a CD-RW Disk as a Data Disk using EMC 7.5 so that it can be used as ReWriteable Disk that is not Read Only. Anyone know what specific steps I should take to properly format a CD-RW Disk to make a Data Disk so that it is not Read Only. I'm sure there are settings somewhere but I do not know where they are or how to properly format a CD-RW Disk to be used as a Data Disk. Thanks!!

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Just installed a new DVD Writer. Tried formatting a new CD-RW disk to be used as a Data Disk using EMC 7.5 and somehow got one formatted but it is Read Only. Am a newby to burning disks so am not too good at it. Surely there must be a way to Format a CD-RW Disk as a Data Disk using EMC 7.5 so that it can be used as ReWriteable Disk that is not Read Only. Anyone know what specific steps I should take to properly format a CD-RW Disk to make a Data Disk so that it is not Read Only. I'm sure there are settings somewhere but I do not know where they are or how to properly format a CD-RW Disk to be used as a Data Disk. Thanks!!

 

Unless you want to use Drag-to_Disc (a unreliable way of writing data to a disc), there is never any need to format a CD! Use creator Classic to write your data to a CD, either -R or -RW.

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You do NOT have a "great-big floppy-disc". See this post (pinned to the top of the Forum) for more info:

http://forums.support.roxio.com/index.php?showtopic=12382

 

Packet-Writng (where you format an optical disc) is fine for transporting data when there are no other options (Flash drives and External Drives are better options), as long as the original files are safely on the first computer.

 

RW media is excellent for testing because you can erase and reuse it. (You do not get space back when you delete a file on RW media any more than with R media; the difference is you can erase the entire RW disc.)

 

Using Packet-Writing and RW media together is a great way to permantly LOSE the data. I didn't believe my software guru and managed to learn the hard way.

 

Lynn

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